Title: Beautiful Stranger
Author: Katalina Leon
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Sub-Genre: Sophisticate Line (Older Woman, Younger Man)
Page Count: 119 Pages
ISBN E-Book: 9781419927287
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Buy-Link (If available): http://www.jasminejade.com/m-569-katalina-leon.aspx
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
With just the clothes on her back, Lily sheds her old life and follows a beautiful stranger into bayou country for the adventure of a lifetime
Lily Fontaine is a newscaster and former beauty queen, but those roles don’t suit her anymore. She’s healing from divorce and ready to make big changes in her life, but first she needs her sexual confidence back.
She wants a lover without the risk of heartbreak and considers hiring a male escort as a special treat. Her best friend offers a provocative solution to her request. On her birthday, Lily returns to New Orleans, the place of her birth, to meet a special man. She plans to fly in and fly out for a three-day weekend of cool music, great food and hot sex, with no emotional attachment and no further contact with her “escort”. She wants to pay to play—what can go wrong?
David is perfect—even if he is eleven years her junior. He’s strapping hot, intelligent and knows how to take charge. The attraction is instantaneous. With just the clothes on her back, Lily sheds her old life and follows a beautiful stranger into bayou country for the adventure of a lifetime.
This was a great story. Lily and David have an embarrassing, but very humorous first meeting which makes the characters that much more likable. The descriptions and imagery that the author uses makes you feel like you are there walking the streets of New Orleans with Lily and David. You can almost see the glowing eyes in the bayou and hear the insects.
The sex scenes between Lily and David are hot and evocative, as well as tender and loving. As a reader, you find yourself hoping for the characters even after the book is finished. Occasionally, the editing was a bit distracting. Overall, it was a wonderful story of romance, hope, and new beginnings. Based on this story, I would check out other works by Katalina Leon.