By Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
A beautiful bastard of a groom-to-be.
A bachelor-party-crashing bride.
And one unforgettable night on the Vegas Strip.
When Bennett’s friends steal him away from Chloe for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, their first stop doesn’t exactly go as planned. Their scheme for a guys’ weekend completely derailed, Bennett and Max take every chance they get to rendezvous secretly with the women they love. But when the persistently single Will Summer catches on, the pair realizes they need to team up with him instead of butting heads if they’re to escape for more sexy Vegas hookups.
Beautiful Bombshell takes place after Beautiful Stranger and is set in Vegas where Bennett, Max, Will and Bennett’s brother Henry have all gone off to celebrate Bennett’s bachelor party the way only the boys know how with ladies, gambling and booze. However there is one small hitch, the only weekend when they are all free is Valentine’s Day weekend, which means Max and Bennett will be separated from Chloe and Sara. This leads to Max devises a plan that secretly sees Max and Bennett hook up with Sara and Chloe. But it’s not all as smooth sailing as they would think. The boys find themselves in some hilarious situations and all this occurs only over the one night.
I’m really in love with both this series and the Beautiful Bastard series and I think that it is fantastic that we get both the females and males POV. They have amazingly hot sex scenes but that isn’t what I love about them. It’s more the way all the characters interact and the hysterical situations that they all seem to find themselves in. I loved reading more about Will in Beautiful Bombshell and I can’t wait to read more about him in Beautiful Player.
I had two favourite parts in the book and both of them involved practical jokes that were played on them. The first one is when Max convinces Bennett that they should get a hooker to distract Will so that they can go and find Sara and Chloe and spend some time with them. So Max rings up his friend and asks him to organise for a hooker to come and entertain him. But it turns out the joke is on them, when the person sends a cross dressed male over to entertain Will. Here is a snippet:
With a seductive grin, she gripped his shirt and pulled him forward, kissing him hard on the lips. Damn.
He stepped away in a daze and made his way back to the table. As he took his seat we each looked at the other, unsure of what had happened. Will was silent for a moment, blinking several times before reaching for his drink. He drained it in one pull and then took a deep breath.
“You’re a bunch of assholes,” he said, leaning back in his chair and popping a shrimp into his mouth. “But as far as kissing a dude went, that actually wasn’t bad.”
My second one was when Will got payback on Bennett and Max. Max and Bennett see Chloe and Sara come into the club they are in and all go off and play some blackjack. They are having a great time until two big security guards come up and take Bennett and Max away and accuse them of counting cards and states that they are going to start breaking fingers. Just as Max is getting all worked up in walks Will laughing his head off. Here is a snippet of the ending.
Hammer and Kim moved to me, hand extended and smiles full and easy now. “Sorry, man,” Hammer said, laughing. “Mr Johnny French called. Said we needed to help your friend Will even the score. Apparently you deserved some payback for acting like pussy-whipped little babies earlier?” He held out his hands up, shrugging in a way that made me wonder whether he was officially associated with the mob. “We just wanted to fuck with you a little.”
“Seemed the easiest way to get you away from the ladies,” Will said, ricking on his heels.
I sighed, rubbing my face and feeling my heart rate slowly return to normal. All said, this was a pretty brilliant prank.
I can tell you now that I can’t wait to see what situation they all get into in Beautiful Player and Beautiful Beginning but also in saying that I will be very sad for it all to end.