Review: Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard #3.5) by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Beginning

Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard #3.5)

by Christina Lauren


The Beautiful Bastard series continues in this new novella—back 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.

An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling.

5 out of 5 stars

Filthy, dirty, hilarious, fun and I loved every single second of it!

I freaking loved this story. Loved. It. Everything about it made me happy! It was playful and hot right from the start. I love Bennett and Chloe so much and their adventure to get to the alter had just the right mix of drama and hotness. They have such loving, playful attitudes and are so great together.

There were some seriously funny scenes throughout the story. I particularly loved a scene at the church, I thought it was priceless! The families, the aunts, George, what Bennett was up to with Will – it was all so witty! Any time the guys get together I’m always happy, I love their interactions. I seriously kept bursting out into giggles and had a smile plastered on my face through most of the book.

I loved what Bennett wanted to do and Chloe's mission to break his resolve. It created a serious amount of sexual tension but a lot of passion and steaminess too. I'm glad the drama involved in the story was light but I thought it was just the right amount to keep you wondering what was going to happen next.

I loved the wedding, it was so full of emotion and beautifully written – I was teary eyed. The duo of Christina Lauren have this great knack for painting a wonderful picture. Bennett and Chloe are so sweet together and so in love, I thought they were evenly matched and balanced each other out perfectly. I love their relationship and how they’ve grown together. I also thought it was wonderful how they spent their first night together as a married couple, it was so symbolic and perfect.

I think this was the perfect ending to the series but I'm sad its over. Will and Hanna... oh my goodness. Yes! Max and Sara… sigh. Love them all. 

5 stars because I loved it and it made me happy! I’d like to give it 6 actually. Seriously, I have this crazy smile and feel good feeling happening. Love the bastard and the bitch. :-)

 ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


This is by far one of my most favorite books series and if you enjoy a bit if sexy reading, humor, and emotion all wrapped into one, then I highly recommend these books. I will definitely be reading them again. I want to hang out with these people and be their friend – they’re all such great characters and I will miss them.

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