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Beautiful Fool

(Queens of Chaos #2)

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Love. Safety. Happiness.

The defection shattered any chance of this. It unearthed both old and new skeletons and it left only suspicion in its wake.

Guilty until proven innocent.

Bastien thought he knew The Club. He was learning that The Elders were more heinously depraved than his worst nightmares. His dreams of freedom and love with Gemma were now only a fantasy.

Had he been
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Published April 29th 2021
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Jade Adams
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jumping in from where Little Doll left us, we get to see the fall out from Gemma and Bastien's point of view. I loved finding out more about The Club and seeing how the other characters coped in the shit storm that Xanthe left them all in.

I loved Gemma in Little Doll but starting Beautiful Fool I found her really annoying and very whiny and her mum I disliked straight away, pandering to her little girl who could do no wrong. But as we got further into the story she found her strength and I fell
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Bookish Barbi
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
And what a fool I was, here I am thinking we get a continuation of where we left off in book 1 and nope. LJ sweeps in and hits us with a new couple!!!

It’s Gemma and Bastian’s turn. And their story did not disappoint. Gemma takes some getting used to but her character development is great. She just wants to believe the goodness in everyone but towards the end when she has even more to lose, she smartens up. And when you throw Bastian in the mix oh boy get ready for the steam!!

And the ending!!! A
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Jessica
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much for the copy you know I've been dying to read the next book as soon as I was done with little doll.

So I went into this book hating Gemma but after seeing things from her side I have so much sympathy for her. She can do nothing right in Noelles eyes and yes some of the stuff she brings on her herself like not accepting Noelle's beliefs and telling her to stop talking about them almost constantly. But then there are also the times she asks questions about her friend life like th
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AllyG
May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 of the Queens of Chaos series and Gem and Bastien’s story.
Although it focuses on Gem and Bas, all our fav characters from ,”Little Doll,” are also in attendance.
Their story is just as complicated and surreal as Xanthe‘s and Blaise was. Only Gem is a much more innocent type of MFC.
It was an Incredibly fast paced read and left me, often times, frustrated with the characters actions. Several time I found myself yelling out things like, “Omg, why would she do that?!” Or, “Did he real
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Zainab M.
Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
• My review for Beautiful Fool by @ljfindlayauthor • #editingproject

Where do I even start? When I first read Little Doll and was introduced to the toxicity of the Club members, I had no idea I will be a part of something this big! First, Xanthe and Blaise. And now, Gemma and my very own favorite, delicious French bastard, Bastien. Come to mama😍

Where the dynamics between Xanthe, Gemma, and Noelle have somewhat been shaky enough, with the events of book 1, everybody are left shaken up. Especially
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GML
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Zoe_isreading
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Fool is everything I wanted it to be, and so much more.

Firstly, I want to congratulate Laura on a fantastic second book, Gemma wasn't my favourite out of the Queens but I definitely have more of a soft spot for her now. Secondly, at the start of the story I found Gemma extremely whiny but throughout the book she gets better and does become a lot stronger albeit still naive.

Although this is Gemma's story, we pick up pretty much where Little Doll left us. I thoroughly enjoyed readin
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The Lushy Reader
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Still dealing with the defection in book 1, the queens of chaos and the guys find themselves in turmoil against the Club. Duty, honor, inheritance is how our men have been raised (our kings of chaos 😉💁🏻‍♀️, let’s be honest, the winds of change did enter the bar that night and it wasn’t just our queens that altered the future for everyone) and with the defection, those are being questioned even more. Our kings are not the same guys we met in book one and it’ll be exciting to see what they become. ...more
Claires Book Reviews  And Wine
Apr 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ohhh the fun continues.


After the ending of Little Doll I have been twiddling my thumbs impatiently waiting for this book and I couldn't stop myself from diving right in. 


Gemma as I character I loved, she did get little whiney more than once, but she was the beautiful nieve fool that book said but at the same time was completely relatable in her insecurities. 


You also know that although not strong naturally that she really was working through them and can see growth at end of the book not just th
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KL
May 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Fool is the second book in the Queens of Chaos series and focuses on Gemma and Bastien.

The book starts right where Little Doll ened and we see Gemma, Bastien and the rest of the gang dealing with the aftermath of cliffhanger at the end of the first book.
I have to be honest and say I really disliked Gemma in the first book so I was a bit scared how this book will work out for me. And yes I still think Gemma was whiny, naive, judgmental and annoying most of the book and I wish she grew a
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Daisy Sauceda
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
So will love prevail? That is the question to ask when reading this book. So you remember Xanthe and Blaise right? Well they pretty much left the rest of the gang to fend for themselves. Like when you read this book you will read about Gemma and Bastian story. Now my only issue was with Gemma, you would think that she would have gained a back bone after the whole Dylan thing. She is still naive and well seriously common sense is not this girl. I mean street smart she is not!! Well I get she want ...more
Kelly Gregory
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant!!
This picks up right where 'Little Doll' left us. This however was Gemma and Bastien's story and how they were dealing with the aftermath of Xanthe's decisions in book one. Straight away i was hooked right back into the plot, which was so full of suspense, twists and loads of drama!
Gemma is one of my favourite characters because she is so different to the other Queens of chaos. She has so many insecurities and requires a lot of reassurance, however she also has an inner strength which
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Lια ☽
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 "ENDGAME" STARS!!!

"And, just like that, my world went to shit."

Beautiful Fool picks up right after Little Doll, with the characters having to fix the mess the Queens of Chaos created at the end of book 1. We jump straight back in a story full of mysteries, secrets and deception. Everyone is literally a mess and I loved seeing them slowly getting things back together and figuring out how to work and fight against the cult.

Gemma. Like Xanthe she was a contradictio personified and I'm not gonna l
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Maya Monroe
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
L.J. Findlay has become one of my favorite authors!
She has taken someone that we can relate to and made her the female main character in this book. We can relate to her because she is being introduced into The Club just like us. This is all new to her so she keeps adapting to her surroundings.
Gemma's transformation is amazing through this book. At the beginning, she is reserved and quiet and pleases others. Her journey is difficult and I admire the woman she has become. Towards the end she has
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Annas Book Nook
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was so eager for book 2 of the Queen of Chaos series and Beautiful fools didn't disappoint.
Gemma and Bastian are the main characters of this book, I loved reading their story, their love for each other is heart melting.
Trying to deal with the society, bad bosses and evil made me devour this book.
So many secrets hidden that eventually came out and shocked me to the core.
Also written is Noelles story and unexpected loves.
I loved reading Gemmas character development from being a shy naive girl to
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Melissa
Apr 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesome

What an awesome read. The storyline was amazing. So many plot twists, suspense and angst. I didn't always like the heroine Gemma but I liked how she developed through the book. I think she could be a bit self absorbed, naïve and in trying to be a friend, come off judgey. She did start to understand things more and was better able to communicate. I like books that have characters that are 'real' and Gemma is just that. We all are different so as much as I sometimes didn't like her, I enjo
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Michaella Dieter
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
LJ Findlay blew me away with her debut novel, Little Doll. She's a sneaky one...with how that one ended, I thought Beautiful Fool was the continuation of Blaise and Xante's story. I was wrong. 😆

Beautiful Fool is Gemma and Bastien's story, and deals with the aftermath of Little Doll. Now, I'll be honest - it took me a long time to warm up to Gemma. Like, 70% in long time. She is the personification of a sheltered, naive girl that too readily believes what people say. She does, however, have a goo
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Theresa Doherty
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This goes from strength to strength, as Gemma and Bastian are working on their relationship another attraction seems to be forming between Noelle and Damien. I am so caught up in these books, sometimes I want to scream and the next I want to cry. I love the french dotted throughout it just makes it so hot what can I say I lapped it up. I voluntarily reviewed this book
Nicole
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Okay first off, amazing world building and writing! I was hooked in book 1 and I can say the same about book 2.

Emotional, intriging, amazing!
Jess McDaniel
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, college
I always love a book with a good secret society, so this one is definitely right up my alley.

Beautiful Fool picks up where Little Doll left off and how the aftermath of Xanthe and Blaise's story is effecting everyone, especially Gemma and Bastien. At first, I was not a fan of Gemma, but she won me over. Bastien is so head over heels, he would do anything and everything for Gemma.

The story is filled with drama, twists, and steam. If you're looking for a series that will keep you on the edge of y
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Valarie Gentry
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I Absolutely love Gemma and Bastien story! Gemma is so amazing and I really loved how she handled herself and Bastien. This book had me on the edge my seat the whole book. I'm left speechless and wanting more. ...more
Monique Luna
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Zoe-Amelia Harris
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
𝙒𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡.

We jump in straight where we left off in Little Doll, the rest of the gang dealing with the fallout of Xanthe kidnapping Blaise, but this time we follow Gemma and Bastien's POV.

I love how relatable all of LJ's girls are! I see a piece of myself in all of the Queens of Chaos, but Gemma I relate to SO MUCH. The insecurities and self doubt make her seem so real, but I also loved the way we see her grow from a meek, scared girl to a badass woman who won't let things get in
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Claudia Coenen
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Its different

Its different from QOC1 so please keep that in mind while reading this one. Where we followed Xanthe in book 1 we now get Gemma's POV. I don't like her.. at all... she's naive, whiny, and I don't know she thinks one thing and does another. Then thinks she should have done the thing that she thought she should have done. As soon as Bastien comes close it feels like her brain cells are gone. Bastien on the other hand I like and he made the whole story worth while and hoping for snipp
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BLT
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
These ladies are definitely Queens of Chaos; they wear that crown with pride.
Gem and Bastien's story is full of trust, mistrust, lies, intrigue, love with a ton of bumps in the road but no matter what they are Endgame.
While I was reading I kept saying to myself Oh My God, like this crap could not be happening!!!! But it did and What the heck with the ending!!!!! Yeah, I think I'm officially team Ludo.
I can't wait to hear where these Queens lead their men.
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, dark
Beautiful Fool is book two in the Queens of Chaos series. I absolutely loved book one Little Doll so I couldn’t wait to read this. I wasn’t disappointed. The story continues and now we get Bastian and Gemma’s story.

Gah this author pulled me through the wringer.. the twists and turns kept on coming and I was mentally high fiving the author.

Another brilliant read by this author.
Madeleine Booth-Smits
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ohh how foolish is our beautiful fool? The queens are back and chaos will once again commence!! This whole story just sweeps you up in its drama, love, fun, yummy times and holds you tight and doesn't let go till the last page. Which came far too quickly!! I love the queens and can just imagine what fun friends they'd be in real life!! Can't wait to see what book 3 brings!! ...more
Samantha Shaffer
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 18-romance
#SASBOOKREVIEWS

❤ Secrets
❤ Murder
❤ Mafia vibes
❤ Besties
❤Eggplant count 1

This was such a different side of everything so far I think it gave a lot more insight into the club. I also love all the scandal and secrets I wonder what's next.

#SASBOOKREVIEWS
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Mary
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh such a wild ride…we follow sweet timid Gemma and Bastien and omg the twists and turns and disgusting men who hopefully get fired or murdered… ad the twist at the end oh my gosh such a good book
Kevin Bailey
Aug 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying Gemma is not my favorite character, that being said this is amazing. This series has grabbed my attention and I cannot wait to see where it goes.
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𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕤 𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕜. 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕤 𝕤𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕥. 𝕒𝕝𝕨𝕒𝕪𝕤 𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕢𝕦𝕖.

L.J. Findlay is a romance author based in London, UK and has been dreaming up stories for as long as she can remember. Since graduating Liverpool uni, she has moved back to London to start a career in media sales but, in true lockdown style, has found the time to put pen to paper.

Other than writing dark and twisted tales, and confusing her family as t
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