I Kind of Loved It!
Beautiful Secret is an amazing addition to the Beautiful Bastard Series, and I was unable to put this book down!
If you’ve read Beautiful Beloved you’ve met Niall, Max’s brother. Niall, is coming off a divorce and is a successful VP at his engineering firm in London. When his coworker informs he will not be joining Niall to his month long summit to NYC but rather sending Ruby, their intern with him, Niall isn’t sure what to say.
The awkwardness between Ruby and Niall is hilarious, and awkward as well. Ruby has had a crush on Niall for so long , that to be with him for four weeks is like a dream come true. Where Niall is quiet and reserved, Ruby is out going and goes for what she wants. Their flirting is cute, and I felt bad for Niall a few times as he really didn’t know what to do with a girl like Ruby. Ruby is definitely an interesting character and I couldn’t help but love her. She was light hearted, funny, and very open about everything. She spoke her mind, and helped get Niall out of his comfort zone and taught him how to truly live.
We do get to see Max, Will, Bennett, and George in this book, though not a lot, but they do impart some wisdom for Niall and are all on team Ruby. Seeing the guys give Niall grief, as well as Bennett since Niall was now in a similar situation as Chloe and Bennett, it made me laugh, as well as feel so happy for how all of these characters have grown so much since we first met them.
Even though Ruby and Niall don’t have sex throughout the whole book like the other stories, they definitely tease and play, and it is just as hot as if they were actually getting it on. When they do, do the dirty, it is hot, awkward, and everything that is Niall and Ruby.
I think when things went south for these two, I took it harder in this book than in the others, because I had become so emotionally invested in Ruby and Niall and wanted them together so bad. Even though it sucked, I loved how much Niall grew during this time and it only proved how much he made a mistake.
If you’re looking for a hot British man, a sweet and fun American girl, and a love story that is absolutely beautiful, definitely pick up your copy of Beautiful Secret today. This book is now tied with Beautiful Player as my favorite book in the series. A definite must read!