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Review: Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bombshell - Christina Lauren

Review can be seen on Books and Swoons

My rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars
Nahomi's rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars
Our overall rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars


Beautiful Bombshell is the second novella of the Beautiful Bastard series but it has to be one of my favorite. The boys, Bennett, Max, Will and Henry are in Vegas for Bennett’s bachelor party or stag weekend as Max calls it. However, Bennett soon discovers that it not just a boys’ weekend.

Apparently, Max and Chloe had gotten together and planned to surprise Bennett so he was very shocked to see his fiancé. Chloe and Bennett are still crazy in love for each other but they have that need to test and tease each other that drive each other crazy as well. I did like how they’ve grown as a couple and how much they trusted each other. One of my favorite passages from the book was when they were in bed together and they were sharing secrets and just being intimate with each other.

It was her favorite game, the one where I told her every tiny thing I noticed. I paid attention; she loved it. - pg. 125


She licked her lip, swallowed, “I am so in love with you.” Her thumb slipped into my mouth and I bit down sharply, causing her to let a tight moan. “And whatever happens outside of this, of us like this…”
“I know.”
We shared a desperate look, a mutual, silent agreement that we would never get enough, that maybe the ideal life was us here like this, alone and touching, but it would never be our reality to exist here exclusively.
- pg 127

We also get some Max and Sara time and it just reinforced my love for those two. They're my favorite couple so far. They have certainly grown up and I just love how much trust Sara has towards Max. Max is still the swoony hero that I love and I have to admit that I'm a little jealous of Sara for getting a guy like him. Way to go, girl.

My only complaint of the novella was that we didn't get more time with boys all together. The few times they were together were just a little glimpse at how much of fun group they are.

“Just walk down the hall like a fucking bloke and get your knob rubbed by some girl dancing on you.” Max stared at me, his eyes narrowed. “Are you taking the piss with whingey shite? It’s your fucking stag weekend. Act like the man you used to be.” - Max pg 6


“So how are we continuing this weekend of debauchery? Dinner and then what? Skydiving? Virgin suicide? Matching tattoos to commemorate the loss of Ben’s ball?” - Will pg 46


“Besides, a hundred bucks says you couldn’t even find a virgin in this place.” - Henry pg 47

I loved Bombshell and I can't wait to start reading Beautiful Player.


Basically, I agree with Jenn on all of the above. I love, love, love Beautiful Bombshell! The novella was funny, sexy, and had me so hot and bothered that I needed a cold shower. Christina Lauren, took the sex scenes to another level. So, ladies be prepared to experience a major increase in your libido, especially in pages 56-59. Beautiful Bombshell basically has all of my favorite elements of the series, all mashed up in one. It doesn't get much better than that.

Chole and Bennetts' relationship is fiery, fast paced, and playful, but also more intimate than what we've seen in Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Bitch. I love the chemistry between them; they have this give and take that keeps me guessing and makes their relationship so much fun.

In the entire novella I would have to say that my favorite was chapter 2, because I am a lover of Max and Sara. I love how intimate and sweet their relationship is. Max is so sweet, and thoughtful. *sighs* My only regret is that I didn't get to see more of them in Beautiful Bombshell.

I enjoyed the few scenes where the boys were all together. It's funny seeing how nerdy Will is in contrast to the others, because otherwise it's easy to forget that he's a science geek. I am really excited to read more about Will in Beautiful Player!

Beautiful Bombshell is a great addition to the Beautiful Bastard series. If you haven't read any of the books yet, what are you waiting for? Get the books and start reading!