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One beautiful bastard of a groom. The most beautiful bitch of a bride. A panty-ripping office hook-up turned true love everlasting.
Wedding bells can't chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying "I do" to eloping. For his part, Bennett's so worried about being distracted by Chloe's body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him. As their crazy families descend for the big day - only a few of them actually trying to be helpful - the fiery lovers are about to test whether the couple that argues together can keep it together long enough to exchange rings, and not just heated words.
©2013 Christina Lauren (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-25-13

Filthy, dirty, hilariously sweet love story!

Beautiful Beginning starts off with a very stressed out bride and a very focused groom. Chloe and Bennett are down to the wire with wedding preparations and Chloe is about ready to head off to Las Vegas. Bennett is more focused on keeping his bride sane but also on how to make their wedding night special. So he decides that weren't going to have sex until the wedding night. Which is 5 days away and Chloe, being who she is, decides she needs to fight Bennett on that and what ensues if a test of restraint for Bennett. There are a LOT of hilarious and epic scenes in this book. It literally kept me laughing and smiling while enjoying them tormenting each other before their big day. Like every other book in this series we get a hot, fun, full of romance story! You will be laughing, you will be fanning yourself and you will be enjoying every moment of it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lulu on 12-17-13

Back to the Best

I thought Beautiful Bastard was one of the best books I have read in a long time. Certainly one of the best romance books I have ever read. It was never sappy, the heroine was upfront and said what she meant, even to her own detriment and there was no angst and no prevarication. It didn't wallow in the characters problems,or weaknesses or tragic backgrounds. It embraced their quirks and made their inability to communicate calmly and effectively with each other actually work well for them. It was sexy, had a great hook and most importantly - it was hilarious. Whoever decided love had to be continually sad and angst filled is crazy.

The follow-ups introducing other characters were OK to good, but never lived up to the original. So I was somewhat reluctant to read the continuation of the Bastard's story. I was worried that if it was about their wedding, sap was bound to leak in somewhere.

I am happy to say it never did. It was exactly the messed up, hilarious, sexy, catastrophe that only Chloe and Ben could have. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was so glad to be reassured that these two characters I had grown so fond of would continue on in their dysfunctional but loving way.

My only tiny complaint was this - the ending didn't seem true to the story. Instead it seemed like the story ended and then the author added in one more sex scene. That bugged me just a little. I think this author does a great job of making her sex scene's "fit" the plot and the characters. This is the only time it seemed a little superfluous to me.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LilleyLoohLah on 07-02-16


As we're approaching Chloe and Bennett's wedding day we have some hilarious antics as Bennett tries his best to abstain from sex with Chloe for the week before they say 'I do'. The whole build up to the wedding is so funny, if it can go wrong, it does go wrong. We also have the usual crowd adding to all the antics. Loved this story and as usual love the writing. Full on laugh out loud moments.

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5 out of 5 stars
By vicki on 05-06-15


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes i would they are emotional sexy & funny as hell

What other book might you compare Beautiful Beginning to, and why?

there isn't any that I've read

Have you listened to any of Grace Grant and Sebastian York ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

yes all the beautiful

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes could press pause

Any additional comments?

love the beautiful books & that Bennett & Chloe get their happy ending

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbra Lazzarini on 12-04-17

omg they are gorgeous 💚💜💚

💚💜i love how you have us more .. especially these two ...they are so funny and serious...strong .. loving.💙💙..hott for each other .. the sexual attention is huge so glad they are married and next is they will be having a baby just like sarah and max ...💜💚 i cant wait for more 💚💜💙💜💚

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