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Christina Lauren is a pen name. It belongs to Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The authors write Young Adult and Adult fiction. Their books have appeared on New York Times bestseller lists.
Order of Beautiful Series
|1||Beautiful Bastard||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Beautiful Bitch||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Beautiful Stranger||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Beautiful Bombshell||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Beautiful Player||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Beautiful Beginning||2013||Description / Buy|
|7||Beautiful Beloved (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||Beautiful Secret||2015||Description / Buy|
|9||Beautiful Boss (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|10||Beautiful||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Wild Seasons Series
|1||Sweet Filthy Boy||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Sweet Filthy Morning After||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Dirty Rowdy Thing||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||Dark Wild Night||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||Wicked Sexy Liar||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Christina Lauren Standalone Novels
|1||Sublime||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||The House||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Dating You / Hating You||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Autoboyography||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||Roomies||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Love and Other Words||2018||Description / Buy|
|7||Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating||2018||Description / Buy|
|8||My Favorite Half-Night Stand||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||The Unhoneymooners||2019||Description / Buy|
|10||Twice in a Blue Moon||2019||Description / Buy|
|11||The Honey-Don't List||2020||Description / Buy|
|12||In a Holidaze||2020||Description / Buy|
|13||The Soulmate Equation||2021||Description / Buy|
|14||Something Wilder||2022||Description / Buy|
Lauren describes herself as a nerd, the kind that wears a lab coat and goggles. She has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Before writing and publishing took over her life, she spent her days doing research.
Books were always an essential part of her existence. Lauren’s parents read to her when she was little. Eventually, she picked up the habit. The author still remembers reading and finishing Judy Blume’s ‘Freckle Juice’ in a day, an achievement that filled her with immense pride.
Once writing came into her life, she started filling journals with stories. The stories were terrible, but she enjoyed the process of writing them. The author doesn’t mind the jobs she did before finding her footing in publishing. Even when they challenged her, Lauren thought they were good for her.
The only exception was a sandwich shop that employed the author during her college years. She wasn’t fond of the job because it showed her what happened behind the scenes in restaurants, a revelation she did not appreciate.
While Lauren was putting her P.h.D. to good use, Christina was doing her part in a junior high counseling office. Like Lauren, Christina’s parents read to her when she was young, paving the way for her obsession with the written word.
Lauren and Christina met online. While writing fanfiction, they became close friends and decided to write novels together. Their first manuscript, a paranormal YA novel, never saw the light of day.
The pair’s big break came when they wrote the first of the ‘Beautiful Bastard’ books. Interestingly enough, the book began as online fiction. They did not expect the manuscript to spawn a successful series.
Initially, their books featured dual POVs. They gave each protagonist a point of view. The story would shift back and forth between the POVs. Lauren and Christina would split the work, with each author writing one of the protagonists.
Later on, they experimented with stories that had a single point of view. Even though they live in different areas, they find time to meet and brainstorm new ideas. Their collaborative efforts are hassle-free because their personalities gel.
Lauren and Christina are very different, yet they work well together. Their relationship is the foundation of their careers as authors. If they stopped writing fiction together, they would remain best friends.
The notion of writing romance novels with Christina appealed to Lauren because she felt safe. Lauren was not afraid to expose her words to her best friend, giving them both permission to make mistakes as they fumbled through the writing and editing process.
Lauren and Christina trust each other because they work for each other’s success.
Christina Lauren Awards
Christina Lauren’s accolades include Romantic Times Book of the Year and Seal of Excellence Awards. She has also received Goodreads Choice Award nominations.
Best Christina Lauren Awards
The authors attribute their strong authorial voice to the many years they have spent working together. Christina’s best books include:
The Unhoneymooners: Olive did not hate her twin sister. But she was jealous of Ami. After all, everything came so easily to her, including her fiance and their wedding. Ami had added insult to injury by forcing Olive to spend the wedding day with her sworn enemy.
Olive thought she could avoid Ethan. But then a bout of food poisoning changed everything. Suddenly, Olive was on an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii, acting like she and Ethan were newlyweds.
Love and Other Words: Macy Sorensen had a wedding to plan. Her fiance was older and financially secure. But he did not have Macy’s heart. She had hidden it behind carefully constructed walls.
Macy was too old to believe in an all-consuming love. Her life wasn’t terrible. She was more than happy to settle for her fairly tepid routine as a pediatrics resident, or so she told herself.
One encounter with Elliot shattered her world. Elliot was her first and only love. He had also broken her heart. And now that he was back, Macy would finally explore the agony of her past.
When Does The Next Christina Lauren book come out?
Christina Lauren doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Something Wilder and was released on May, 17th 2022.