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 makes 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 companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.
It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he’s ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.
Jack is a wealthy, sexy, successful vineyard owner. He doesn’t do relationships (at least not the conventional kind) and is looking for his next “companion”. When he sees Laurelyn, he instantly decides she is exactly who he was looking for.
“She has bewitched me. And I want her. She is the one.”
No real names. She calls him Lachlan, and he calls her Paige.
Never spend time with outside people. She will never know anyone who is a part of his life, no family or friends.
Time period is established. She is there for 3 months, so that is their allotted time
I loved their relationship from the very beginning. Laurelyn is young (22) but she carries herself in such a way I often forgot that. She is playful and feisty, which Jack is not use to, but he finds he enjoys it. The freedom that they have with each other is really amazing. They have no pretenses, no expectations of marriage or where is this going. Best part for me was no instant “love”; they just enjoy each other and actually are friends. Jack is Über schmexy, he is just pure male and says what’s on his mind, especially with sex.
“Right now, all I’m thinking about is how I’m going to get you in my bed so I can show you all the ways I can make you come.”
Their relationship is really unique, and Jack is often breaking his very strict rules when it comes to Laurelyn. He finds himself yearning for her, and battling with his own ideals on what their relationship is. I loved that I can literally pin point where their relationship changed from the “friends with benefits” to an actual love. Of course they have some obstacles, but they have a true love that was so beautiful. However, Laurelyn’s time in Australia is closing in and Jack has to decide whether he will fight for her and ask her to stay, or let her go. Overall, Beauty From Pain made me hot, made me laugh, and made me cry.