Title – Beauty From Love
Author – Georgia Cates
Series – Beauty, #3
The epic romance between an all-American beauty and her Aussie continues in this final installment of The Beauty Series.
Jack McLachlan is fulfilled by more than he dared to dream possible. He finds everything he never knew he wanted—or needed—in Laurelyn Prescott, his last and final companion. Life is beautiful with his beloved by his side but their post-wedded bliss is cut short when his dark past springs into their present happiness. He wants to shelter Laurelyn but keeping her untainted by his previous life proves impossible when yesterday’s sins insist on returning to haunt him. Will it be possible for them to find happiness in their forever with a past like his?
Beauty From Love is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.
Beauty From Love is the final installment in the Beauty trilogy and I really loved the roller coaster ride I was on. Georgia Cates has a wonderful writing ability, is able to pull you into her world, and really force you to experience a myriad of emotions through her characters. This book will definitely leave you with some incredible highs, and some really tough lows, but the ride and the experience is worth every last bit of exhilaration.
“With every heartbeat I have left, I will keep her safe.”
Jack Henry is no less committed to his relationship with Laurelyn, and we even get to see him open up more bits by bits. The transformation that we have seen throughout the series is absolutely stunning. He went from this man who didn’t even want to know a girl’s name, to a man who would move heaven and earth for the woman that dug under his skin. No matter what happened, or what miscommunications arose, he held steady to every single one of his feelings and beliefs. He never wavered and it’s such an attractive quality in a book boyfriend!
“Because of you, I didn’t feel broken anymore…but I can clearly see that you don’t feel the same.”
Oh, Laurelyn. I really had the same problem with her in this book that I did in the previous one. Her mood swings were so immature and drove me crazy. She had the mentality of running away instead of confronting an issue, and I didn’t quite understand why. Although I could never empathize what she was feeling when faced with another of his companions, it just seemed odd to me that she loved this man, yet would continue to listen to others’ opinions and not stick around to fight it out with him. Her continued defense mechanism of kicking him out just started to grate on me, especially because she was so strong and held it together in other instances, like with her parents.
“We fought. We forgave. We fu—-. It’s our thing, so I know we’re all good.”
Beauty From Love had a very genuine feel to it. The happenings didn’t feel made up or exaggerated for a story’s benefit. I absolutely adored seeing the progression of the relationship from the first book to this final one. The timeline felt quick, as they only knew each other a relatively short time, but I still felt myself falling in love with these characters. The Beauty series was, without a doubt, an emotional roller coaster ride. Laurelyn and Jack had some wonderful moments, some sad ones, and some extremely sensual, sexy times. Cates is a remarkable writer who will force you to feel each and every one of these emotions. I felt like they really came full circle both as individuals, as well as a couple. Beauty From Love was the absolute perfect ending to the trilogy – and now I can’t wait to venture into Cates’ other projects!
Add to Goodreads
Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Beauty from Pain (Beauty #1)
Read our Review HERE
Add on Goodreads
Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)
Read our Review HERE
Add to Goodreads
Beauty Series Boxed Set
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.