Audiobook Review: Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5) by Christina Lauren

Posted February 21, 2016 by Kim in 5 Stars, Audiobook Review, In Review / 4 Comments

Audiobook Review: Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5) by Christina LaurenBeautiful Boss by Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #4.5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 29, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook, Length: 2 hours and 52 minutes
Narrator: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
My rating:

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.


In Review My Thoughts

I don’t always love novellas, but this one? Freaking adored. Will and Hanna are one of my favorite couples in the series, so I was excited to get an early crack at their novella via audiobook in advance of release. In fact, I decided to start reading it (listening to it?) immediately. It was short, sweet and sexy AF and it greatly improved my workout and errands the day(s) I listened to it.

Beautiful Boss tells the story of the time leading up to Will and Hanna’s wedding, the wedding itself and the time afterwards, when the couple is making the decision on where to settle down. I’m not going to spoil any of it for you. I’m just going to say that this novella was pure Will and Hanna. There were some smoking hot sexy times, make-up sex, a man-on-man kiss and plenty of feels. I was definitely fanning myself in public. (I was also discreetly wiping away happy tears.) The sexy times weren’t the highlight of the book for me. My favorite part(s) involved Will and his excitement about being able to introduce Hanna as his wife. So freaking sweet. He had me melting all over the place. Will and Hanna are so damn right for each other. I loved seeing that highlighted in this novella. It wasn’t all fun, games and sexy times, but it was realistic and left me smiling at the end.

Grace Grant and Sebastian York are wonderful narrators. They took this story – and Will and Hanna’s characters – and owned it. Their pacing and inflection was perfect. It was so easy to picture them as Will and Hanna, despite having listened to them voice other characters in the past. They’re just that good. Narrators like these two are what make listening to audiobooks so enjoyable. I only wish there was an easy way to mark my favorite quotes when I was listening to audiobooks. There were some AMAZING quotes in this book and I really wish I could share them with you. You’ll just have to trust me on it. 😉

And now? Now I go back and tackle each and every one of the novellas in the Beautiful Bastard series… something I should’ve done a long, long time ago. If they’re all as fantastic as this one, I’m gonna be one happy reader.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seven New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 22 languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)


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4 responses to “Audiobook Review: Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5) by Christina Lauren

  1. I’m not always big on novellas either. They can seem a bit pointless sometimes – so I always appreciate it when I see reviews for novellas that work so I know which ones to bother with. I haven’t read this series yet, but it’s on my Definitely Must Read list, so one of these days …

    • Kim

      This is definitely a novella to bother with! Of course, it featured my favorite couple in the series, so I was kinda like “GIVE ME MORE” when it came to them anyhow. You should definitely give this series a shot. I didn’t love the first book when I first started, but it grew on me pretty quickly. And the following books are fantastic.

      P.S. I owe you an email! Soon!