Brodie Beaumont has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation, but he doesn’t care. That is, until the gorgeous Gabrielle Demeres enters his life once again. However, Gabrielle doesn’t want to have anything to do with Brodie, since the first time they met led to a crude seduction attempt because of his misconception of her wants. On the eve of a friend's wedding fate has placed them in a situation where they must once again interact. As they spend time together, the sexual chemistry flares up causing sparks to sizzle and ignite; however, their lives are bogged down by the darkness of their pasts. Will they be able to let them go and let love grow?
The characters are engaging and likeable, and the plot flows smoothly and unfettered as one follows this moving and emotional journey of love. Not a light-hearted read by any standard, this intricate love story is filled with love, friendship, sensual scenes, and drama that bring out a myriad of emotions.
Readers of contemporary romance who are looking for a love story with substance will find this novel right up their alley!
Susan channels Gabby and Brodie beautifully, and the tension is great.
A bass playing, bar manager playboy meets singer/songwriter and aspiring author, each with tragic pasts to overcome, each with love to give... and each willing to work towards getting the HEA they're initially not sure they deserve.
While Beautifully Used still has its painfully dark moments, Susan proves that she's becoming a master at taking emotionally scarred characters and bringing them together to heal until they reach their HEA.
Most definitely recommended for contemporary romance readers looking for a fun and emotional story with some drama. Beautifully Used is book #2 of the BEAUMONT BROTHERS series but stands just fine on its own, however, once you meet Jackson and Lena, you're probably going to want to know more. Just sayin'. ;-)