Review: Beautiful by Christina Lauren

29432729Beautiful (Beautiful Bastard #5) by Christina Lauren

Published October 4th 2016

Featuring the entire BEAUTIFUL series cast for one final hurrah!

A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
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.

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I had read Beautiful Bastard a year or so ago and I didn’t like it at all. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Beautiful (plus, I wasn’t sure if the fact that I haven’t read books 2-4 would leave me feeling confused) but I ended up enjoying it a lot.
I really liked the plot of this book. It was so much fun and it made me want to go on a group trip with my friends. I wasn’t a big fan of Pippa at first but she definitely grew as a character and wasn’t so annoying later on in the book. I loved Jensen right away and I loved how him and Pippa where so opposite but they worked so well together. I wasn’t confused at all from not reading the other books. I’m sure I would have known the characters better if I had but I didn’t feel lost or confused.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. It definitely makes me want to give Beautiful Bastard another try and pick up the other books in the series.

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