Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Series #3.5)

Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Series #3.5)

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by Christina Lauren
     
 

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The Beautiful Bastard series continues in this new novella—b
ack when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands of each other, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming.

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

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The Beautiful Bastard series continues in this new novella—b
ack when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands of each other, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming.

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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Editorial Reviews

EW.com
“…deliciously steamy…”
RT Book Reviews
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
S.C. Stephens
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"
PerezHilton.com
“A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!”
Tara Sue Me
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”
BooksSheReads.com
“The thing that I love the most about Christina Lauren and the duo’s Beautiful books is that there is always humor in them. As well as hot steamy moments and some of the sweetest I love you’s.”
Myra McEntire
Beautiful Bastard has heart, heat, and a healthy dose of snark. Romance readers who love a smart plot are in for an amazingly sexy treat!”
Elena Raines
"Beautiful Bastard is the perfect mix of passionate romance and naughty eroticism. I couldn’t, and didn’t, put it down until I’d read every last word."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476755106
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Christina Lauren's Beautiful Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
72,205
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons series, Sublime, and The House. You can find them online at christinalaurenbooks.com, Facebook.com/ChristinaLaurenBooks, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

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Beautiful Beginning 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok will someone please tell me what order these books come in please... I cannot figure it out for the life of me. I have read "bastard" and "stranger". What ones come next or did I read them out of order. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP. !!!!!  Thank you. 
Kia414 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful finish.  Although, I hate for it to end for this group but it was great.  Too short but I loved it.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Beginnings was my favorite novella in the series so far. I loved seeing the whole group together again and we finally get to see Bennett and Chloe get married!!! This novella was super fun and definitely sexy! Chloe, Bennett, and the rest of the crew head out to California for the big event. Nothing is going as smoothly as they had hoped or planned. But, Bennett and Chloe take it all in stride and are determined to make their day special. Of course, if it were up to Chloe, she'd take off and elope. But, Bennett knows his girl and knows that she really needs to have this day. I absolutely adored Bennett in this novella. He really went above and beyond for Chloe. Adding to the tension, Bennett decides to withhold sex from Chloe until they're married. For those of you that have read their book, you know that this is no easy task. They have great chemistry and I love how they can't keep their hands off each other. The chastity deal surely made things interesting.  There's not much more I can say without ruining the book. Just know that there are a lot of little mishaps, but they get through it together and with help from their friends. One thing is certain, this couple is in love and I almost felt like I got to be there with them for their special day. So, as you can tell, I loved Beautiful Beginnings and feel like it was a great addition to a fantastic series! 
LoriMS More than 1 year ago
LOVED LOVED LOVED.  I laughed out loud so many times I know people thought I was loosing my mind.   
Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Chloe and Bennett's day has arrived! Chloe is so tempted to just elope with all the stress she is under but Bennett refuses. Bennett is so distracted by Chloe that he can't seem to get anything done so he imposes a "no-sex" rule till after the "I Do's" and Chloe is livid. His "great idea" is backfiring in so many ways he doesn't know what to do. With all the chaos and fighting their big day is going to be one to remember! OH. My. God!! I laughed and cried and laughed some more. Chloe and Bennett's day couldn't have been any different because then it wouldn't be Chloe and Bennett! Without giving too much away I have to say this was by far my favorite out of the series. The whole gang together and so much chaos and surprises around every corner it was magnificent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too damned short!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Say it isn't so. There must be more to tell about this group of young professionals. I was hooked with Beautiful Bastard and have read the entire series.They are fun, intelligent, demanding, loyal and sexy. I loved the series and hate to see it end. I must admit, I have read several of the books more than once for fun and just to keep up with their antics. Kudos to the two authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this Book! Bennett and Chloe were the fist to start this journey and was so glad you guys decided to do a book on the wedding! Another Beautiful Masterpiece!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These two ladies know how to weave you into a story. So much so, you feel that desperate need for release or feel what ever they are feeling at that moment. They pull you in! And when you read that last sentence at the end of the book, you sit there completely dumbfounded because it's over. That is the wonder and beauty of reading these books! You will Not be able to put them down until you are done.
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LJ111970 More than 1 year ago
This book is short and sweet and funny as heck! This is a light hearted read about this sexy couple as they head to the alter. It will make you laugh out loud, shed a tear and will suck you in as usual. The rehearsal dinner has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever read as well as the night before the wedding! As with the other books in this collection the men are hot, the women are strong and the chemistry is amazing. I love this series ad this little instep is just as good as the rest. Watching Chloe and Ben get married and see what they sacrifice for each other before hand is beautiful and funny. It was so nice to see the other characters again and Will *ahhhh Will * but it was awesome to meet the extended family hahahaha – omg We all have that one person don’t we! There is a part at the ceremony that had me shedding a tear. It’s where the grass meets the sand – you’ll know it when you read it. Touching, sweet and so moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
do not want it to end!
ShortyCG More than 1 year ago
Loved the book just wish it was longer...
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And they lived happily ever after...great series. Loved the ride!
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CindyMeyer More than 1 year ago
I don't know why it's taken me so long to read "Beautiful Beginning." I love the whole BB series, and I especially love the ready wit and sharp banter not only between Bennett and Chloe, but amongst all their friends as well. They are outrageous, but in a way that sometimes makes me wonder what it would be like to have friends as unabashed, yet devoted, as this group is. "Beautiful Beginning" is a novella -- less than 200 pages. At the risk of giving away any plot (for those who haven't read the other BB books), this delightful little book took the Bennett and Chloe journey and wrapped it up in a lovely Tiffany blue bow. It's funny, sexy (of course), but most of all, it was tender. Yes -- BB has a tender side, but make no mistake, it's reserved for Chloe alone. I laughed -- and even winced a little. I shed a sweet tear or two, but most of all, I just read it with an amused and delighted grin. Five they-never-disappoint-me stars!
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