Beaulitful Reads Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
Beaulitful Reads is a monthly romance literature subscription. Each box includes a newly released romantic “chick lit” book and 1-2 specially curated literary goods. Members also get access to an online book club, where they can connect with a whole community of romance readers.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Beaulitful Reads
The Cost: $24 a month + shipping or a 3 Month Prepay for $68 + shipping
COUPON: Use code HELLO to get $2 off on any subscription!
The Products: Each month, you’ll receive a newly released romantic chick lit book and 1-2 specially curated, literature-inspired items.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and International
Check out the Book Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Beaulitful Reads to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s box included two info cards. One lists the items in the box, and the other lets you know when to log in to the online book club for discussion. Don’t forget to use #LitfulReads to share your unboxing with fellow literature (and subscription box) fans!
Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci – Value $10.67 on Amazon (retail price: $16.00)
The book this month is Roman Crazy, a lighthearted story about a woman looking for new love and new adventures in the romantic city of Rome. The book is lively, funny, and makes you want to escape to Italy on your own glamorous getaway.
Book summary from Amazon:
A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton and debut author Nina Bocci.
Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.
Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…
Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?
A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.
There’s even a book plate autographed by the co-authors tucked inside the first few pages. What a nice touch!
Bellissima Candle by The Melting Library, 4 oz. – Value $7.25
In addition to the book, the box contains two other gifts to help get you into the spirit of the story. The first is this candle from The Melting Library in an amber-and-vanilla scent called Bellissima (that’s basically Italian for “very, very, very beautiful”). The fragrance is warm, sweet, and intriguing. And while this candle is half the size of regular The Melting Library candles, I actually think the golden metallic tin and smaller size is pretty cute. Plus, it comes in this lacy pouch, which is a thoughtful touch. I like that the name of the candle nods to the Italian setting of the book, too!
Gone with the Wind Quote Bookmark by Authored Adornments – Value $12.00
This metal bookmark feels just right for romance novels, with its fancy filigree and famous quote.
The creators even contributed a coupon code for more of their literary treasures! The quality of this piece is pretty solid, so if this is your aesthetic, I could see this coupon code being used on Authored Adornments’ jewelry and more. I’m a bit more modern in my tastes, but I’m never one to pass up a good bookmark. This will be put to good use.
Verdict: Beaulitful Reads is such a fun box. The value of the items is around $30.00, exceeding the $24.00 price tag of the box. The chosen paperback is upbeat and engaging, almost like a romantic comedy you’d watch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The lovely candle will be a fixture in my living room until I completely exhaust the wick (I LOVE that amber-vanilla scent!), and the bookmark is practical and pretty. All in all, I’m happy with this box.
What do you think of the items in this month’s Beaulitful Reads box?