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Beautiful Beginning

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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.

Photograph by Alyssa Michelle

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, and The Unhoneymooners. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (November 19, 2013)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476751740

“Hot . . . if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful..."

– EW.com

“The thing that I love the most about Christina Lauren and the duo’s Beautiful books is that there is always humor in them. As well as hot steamy moments and some of the sweetest I love you’s.”

– BooksSheReads.com

"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"

– S.C. Stephens, bestselling author of Thoughtless

“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”

– RT Book Reviews

“…deliciously steamy…”

– EW.com

“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”

– Tara Sue Me, bestselling author of The Submissive,

 “A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!”

– PerezHilton.com

Beautiful Bastard has heart, heat, and a healthy dose of snark. Romance readers who love a smart plot are in for an amazingly sexy treat!”

– Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass

"Beautiful Bastard is the perfect mix of passionate romance and naughty eroticism. I couldn’t, and didn’t, put it down until I’d read every last word."

– Elena Raines, Twilightish

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