Also by this author: Sweet Filthy Boy, Beautiful Beloved, Beautiful Secret, Dark Wild Night, Wicked Sexy Liar, Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5), Dating You / Hating You, Roomies, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon
Published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster on October 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Adult Romance 18+
In a final installment of the series, a new couple finds love and the casts of the previous books join in to celebrate in the most beautiful way possible. By the New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Bastard.
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Forget Batman and Robin. They have nothing on the dynamic duo that is author Christina Lauren. Beautiful is their final installment in the Beautiful series, making it a bittersweet, beautiful ending. I absolutely loved it. Authors Christina Lauren does it again. Beautiful is funny, sexy, angsty and sweet; everything you’d want in a great romance and everything you’d expect from this amazing writing team.
Beautiful brings us a new couple to love, Pippa and Jensen. They are such fantastic characters. Jensen is Hanna’s brother and Will’s best friend, for those familiar with the series (and if you’re not, what are you waiting for?? Get on it). He is successful, smart, gorgeous and sexy as sin. He also has baggage. Enter Pippa. A quirky, smart, pretty English whirlwind, friend of Ruby and Niall, looking for an escape from her reality. Their first encounter is funny, what happens after is unexpected.
“This isn’t what a fling should be. He wasn’t casual, forgettable. He wasn’t flaky or flippant. He was attentive, he was considerate, and -holy f***- he seemed more committed to spending time with me than he was to sleeping, to eating…It was almost as if this is what he wanted.”
I must admit Pippa may be my new favorite heroine in this series. She is no damsel in distress but she’s not bitchy either. She is unique, sassy, fun. And Jensen is so proper and poised, you almost don’t expect him to also be so HOT. But, could he be anything else? I mean it’s Christina Lauren we’re talking about. They know what makes a leading male and Jensen is it.
“I wanted to bottle his sounds and eat them later. I wanted to bottle his scent and roll in it.”
I love the dual POV. Loved being inside Jensen and Pippa’s heads, as well as seeing things from their perspective and their interactions with the other characters. The banter between them and all the characters was funny, sarcastic and just endearing at times. Loved Will, Hanna, Ruby and Niall playing such strong supporting roles, as well as, the parts infused with Chloe, Bennett, Max and Sara. And the epilogues?! LOVED! Beautiful is a beautiful ending for this Beautiful series. Each book creative, original, funny and sinfully steamy. Highly recommend this novel and the entire series. I’m sad to see it end. I look forward to what amazing stories they will bring us next.
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