Review: Beautiful by Christina Lauren

Posted 30 October, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Beautiful by Christina LaurenTitle: Beautiful
Series: Beautiful Bastard #5
Author: Christina Lauren
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 4, 2016
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Beautiful:

Featuring the entire BEAUTIFUL series cast for one final hurrah!

A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
A MAN WEIGHED DOWN BY RESPONSIBILITY.
A ROAD TRIP VACATION WHERE ALL BETS ARE OFF.
OH, AND A LOT OF WINE.

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 nothing short of Beautiful.
Related Books: Beautiful Beloved, Beautiful Secret, Dark Wild Night, Wicked Sexy Liar, Beautiful Boss

Review:

Gahhhh. Just. Gahhh.

I really, really, really with I had a more articulate initial reaction to hands-down my favorite romance series of all-time, but let’s be real. I’m me. Articulate reactions are not my thing.

And one of my favorite things about this series – my favorite series of all time – is, as I’ve said before, that Christina & Lauren don’t just make you fall in love with each of their couples. They let you stay in love with them too.

How many series do you read where a couple gets their HEA, and then even in their best friend’s story, you barely ever see them again? Ugh, why did you make me love them in the first place?

But when you fall in love with a Christina Lauren couple, that book isn’t the last you see of them. You get to hang out with them more.

And in this book, YOU GET TO HANG OUT WITH THEM ALLLLL.

All I could think of was Hamilton… (because “when fandoms collide” and all that)

“One laaast time, the people will hear from us one last tiiiiime, 

We’re gonna teach ’em how to say goodbye, you and Iiiiiii-ahhhhhh…”

This book? The girls taught ’em how to say goodbye.

And since we already established that I can’t adequately articulate my feelings about this book (I mean, I love it but I hate what it stands for – the end of this amazing, wonderful series! How do I deal with that?), I’m just going to leave you with those Hamilton lyrics.

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