Beautiful by Christina Lauren

beautiful-290x450Title: Beautiful
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Beautiful Bastard
1.5. Beautiful Bitch
2. Beautiful Stranger
2.5. Beautiful Bombshell
3. Beautiful Player
3.5. Beautiful Beginning
3.6. Beautiful Beloved
4. Beautiful Secret
4.5. Beautiful Boss
Date Started: May 10
Date Finished: May 15
Format: Paperback from local library

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.

So, if there are any typos in this review, please forgive them. I’m having difficulty seeing because of that emotional ending. *ahem* Anyway, Beautiful was pretty much everything I thought it was going to be and in some ways it wasn’t. We got a new story. This time dealing with Hanna’s brother Jensen and Ruby’s best friend Pippa. They’re meet cute is very cute and awkward. Note to self never get drunk on a plane and spill my guts to my passenger. But the fact that they’re going to be spending two weeks together on a wine tour, just adds to the cuteness – and hilarity – factor. Even the slow build up of sexual tension between the two characters was magnificently orchestrated.

And unlike its predecessors, Beautiful didn’t kill me with an over use of sex scenes. There was their first time together and then a cute/heartbreaking scene right before Pippa leaves and that’s it. Everything else that happens between them is alluded to and not shown. Thank heaven. I even liked the bit of drama that happened between them. It wasn’t over the top, it was perfect for their circumstances. I just wish that Jensen hadn’t been such a complete ass and take so long to get back to Pippa! And then the epilogues to all our characters was just. *screams into pillow*

Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. A very well written conclusion that also spotlighted a new couple to add to the friend circle. If I don’t see a George/Will Perkins spin off, I’m going to be completely disappointed. I didn’t even know that George was dating anyone!

Bookshelf worthy? Another book to add to my Kindle wishlist.

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College grad, writer who's always suffering from some form of writer's block, hockey enthusiast, book lover, music junkie and graphic designer.
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