Viewing books by author : Christina Lauren

Roomies

According to family legend, I was born on the floor of a taxi.I’m the youngest of six, and apparently Mom went from “I have a bit of a cramp, but let me finish making lunch” to “Hello, Holland Lina Ba...

Dating You / Hating You

La Cienega Boulevard is a never-ending hell of snaking concrete, but it’s a necessary evil in this town. Running north to south in Los Angeles, it forms an enormous artery cutting through the “thirty-...

Love and Other Words

My dad was a lot taller than my mother – I mean a lot. He was six foot five and my mom was just over five foot three. Danish big and Brazilian petite. When they met, she didn’t speak a word of English...

Sweet Filthy Boy

THE DAY WE officially graduate from college is nothing like how it’s depicted in movies. I throw my cap in the air and it comes down and cracks someone in the forehead. The keynote speaker loses his n...

Sublime

THE GIRL IS BENT INTO ODD ANGLES WHEN she wakes. It doesn’t seem possible that she could have been sleeping here, alone on a dirt path, surrounded by leaves and grass and clouds. She feels like she mi...

Dirty Rowdy Thing

I BURST THROUGH THE doors of this random Starbucks in this random neighborhood in the hopes of forgetting the second-worst lay of my life. Toby Amsler: Fantastically flirty, hot, and with the added bo...

Dark Wild Night

I MENTALLY DRAW THE panels of the scene before me as we follow the receptionist down the marble hallway: the woman wears six-inch black heels, her legs go on forever, her hips shift with each step.My ...

Beautiful Stranger

When my old life died, it didn’t go quietly. It detonated.But to be fair, I’d been the one to pull the pin. In just one week I rented out my house, sold my car, and left my philandering boyfriend. And...

Beautiful Secret

“I’m not saying I bet his cock is massive, but I’m not not saying it, either.”“Pippa,” I groaned, covering my face in horror. It was seven thirty on a Thursday morning, for God’s sake. She could not p...

Beautiful Player

We were in the ugliest apartment in all of Manhattan, and it wasn’t just that my brain was especially programmed away from art appreciation: objectively these paintings were all hideous. A hairy leg g...

Beautiful Boss

One drive to Boston down.One rehearsal, one rehearsal dinner, one raucous night out with the guys down.A wedding tomorrow, and one wife-to-be sleeping . . . down the hall.I had a feeling this arrangem...

Beautiful Bombshell

“The smartest thing I’ve ever done was recruiting Max Stella to help plan your bachelor party.”I looked over at my brother, Henry, after he practically sang this. He was leaning back in his plush leat...

Beautiful Bitch

My mother always told me to find a woman who would be my equal in every way.“Don’t let yourself fall for someone who’ll put your world before theirs. Fall for the powerhouse who lives as fearlessly as...

Beautiful Beloved

The dishes were done, the flat tidied, and Sara had begun to sing quietly to our little miss in the nursery. I said a simple prayer to the god of sleeping children, because on her way in there, Sara h...

Beautiful Beginning

“I’m about to cut a bitch,” I hissed, pushing my share of the work away from me. Bennett failed to even look up, so I added, “And by that, I mean paper-cut a bitch.”At least this got a tiny flicker of...