From New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren comes the final installment in the Beautiful Bastard series, BEAUTIFUL (Gallery Books; On-sale: October 4, 2016; Trade Paperback; $16.00). This 10th and final title in the series serves as the perfect send off to the group of friends readers have come to love.
After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl in their place, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.
Scaling the career ladder is the default way to deal with heartbreak—and to just deal—for Jensen Bergstrom. Absolutely buried by his drive and workload, he rarely takes time for himself. But when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. She might be too much for him . . . or he might realize his life has become too small and needs her to make it bigger, crazier.
With this circle of friends, there’s always something going on: from Chloe and Sara’s unexpected personality swaps to Will’s new domestic side to Bennett’s text message barrage and George’s own happily-ever-after. In short, their adventures in love, friendship, and hilarity are simply Beautiful.
Talk about bitter-SWEET!! So I might still in denial that this Beautiful series is over (hence my super-late-in-the-game review) but, as I find myself saying on a weekly basis, better late than never. This group of friends that Christina and Lauren have created is everything I want in life and more– like how do I attain this perfect friend group when I’m older? I mean my friends now are pretty great but… ANYWAYS.
BEAUTIFUL is the story of Pippa and Jensen and if you’ve read the other books in this series (which you most definitely should) you would already know Jensen from Beautiful Player and Pippa from Beautiful Secret. In BEAUTIFUL, worlds collide and everyone is together and it is truly beautiful!! *cue the never-ending heart eyes*
Now, I don’t want to give anything away, but here’s a bit of what I think you should know before diving into BEAUTIFUL (i.e. here is the list of things I loved about this novel).
Pippa and Jensen are the definition of opposites attracting (something I loved every second of). Pippa is eccentric, wild, and just wants to experience life to the fullest. Basically, she was my #1 girl crush. Jensen is a total workaholic and wouldn’t recognize fun if it was under his nose, but he wasn’t always like this.
The chemistry Pippa shared with Jensen was OFF-THE-CHARTS and I think they’re dissimilar personalities had to do with it. They’re weren’t total opposites…but yeah, they also kinda were. It’s hard to describe, but I can guaranteed their story is one you won’t regret picking up. Like all the books in this series, it is FUN, hilarious, full of love and steamy scenes, and unputdownable!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 31+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)