Ah the boys are back in town!!
This teasing little novella gave us an insight into the bachelor party of our Beautiful Bastard, Bennett Ryan as he takes one step closer to the aisle. (Chloe is a lucky lady, just as well I love her!)
So where else do the boys go? None other than Las Vegas of course. Bennett’s brother Henry, his best friend Max and Max’s friend Will all head off for one last weekend in Sin City. But it’s Valentine’s Day, how did the boys manage to escape this holiday without their other halves? Or did they?
Beautiful Bombshell was told in alternating chapters between Bennett and Max. Yes two hot men for the price of one. So no matter who is your favourite you get the best of both worlds. Max knows Bennett isn’t one to enjoy the strip clubs and he knows a lap dance with a stranger is a no go. So in order for Max to guarantee his best friend has the weekend he deserves, Max pulls out all the stops with some surprising results.
This book has all the fun one would expect on a Stag weekend, or Bachelor party for our American friends. It wasn’t so much recreating scenes from the hangover, it was more like Challenge Anneka (another Brit reference there for you) Max and Bennett were rushing around Vegas getting into all sorts of mischief. It was rather funny. Meanwhile Henry was oblivious as he thought he was a high roller for the evening and poor Will was in a huff as he was left abandoned by Bennett and Max on more than one occasion.
This was a great addition to the series as we get to see Bennett and Max at their best. And doing what they do best, chase after their girls even though they would still strongly deny they are well and truly whipped.
I won’t give away much of the plot as it’s funnier to discover it yourself. What I will say is we get a better insight of Will and now I can’t wait for his story. You just know this Beautiful Player’s days are numbered. You even get a sneak peek of his book at the end!
Beautiful Bombshell is a sexy little book. There was a mixture of hot, clandestine and thrilling smexy times. Although I must admit my favourite scene of all time I think had to be at the end when Bennett and Chloe were reunited. OK I know Bennett usually makes me go weak at the knees but that moment he had with Chloe when he reflected on how they started and where they were now. Ugh my little heart (and womb) clenched. He truly worshipped her in that moment.
I really do enjoy Christina and Lauren’s writing. They make an awesome duo and I am often laughing out loud. And just when I think I’ve read it all there are a few surprises that sneak up on me. Their writing style is hot and funny and who doesn’t love that. I will say I loved Max in this book, not that I didn’t before but it’s not often that English men keep their identity throughout the story. Every time Max opened his mouth I was reminded he was English. I thought it was really well done. My favourite word was goolies. And if you are American and have no idea what it is, I really think you should use it. It’s fun
If you want a short fun read with lots of Shenanigans from the gang we know and love, then 1-click this little gem today.
“I pulled into the underground parking garage, tossing my hat and keys to the first valet attendant I saw. Borrowing a stranger’s car during a stag party in Vegas…another tick off the bucket list.” ~Max
“To Bennett and Chloe. May your fights be rare, and if they aren’t-because who am I kidding-at least may they be followed by some wicked shagging.” ~ Max
“You’re a bunch of assholes, he said, leaning back in his chair…”But as far as kissing a dude went, that actually wasn’t bad.” ~ Will
“You’ve both been idiots all night. It’s like the four of you have subconscious homing devices implanted in your genitalia.” ~ Will
“You know, for being a couple of neutered assholes, you guys actually managed to make a pretty entertaining night out of it.” ~ Will
“Will. Darling.…I can’t wait for that one girl to come in and kick your feet out from under you. You think you have things organised, sorted….When that one girl comes along, I’m going to say I told you so, and give you no bloody sympathy when you’ve turned into a lovesick strop.” ~ Max
“I felt the cool press of her engagement ring, thinking holy shit, this woman is going to be my wife, have my children, share my home and my life. She’ll see me grow old and most likely insane. She’ll promise to love me through all of it.” ~ Bennett
“And here she was, limbs heavy and fevered beneath me, hips rising urgently up to mine to get what she needed. She would belong to me-at home, at work, in bed-and that thought sent me barrelling down the road to my release.” ~ Bennett
“With a small kiss to my neck, she whispered,
“I can’t wait for you to become Mr. Bennett Mills.”
My eyes flew open. “What?”
Her laugh was low and husky against my skin. “You heard me.”