Beautiful Secret - Christina Lauren

Beautiful Secret

By Christina Lauren

  • Release Date: 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 613 Ratings



New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!

When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?


  • Beautiful

    By Notworthit654321
  • Sweet story and female forward

    By lovely music
    Really enjoyed reading this story about Niall and Ruby. It was female forward and refreshing to read along with Ruby strong and in control. She was a professional and interesting, flawed, and human. It's worth the read.
  • Perfection 💗

    By Andrew_ann1026
    The beautiful series is everything fun and entertaining about a good love story with lots of dirty words and sex! So enjoyed all the characters and their individual stories. I hate when a series comes to an end. But you know it's good when you imagine what the characters are now doing with their lives. Yes, when a story is that good, it becomes that real! Well done!!!
  • Excellent read

    By Rperlgirl
    I have read all of the Christina Lauren books. I thought this the most well written one so far. Enjoy!
  • Not my favorite couple of the series...

    By Meg @Reading Books Like a Boss
    Review originally posted on Reading Books Like a Boss You have the pleasure of meeting Niall Stella in Beautiful Beloved (Max and Sara's novella). He's self-possessed and collected and says more things to himself than he does to other people. Here's how Ruby described him: "There was this quiet confidence about him, a way he carried himself that demanded attention and respect, and a feeling that while he wasn't talking, he was watching everything, noticing everyone. Everyone, except me." At thirty, he is recently divorced from the woman who was his first everything. He's also a high-powered urban planning vice president at Richardson-Corbett Consulting. Ruby Miller is a twenty-three year old engineer interning the same firm in hopes of getting a highly coveted spot in Oxford's civil engineering program. Ruby has a massive crush on Niall that has been simmering for months and months. And her self-control is put to the test when Ruby's boss sends her on a month-long business trip with the sexy Niall Stella. "Startled, Niall Stella took a step back, nearly stumbling into the open doorway, which, coincidentally, was right next to mine. Sharing a wall . . . maybe even a bathroom . . . where he showered . . . naked." I'd heard that this book would give readers a little tie-in to Christina Lauren's Wild Seasons series. I totally loved the tie-in. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't exactly love it either. I have mixed feelings. I didn't warm up to Niall Stella. His British accent is super dreamy and I melted every time he called Ruby darling, but I didn't fall in love with him like I did the other Beautiful Bastard men. Ruby's constant reminders in the beginning of the book about how much she's pined for Niall was over the top. Once he admits that he's attracted to her, she lays the flirting on thick, making it her mission to seduce him into sleeping with her. While Niall is reluctant to take things really slowly considering his recently-divorced status. I didn't like the way that Niall was portrayed as this kind of virginal non-virgin man who has "never done that before." I feel like there is so much the authors could have mined so much from his back story and position of authority over Ruby instead of what they did. I just didn't click with Ruby and Niall as a couple unfortunately. 2.5 stars *I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Love the book

    By PSemones
    This was the best in the series. It pulls at your heart the entire time you read it.
  • Patience

    By BeBe465
    Niall and Ruby a very slow paced read. The best part of this book is the ending. It took forever to read this. Ruby was real and never held back her feelings. She was an open book and that just overwhelmed Niall. He was divorced but he is the true and dedicated type not use to diversity. But this story meshed together towards the end. My heart was with both of them. Patience was Niall's friend and things just fell into place. Love is powerful for these two.
  • Omg yes

    By Christy Faucheux
    I thought that I love Max and Will, then Niall came along. So freaking good!
  • Meh

    By rayktay
    Not Christina Lauren's best book. I like dominant male characters and this guy was the opposite. I ended up just thumbing through to the end.
  • Why did it have to end???

    By James Roellig
    I'm not a reader, but I finished the book in 2 short days. I couldn't put this book down! I can't wait to read more from the author! I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!