The 30 Best Christina Lauren Books Ranked – Ultimate Guide

With eighteen New York Times bestselling novels, thirty works, and another book slated for 2023, Christina Lauren has a story for every reader. From the Beautiful series to #BookTok viral novels, you might not know where to begin when you’re spoiled for choice.

The 30 Best Christina Lauren Books Ranked - Ultimate Guide

Whether you’re just getting started with Christina Lauren’s books or you’re planning your rereads, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy this ultimate ranking of Christina Lauren’s works (and be sure to find your favorite!).

Not-Joe Story

Not-Joe Story is a glimpse into the Wild Seasons universe, set after the series’ fourth book. We love this sexy and fun short, but if you haven’t read the rest of the Wild Seasons series, Not-Joe Story won’t make much sense. We recommend saving this until after you devour Wild Seasons!

If you’ve checked the series off your TBR, though, check out Not-Joe Story here.

Sublime

Sublime

If YA paranormal romance is your prerogative, then you won’t want to miss Sublime. A quick read where sparks fly, this lesser-known book from Christina Lauren follows amnesiac Lauren, a girl who emerged after disappearing a decade ago, and adrenaline junkie Colin. Will they save or destroy each other?

Discover the answer when you pick up Sublime here.

Sweet Filthy Morning After

Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons)

Sweet Filthy Morning After is another short set in the Wild Seasons series and explores the events of Sweet Filthy Boy from a different perspective. We adore the flipped POV, but again, if you’re just beginning with Christina Lauren’s works, save this for later!

For readers finished with Wild Seasons, you’re in for a treat here.

Wicked Sexy Liar

Wicked Sexy Liar (Wild Seasons)

The fourth book in Wild Seasons, Wicked Sexy Liar follows a trio of college besties on a vacation to Vegas, where they link up with three hot guys. Flirtatious and fiery, we love the whirlwind vibe in this installment of Wild Seasons. While it might be better to save for after you’ve read the first three in the series, you can still dive right in!

Find Wicked Sexy Liar here.

Beautiful

Beautiful (The Beautiful Series)

Beautiful rounds up the entire cast of the Beautiful series for a sizzling installment. Friendship and love take center stage in the series’ sixth book, and for dedicated fans, the nods to previous stories will dazzle. While it isn’t the most accessible, it’s still a wild ride and highly rewarding.

You can pick up Beautiful here.

The House

The House

Even in the YA space, Christina Lauren delivers irresistible romance. This haunting tale follows Delilah as she falls for a mysterious boy who lives in the spooky, perhaps supernatural, house at the town’s edge. Delilah and Gavin are drawn to each other, but their relationship will cost more than they can predict.

Step out of your comfort zone and find The House here.

Beautiful Beloved

Beautiful Beloved (Serie Beautiful en francais) (French Edition)

For a bonus edition of the Beautiful series that includes the entire gang (and a baby-shaped plus one), turn to Beautiful Beloved. Sara and Max, Beautiful Strangers’ protagonists, lead the tale and learn to balance adventures with impending parenthood. 

Turn to Beautiful Beloved after you’ve enjoyed Beautiful Stranger and the rest of the series.

When you’re ready, check it out here.

Dirty Rowdy Thing

Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons)

Love and lust collide in Dirty Rowdy Thing, the second book in Wild Seasons. Harlow and Finn were married for twelve hours. He needs to be in charge. She is stubbornly independent. Are they fated to be together?

You’ll love the push-and-pull dynamic and the nonstop banter in Dirty Rowdy Thing, so be sure to grab your copy here.

Beautiful Beginning

Beautiful Beginning (The Beautiful Series)

Wedding bells ring in this novella-continuation of Beautiful Bastard. Follow Bennett and Chloe to a place neither imagined they would end up: the altar. Between a no-sex-until-the-wedding pact and a looming to-do list, can the happy couple keep it together until I do?

Enjoy Beautiful Beginning here, but we recommend getting to know Chloe and Bennett in Beautiful Bastard first.

Beautiful Bombshell

Beautiful Bombshell (The Beautiful Series)

Beautiful Bombshell brings together the men of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player for a wild week of shenanigans on the Vegas strip. This pre-wedding hurrah makes for a delightful and sexy novella full of schemes. 

Perfect to read alongside Beautiful Beginning, find Beautiful Bombshell here.

Beautiful Boss

Beautiful Boss (The Beautiful Series)

The ninth installment of Beautiful Boss enthralls. Featuring Will and Hanna from Beautiful Player, readers see that I do is only the start. When job offers and, you know, real-life responsibilities crash down on the happy couple, Will and Hanna have to balance fairytale rendezvous and the mundane.

Pick up Beautiful Boss here.

Beautiful Secret

Beautiful Secret (The Beautiful Series)

Revel in the best of both worlds in Beautiful Secret, the perfect treat for the most dedicated Christina Lauren fans.

Beautiful Secret brings together characters from the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series for a globetrotting adventure. From NYC to the London streets, Beautiful Secret is a sexy celebration of these two sprawling series.

Find it here.

Dark Wild Night

Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons)

What didn’t happen in Vegas haunts Lola and Oliver. They didn’t consummate their drunken marriage, and that was definitely the right choice—or so they tell themselves. But Lola and Oliver can’t stop thinking about each other. Can they see what’s right in front of them?

Be sure to grab Dark Wild Night, the third installment of Wild Seasons, here.

Sweet Filthy Boy

Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons)

Sweet Filthy Boy kicks off the Wild Seasons series, bringing us to Vegas for the first time. Mia just graduated college, and after a wild weekend, she makes an even wilder decision: follow her one-night stand to France for the summer. What follows is a provocative and playful tale between typically clear-headed Mia and her fling, Ansel.

While the Beautiful series usually steals the show, we adore Wild Seasons, and we know fans of jet-setting romance will, too.

Begin the adventure here.

Beautiful Bitch

Beautiful Bitch (The Beautiful Series)

You’ll fan yourself while reading Beautiful Bitch, the novella follow-up to Beautiful Bastard. Bennett wants Chloe to let her work rest long enough for a wild night, so he takes matters into his own hands. Two plane tickets, a French villa, and an unexpected discussion take love-hate into new territory.

You won’t want to miss out on your copy of Beautiful Bitch, found here.

Something Wilder

Something Wilder

Christina Lauren’s 2022 standalone is a charming, hilarious romance filled with treasure hunts, trips gone wrong, and second chances. You’ll want to follow protagonists Lily and Leo everywhere, but Something Wilder brings us on a treasure hunt through the American Southwest. Will Lily and Leo be able to capture the treasure and each other’s hearts?

You can find out the answer when you grab Something Wilder here.

Autoboyography

Autoboyography

We adore this sweet coming-of-age romance between two boys—one from an accepting family, the other from a conservative religious community—in a creative writing class. It takes less than a month for Tanner and Sebastian to fall head over heels, but can their relationship outlast the obstacles?

Hopeful and heartfelt, Autoboyagraphy is a can’t-miss installation on this list, found here.

Dating You, Hating You

Dating You / Hating You

Set aside an entire afternoon for this read-in-one-go rom-com about two Hollywood agents. Carter and Evie might be from competing firms, but their chemistry is something else—until their agencies merge. Now, they face off for the same position. From sexy encounters to sabotage, Carter and Evie’s romance is one to remember.

Pick up Dating You, Hating You here.

Twice in a Blue Moon

Twice in a Blue Moon

In the mood for a second chance romance? Twice in a Blue Moon is a favorite.

Sam was Tate’s first everything fourteen years ago. Now, she’s moved on and rarely thinks about Sam as she pursues an acting career. But when Sam reenters her life, Tate realizes that once in a lifetime can happen twice.

Be sure to grab your copy here.

The Honey-Don’t List

The Honey-Don't List

There’s so much to love about this rom-com perfect for fans of Netflix’s hit movie Set It Up. The Honey-Do List follows two overworked assistants, Carey and James, as they prevent their bosses’ marriages from imploding. On a cross-country road trip, what could go wrong?

You’ll fall in love with Carey and James’ love when you grab The Honey-Don’t List here.

Beautiful Player

Beautiful Player

Sparks fly in the Beautiful series’ first installment, Beautiful Player. We adore Hanna and Will’s budding but risky relationships. And for fans of brother’s-best-friend romances, look no further than this story.

Be sure to grab Beautiful Player here to follow the steamy affair.

Beautiful Stranger

Beautiful Stranger

Meet Sara and Max: she’s a finance whiz, and he’s a Wallstreet Playboy. Nobody expects Sara and Max to become more than strangers, but when one hook-up turns into two and so on, their chemistry sizzles. 

We adore Sara and Max’s shift from strangers to something more, making Beautiful Stranger the perfect second book in the Beautiful Series.

Find it here.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

If you’ve ever felt personally victimized by online dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand is for you. Forget your Hinge matches and read along as Millie creates a fictional persona to allow herself more vulnerability online. But when she meets someone real, how long can she keep the truth from rising?

You can find My Favorite Half-Night Stand here.

The Soulmate Equation

The Soulmate Equation

The Soulmate Equation comes in high on our ranking thanks to its ambitious and creative plot. DNA-based matchmaking causes chaos in Jess’s life when it matches her with a man she already knows—and despises. Personalities collide, sparks fly, and Jess discovers first impressions might not tell the entire story.

Find The Soulmate Equation here.

Roomies

Roomies

Perfect for readers who love the marriage of convenience trope, Roomies is an unforgettable read about music and magical relationships. With its romantic plot and sweet relationship, we love that Roomies is super accessible for those new to Christina Lauren’s work.

You can grab Roomies here.

Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words

Christina Lauren turns to women’s fiction in Love and Other Words with stunning results. Split between the past and present, the story explores a teenage friendship as it becomes romantic and then breaks. 

Full of love and loss, this story is sure to linger with you long after reading.

Find it here.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating

Unabashedly funny and romantic, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating enchants from the first page. Josh and Hazel have been friends for a long time, but they’re not dating, even if they keep sleeping together. Their dynamic compels and draws you deeper into the tale, and by the end?

Well, you’ll have to read it here to see if not-dating sticks.

In a Holidaze

In a Holidaze

Christmas in July exists for a reason: in this case, it’s to read In a Holidaze. Coming in at number three on our list, In a Holidaze turns the most magical time of the year into a nightmare for Mae Jones. Can a time loop show her what she needs to be happy?

Experience Christmas again (and again, and again) when you grab In a Holidaze here.

Beautiful Bastard

Beautiful Bastard (The Beautiful Series)

What’s better than the original? While there’s a lot to love about the Beautiful series, Beautiful Bastard kicked it off for a reason. Chloe and Bennett are an iconic intern-and-boss duo with an irresistible dynamic that will have you rushing to read every other book in the series. Seriously, begin here.

Find Beautiful Bastard here.

The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners

There’s no beating The Unhoneymooners. 

Maid-of-honor Olivia Torres is used to being unlucky. What’s worse than constant bad luck, though, is having to spend her sister’s wedding with the insufferable best man, Ethan. When food poisoning takes out the entire wedding party besides Olivia and Ethan, the two suddenly find themselves on a free honeymoon to Maui. Suddenly, Olivia feels pretty lucky… 

Romantic, hilarious, and heartfelt in the same breath, you won’t want to miss The Unhoneymooners.

Pick it up here.

The Takeaway – Beautiful Books by Christina Lauren

And there you have it! If you’re looking to begin Christina Lauren’s works for the first time, we recommend starting with our top three: The Unhoneymooners, Beautiful Bastard, and In a Holidaze. If those don’t sound like your vibe, though, start anywhere! We guarantee you can’t go wrong with these beautiful books.

FAQs

What is Christina Lauren’s most popular book?

With over 300,000 ratings on Goodreads, The Unhoneymooners wears the crown as Lauren’s most popular title.

How many books has Christina Lauren written?

Lauren has written 30 titles, with another on the way in 2023.

When is Christina Lauren’s next book coming out?

Look out for The True Love Experiment in May 2023.

Do you need to read Christina Lauren’s books in order?

Not at all! Each novel works independently but still forms a cohesive series if that’s your preference.

A Reading Guide for Christina Lauren [favorite books, least favorite books, where to start, etc]
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