REVIEW: Beautiful Beloved (Beautiful Bastard #3.6) by, Christina Lauren



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~ Synopsis ~

The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters…plus one tiny new addition to the group.

In Beautiful Stranger , finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.


Ohhhhh where to begin! I’ve been drooling over this book since it’s announcement, because although I love every single character this series is about – Max & Sara are by far my favorites. So when Christina Lauren said they were giving us more? I promptly pre-ordered that sucker and impatiently waited – and waited – and waited some more…. and last Sunday after 9pm I refreshed my Kindle about 100 times before it downloaded and I devoured it in about 45 minutes. Because, it was that good.

These two are now the proud parents of a beautiful bundle of joy, a little girl that has charmed them both – but with little sleep, and a labor that was more difficult than they had both anticipated they have to try and figure out how to make their way back to each other – the familiar heat between them is there, but they have to learn how to navigate through their new roles as parents, while realizing that they’re still people – two people that are very much in love and desperate for the sex life they once had.

Max is being too careful – because watching his wife throughout her 24+ hours of labor was hard on him, he treats her more delicately, and he’s worried that their once rough sex life will be too much for her now.

Sara, I think she’s more desperate for them to get back to their old ways than Max, but with the new mother role, she’s having to decide of they can get back the spark they once had – and she’s afraid that their once VERY adventurous sex life is possible now – throw in the fact that her body has changed and as a nursing mother – everything is so different now.

These two struggle like anyone in their position would starting a new family – but throw in Christina Lauren’s hysterical sense of humor….. and the same sizzling heat that these two shared in Beautiful Stranger and you’ve got a very sexy, very funny and relate-able story before you.

If you haven’t read Beautiful Stranger yet, you can check out my review ….. HERE


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