Review + Giveaway: Beautiful by Christina Lauren

Beautiful (Beautiful Bastard #10)
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: Paperback
Source: Gallery Books
Review by: Jenn

One free spirited Brit. One man weighed down by responsibility . . . (Also, a disorientingly sweet Chloe, confused Bennett, grumpy Sara, Max as you know and love him, travel planner Hanna, chef Will, drunk Ruby, content Niall, George–oh, George–a rented van)
. . . and a whole lot of wine.

The final novel in the Internationally Bestselling Beautiful series.

4 stars out of 5 stars
*I received an early copy of this title from the publisher, however, my review is not influenced by that in any way.* 

I'm super sad that I had to say goodbye to some of my favorite characters in a romance series. Christina and Lauren have written some of my favorite men along with some badass ladies. Beautiful featured everything I love about series ending. It had all of the characters I've grown attached to, the hot sexy times I've grown accustomed to expecting from CLo, the best of banter between the guys, and as well as two new characters whose story I was completely hooked on from the first thrusting bum Pippa, our heroine, saw. Yes, you'll learn what that means as soon as you pick up this book!

The story follows Jensen and Pippa (Jensen is Hanna's older brother and Will's best friend from Beautiful Player and Pippa is Ruby's best friend from Beautiful Secret) as they decide to join their friends of a wine road trip tour. Since they are the only two single people on the trip, they naturally end up spending time together. This is something I really love about Christina and Lauren's writing; in other stories, the two of them getting together can seem contrived and forced but here everything flowed naturally between Jensen and Pippa. I couldn't help but become hooked on wanting to see how their story played out.

Pippa was hilarious and most of my laugh out loud moments were courtesy of her and her antics. Since she is so outgoing and loud, Jensen is the perfect balance to Pippa. He's considered uptight and quiet and introspective but I love how well they both complement each other and I just plain love Jensen. I loved seeing these two blossoms and how they finally came together. The story flowed very naturally, and even though this is the longest book of the series, it was such a fast and easy read.

As I worked to disentangle us, she gazed at me, bemused. "This makes me wary of ever dabbling in bondage with you."
Silence greeted us, and I unlooped the seatbelt from her neck before looking up and around us at the other passengers.
"We're not alone, are we?" she playfully stage-hissed.
"There are others," I confirmed. "They're regarding you with curiosity."
"And mild horror," Niall added.

Player Will has and will forever be my favorite of the boys but Jensen might be a close second. I became a little defensive for him when Hanna was overbearing and wanting him to do as she said. Like, give him some space and time Hanna and kindly back off. So it's safe to Hanna better be careful with my two boys.

I loved getting a chance to see some all of the couples from the previous books. It was interesting to see where each couple is in their relationship and what is ahead of them. My only complaint was that there were one too many babies in this book for my tastes. I think this why I couldn't love the epilogues as much as wanted to. I've mentioned before that I don't really like babies in my books so don't hate me!

Like I said before, I'm super sad to say goodbye to these characters but Christina and Lauren gave them such a wonderful send off that I'm okay with that. I am looking forward to seeing what this duo have in store and how many more character of theirs I will fall for as well.

So the wonderful people at Gallery have offered to give away a copy of Beautiful to one lucky winner. All you have to do is enter the information required down below on the rafflecopter. My rule to enter the contest is that you have to be 13 years or older and Gallery request is that you must be a US resident. Giveaway will run from today all the way to the 14th of this month. Good luck to all!

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  1. I love this series so much!!! My favorite couple is: Max Stella & Sara!!!!

  2. I love this series so much!!! My favorite couple is: Max Stella & Sara!!!!


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