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As you know we are big fans of the Beautiful Bastard Series around these parts. What’s not to like? Our friends the authors, Christina Lauren, release a new book like every 5 seconds so there’s always something to look forward to. Plus they are real quick reads and don’t suck your life away (I’m looking at you, Outlander) There’s a new hot guy in every book. There’s romance, hot sex & the characters are all really funny.
The 4th book (novella) in the series releases today. Beautiful Bombshell follows the three main guys of the series: Bennett, Max and Will (who you’ll remember as Max’s business partner in Beautiful Stranger) as they go to Vegas for Bennett’s bachelor party. True to Christina Lauren’s style, it’s hilarious, sexy and such a fun read. We could write a gushing review about how we loved it, how the sex scenes were even hotter & hellooooo can we get a little more WILL please? But we thought it would be more fun to interview the guys* and learn a bit more about them than we learn from reading the tales of their weekend of debauchery in Vegas.
So we present to you . . .
*Since we’ve been known to do fake interviews around here, we needed to clarify that we asked the questions & the answers were written by the creators of the guys, Christina Lauren!
TN Questions: What is everyone drinking tonight?
Bennett: Vodka gimlet. Thank you, by the way, Bekah. This drink is perfect.
Bekah: [thinking “don’t faint, don’t faint] You know my name?
Bennett: Editor Adam told us all about you wildcats.
Max: Scotch. Neat. [winks at Jamie]
Jamie: [blushes from head to toe]
Will: [stares at his glass] Water.
[both guys look at him]
Will: I’m training, you dicks.
TN: We are a little partial to Sage and Tonic, it was our go to drink at comic con.
Bennett: Adam mentioned them. He said they were surprisingly tasty.
TN: Speaking of Comic Con, have you been?
Max: Why would I need to go when William here will just reenact every blessed moment?
Bennett: [noticeably quiet]
Max: [turns to Bennett] What about you, Ben? Seems I recall a drunken story at uni involving a Batman mask and a rather limber Catwoman–
Bennett: Next question, please.
TN: You’re seriously not going to continue, Max?! We’re getting that story out of you.. somehow….someday…
TN: Are you obsessing over any movies or tv shows?
Will: I’m a Breaking Bad fan, but right now I want to murder Walt.
Will: Also Mad Men, Orange is the New Black. Hannibal.
Max & Will: . . .
Bennett: I’m a little behind on television.
Bekah: And I’ve never seen Forrest Gump so Bennett… old movie/TV show night at my place?
Bennett: I’m in.
Max & Will: [cough]
Jamie: [chuckles] [Starts to make TWSS joke and thinks better of it]
TN: Is there any situation where you would have a fanboy moment?
Will: Magic Johnson. Kareem.
Max: He’s trying to show you how manly he is by choosing athletes, did you see that?
Will: [laughs] Fuck off.
Max: Whereas Bennett is over there trying to think of someone good to say, and pretending he wouldn’t cream himself over Lady Gaga.
Max: [ignoring him] Honestly, I’ve met a lot of these people but would be pretty fucking chuffed to meet Benedict Cumberbatch, or David Tennant. Jon Hamm.
Will: Kevin Smith. Or Jim Parsons. Maybe Tarantino about ten years ago.
Bennett: Okay Kevin Smith. There’s a name I know. That’s a good one. Also Simon Pegg – just to gloat in front of Chloe that I got to meet him.
Max: [looks at Bennett] Have you actually seen a movie since the early part of this century?
Bennett: [laughs] Dick.
TN: I like how Max just dropped in “Honestly, I’ve met a lot of these people” like it’s No big Deal…
TN: Not saying that you would, but are there any actresses that you would stalk the hotel lobby for if you knew where they were staying?
Will: Emilia Clarke, Jessica Biel, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.
Max: In costume?
Will: Obviously. [Looks up, still thinking] Cylon Number Six, Sailor Moon of course.
Max: They should probably be real actresses, Will. The question is who you would stalk at a hotel, not wank over.
Will: Okay. How about Moon Bloodgood–
Will: Sofia Vergara, January Jones, Eliza Dushku, Mila Kunis–
Max: Allow me to cut in here. I’ll go with Emilia Clarke.
Bennett: And I’ll pass.
Max: You don’t even have a freebie?
Bennett: A what?
TN: Who would you Cosplay as?
[Everyone looks at Bennett]
Bennett: Fine. Batman.
Max: Glad we’re admitting it now, young sir. I’m going to go with J.D. from Thelma and Louise.
Will: The Brad Pitt character?
Bennett: That is the gayest fucking answer I have ever heard.
Max: [already laughing] With Sara, I would get more action shirtless and in a cowboy hat than wearing a Batman mask.
Will: Maybe Howl. Maybe Tuxedo Mask.
[Everyone turns to look at Will]
Will: Mamoru Chiba from Sailor Moon? [looks exasperated] You guys would get killed at Comic Con.
TN: Okay we have to ask– which one of you thinks Lauren is more your style and which one would pick Christina (we know, we know… you’re not single, but still….they are your creators.)
Will: [scratches his chin] Since I’m new to the group, I’d like to answer this one. I think Bennett would go for Lo – she’s frighteningly ambitious and has the fire needed to stand up to him. Max would fall for Christina because she has spunk and patience, two things Max requires in a woman. Lots and lots of patience. [clears throat] I’d bang them both at the same time.
Bennett and Max: [consider and share a look between them] [Nod]
TN: Name one place you’d like to, ugh, do it, that you haven’t yet.
Will: How much time do you have?
Bennett: My bed: no phones, no email, for an entire week.
Max: That was oddly specific, Ben. I’d like to have Sara on the deck of a ship.
Bennett: Also oddly specific.
TN: Who is the better athlete? Okay you got us. What we’re really asking is, who is in better shape? And you may need to remove your shirts to prove it to us….
Max: It pains me to say this but I’d probably go with Will because of this triathlon business he’s always going on and on and on about.
Will: Thanks . . . Wait.
Bennett: I run but it’s really to keep from strangling Chloe. My ten-mile time has really improved since the engagement . . .
TN: Who has the bigger, ugh.. appendage?
[All three men raise hand] [Will stands to start unbuttoning his pants][Bennett puts a bracing hand on his arm and subtly shakes his head]
TN: Favorite quality in a woman? It can be boobs
Bennett: I’m just going to go ahead and answer for Will. Boobs. Anything else is a very distant second.
Will: It’s funny, because it’s true.
Bennett: I like legs.
Max: I think eyes?
Will: You’re such a fucking flower, Stella.
Max: [laughs at Will] Fine. Mouth.
Bennett: That’s better.
TN: Threesome? Max & Bennett I’m looking at you…. (sorry, Will… I just don’t know you yet. Although hot-nerdy is totally my thing) This is Bekah by the way. Slut of the week
Will: Actually, I’m probably the only one of the three of us who’s ever been with a girl with another guy before. But I prefer a threesome with four boobs instead of two.
Bennett: Like I said.
Max: And yet you didn’t answer the question, Ben.
Bennett: No comment.
Max: [sips drink] [clears throat] No comment.
TN: Tell us something we don’t know about you already!
Bennett: I’ll make you the best grilled cheese you’ll ever eat.
Will: What’s so hard about making a cheese sandwich? Get the fuck over yourself.
Bennett: You’ve obviously never had one of my grilled cheeses.
Max: My shoe size is a 15 in the US.
Bekah: [eyes bulge]
Will: You hardly know anything about me, so this will be easy. George says from what he’s heard, I could win a watermelon-eating contest. Google it.
Thanks for the FAB interview Will, Max & Bennett. We’re feeling kinda bad that we didn’t invite the 4th guy in the book, Henry. Next time. You’re welcome at That’s Normal headquarters anytime!
We are giving away THREE copies of Beautiful Bombshell to our fabulous readers. All you need to do is comment below with a pick up line you’d use on any of the Beautiful Bastard Series guys between now & Friday at 11:59 pm ET. We’ll pick our three favs & post the winners next week!
Beautiful Bombshell is out TODAY in paperback & e-book. Grab it at your favorite bookstore or Get a copy of Beautiful Bombshell on Amazon!