Series: Beautiful Bastard #3.6
Author: Christina Lauren
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Related Books: Beautiful Secret, Dark Wild Night, Wicked Sexy Liar, Beautiful Boss, Beautiful
About Beautiful Beloved:The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautifulcharacters...plus one tiny new addition to the group.
In Beautiful Stranger , finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy?
Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.
Squeeeee! Let me tell you a story: on Friday, I worked all day. Literally all day. From about 7:45 am to about 7 pm, working straight through my lunch break. And then there was a car accident on the way home from work and it took over an hour. I was either at work or in the car to/from work for over twelve hours. I was miserable. I couldn’t wait to just crawl into bed.
I’m climbing up the stairs to my apartment and see a package. I get slightly excited because I figure it’s the paper-sized post-its I ordered (yes, post-its excited me).
But LO AND BEHOLD! IT’S BEAUTIFUL BELOVED! I am not exaggerating at all when I say I danced through my apartment, completely re-energized. I shit you not…getting to read Beautiful Beloved early is the equivalent to getting 8 hours of sleep.
Guys, this is my first physical ARC sent to my house by a publisher. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve read a physical book? Spelled it? Turned the pages? A long time. It was exciting.
I was so excited to finish eating dinner and cuddle up with this book. I fell asleep when I sat down on the couch to eat my dinner, but I digress…
I started the book Saturday and it was so. much. fun. It wasn’t full of drama, or angst, or even sex (kind 0f). It was just fun. It was like when you really miss your funniest, best friend ever and you have a really great phone call with them. It’s fulfilling but also reminds you just how much you miss them.
God, I missed these characters! What was really awesome about Beautiful Beloved was that there was so much of all the other characters, too! I think we saw more of George than we did in any full-length book, and holy fuck, I love him.
Honestly, with two Stella brits in her apartment at one time, I don’t know how Sara didn’t get pregnant again just from hearing those accents.
Max Stella as a dad is the sexiest thing ever. CHEESE AND RICE. Max Stella as a husband too…woof.
So yeah, this book reminded me how much I miss the Beautiful Gang. But gave me just enough to get me by until Beautiful Secret.
It was pretty damn perfect. 🙂
About Christina Lauren:
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 seven New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 22 languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)