A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.
When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she's determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother's gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?
Will takes risks for a living, but he's skeptical about this challenge of Hanna's…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed - and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can't forget. Now that Hanna's discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it's up to Will to prove he's the only man she'll ever need.
©2013 Christina Lauren (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
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"This book is about 50% sex...just saying..."
STORY (romance) - Hanna selects her brother's best friend, Will, to help her lead a more balanced life with less emphasis on grad student work and more emphasis on having a little fun. What follows is how Will, a no-strings-attached player, becomes her "teacher" in the world of dating, sex and love. The story is well-written and enjoyable. Will is a very successful bad boy and hot as they get! Hanna is beautiful, smart, sweet and sexually inquisitive. Their relationship progresses from awkward to sensual and ultimately very sweet.
All this being said, I only rated the book a three because I like my books with more plot or character development and just a sprinkling of hot sex scenes...like maybe only 20 minutes of it in a 10-hour-book. While I wasn't counting, I'll bet there was probably five hours of sex in this book, which was way past my personal taste.
PERFORMANCE - The book alternated between a deep, sexy male voice reading Will's perspective and a young woman reading Hanna's. The performances were both very good.
OVERALL - Even though this is Book 3 in the series, the story stands alone. There is lots and lots of very explicit sex and sexual language as well. If you like a lot of hot, this is definitely the book for you!
"5 Smoking Hot Stars!"
I just love the Beautiful B* series. It's so hard to pick a favorite when it comes to these guys. I wasn't sure I would even like Will since he is such a player. However, he was so charming and honest that I couldn't help but fall for him. Like the other books in this series there is plenty of HOTNESS! Which is what I love best about this series. I just hope we get more from this fantastic writing duo.
"another hot installment in the Beautiful series!"
Honestly, this is a definite improvement from the first book. Beautiful Player is about Hanna and Will. We meet Will briefly in Beautiful Bombshell when the guys are in Vegas for Bennett’s bachelor party. He is successful, smart and handsome “player”- lives by his own rules and doesn’t want to commit to a serious relationship. Then he receives a phone call from his best friend’s little sister Ziggy aka Hannah. After meeting up for an early morning run the pair strike up a friendship and find themselves meeting up daily. The more time Will spends with Hannah the more he begins to doubt his own no strings attached lifestyle. Will was shocked to see that this little sister has actually grown to be a smart good looking woman and she wants him to be her dating coach. Hanna (“Ziggy”) has been focused on her career for a long time and needs someone to “teach” her how to improve her dating life.
I really liked this story. It is fun, sweet, HOT and interesting. Will and Hanna’s relationship is an absolute rollercoaster. They want each other but both of them make mistakes and are often insecure about their feelings. However their passion and attraction is just amazing!! The alternating views was perfect to ensure we knew just what each character was thinking, and helped guide the book to new depths. Each of these stories are filled with just the right combination of drama, sexual tension and chemistry, and Beautiful Player is a fantastic addition to the Beautiful Series. A complete must buy for any fan of romance with a heavy dose of smut.
"Candy for my ears and Soul"
candy :) This series is pure delectable candy, sweet and sugarcoated with just the right amount of sexy steam - Hanna aka "Ziggy" is in a slump, it seems like all she does is work and spend all her free time in the lab. Her family is concerned since Hanna has no social life. Hanna's brother Jenson encourages Hanna to reach out to Will. Will was Jenson's college best-friend and spent tons of time with Hanna's family when she was growing up. Hanna was the younger sister and spent her summer fantasizing about the older Will, but Hanna was not even on Will's radar. Will is a player....plain and simple. He's cocky, sexy, confidant and even has hook-ups(woman) he has scheduled days of the week with. Fans of the series will love this installment and adore Will. If you haven't read the series yet, what are you waiting for..... Dive on in and Enjoy !!
"I forgot how good these were!!!"
I almost pushed this book into my wishlist, I am kind of over insta love stories right now, but I'm SO glad I bought it! These books have the same sharp wit I remember from shows like the West Wing...it's quick, it's witty, it's cerebral, it's magical!
This is the story of Will, friend of Bennett and Max, stars of Beautiful Bastard, and Beautiful Stranger. Will is a scientist and he is a player...well as he puts it he has "friends" but no one he would introduce as a girlfriend. His best friend Jensen has a problem, his baby sister is so obsessed with her graduate program that she isn't acting 24, she's acting 74! She has no life, no interests outside of school, and Jensen wants Will to show her how to balance lab work and life. Will has known Hannah since she was 12, nice kid, glad to help his buddy out....too bad Hannah grew up to be soooo hot!
Hannah is a lab geek, she wears her brothers old sweatshirts and enjoys her time in the lab. When her father and brother suggest she get out and make friends and her brother suggests she call his buddy Will...well Hannah can think of worse people to hang out with than her 31 year old childhood crush! When they meet up and he calls her by her family nickname "ziggy" Hannah realizes this slice of man hunk doesn't even know her real name....okay well there went that fantasy!
The book is engaging and funny and had me laughing out loud and slapping my stearing wheel....some parts are just that good! I felt there was about 2 hours of made up miscommunication drama which annoys me, or I would have given it 5 stars. If you haven't started the series it is highly recommended if you like hot scenes with an excellent intelligent banter and a decent plot.
"OMG...Left me breathless and shaking!"
Everything...I did not think it could get any hotter than Chloe and Bennett! The narration was to die for! I could not stop listening but I didn't want it to end. If you have loved BB and BS you will not be disappointed by BP.....
This Beautiful Series are a genre all their own....
Sebastian does a wonderful Hanna, my favorite of the listen.
I don't know...this listen has left me speechless!
Can it get any better????If it does I cannot wait for Beautiful Beginnings!
"5++ STARS!!! I LOVED IT!!!"
Superbly written, super hot, laugh till your sides hurt funny, and then some!!! I can't say enough great things about this story. I couldn't wait until it was released, because I am a true diehard fan of all things Christina Lauren, and every 'Beautiful' is an instant purchase for me. I hung on every word, and laughed out loud several times--in public--yes, I couldn't stop listening so I just didn't care if people stared. Hanna and Will--I ADORE these two, and the rest of the crew make me want to be a part of their little clique. If you haven't already listened to the 'Beautifuls', shame on you! Start from the beginning with Beautiful Bastard, download them all today, you will love yourself for it!
"Will's my new favorite!"
Absolutely! I love Grace Grant and Sebastian York's narration of the characters! And, the story is amazing!
I love the interactions between Will and Hanna, as well as Will's personality. He seems like such a player, but he's really just a big softie :)
Oh gosh...it's so hard to pick just one! Hmm, OH! it would have to be the scene at the party where Hanna leads Will into the bedroom. *fans self*
Definitely Will. He was just so honest! If Hanna caught him staring at her chest, he didn't make excuses, he just told her why he liked them. He was patient with her, and even when her extremely frank comments would come out, he'd let her express herself. He never tried to limit her in any way. Even when she was breaking his heart.
"THESE BOOK ARE SO WELL DONE, I LOVE THEM ALL.."
Oh I already have, and the reason, cause I don't want to miss one word of it. It's that good.
It don't, it's the Will and Hannah story, and well done I might add.
yes, I have, and I think these two should do a lot of these book type of books together, they are great and who ever is writing books like these should beg these two to read them, They do amazing things to books of hot romance.
yes, and did so.. and then got up today and re-listened to it. It's that wonderful
This book and it's hard to say, may be my favorite.. and that is saying a lot. it's hard because I like the Max and Sara story as well.. but let me say, I waited for this to arrive knowing that once it got here, nothing was going to get done ANYWHERE as long as I got this book. This book had all of my attention and it was well worth it.. Amazing job to the Authors can't wait until you bring more of these two into our lives. Thank you Christina and Lauren. You are fabulous. This book was a home run..Take note: anyone that is writing, these ladies know how to write a Hot, funny, intelligent romance novel. It has it all. These are what we look for in books, Or I do. Outstanding job meeting Will and Hannah. I loved them.. First book I have listen to on Audible in a while, cause you just can't find this any more.. I love it. There are not enough stars to let people know it's that good and a wonderful book. And not enough books like these out there.. Not this good.. Only a handful of writers can write like this.. And I own all those books..
"Humor and sex great combo"
Love this series is great it has great humor good friends and great sex. Loved it
"Big brothers bad boy best friend oooh its good!"
Chapters switch between the two lead characters and the plot is from both their perspectives
Will is that boy who ignored you when you were a kid, the one who is too dangerous to fall for but what is he falls for you?
Will was irresitable
I haven't heard these narrate before but I loved them both, and i hope to encounter them again.
I liked Wills relationships with his friends particularly Max
"Funny sexy story"
Funnier than I expected it to be. I really enjoyed it's predecessor and this didn't disappoint either.
Great story line and lead characters. A small point that bothered me was that in the beginning she was pushed into socialising by her brother, but later it was written as if it was her idea - work focused geeks dot just change, I think it would have been more believable if she (Hannah) was a slightly more reluctant player.
Absolutely love this series so far. This is the third book in the series, and again doesn't disappoint. Will and Hanna have fantastic chemistry. As per previous books, beautifully written. Love that we are kept informed also with regards to the characters in the previous books.
"mmmm Will Sumner"
i love the fact the narrators are great
Hannah asking Will if he runs on purpose
when Hannah convinces Will to take her in her parents house
yes i felt sorry for Will at the race
love the beautiful books
"My favourite Christina Lauren book so far"
Absolutely LOVED this book... Best of the series so far! Only downside was the distractingly poor but amusing attempt at a British accent! Would highly recommend.
"Best book in the 'Beautiful bastard' series"
The writing was much more polished that the previous two books. Will was a great character, he was the perfect blend of charming and cocky.
I liked Hanna a lot, her dialogue was fantastic. She pretty much said what ever was on her mind.
The story flowed at such a great pace. There was no run on sentences and everything was described just right, i hate when authors over describe or stay on one topic for far too long.
There were just enough sex scenes to make this a steamy New Adult read
It was nice to see all the characters from the series in this book. Max was quite funny.
Hothouse flower by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie - Its a similar situation where a slightly older friend has a connection to his best friends younger sister. The dialogue is very good in Hothouse flowers too.
The narrators bring the story to life and i could imagine it as a movie.
I'm not sure if Sebastian York's voice was right for charming handsome Will's character.
Grace Grant sounded just right.
In my opinion this is the best book in the series and i think people will be surprised by how much the authors have matured as writers. It is well written and engaging.
Hot Hot Hot
Let's face it the best thing has to be Will! It's a light hearted romp with a lot of humour which is made funnier because I just keep wondering about the man reading and what on earth he must be thinking reading what is essential porn for women(a little twisted I know lol)
I liked Graces narration but Sebastian has a voice to die for, together they made an excellent team. I know that just reading alone would not have given the characters such life if the just existed in my heD.
This book has a lot of sex in it but it's also really really funny in places, I love Hannahs inability to stop her thoughts just falling from her mouth and wills reaction to her is hot and sweet all at once. The narration was truly one of the best I've heard on audible.
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