Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Series, Book #2) by Christina Lauren
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: I’m thinking I need to clear something up. . .if you find the Beautiful Series on Amazon, then you will see that Beautiful Bitch is numbered 3 in this series, if you look on Goodreads, then it is numbered 1.5, so of course, that could be somewhat confusing for someone who is just beginning the series. If you remember in my review for Beautiful Bastard, I said that I had already enjoyed the first 3 books in this series (Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player) and my goal was to finish the entire series (9 books) in the span of a month (I know, pretty lofty), so when I began my re-read of Beautiful Stranger (#3), I quickly realized that I needed to rewind and read Beautiful Bitch. Beautiful Bitch picks up around a year or so after Beautiful Bastard left off, with flashbacks that take us back to when Bennett and Chloe get back together and Beautiful Stranger starts after Beautiful Bitch, so long story short, read Beautiful Bitch after Beautiful Bastard and before Beautiful Stranger. Clear now? Good, let’s get started.
Beautiful Bitch will be told through the POV’s of Bennett and Chloe.
We know how we left Chloe and Bennett in Beautiful Bastard, but for fun, let’s recap. After the San Diego fiasco, where Chloe leaves Bennett. . .hearts are a hot mess. Bennett is torn up and Chloe isn’t fairing much better. She quits RMG and moves to a smaller company to finish her internship. Once she’s getting ready to make her big presentation, who shows up? None other than Bennett. . .to the rescue. Apologies given, apologies accepted, presentation aced, all is good again. And, now that they have reconciled, Bennett can’t wait but make things right again the only way he knows how. . .between the sheets.
Unfortunately, his plan becomes a bit put off when he finds out that Chloe has made celebratory plans with Sara and Julia. But, all is good when Bennett is invited to tag along and all is better when Bennett and Chloe cut out early and celebrate in private.
Fast forward about a year and hectic doesn’t even begin to describe Bennett and Chloe’s current situation. RMG is getting ready to open up an office in New York and Bennett and Chloe will be transferring there, so with all of that happening, little time is left for an actual “Bennett + Chloe”. So, Bennett does what Bennett does best. . .take charge. He reaches out to a friend. . .borrows his friend’s French villa. . .plans a three week, romantic vacation for two. . .all in the name of love (and I’m quite certain some fucking).
So, this is the gist of Beautiful Bitch. It’s bringing the reader up to date with Bennett and Chloe, while providing flashbacks of what happened when we left them last. This story is really just about Bennett and Chloe. We do get some glimpses of Sara and Julia and we get to meet Max (French villa loaner friend), which is good, because he is book #2. Since this is really a novella (I’m not sure if it actually falls under those qualifications, but it is a really quick read) you only need some Bennett and some Chloe, it’s not necessary to fill the pages with supporting characters.
Since the relationship was born from pure sexual desire, it only stands to reason that the fire is still burning, even though Bennett’s cock and Chloe’s puss aren’t seeing each other nearly as much as they would like. But in the short amount of time that it’s gonna take to finish the book, you’re literary mind will be sexually satisfied.
This BXTCH is now moving on to Max and Sara (book #2). My goal is still intact. . .and achievable, I will finish all 9 books within the month. Stay tuned.