Review: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2) by Georgia Cates

Beauty from Surrender

Title: Beauty from Surrender
Series: Beauty, Book 2
Author: Georgia Cates
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 30th, 2013
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


The epic romance that started with the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Beauty from Pain continues…

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

Beauty from Surrender is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.



Laurelyn returns to Nashville after her 3 month vacation to Australia with her best friend Addison and is in a messed up state after leaving Jack Henry without saying goodbye. Laurelyn returns to work and joins a band, Southern Ophelia in hopes of getting her career back on track.

Miraculously Jack Henry returns for her and they’re together once more. Jack spends 4 weeks with her before he has to return to Australia, will she go with him or will he be going back alone? Can Laurelyn leave her music career behind for the man she loves?

Whilst a great story, Beauty from Surrender was a bit slow for me. I kept finding myself wanting to skim the pages so I can move on, which is something I never do.

Jack Henry’s character is the complete opposite in this novel compared to Beauty from Pain, then he was an Alpha male and in this novel he just seems so different. The only time we see the old him is when Laurelyn is confronted by her ex-boyfriend Blake, and Jack takes matters into his own hand, which was very hot.

I would have liked to find out more about Laurelyn’s relationship with her father now he’s back on the scene and also, what happened to Audrey? Did Jack do anything about her?

I found Beauty from Surrender to be a bit lacking, but still found it to be a good read.

I’m happy things ended when they did, i though it finished nicely.

3 rating



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