Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Beautiful (Beautiful Bastard #5) by Christina Lauren [REVIEW]

The tenth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard.

A new couple finds love, and the casts of the previous books join in to celebrate this series finale in the most Beautiful way possible.

4.5 Beautiful Stars

Beautiful Bastard – Chloe and Bennett’s story. (The intern and the boss)
Beautiful Stranger - Sarah and Max (he’s British)
Beautiful Player – Hannah and Will (Hannah is Jensen’s sister)
Beautiful Secret – Ruby and Niall (They are both British)
Beautiful - Jensen and Pippa’s (Pippa is British)

Beautiful is a standalone but is part of the Beautiful B series. I feel like I should write an epic review because of this epic book. To sum up Beautiful I would say the authors wrote this for the fans. If you have read the series (like I did), then Beautiful is like the farewell book you don’t want to say goodbye to, but you are glad you got it regardless.

Beautiful is Jensen’s Pippa’s story mostly, but there are HUGE chunks of the previous characters in the book, another reason why the book is longer than the other ones.

Pippa lives in London but after finding out her boyfriend cheated on her she decides to go on holiday to the states.

Jensen is coming back from a work trip and he’s on a plane from London to the states. He happens to sit next to Pippa on the plane.

The way Pippa and Jensen meet and interact is funny and exactly what I expected and needed from this book. I love the lightness of the series and Beautiful is no exception. I found Pippa and Jensen just cute.

Jensen is a workaholic, he lives and breathes work. After a lot of peer pressure his friends get him to take a two week wine tour with them. Little does he know, Pippa is on the trip too. But wait, so are Hannah and Will and Ruby and Niall, don’t worry the other couples are in the book too.

If you haven’t read the series, you might be intimated by all the characters in the book, but I like all the couples, it really adds to the story and it makes it extra cute. Because of the other two couples are coupled off, Jensen and Pippa start to spend time with each other on the trip. They decide to tread lightly and be nice to each other.

I love a good road trip book and I like reading all the dynamics they run into. The first half of the book is adorable and sweet and fairly entertaining. The second half is filled more with drama and little bit more angst, but equally good.

Both Jensen and Pippa don’t want anything serious and it’s the easy going personalities that make the trip fun. I liked reading Pippa and Jensen’s relationship. I liked reading their POV’s and I like reading how they felt towards each other. I found the relationship very realistic and relatable. Both of them have their issues, more on Jensen’s side as he puts no time for anyone in his life besides his work.
You can tell that Jensen and Pippa care for each other deeply and you will be shouting for them to work it out.

As I said Beautiful is a light hearted read, but you can’t help but get teary eye because it closes the series to the end. Overall, I enjoyed it and I loved the way the authors concluded the series. It’s a book that every Beautiful fan needs to read, love and cry a little.

An ARC was provided


Sweet Filthy Boy #1 AMAZON - REVIEW
Dirty Rowdy Thing #2 AMAZON
Dark Wild Night #3 AMAZON - REVIEW
Wicked Sexy Liar #4 AMAZON - REVIEW

Beautiful Bastard Series

Beautiful Bastard #1 - AMAZON
Beautiful Stranger #2 - REVIEW - AMAZON
Beautiful Player #3 -  REVIEW - AMAZON
Beautiful Secret #4 AUDIO REVIEW - AMAZON
Beautiful #5 AMAZON

Giveaway is on my Facebook Page

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 ten New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 23+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)


  1. Awesome review! I love that the series is done but we are given this bonus to catch up on everyone's story!!

  2. I can't wait to read this book. What a great review! :)