What has fast become one of my favorite writing teams, the duo of Christina Lauren write clever, funny, sexy and compelling romances that never fail to make me smile. Today I have a novella length installment in their Beautiful Bastard series, a little funny, a bit sexy and completely engaging and narrated by Grace Grant and Sebastian York. Please read on for my review of
Will and Hanna have been a ‘must see’ couple for many, their commitment and devotion to one another (not to mention the heat) just makes them adorable. NO, everything in their lives aren’t perfect, and Hanna is finally seeing the result of all her hard work as she is scheduling interviews for the next phase of her life, but we rejoin them the night before their wedding.
Oh weddings – the stress and fuss for the one day, where all of your childhood expectations are often so integrally entwined in your expectations for the day. Everything (at that moment) is just building to the day, and no one thinks too far past. But it’s the anticipation and the truly sweet moments between them as the hour approaches, the trying and failing to not see one another the night before, and the display of heart, hope and true love that shines through.
But every high needs a low, and these two find the adjustment to life as a couple is much more challenging than they ever expected. No, there are not high levels of angst and conflict in this novella, but the realistic depiction of the communication difficulties they have DESPITE seeing how they are both all in, and the small adjustments they learn to make to continue to keep their relationship strong.
Narration is provided by Grace Grant and Sebastian York – and as a pair these two become Hanna and Will. Both bring a sense of ‘knowing’ their characters and inhabiting their skins, using modulation in tone, pitch and delivery speed to present moments with the appropriate emotional affect. I truly could listen to them deliver most any story, but the interplay in their performance added to the story and made me feel like Hanna and Will were living their story in front of me. Take a moment to introduce yourself to this series in Audio with this book – you’ll be hooked and want more of the Beautiful Bastard series.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Title: Beautiful Boss
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #4.5
Also in this series: Beautiful Secret, Beautiful
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Narrator: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
Published by: Gallery Books
Published on: 29 February 2016
Source: Simon and Schuster Audio
Audio Length: 2 Hours: 52 minutes
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The ninth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard. In this novella, Will Sumner and Hanna Bergstrom (from Beautiful Player) find that a wedding and everlasting love were just the beginning.
One Player tamed. One nerd girl satisfied. And one more major life decision to make. When Will fell for Hanna, her quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication to her career were part of the attraction. (Not to mention her coy newbie attitude toward sex and her willingness to let him teach her everything.) But when the job offers start rolling in for her—and oh, they do—Hanna has trouble deciding what she wants, where they should live, and how much she should burden Will with the decision. Magic between the sheets is only one part of a relationship...getting on the same page is quite another altogether.
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A copy of this title was provided via Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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