The writing duo Christina Lauren has created a wonderfully sexy series, Beautiful Bastard. Beautiful Bombshell is the second novella in the series, and takes place after Beautiful Stranger. While I felt a little wishy-washy about the first novella, this one left me hoping for more.
I completely get that it is a novella and does not have all of the structure of a novel, but there was nothing in Beautiful Bombshell that seemed relevant for anything except for a lot of sex. While there was an introduction of Will, who is going to be the leading man of Beautiful Player, everything else seemed redundant. There was no deep insight into the characters, and there was nothing pushing the story forward except for more sex between Ryan and Chloe, and Max and Sara.
I do understand this is a romance, and I get that there is sex. I don't see the point in having five sex scenes in a 126 page novella. It was a little over done. But, I do like the characters. I liked them from their original stories so I didn't mind that the story jumped from place to place or sex scene to sex scene. I was in it for the characters. So while it isn't on the top of my must-read list, it was enjoyable.
Any fan of the series would like the additional moments with these characters and the brief introduction to Will.
A beautiful bastard of a groom-to-be. A bachelor-party-crashing bride. And one unforgettable night on the Vegas strip.
When Bennett’s friends steal him away from Chloe for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, their first stop doesn’t exactly go as planned. Their scheme for a guys’ weekend completely derailed, Bennett and Max take every chance they get to rendezvous secretly with the women they love. But when the persistently single Will Sumner catches on, the pair realizes they need to team up with him instead of butting heads if they’re to escape for more sexy Vegas hookups.
Beautiful Bastard’s Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan are back for one last blazing prewedding hurrah- but if what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, they might not ever want to leave!