I don’t have the words to express how much I loved Jensen and Pippa’s story in Beautiful… or the entire Beautiful Bastard series for that matter. I thought it was brilliant!!! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post, there is a giveaway happening you don’t want to miss. ;-)
Beautiful (Beautiful Bastard #5) by Christina Lauren
Release Date: October 4, 2016
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.
I loved, loved, loved Jensen and Pippa’s story so much and I was so excited while reading it. Right from the start I was hooked and couldn't get enough. Fantastic first meeting between the two, it was awesome. This story was filled with so much humor and wit, on more than one occasion I burst out laughing. This was hilariously awesome! Jensen and Pippa were such amazing characters with so much depth and I loved learning their ins and outs. Together they had so much chemistry and I loved watching that connection the two shared truly grow. Jensen seemed so uptight and reserved and Pippa was such a free spirit but so endearing, those worlds colliding was just an entertaining delight.
The writing is stellar with great details and an incredible build that had me on the edge of my seat, ignoring real life as I immersed myself into this world. I was just so connected and invested in Jensen and Pippa's relationship. There were so many wonderful moments and things happening, these two gave me butterflies. It's heartfelt and emotional and all of it coming together at the end had me cheering.
More than Jensen and Pippa, it's all the secondary characters that are involved. Bennett and Chloe. Max and Sara. Will and Hanna. Niall and Ruby. How the authors integrated all the characters was perfect. I was so happy to see where they are now and what's in store for them. It just made me ridiculously happy. The epilogues and how they were set up was absolutely brilliant. It was just such a clever and thoughtful way to end the series bringing things full circle. I loved it!
Wonderful ending with Jensen and Pippa coming together. I have no words to express how heartfelt it truly was, so open, honest, and loving. This is absolutely one of my favorite series and I will forever recommend it to anyone that will listen because each and every one is amazing. Jensen's and Pippa story was no exception. Full of heart and humor, Beautiful is not to be missed! A stellar read.
On a personal note, I'd like to say something profound or witty to truly express how much I loved and adored this story, from start to finish, all the characters and the epilogues, but all I could do when I finished was sit and smile with tears in my eyes (and down my cheeks!) and say thank you to the wonderful writing duo of Christina Lauren. Thank you for this story that filled my heart, thank you for the spectacular writing, stellar details and build. Thank you for the well crafted characters of Jensen and Pippa in Beautiful. Thank you for it all.
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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