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 Post subject: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:05 am 
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I had read a review of Beautiful Bastard somewhere...it's by Christina Lauren and it's another Fifty Shades of Grey type book that started as Twilight Fanfiction. The review I read was HORRIBLE, much like many of the reviews I read about FSOG.

So of course, this meant I had to pick it up. And boy did I read it. I found myself taking breaks Monday to read during the day and I finished it last night (after starting it just Sunday!). At 11 last night, I then proceeded to start the next book called Beautiful Stranger which is about a secondary character from Beautiful Bastard.

It's like FSOG in that it's told in first person, but what I really loved about it was that it alternates between chapters between her POV and his POV. I really loved it and I am very much enjoying the second book.

My understanding is that there's going to be a couple of follow up short stories about Chloe and Bennett (from Beautiful Bastard) and then maybe one more full length book, either later this year or next.

So...loved it loved it. If you're a FSOG fan, you'll want to read these. And they're fairly short and fast paced. 220 pages each and the changing POV makes it move faster as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:14 am 
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Sounds like my kinda book. I will definitely have to check it out!


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:33 pm 
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I'm hesitant with these FOSG like books, as for a fact did not like the samples I read of FOSG.

How old are the characters?

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:08 pm 
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They're in their late 20's to early 30's.

I am loving Beautiful Stranger even better than BB.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:41 pm 
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I finished Beautiful Stranger today....SIGH...I loved Max. Even more than Bennett...and I loved Bennett A LOT.

More please! :D 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:46 am 
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I'm with Kyle. Just read both of these and they were great.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Just downloaded both and can't wait to start them this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:18 am 
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EAGLEGIRL47 wrote:
Just downloaded both and can't wait to start them this weekend.


I can't wait to hear what you think!!

I haven't even started anything new because they're still reeling through my mind. I had to switch to reading magazines and watching a movie last night!!


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:52 pm 
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kylebmac wrote:
They're in their late 20's to early 30's.

I am loving Beautiful Stranger even better than BB.


Same here, kylebmac :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:13 am 
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Kyle---just started Beautiful Bastard yesterday---while I was at my son's baseball game. I was glued to my Iphone reading. I couldn't even tell you who won the game :lol: I got as far as the first sexual encounter and had to stop because I was afraid I was going to get all hot and bothered while trying to read and watch a ball game :lol: Really love it. Plan to finish it today.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:54 am 
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EAGLEGIRL47 wrote:
Kyle---just started Beautiful Bastard yesterday---while I was at my son's baseball game. I was glued to my Iphone reading. I couldn't even tell you who won the game :lol: I got as far as the first sexual encounter and had to stop because I was afraid I was going to get all hot and bothered while trying to read and watch a ball game :lol: Really love it. Plan to finish it today.



Hard to put down right?


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Great book, stayed up til 3am on Tues morning reading it! Going to start on Beautiful Stranger this weekend. I also got the audiobook(downloaded it on ITunes) of Beautiful Bastard, so I can't wait to re-read it by listening to it on audio. Hope the narrator is good.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Finished Beautiful Stranger---excellent! Love Max more than Bennett! Great books!


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:34 pm 
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EAGLEGIRL47 wrote:
Finished Beautiful Stranger---excellent! Love Max more than Bennett! Great books!

Me too :D


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