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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Give Me Books Presents: A Beautiful Danger by Lilliana Anderson; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Review

Title: A Beautiful Danger
Series: Beautiful #7
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Give Me Books and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Bad boys. They’ve been Ruby Garvan’s weakness since she started dating. But, when one of them took the ‘bad’ in the ‘boy’ too far, her bones broke… along with her spirit.

She swore she’d never go down that road again. Her next boyfriend would be a ‘nice guy’—a man with integrity, goals and a heart of gold.

Armed with a stack of inspirational quotes and a list of traits her new man must have, Ruby goes in search of her happily ever after.

She’s convinced she’s found it with her self-defence instructor—a kind hearted man named Joel, who cares for her deeply. But when Flynn Trotsky literally slams into her life with the force of a steam train, he quickly derails her plans with his unwavering interest and refusal to take no for an answer.

After a drunken night of far too much honesty, the two strike a deal—two weeks for Flynn to show Ruby that he’s not the bad boy she thinks he is. If he can’t convince her, he’ll go away for good this time.

Ruby doesn’t think he stands a chance against her resolve to turn her life around, and agrees to get the pesky dare-devil out of her way and hopefully out of her mind.

But, when your friends are all on his side, the chemistry just might be too palpable for even the most stubborn red-head to ignore….

Standalone New Adult Romance featuring mature scenes.

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My Thoughts:

Ms. Anderson created a secondary character, Coral, that I fell in love with.  Found that she was a perfect complement to Ruby’s character.  Coral seems to have the words of wisdom that Ruby needs to hear.  She made some scenes more enjoyable but there were a few times that she worked awfully hard at making Ruby happy.

When we are first “introduced” to Flynn Trotsky, he reminds me of Tangled’s Flynn Rider.  Ruby is mad that she’s letting a personal incident affect her future so she’s decided to do something about it.  How this affects her interactions with Flynn is what has you turning the pages.  I found great pleasure in how the author teases both Ruby and her readers by having Flynn pop in and out.  We needed someone to keep both Ruby and us confused and her on her toes.  Also had to love his persistence – how he could see beyond her snarky attitude.

Some may feel that she was rude to Flynn during their first interactions.  But she has first impressions of him that have shades of her past and make her a little leery about getting to know him better.  Even though we may not understand it, we have to respect her reasoning.  Unless you have been in her shoes, who are we to judge.  If you can feel so passionately about this than this author has done her job.

Joel is trying to help Ruby regain her sense of self and a power that she shut down.  They seem to have some things in common but that doesn’t mean they’re compatible.  Or is it just a crush.  After all, crushes don’t come with an age limit.  Do they?  We have to listen to what our heart wants – especially if we want to be truly happy.

Some may consider this a standalone.  Characters from the previous book make an appearance that makes me curious about their story.  At some point, I’ll have to make sure to check out A Beautiful Taste – cover’s not bad either.  The history that Ruby has with these characters is another reason to read the book.  And if you want to know whom she has decided will make her the happiest, you’ll just have to read the book in order to answer that question. 

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Author Bio:

Bestselling Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn, and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.

Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those born Down Under.

Lilliana believes the world should know Australia for more than just its beaches and outback. Book after book, she successfully brings to life city and suburban characters much to her readers’ delight.

When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children.

Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.

Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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