Beautiful by Christina Lauren


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416

Goodreads Rating: 4.35 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 4th 2016

Publisher: Gallery Books

Summary (Goodreads):

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.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

One last hurrah for the Beautiful Bastard series! I’m terribly going to miss this gang for all their steamy romances and funny moments. In this book, we’ll get to see Pippa Bay Cox– Ruby Miller’s former officemate and Jensen Bergstrom – Hanna’s eldest brother. Their first encounter is awkwardly adorable as they met on the plane flight to America. Then coincidentally meet again on a party where they have mutual friends in the Beautiful crew. It’s so hilarious especially when Jensen recall drunken Pippa blabbering how her boyfriend cheated and he patiently listened despite of exhaustion from a business trip.

These two are opposites. Pippa is sassy, witty, bold, carefree and eccentric while Jensen is laid-back, socially awkward, organized and formal. Hanna is concerned with her brother’s dull, boring and routine life and convinced him to join their vacation trip for 2 weeks to loosen up. He became a workaholic after his failed marriage six years ago, though he had casual dates, he hasn’t find the right woman for him and I guess afraid of being hurt again. Things got more interesting as he joins the trip and Pippa’s presence somewhat brings extra fun. Undeniably, they’re both attracted with each other and he’s enjoying her loudness. She gives color to his life but are they willing to give their relationship (It’s a spoiler how these two developed their feelings) a chance despite of living miles apart?

Pippa Cox is officially my favorite lady in this series. She’s so sassy, confident, straightforward and loud. She never fails to make me laugh on most parts and when she loves someone, she’s all in. However, I’m not a huge fan of Jensen Bergstrom. He may be sweet, sexy and thoughtful but on the last chapters, he’s stubborn. Will Sumner is still my favorite! — When a man cooks for his woman… DAMN. HOT. As a whole, I really enjoyed this series.

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