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(Beautiful Bastard #5)

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In a final installment of the series, a new couple finds love and the casts of the previous books join in to celebrate in the most beautiful way possible. By the New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Bastard.
ebook, 416 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Gallery Books
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Stacy Jensen is Hannah's brother/Will's friend and Pippa was Ruby's friend and coworker in London.

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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}

This wasn’t what a fling should be. He wasn’t casual, forgettable. He wasn’t flaky or flippant. He was attentive, he was considerate, and—holy fuck—he seemed more committed in spending time with me than he was to sleeping, to eating, even to finding closure with Becky. It was almost as if this was what he wanted.

But only temporarily.

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Christina Lauren has delivered the PERFECT ending to one of my most beloved series of all time. They gav
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romcoms

➦Jensen... Jensen, Jensen, Jensen. What can I say about Jensen? He's all like...

➦Everyone tells him "Jensen, get your head outa your ass! Loosen up a bit!" But Jensen doesn't listen, he's all like... "F U guys, I got work to do"

➦So needless to say, Jensen is a pretty dull boy.

➦His sister tells him "Come on a ROADTRIP with us, Jensen! There will be WINE and, by the way, here's my hot crazy single friend Pippa!" Jensen didn't know what hit him.

➦So, how about it, 2 weeks of wine tours with friends
Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳The fifth and FINAL installment to the Beautiful series has finally hit new adult shelves, and it has broken many hearts by letting us know that this series is saying a loving goodbye but keeping the wonderful memories of each individual couple, flowing strong...

➳Christina Lauren have concluded this series with a head on strong game! Pippa and Jensen are two unexpected characters that I did not 100% believe would ever, EVER match. Both of them are from different poles of the earth, one from
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

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This series has sadly come to an end with this last pairing of Jensen Bergstrom, Esq. (Hanna’s brother from Beautiful Player) and Pippa Bay Cox (Ruby’s friend from Beautiful Secret). These two meet on a flight from London to America. The encounter of these two strangers is pretty funny and awkward so imagine both their surprise when they run into one another again on a fabulous two week vacation with the crew of the previous books!


It seems that Jensen and Pippa are quietly b
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it


4 - 4.5 Stars

It's pretty depressing knowing this series has come to an end, but what a way to go.

As always, Christina Lauren delivers fun, sex, laugh out loud scenes, and one of the greatest casts there ever was.

Basic plot: Jensen (brother of Hanna from Beautiful Player) meets eccentric Pippa (friend of Ruby from Beautiful Secret) on an airplane and comes to find out she is the friend of his sister’s friends. Jensen is a workaholic. Pippa wants a change.
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-comedy
Sniff. Awwwww. How sweet.

This was such a sweet and funny story, and Pippa and Jensen were perfect for each other. They will, however, have a whopper of a story to tell their kids and grandkids should they ever have to retell their first meet and the road that led them to each other. They may very well be my 2nd favourite couple (Hanna/Ziggy and Will are my ATF). Sigh...

Meanwhile, we get sucked back into the lives of the ensemble cast of the Beautiful series and it felt like a homecoming of sort
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful follows the same CL pattern, the-you know what you're getting into and are completely 100% okay with that- style. As in most (all) quirky, personality powerful, funny girl is going through some big life change and is looking for something to mix it up. Guy's chin deep into work and is taking life too seriously.

Pippa is exactly as I said; funny, quirky, and has an overwhelming (but good) personality. After finding her boyfriend in bed with another women she decides she needs a break fr
Pearl Angeli
4.5 Stars!

What a beautiful conclusion to the series!


Although this book centered around Jensen Bergstrom and Pippa Bay Cox, there was also a HEA epilogue for all the characters in the series.

Talking about Jensen and Pippa's love story, well, these two are an odd couple. Jensen is a workaholic guy and is all so serious about his career and this is because of his failed marriage. Pippa, on the other hand, is a sassy, hilarious, and fun character who easily moved on after her boyfriend cheated on
Alex is The Romance Fox
There may be some Minor spoilers ahead!!!

Wow....Beautiful is the 5th book in the funny, sexy, quirky, witty Beautiful Bastard Series by Christina Lauren.
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I am pretty sad that this series ends with the last couple Jensen Bergstrom, Esq. (Hanna’s brother from Beautiful Player) and Pippa Bay Cox (Ruby’s friend from Beautiful Secret).

So, what's the plot here????
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A road trip with friends............he needs to loosen up....she's getting away from a gone bad relationship........
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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It’s no secret that I absolutely adore and love reading Christina Lauren’s book. The Beautiful Bastard Series will and always be my favorite series!!!! It’s a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye to the cast that have fictionally become part of my book world. So when I read Beautiful, I knew I had to savor every word, banter, and romance that Christina Lauren had written.

Beautiful introduces a new couple to the group: Pippa and Jensen.
Ramona Popescu
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am so sorry for this poor rating, it was unexpected and sad to give only 2 stars, but I really struggled..

I thought that maybe the beginning was slow and it will be more dynamic as the plot progressed, but it wasn't like that.
Everything happened too fast, the dialogues were boring, I had to skip various pages to survive and even with the skipping I didn't left anything aside..which is odd, because if nothing happens for pages and pages, maybe the scenes are not so important and don't need to
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I became addicted to reading again a few years ago, I just followed a few people on Goodreads. One of my friends read Beautiful Bastard, so I did too. Now over 3 years later I am reading the conclusion to the series and I’ll be honest it makes me a little emotional. First, I love my Goodreads friends who introduced me to so many amazing reads and have become real friends to me. Second, I am so thankful I discovered Christina Lauren.

Beautiful is the conclusion to the series and it’s pretty
Whitney Atkinson
Im just gonna say it, this series could've just ended at a trilogy. These last two books felt like the characters had no chemistry whatsoever and just ended up together because the authors wanted them to be, and not necessarily because they complimented each other or had anything in common or even experienced any angst.

My enjoyment of this might have been a bit blah because I listened to it on audio instead of reading it physically like I usually do, but this entire thing just felt so low stake
J. Grayland
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic and wonderful way to finalize this series, I have loved and enjoyed every one of these books and it was an ingenious way to bring all our favorite characters back for a final good bye.
This book in the series followed the slow burning romance between Will's best friend Jensen and Ruby's best friend Pippa who we have met in previous books, when six of the friends decide to take a wine tasting road trip together and both Jensen and Pippa get much more than they bargained for. Great
Bindi Boo
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 million stars

Freaking LOVED this one. Jensen and Pippa were what you call classic "opposites attract". So real, so fun and so intense- i adored them together. What started out as a casual fling became something more serious as they both realised how much they needed each other.

And those amazing end to an already AMAZING series. This Beautiful Series is one of my top favourite series. Each book and each character hold a special place in my heart. Will be looking forward to re-rea
How many more times do I have to read shitty romance like this? I'm sorry but when the heroine has been cheated on by her boyfriend I want the hero in the story to be the guy to sweep her off her feet! I don't want a pansy ass, high maintenance, prissy bitch that pushes the heroine away.

Pippa leaves London for a two week long vacation with the rest of the couples in this series after catching her boyfriend cheating. Jensen is Hannah's brother who is extremely stuck in his workaholic ways. He end
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

*Audiobook comments below too!

BEAUTIFUL was such a fun send off to the whole Beautiful series gang. My absolute favorite couple, Hanna and Will, were prominent characters in this one and I just had a blast reading (and later listening) to Beautiful from beginning to end.

Jensen and Pippa are the two love birds in Beautiful, but their first meeting is anything but romantic. On his way home to Boston from London, Jensen finds himself stuck next to an eccentric English woman who can't seem to st
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

"She's out there. Whoever she is."

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Pippa Cox is a 26 yr. old free spirited, flamboyant, self assured, gorgeous woman from London. She works for an engineering firm & lives with her boyfriend until she one day walks in on him cheating on her. When some friends invite her on a holiday touring wineries across the East Coast, Pippa decides time away is just what she needs.

On her flight to Boston to meet up with her friends, Pippa sits next to a hot businessman.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Last book in the series and OMG I loved it!!!

I loved the whole series actually, but some books were better, some just ok. This one - the best! I loved Jensen and Pippa together but I especially loved Pippa. This quirky, crazy funny, swearing and without verbal filter (more often than not) British gal and serious American lawyer were so different from each other but oh so perfect together.

Sexy, funny, sweet and a little angsty at one point, just perfect.

Epilogues for every couple in this series
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books
4.5 Beautiful Stars

Beautiful Bastard – Chloe and Bennett’s story
Beautiful Stranger - Sarah and Max
Beautiful Player – Hannah and Will
Beautiful Secret – Ruby and Niall
Beautiful - Jensen and Pippa’s

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

I hate saying goodbye to yet another great series :(

I have loved all these characters since I've first read Beautiful Bastard. Some I liked more than others, but I enjoyed reading every single one.

This time it was Pippa and Jensen's story. Pippa is Ruby's best friend (Beautiful Secret) and Jensen is Will's best friend (Beautiful Player). He's also Hannah's brother.

They meet on a plane ride to Boston. Pippa is on her way to meet up with some friends, to go on a wine touring vacation. She nee
4.5 stars

I have been a huge Christina Lauren fan and supporter since I first cracked that spine of Beautiful Bastard so long ago. These ladies always deliver wildly entertaining storylines, strong female heroines, and drool worthy men on a silver platter, making the Beautiful Bastard series one of my all time favorites. And although bittersweet, this was one hell of an ending to a most beloved series! While getting to know and fall in love with some new characters in this last installment,
Dee Montoya
4.5 Holiday Love Stars*****

(ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)

I had forgotten how much I adore Christina Lauren's books; luckily for me Beautiful was the perfect reminder. This new book was the perfect memento for everything I've always love in these stories and more; new characters as well as all our beloved previous ones. Utterly charming and beautiful, I couldn't get enough.

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Pippa is an engineer and she works a lot! One day feeling guilty for always putting more ti
Beatrice Masaluñga
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
One last hurrah for the Beautiful Bastard series! I'm terribly going to miss this gang for all their steamy romances and funny moments. In this book, we'll get to see Pippa Bay Cox - Ruby Miller's former officemate and Jensen Bergstrom - Hanna's eldest brother. Their first encounter is awkwardly adorable as they met on the plane flight to America. Then coincidentally meet again on a party where they have mutual friends in the Beautiful crew. It's so hilarious especially when Jensen recall drunke ...more
Anna Serene
Before Reading
NOOOOO!!! I refuse to accept that both the Beautiful AND Wild Seasons series is over! Never! Christina Lauren, you must crank out at least 17 more books. That is my one and final offer of which I will not take 'no' for an answer!

Update: Still unhappy and dreading the moment I finish devouring this book and my inevitable ugly tears.

And yet I'm going to end up reading it in about five minutes because that's just want CLo does to me!!! I lose all control and can't slow down!
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

Perfect Last Book in this amazing series!
I just adored Pippa & Jensen and I was sooo happy to have that much of my darling Will in there too! ♥

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Wil Loves Books!
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic! Red this one in one sitting. No doubt this is one of my favorite series ever!!!

In the past two months, I've taken a break from reviewing that many upcoming ARCs for the blog and have been concentrating on finishing some of my favorite series. I recently finished the last book of the Addicted series by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie and now I picked up Beautiful, which is the last book of the Bastard series. I definitely recommend you read all books in this series. I personal
Phuong ✯
3 stars


It wasn't really hard to get through these books (except maybe 1 or 2 or 4 books, but who's counting), but it was very repetitive, because every of these books' plot revolved around something sex related.

Chloe and Bennett - hate sex everywhere
Sara and Max - public sex everywhere + voyeurism
Hanna and Will - Will teaching Hanna about sex
Ruby and Niall - Nial wanting to wait for sex until he is sure about his feelings, but basi
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

So when I heard that another Beautiful book was coming out, I was really excited even though I thought it was basically a final goodbye for all the previous characters. Imagine my surprise to learn there's also a whole new story...Yay!

This time it's about Jensen, Hanna's brother, and Pippa, Ruby's best friend. I know, it's almost absurd how 'connected' everyone is but it does make for a nice, little group.

Jensen got divorced six years ago and immediately started withdrawing. The problem
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know that excitable clapping and shrieking thing the live audience does when a much loved character walks back into a scene after they've left the series and the programme just hasn't been the same without them in it? Yeah, so that was me reading this.

Every time there was an appearance by Bennett or Will or Max or Niall or well, anyone really, I was grinning like a loon and my heart skipped a beat.

I think this is probably my fave series of all time, each book has been a winner (with the exc
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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 fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.) ...more

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