Beautiful Ever After (Beautiful Illusions Duet #2) by Georgia Cates
Release Date: May 7th
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Everything in my life has changed.
This woman, my paid companion, has turned my world upside down
… while making it right for the first time ever.
We were brought together by need.
Hers was money.
Mine was companionship. And sex.
Caitriona Louden gave me the girlfriend experience.
All of it.
And now she’s gone.
I’m not supposed to miss her.
I’m not supposed to love her.
But I do. Both.
Our contract expired, and she walked away.
Now my world is falling apart without her in it.
Because she is my everything.
A fairy-tale romance.
It’s ours to have.
And this woman I’ve come to love so dearly is my beautiful ever after.
I open my office door and the woman is sitting in one of the chairs facing my desk. My eyes are drawn to the back of her long straight blond hair and my first thought is that it’s Cora. But then I remember that Cora’s hair isn’t that long. Or platinum blond.
“My apologies, Miss Morata. I’m sorry to keep you waiting.”
“Being made to wait implies that your time is more important than mine. And I assure you that my time is very important. And expensive. Ask any of my clients and they’ll tell you so.”
Her accent is strange. Is she faking a Scottish burr?
“I assure you I’m not under the impression that your time is less important than mine or anyone else’s.” I come around the chair and offer my hand. “It’s a pleasure to make your acquaint—.”
Green-brown hazel eyes. Long lashes. Nose adorned with a few scattered freckles.
Perfect. Red. Lips.
My wife wearing a platinum blond wig?
My ARC Review:
The conclusion to the Beautiful Illusions duet, this picks up straight after book 1 so make sure you have read this first.
Lou and Hutch’s agreement has come to an end with Lou being threatened and forced to leave Hutch, doing what she thought was best for him. But it becomes clear just how much Hutch has fallen for Lou and he just cannot imagine life without her and sets about trying to win her back. Problem is he has no idea who she really is and has no personal details to go on. Lou is just as broken hearted but has severed all communication in an attempt to move forward and get on with her life without Hutch, the man she fell in love with.
Hutch tries everything he can to find her, when they eventually reunite it is under bittersweet circumstances that has a shattering effect on their lives, but is also the catalyst that brings them back together again. Hutch’s family is thrilled that him and Lou are a couple again, but Hutch’s sister Blair will not stand idly by and watch Lou take everything she wants away from her, namely Hutch.
They have a bit of a roller coaster of a ride, enjoying time with Hutch’s family whilst battling against Blair in an attempt to keep their little family together. Hutch and Lou’s love for one another shines through in this book, with Hutch bending over backwards to do anything he can for Lou. But Lou herself steps up with the help of some new friends and decides Blair has gone far enough.
A good read which ties up all the loose ends from book 1 and rounds the duet off nicely. Recommended reading.
About the Author:
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 music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
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