Beautiful Beginning & Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Beautiful Beginning & Beautiful Beloved by Christina LaurenBeautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #3.5
Narrator: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 11-18-13
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars

One beautiful bastard of a groom. The most beautiful bitch of a bride. A panty-ripping office hook-up turned true love everlasting.

Wedding bells can't chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying "I do" to eloping. For his part, Bennett's so worried about being distracted by Chloe's body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him. As their crazy families descend for the big day - only a few of them actually trying to be helpful - the fiery lovers are about to test whether the couple that argues together can keep it together long enough to exchange rings, and not just heated words.

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The couple that started it all in Beautiful Bastard is back!

I love getting back into Chloe and Bennett’s heads while listening to Beautiful Beginning. They are a fun couple and watching them get ready for their wedding was hilarious. They not only had the “normal” wedding stuff to deal with like crazy family matters at the events surrounding the wedding but Bennett had to make things even more crazy by telling Chloe that he was not going to sleep with her aka have sex with her until they get married. That was a week before the wedding. Chloe took that as an invite to do everything she could to break Bennett.

By the time the couple made it to their wedding night they were crazed with lust for each other but during their “chastity” week they grew even closer to each other than they ever thought they would.

Fans of Chloe and Bennett will enjoy the short romp to the wedding altar in Beautiful Beginning. It’s sexy and funny. Grant Grace and Sebastian York bring Christina Lauren’s character to life in a smart and sassy manner that makes me wonder why everyone isn’t listening to the Beautiful Bastard series.

 


 

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Beautiful Beginning & Beautiful Beloved by Christina LaurenBeautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #3.6
Narrator: Jonathan Cole, Grace Grant
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 02-03-15
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars

The seventh work in the New York Times and number-one internationally best-selling series that started with theBeautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters...plus one tiny new addition to the group.

In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met 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.

Beautiful Beloved brings us back to Max and Sara from Beautiful Secret.

While we followed Chloe and Bennett on their trip down the aisle, we get to see how Max and Sara are handling being new parents.

So how do a couple get the heat back when they are having sleepless nights with a new baby in toe? Max and Sara go through some horribly funny nights trying to have a first date after bring Annabella into the world.

They once have naughty sex with cameras and membership to a private sex club. But when Max is afraid to be “rough” with Sara because she’s now a mother things have to change or he and Sara won’t ever get that big O.

After many attempts of having a mommy and daddy night out, Sara and Max get their groove back with the help of some of their friends. There’s some funny babysitting going on. One of the best accidental text of a pic ever happens while the couple are trying to get it on. Note to singles or couples that offer to babysit for a couple so they can have a night out away from the new baby… don’t text the couple every few minutes. You might see more of them than you wanted. LOL!

Grace Grant delivers Sara’s side of Beautiful Beloved perfectly and I just adore Jonathan Cole as Max.

Now we need a novella for Will and Hanna. I’m hoping that’s up next after Beautiful Secret.

 

About Christina Lauren

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

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 nine New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 23+ languages.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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2 responses to “Beautiful Beginning & Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

    • I was surprised by how much I liked the 1st book. I love the humor in the series. Now I just need to listen to Beautiful Secret and I’m all caught up.