Beautiful Beginning

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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!"
RT Book Reviews
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
EW.com
“…deliciously steamy…”
Tara Sue Me
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”
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!!”
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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476755106
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Series: Beautiful Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 39,063
  • 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/soul mates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard series. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, or at @seeCwrite and @LolaShoes on Twitter.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    A beautiful finish.  Although, I hate for it to end for this gro

    A beautiful finish.  Although, I hate for it to end for this group but it was great.  Too short but I loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    ok will someone please tell me what order these books come in pl

    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. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    Beautiful Beginnings was my favorite novella in the series so fa

    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! 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2013

    LOVED LOVED LOVED.  I laughed out loud so many times I know peop

    LOVED LOVED LOVED.  I laughed out loud so many times I know people thought I was loosing my mind.   

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

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    Chloe and Bennett's day has arrived! Chloe is so tempted to just

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Okay. I was seriously looking forward to reading this book becau

    Okay. I was seriously looking forward to reading this book because I LOVED LOVED LOVED the other ones in the series, but let me tell you, Chloe was a HUGE disappointment. Total BRIDEZILLA and a raging B*TCH.
    Mark my words, if she doesn't get her sh*t together, Bennet is going to divorce her within 5 years. She was so intolerable I skipped the last 30 or so pages of the book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Stellar as usual, but

    Too damned short!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Say it isn't so. There must be more to tell about this group of

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    sad it's over!

    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!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Awesome

    And they lived happily ever after...great series. Loved the ride!

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    I don't know why it's taken me so long to read "Beautiful B

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Great series!

    A lot of fun! Beautiful Bastard was my fave, but all in all a great series with great characters! You won't be dissapointed!

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    I'm very sad to see this series end. Lots of great sex, humor an

    I'm very sad to see this series end. Lots of great sex, humor and characters that I wanted to be friends with. There is a full length book followed by a shorter novella.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

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    awesome!

    A beautiful conclusion to the Beautiful series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Wonderful!

    What a wonderful ending. Now to get rid of the side cramps from laughing so hard and gather up the kleenexes from the tears. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    I would like to know what order are these books!!! I've read 3

    I would like to know what order are these books!!! I've read 3 of them so far and I think I read them in the wrong order. Can anyone PLEASE can anyone tell me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Enjoyed it very much!

    Thumbs up for this book! Really fun ending to the Beautiful series. Loved it! Gonna miss it! Laughed out loud.
    Will re-read Beautiful series! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

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    I have just completed the entire series. It was light and easy reading. I enjoyed the characters (especially Bennett) as well as the dialogue between them. It was great to watch as they grew into individuals capable of opening themselves in order to accept love. The funny scenes as well as many of the intimate scenes are great. They communicate with their bodies. However, my one complaint and disappointmesnt is the character of Choloe. Upon meeting her your impression is a refined, well groomed, bright, ambitious woman. Yes, she may dish it back to Bennett but their is still a level of respect and intimidation for his position and personal feelings when she allows him to seduce her. His behavior clearly shows his feelings but a lack of ability in expressing them. (The little boy that pulls the little girls braids). Once their relationship goes public I felt another person emerged in the body of Choloe. Yes, as women we want to be individuals who are respected and treated as equals. However, the author took her over the top! I began to feel as if she was trying to break this man and take over his role (her proposal, buying him a ring, calling him Mr. Mills). The constant sexual demands, the yelling at the rehearsal dinner, unbuckling his belt as if they we going to have sex in front of the wedding party (Bennett had to stop her), the loud, crasp behavior...this was not the Choloe we first met. Women have fought for equal rights. equal oppotunities, to be respected as human beings in the boardroom as well as the bedroom. We are not interested in changing roles and becoming men.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Loved it!!

    I loved the whole series and I'm bummed that it is over. Enjoyed every book. Can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    LOVE IT!!!!!

    I love this series. It's sad to say goodbye to these characters, but the wedding was perfect!!!!!

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