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Beauty from Pain

(Beauty #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  52,625 ratings  ·  3,369 reviews
They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female compan
Paperback, 338 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Georgia Cates (first published January 11th 2013)
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰

I need the second book like now now now!!

For publishing houses and authors who leave us hanging on the edge of the cliff waiting for the next book...


Let me first of all start by complimenting the cover of this book, which is absolutely brilliantly amazingly hot.

Since Jack Henry McLachlan met Laurelyn Prescott... He broke every rule of the game he made for her.
Its like he was breaking out of his own shell to reach out to her.
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Their chemistry was sm
~ Becs ~

This one just about blew me away. It took me by surprise – I loved every second I was with this book and couldn’t put it down. There’s also a major cliffhanger to leave you desperate for book two.

Well, this one came out of nowhere for me!! What an amazing story – it just blew me away. It totally consumed me – I was engrossed from the first word right through to the very end and, yes, there’s a doozy of a cliffhanger to keep you hanging on for the sequel which is not due out until the summer. How
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Beauty From Pain, book 1 of 3. Aussie alpha multimillionaire extraordinaire Jack Henry’s blunt seduction and spellbinding romance of American girl, Laurelyn. A captivating, sexy and suspenseful read!

“When the three months is over, so are we. I'll move on and you will too. Because you won't know my name or any identifying information about me, you'll have no way to contact me. Ever.”

The Beauty Series is the whirlwind romance of Australia’s most eligible bachelor; handsome, controll
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
Dont read further if you have a problem with it!

This is a story about a girl name Laurelyn who goes to Australia on vacation with her best friend for 3 months..

On the first night she's there, she gets all dressed up and goes to a bar with her friends...

Standing across the room... There's a man....and his name is Jack McLachlan..
Searching the room for a woman, a companion to be his for the next three months...

That's when he spots her.... The dark haired bea
Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

I read this in one day, starting while having my morning cuppa - Bushells of course - and Vegemite toast for brekkie. Read it through morning smoko with another cuppa and a lammie. On through lunch while eating my sanger. And finished before dinner, which was a good thing as I wasn't sure I could bog into the chook I'd cooked or the Tim Tams for dessert. I'd had my fill of Aussie tucker for the day...

Laurelyn Prescott, an American singer/musician has come for a three
Georgia Cates
Dec 18, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I want to celebrate the release of Beauty From Pain and I'm in the mood for a giveaway. Help me spread the word and you could be the lucky winner of a 6 inch Kindle from Amazon Best of Luck! (Raffle will run February 2nd-9th.)

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"They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries."

Beauty From Pain is the 1st novel in my newest Adult Contemporary Series. I absolutely can not wait to share Jack McLachlan and Laurelyn Prescott with you.

It will be published on January 31, 2
Aestas Book Blog
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

“Baby, you’ve fucked with my mind without touching my body.”

Pure escapism. An engaging, entertaining multi-millionaire romance.

It wasn’t a very emotional read for me but it did keep me turning the pages straight through the night till the sun came up

I definitely got some Fifty Shades/Blackstone vibes off of this book (it was hot, but just straight vanilla, no kinky fuckery), so if you’re a fan of those, you should check this out for sure.

When Laurelyn goes to Australia for 3 months with
Alex is The Romance Fox
I am thrilled to have discovered Georgia Cates – wow - I absolutely loved Beauty from Pain and can’t wait to read more of her books.

As a romantic addict, this book had everything I love in a story – beautiful characters that I immediately “bond” with, romance, amazing sex, loss, pain, magnificent locations, fabulous plot and great writing.

Beautiful and talented Laurelyn Prescott is in Australia with her best friend to get over a broken relationship and to sort things out in her life and the las
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
4 Love, agreements and so many feelings Stars

They agreed to three months...
But their love knew no boundaries.


When Australia's multimillionaire and most eligible bachelor Jack Henry McLachlan meets young American aspiring singer Laurelyn Prescott he thinks he found his 13th companion. No feelings, no strings attached. It's lust pure and simple. He propositions a 3 month relationship without even exchanging names. He will be Lachlan and she will be Paige and they will enjoy each other, freely and
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 Ah-mazing Jacktastic Stars!!!

What would you say if a handsome man in a foreign country wanted to have a no strings attached 3 month relationship with you? You wouldn’t know each others real identities, there would be no pretenses, no exceptions and he promises to make all your fantasies come true? What if he had an Australian accent and looked like this guy?


Jack McLachlan
I sit in the dark corner and can the room like a starved predator searching for prey. I haven’t chosen her yet, but the wo
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
4,5 Secretive Stars!

Winemaker Jack and aspirant-singer Laurelyn met when she’s spending a three month vacation in Australia, they have no idea what they’re getting into.
I mean… they do, but they would never predict the outcome of their little “arrangement”.
Jack only do no-strings-attached relationships, where they both know exactly what they’re getting out of it, where neither of them know their real names and in the end they take different paths and never hear of the other again. And so far,
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

I sit in the dark corner and scan the room like a starved predator searching for prey. I haven't chosen her yet, but the woman who will share my bed for the next few months is in this room right now.

He has the ability to weaken my knees, and my body is no longer my own to control. It belongs to him, to do with as he wishes. He's my puppeteer.

I had a tough time rating this book, because as much as I liked certain parts of it, some parts of it just down right did not work for me.

We have Jack Hen
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2- 5 stars. I just finished this book and I have these lyrics running through my head:

Once upon time
A few mistakes ago
I was in your sights
You got me alone
You found me
You found me
You found me

I guess you didn't care
And I guess I liked that
And when I fell hard
You took a step back
Without me, without me, without me

And he's long gone
When he's next to me
And I realize the blame is on me

Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places i'd never bee

Jennifer Kyle
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cheers to Lucky Number 13!


Laurelyn Prescott, an up and coming musician, arrives in Australia with her best friend, Addison to spend the next three months away from her life in Nashville, Tennessee. While out with her roommates, Laurelyn takes a guitar and microphone and wows not only the audience but also...Jack Henry McLachlan.

Jack Henry is a multimillionaire who doesn’t do real names or long term relationships. Seeing the beautiful southern belle and hearing her sing, Jack is hell bent on m
I really can't get this picture out of my head, so this is me while reading the book:

I mean, here we have these two people Jack and Laurelyn, who meet and land themselves in an agreement.

After 1,635 books with agreements/arrangements/contracts, I believe you don't need me to explain myself further.

So for 3 months they are practically attached to the hip. They are inseparable, cute, hot off the charts, they eat together, sleep together, go to trips together, confess their emotional loads to
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 4.5 Smoking Hot Jack Henry Stars ♥♥♥

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They agreed to three months...
But their love knew no boundaries.

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Laurelyn Prescott needs to get away from Nashville for a while, because things at home are not going well. She decides to accompany her best friend Addison to Austrailia on a three month vacation, where they will stay at Addison's brother, Ben's apartment. Laurelyn isn't looking for anyt
• Lisa •
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This started off slow for me, I enjoyed the pace and style of the writing, However I did feel somewhat disconnected from the characters for the first part of the book. The description of the story had me thinking I was going to be reading the typical rich controlling man meets insecure small town girl, but refreshingly this was not the case.

Laurelyn is funny, pretty and has an easy going nature that I enjoyed in her character, as a female lead she ticked all my boxes not a whiny insecure trait i
I really LOVED this book! With all the books out right now about rich, controlling, sexy men, this one is a true standout in my eyes. The more I’ve thought about it over the last week, the more I can truly say that I freaking LOVED it!

Jack McLachlan is a rich, powerful, well-known businessman and is one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. He doesn’t do love. He doesn’t do real relationships. Work is his number one priority. So, to keep things simple for him, he enters into intimate arrangeme
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

Holy cow, did I just read a book in practically one sitting? Allison does not read a book in one sitting. She doesn't. Until she read Beauty From Pain. I could not get enough of this story! Wow. But thank goodness I waited until a day prior to sequel release. That cliffy.....shame on you!

And the stars of the show-

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When Laurelyn decides to take a three month vacation with her friend Addison to Australia, she thought the time away from her budding music career and recent break
God, how I love, love, love this book!!!

I must admit, I put off reading it for a bit, figuring it was just another sexy millionaire story, but this little book smacked me across the face with its awesomeness, and I could not get enough!

First off… meet Jack…

I pictured the gorgeous Matt Bomer the entire way through the book, only to discover that that is exactly who the author pictured for him as well, so that just reinforces his utter and absolute sexiness!

OK, so our heroine is Laurelyn, an Amer
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked it - didn't love it. Was about 30% in and was considering not finishing it - kinda felt like I had been there before - ultra-rich guy, poorer girl. But I persevered and it did improve. Will I read the next one - probably but won't be waiting with bated breath for it to come out. I HATE when I can't give a book more than 4/5 start cos I know these authors put so much work into the books. I sometimes think I will not review the book then again I say to myself I am doing others a disservice b ...more
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any romance fan who likes a hot, emotion packed story
Oh when will I learn to pay attention to what my Goodreads friends are so excited about?

I could've had the glorious experience of reading this absorbing, emotional trilogy over a year ago, but did I listen? Well, to be fair to myself, I did put it on my "to-buy" shelf...but then I forgot about it. *sigh*

After being totally enthralled with Emma Chase's Tangled and Twisted, I was having a hard time letting the stories go in my mind, and I was having a difficult time getting interested in anything
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Jack Henry and Laurelyn

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I'm so sad that this ones finished and I have to wait till May for the sequel. This book totally owned me from page 1.. everything about it! The chemistry between Jack and Laurelyn was so good and I just loved them together. I don't know exactly what is was in particular about this couple that affected me so strongly... I've read plenty of love stories, epic love stories, other stories with possibly more romance but somet
5 STARS!!!

First off, I have to say this was my first read from Ms. Georgia Cates and it did not disappoint one bit. I loved everything about this book from start to finish it was an overall fantastic read.

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Here’s my casting on Jack & Laurelyn
(The book didn’t mention him having any yummyyy scruffy facial hair however I picture my Aussie with lol) :)))

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“They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.”

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It’s was just so hard not to love Jack Henry McLachlan, Laurelyn never h
Smitten's Book Blog

So, I finished this book when I was working away and therefore, went straight onto book two. So I'm writing this review whilst I am halfway through the second book, which is something I try to avoid doing.

Firstly, I'm really really loving this series. When I first started Beauty from Pain I wasn't sure it was going to be for me. But then, I've been through a real run of books that haven't floated my boat, so I was beginning to wonder if I was needing some time away from my beloved Kindle.

destini mia
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Why the cliffhanger?! Why, why, why, why, why?

Jack Henry McLachlan, I could just punch you in the face!

Ooo, wait I know the answer!

*calm down now, Destini*

All that out now, I can say that this was a great, entertaining read. The writing was great, Jack was just scrumptious, and there was a kick ass heroine.



After getting her heart torn out, Laurelyn Prescott decides she needs a change of scenery. As in, the other side of the world. So, for three months Laurelyn and her friend, Add
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Five Stars

I’m on the ledge, about to fall. Or jump. I’m not sure which, and then I hear his possessive words through gritted teeth and it sends me over the edge. “No one else touches you. Only me. Do you understand?”

FUCK. That was so unbelievably good. Wow. Just wow.

I wanted to read this for a long time, but I knew this was going to end in a cliffhanger, so I waited for the sequel to come out. So when it finally did, I no longer had any excuses not to; I dove right in. I cannot believe how g
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I am so blown away by this book that I'm not even sure how to put it in to words, but I guess I'll try..

Beauty from Pain is so unlike anything else I have ever read. Yes we may have the broken heroine who is struggling to deal with a painful break up, and we may have the sexy billionaire, but apart from that everything else is so new.

Laurelyn Prescott is embarking on a three month trip around the world to Australia with her best friend, Addison. They will be staying with Addison's brother and fo
Tessa Teevan
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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My Jack Henry!!


Jack Henry McLachlan, a wealthy wine magnate and one of Australia's most notorious bachelors, is a man who doesn't do relationships, and he certainly never falls in love. Jack does anonymous, casual sex, and he's looking for his next fling.

American musician Laurelyn Prescott is spending the next three months in Australia with her best friend, Addison. Jack becomes enchanted with her when he witnesses her singing at a bar on her first night in Australia. She's beautiful, breathtak
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

YES, there is a cliffhanger and no I do not regret it ;) Off course I want the 2nd book but unfortunately we have to wait for early summer (US Summer – and not South Africa summer because that will only be in December 2013 ☺)

I really like this book.

We meet Jack and Laurelyn, Laurelyn goes to Australia for 3months and meets Jack in a bar. Jack wants nothing but a affair for 3months and nothing more just a fun time and sex. He makes her an offer that she cannot and doesn’t want to refu
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