Even though I can say I loved each book more than the last, each book in the series makes it difficult to pick a favorite couple. The nice thing about the novellas in the Beautiful Bastard series is that they may focus on one event for a couple, but you get cameos of everyone.
Beautiful Beloved is one of the sweetest novellas in this series. It is about the unexpected changes that occur to a relationship after a baby makes three. Max and Sara have a baby named Annabel, those scenes are some of the sweetest. Although they love their daughter dearly, they want some one on one time, so Max and Sara enlist the help of their friends. Unfortunately high-jinx ensue making things more difficult.
I loved this small glimpse into the lives of Max and Sara after Annabel. This was the right length for a novella and I believe it fulfilled what the authors wanted it to. I had trouble before with the lengths of the previous novellas, and while this is short it isn't too short.
I also enjoyed the first experience of Niall Stella, who will be the main male lead in the next book Beautiful Secret of the series. He is similar to Max, but more reserved and he has a different past. I am very interested to see where all of that leads.
Overall, for fans of the series, this is a must read! I recommend it to any reader of the series, and as a warning if you have not read the other books in this series you should do so before reading Beautiful Beloved!
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.