Christina Lauren books in order
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name for American #1 international bestselling writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings.
The best friends have produced fifteen New York Times bestselling novels, with their books being published in over 30 languages across the globe.
Lauren Billings, fondly known as Lo, has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. The mother of two was doing nerdy research in labs prior to becoming a full-time writer.
Christina Hobbs, often referred to as PQ, used to spend her days surrounded by teenagers in a junior high counseling office before taking on full-time writing.
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Young Adult
- Twice in a Blue Moon (2019)
- Dating You/Hating You (2017)
- Roomies (2017)
- Love and Other Words (2018)
- Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating (2018)
- My Favorite Half-Night Stand (2018)
- The Unhoneymooners (2019)
- The Honey-Don't List (2020)
- In A Holidaze (2020)
- The Soulmate Equation (2021)
- Something Wilder (2022)
- The True Love Experiment (2023)
- Second Chances (2017)
- Beautiful Boys: Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player (2016)
- The Christina Lauren Getaway Collection (2020)
The Beautiful series
- Beautiful Bastard (2013)
- Beautiful Stranger (2013)
- Beautiful Bitch (2013)
- Beautiful Bombshell (2013)
- Beautiful Player (2013)
- Beautiful Beginning (2013)
- Beautiful Beloved (2015)
- Beautiful Secret (2015)
- Beautiful Boss (2016)
- Beautiful (2016)
Wild Seasons series
- Sweet Filthy Boy (2014)
- Sweet Filthy Morning After: Wild Seasons (2014)
- Dirty Rowdy Thing (2014)
- Dark Wild Night (2015)
- Wicked Sexy Liar (2016)
- Sublime (2014)
- The House (2015)
- Autoboyography (2017)
Detailed book overview
Sam and Tate fell in love while on a two-week vacation abroad in which they shared their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets. It was only poetic enough that her first love, and arguably her first everything, was the source of her first heartbreak.
An up-and-coming actress fourteen years later, Tate only thinks about her first love once in every blue moon. Upon receiving her first big break however, the last person she expected to see on set was Sam.
Nothing has changed about him. Sam is still handsome, confident and even more seductive. But could she ever make peace with the man who betrayed her?
Can once in a blue moon maybe become twice?
Carter and Evie may have had an embarrassing first encounter at the Halloween party of a mutual friend, but the two hit it off quite nicely; so much that not even the discovery that they are both high-powered agents at rival Hollywood firms could quench the fire.
The two however find themselves vying for the same position after their two agencies merge; making what could have been a beautiful, budding romance transform into an aggressive quest for sabotage.
Carter and Evie are both avid professionals in their thirties. So why can’t they act like it?
As a way of thanking musician Calvin McLoughlin for rescuing her from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pulls some strings and books him an audition with a topnotch musical director.
Calvin seems destined for Broadway after he aces the tryout, until he admits that he is in the country illegally having ran out his student visa.
As a way of keeping him in New York, Holland hurriedly marries the Irishman. Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway as their relationship grows from awkward roommates to obsessive lovers.
When will they however realize that they are no longer acting?
Macy Sorensen has an ambitious, carefully drafted and emotionally apathetic routine of working as hard as she can, planning her wedding to an older, financially stable man, and tucking away her heart.
But that’s until she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life. He is the one who persuaded her heart open again following the death of her mother, only to break it on the same night he declared his undying love for her.
Narrated in alternating timelines between Then and Now, this is the story of childhood friends who became strangers as adults, until fate brought them back together.
“Just friends. Just friends. Just friends. Maybe it’ll be true if they repeat it enough times.”
Hazel Camille Bradford already knows she’s too much for most men. Her legion of pets and her incomparable ability to utter the wrong things at the wrong times certainly sends men racing for the door. Their loss!
Josh Im has known Hazel since their college days. To him, she is more of a spectacle than a potential. However, cheated on by his girlfriend a decade later, Josh’s chaotic life receives a massive boost when he starts going out with Hazel.
They are not really dating, and there’s nothing between them…right?
Millie Morris, a UC Santa Barbara professor, is awful at getting personal.
So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her four best guy friends and fellow professors agree to join an online dating service to find dates for the event. She and Reid Campbell however secretly end up spending the most passionate half-night of their lives—albeit promising to keep their relationship strictly platonic.
When Catherine, Millie’s fictional profile persona, and Reid spark a digital pen-pal-ship, temptation in real life becomes too hard to resist.
Will it be intimacy or will Millie risk losing her best friend, forever?
Olive has always been the unlucky twin. Amelia, her identical twin sister, is on the other hand the luckiest person in the world.
Amelia's love story is something out of a romantic comedy and she is fully financing for her wedding having won a number of Internet contests. Even worse is that she is making Olive spend the day with Ethan, the best man and her archenemy.
When the entire wedding party shockingly suffers food poisoning after eating bad shellfish, Olive and Ethan are the only ones surprisingly unaffected. With an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii at their disposal, the two put their differences aside and embark on a free vacation.
An unfortunate meeting with her future boss however forces Olive to pretend that she and Ethan are newlyweds.
The weird thing however is that she actually likes it.
Carey Duncan has been working for Melissa and Rusty Tripp’s home remodeling company for close to a decade.
With a brand new show and a book launch on the way, the only way from here is upwards.
However, America’s most adored couple hates each other.
As they begin their book tour, Carey is given the responsibility of keeping the Tripps from tearing each apart.
Hired by the Tripps as a structural engineer, MIT graduate James McCann is far from impressed by his new role.
Unable to quit their jobs for various reasons, they swear to work together to protect their employers’ secrets.
Could something lovely however sprout from their unlikely partnership?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.
But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.
The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop—and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.
Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world.
After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before her daughter was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close but working constantly to stay afloat is hard...and lonely.
But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands.
At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña.
The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get ‘to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River.
As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought.
Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah.
It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.
Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind him, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it’s never going to happen.
But when the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, the group wonders if maybe the legend of the hidden treasure wasn’t a gimmick after all. There’s a chance to right the wrongs—of Duke’s past and their own—but only if Leo and Lily can confront their history and work together. Alone under the stars in the isolated and dangerous mazes of the Canyonlands, Leo and Lily must decide whether they’ll risk their lives and hearts on the adventure of a lifetime.
Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is lost. Sure, she’s got an incredible career as a beloved romance novelist with a slew of bestsellers under her belt, but when she’s asked to give a commencement address, it hits her: she hasn’t been practicing what she’s preached.
Fizzy hasn’t ever really been in love. Lust? Definitely. But that swoon-worthy, can’t-stop-thinking-about-him, all-encompassing feeling? Nope. Nothing. What happens when the optimism she’s spent her career encouraging in readers starts to feel like a lie?
Connor Prince, documentary filmmaker and single father, loves his work in large part because it allows him to live near his daughter. But when his profit-minded boss orders him to create a reality TV show, putting his job on the line, Connor is out of his element. Desperate to find his romantic lead, a chance run-in with an exasperated Fizzy offers Connor the perfect solution.
What if he could show the queen of romance herself falling head-over-heels for all the world to see? Fizzy gives him a hard pass—unless he agrees to her list of demands. When he says yes, and production on The True Love Experiment begins, Connor wonders if that perfect match will ever be in the cue cards for him, too.
Do you believe in second chances?
Romance Writers of America® brings together seventeen of today's hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending.
Follow New York Times best-selling authors J. Kenner and Christina Lauren back to reader-favorite worlds.
New York Times bestseller Alyssa Day sprinkles djinn magic in her humorous paranormal romance, while Rachel Hauck brings the enchantment of the holidays in her New Year’s Eve contemporary love story.
And Liliana Hart delivers thrills and adventure in her hero and heroine's search for the impossible.
With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.
Plus tales from:
Brandi Willis Schreiber
Beautiful Bastard: Whip-smart, ambitious intern Chloe Mills is so tempting that her completely infuriating and utterly irresistible boss Bennett Ryan is willing to bend the office rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her—all over the office.
Beautiful Stranger: All of New York City knows Max Stella loves women. Despite pulling in plenty of lovers with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it’s not until finance whiz Sara Dillon—and the wild photos she lets him take of her—that the ex-pat Brit really thought of keeping someone around. Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.
Beautiful Player: Lectured by her brother for neglecting her social life in favor of grad school, bookish Hanna Bergstrom challenges her brother’s best friend, unapologetic playboy Will Sumner, to turn her into a sultry siren. It’s not long before the innocently seductive pupil is teaching the venture capitalist a thing or two he can’t forget. But now that Sara’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.
In The Unhoneymooners, unlucky twin Olive Torres is not looking forward to her lucky sister’s glamorous wedding. She’s especially dreading being forced to spend the day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning—except for Olive and Ethan—her sister’s free Hawaiian honeymoon is up for grabs. Agreeing to a temporary truce, Olive and Ethan head to Maui pretending to be newlyweds…but soon realize that pretending isn’t so hard, after all.
In Twice in a Blue Moon, Tate Jones confesses her deepest secret—that she is the hidden child of a famous movie star—to her first love Sam Brandis. But when it becomes clear that her trust was misplaced, her world is shattered. Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, walks onto the set of her first big film and is shocked to find Sam there as well. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate wonders if “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.
The Honey-Don’t List follows Carey Duncan—assistant to home remodeling gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp—as she helps bring her bosses to superstardom with a new TV show and book. The only problem: America’s favorite couple despises each other. Meanwhile, James McCann, recently hired as an engineer for the Tripps, is trapped in a job he hates. Neither Carey nor James can afford to quit, so they agree to work together and keep their bosses’ secret for at least a few more weeks. But if they stop playing along—and start playing for keeps—they may have the chance to build something beautiful together.
The Beautiful series
When Bennett Ryan returned from France to play a pivotal role in their huge family-owned media business in Chicago, the last thing he expected was to find a stunning and innocently provocative assistant.
Chloe Mills is a smart go-getter deservedly on her way to an MBA.
Rumors aside, Bennett has never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe, whom he now has to see every day, is alluring seductive that he is willing to bend the rules—or smash them—just so he can have her!
And for Chloe, her boss is demanding, heedless and utterly irresistible. What a beautiful bastard!
Determined to run away from her cheating ex, finance expert Sara Dillon moves to New York City in search of some excitement without any particular commitments in mind. It’s there that she meets the charming and sexy beautiful stranger at a dance club; not intending to have anything more than a single night of fun.
Everybody knows how much Max Stella loves women. The Wall Street bad boy has never found one he wants to keep around, until he meets Sara.
The wild photos she lets him take of her makes Max wonder if they could have anything more than their random hookups in public.
Bennett wishes everything would all slow down just when Chloe’s career starts to skyrocket. All he wants is to spend a wild night of passion with her, just long enough to remind her that he’s still the boss.
No longer willing to take no for an answer after Chloe’s repeated refusal to take time off with him, Bennett takes matters into his own hands and the couple find themselves with two plane tickets, a French villa, and an unexpected conversation that expectedly leaves them passionately wrestling under the covers.
A continuation of Beautiful Bastard, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan take their raging love-hate relationship to a whole new level.
When Bennett’s friends steal him away from Chloe for a weekend of mischief and strippers in Vegas, their first stop is everything but what they planned for.
With their weekend plans in ruins, Bennett and Max use every opportunity they get to secretly meet with the women they love.
When the persistently single Will Sumner however catches on, the two decide to team up with him in order to escape for more Vegas hookups.
But what if they have too much pre-wedding hurrah and don't ever want to leave Sin City?
Lectured by her overly protective brother on how she needs to have an active social life, Hanna Bergstrom decides to get out, make friends and even start dating. And who else could help her transform into the sexy woman every man wants than her brother’s handsome best friend, Will Sumner?
Will is a venture capitalist and certified playboy. He is quite doubtful about the challenge posed by Hanna, until one wild night where the student becomes the master—teaching him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t possibly forget.
Now that Hanna is conscious of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to convince her he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
Chloe and Bennett’s wedding can’t come soon enough. Stressed and frustrated by all the last-minute preparations, Chloe is on the verge of saying “I do” just to elope. Bennett on the other hand is too concerned about being engrossed by Chloe’s seductive body that he makes a vow not to have sex until the wedding night; a rule that only worsens matters for him.
As their unhelpful families arrive for the big day, the two lovers will face the ultimate litmus test of whether the couple that argues together can persevere long enough to exchange rings, and not just heated words.
"This edition features all the Beautiful characters, plus one tiny bundle of joy."
In Beautiful Stranger, finance expert Sara Dillon met the charming and irresistible Brit, Max Stella, at a club in New York City. The couple has throughout the series learnt how to balance commitment with their highly public playful nature.
In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara took their relationship to the next level.
Will they however be able to strike a balance between their wild sexcapades they are unwilling to forgo and the new and exacting demands of parenthood?
Parenthood is certainly not for the weak hearted.
Ruby Miller receives the shock of her life after her boss announces he’s sending her to New York City on a business trip. During the month-long stay, she will be working up close and personal with Niall Stella, only The Hottest Man Alive. Although she has a huge crush on him, Ruby doubts he even knows she exists.
Niall, a recently divorced man and the firm’s top urban planning executive, is hopeless when it comes to women. But Ruby is a breath of fresh air and the two end up indulging—being that they are thousands of miles from London.
Will their love however stand once the trip is over?
“A player tamed, a nerdy girl satisfied and a huge life decision to be made.”
At the time Will Sumner fell for Hanna Bergstrom, she was just a dedicated career woman with an eccentric sense of humor, and a shy newbie attitude towards sex but with a willingness to learn.
When the job offers however start coming in thick and fast, Hanna has a hard time deciding what she wants, where they should live, and how much she should burden Will with the decision.
A lot of magic happens between the sheets. Getting on the same page however is an entirely different thing.
Pippa Bay Cox makes the cross Atlantic trip from London to America after catching her boyfriend in bed with another girl in their place, determined to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.
Jensen Bergstrom spends all his time working on his career as a way of dealing with heartache. When his sister however talks him into taking a break, he joins the gang on a two-week wine tour. But there is always something brewing with this circle of friends.
Everything about their adventures in love, friendship, and humor is simply Beautiful.
Wild Seasons series
One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, devilishly compelling or regrettable—not someone you like.
After a wild weekend of celebrating her college graduation in Sin City, Mia Holland—petrified by what the future holds—makes the most impulsive and craziest decision of her life. Packing her bags, she follows Ansel Guillaume, her sweet, filthy boy, to France for the summer.
When true emotions however start growing and their pretend life start feeling real, Mia must decide whether she belongs in the life she left behind or in the strange new one that is nothing like her reality.
Other than their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other.
That probably explains why their marriage lasted for a mere twelve hours.
He is the kind of guy that needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants, whenever he wants. She on the other hand lives by the code, want-something-done? Do it yourself!
Maybe she is too similar to the rugged fisherman. Maybe she is just what he needs.
Lola and Oliver are thrilled they didn’t consummate their drunken Las Vegas wedding, as it could have ruined their incredible friendship.
In truth however, Lola has desired Oliver since the day they met. His sexy Aussie accent and relaxed nature is everything she needs. Oliver on the hand can’t stop thinking about what he didn’t do with Lola when he had the chance.
But when Lola’s graphic novel receives national acclaim and a motion picture adaptation, Oliver must be there for her whenever she needs him—given all the attention coming her way.
London Hughes enjoys surfing daily, tending the bar and hanging out with her friends.
When a wave however knocks her down one morning, Luke Sutter’s provocative smile knocks her further that evening. He may be a player but it’s just for one night, right?
Luke has been having hookup for the longest time. It however takes an amazing encounter with London for him to realize that he hasn’t really healed from a terrible heartbreak. And he just can’t get enough of London.
She too enjoys their fling, until she discovers about his past.
“Love is beautiful, dangerous, scary and sublime.”
Lucy knows she is destined to be with Colin from the moment she lays her eyes on him. Their love story however isn’t like any other, as she is a ghost, while Colin can only physically be with her when he is within an inch of his life.
Desperate to share many stolen moments together, Colin pushes his daredevil tendencies to the very limit on time without number.
His navigation between his world and that of the dead however makes Lucy wonder whether she is meant to be his guardian, or his destruction.
Having spent seven years at an East coast boarding school, Delilah Blue returns to her tiny Kansas hometown where very little has changed since her departure. Her parents are still strict, her bedroom looks exactly the same while Gavin Timothy, the town outcast, still looks like came straight out of one of her dark, creepy drawings.
Gavin has for the longest time lived in the old, strange isolated building in the forested part of town. Delilah is instantly smitten and finds the house irresistible, despite Gavin’s advice.
It justifiably has a tall fence, for whatever lives there with Gavin isn’t human, and isn’t afraid of hurt whoever trespasses.
When Tanner Scott’s family moved from California to Utah about three years ago, the bisexual teen was temporarily forced to head back into the closet. With a semester of high school left to go, his quest for freedom at a college out of state seems well in motion, until Autumn, his best friend, dares him to participate in Provo High’s prestigious Seminar.
The challenge is to write a book in four months. But a lot can happen in four months; including meeting a Mormon prodigy by the name Sebastian Brother.
And Tanner utterly falls in love with the mentor of the class in less than a month.