Am a book reader who have to many books and to little time to do it.
This so needed two different narrators since it gets so confusing between Bennet and Chloe. This had plenty of sexy times that were fueled by anger mostly and then we have the break up because of a misunderstanding. Bennett and Chloe's relationship seemed to happen way to fast and I wasn't into it.
May continue haven't decided yet.
Grace Grant does an amazing job portraying the shy Chloe and dominating Bennett in yet another bombshell audible by Christina Lauren. love this series!
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Based on the first chapter I said to myself "here's some more pornographic literature disguised as a romance novel:. Yes and No.. because this has to be number 2 on my short list of favorite audio books (this does not include non audio books in my kindle library or hard copies).
Sure there's probably a page of books I could list where the characters are involved in work place sexual liaisons (even a bit of hate sex), but I can't compare them. After reading Beautiful Bastard all those insignificant wanna be romances with similar plots disappeared under the shadow of a more talented writer. Whether you like or don't like the story, the authors delivery is so good as well as the character development that it raised the quality of what could have been 'just another cheap romance' if written by any other.
She's a new favorite next to Lorna Raver and Dara Rosenberg. Most narrators ruin the audio experience for me, to the point where i go home just to read over (if I have readable version) the part that was already read to me. But Grace Grant was such a great narrator, everything was free-flowing and animated (enough without being over the top) that I could relax every time I played the Beautiful Bastard. Even her interpretation of the men was perfect and not at all comically distracting like with other narrators.
I think I'll be listening to this book again in the future. I do not think that I'll be purchasing any more from this particular series as I'm afraid that it may ruin the great vibe and satisfaction I got out of this one. Our main characters were so intriguing that non of the other characters mentioned held any interest for me anyway.
There were some funny lines, and certainly gasp-worthy moments (the good kind), and the steamy scenes did not disappoint. I liked that the writing of those scenes was not cringe-worthy, but almost realistic. The only downside was that there was such a lack of substance to the story line. I know you're not buying these books for their big complex plots, but perhaps I am looking more for something that tells a story, with romance sprinkled in. This was the typical sex scene book, with a plot sprinkled in.
I felt that there was a lot going on in the book in a positive way. The romance between the two main characters Bennett and Chloe was sexy. Both characters were strong-willed, even stubborn, which will appeal to those that appreciate when the female character is not passive and mute. The office setting is always fun, if you're into breaking a few rules. I re-listen to this a lot!
it's a great book can't Waite to get into the rest of the books and read more about their relationship
This book demands your attention within the first couple mins, using a very exciting sex scene. Once the sex starts though it seems to take over the majority of the story. By the middle of the book I was beginning to become bored with the redundant sex scenes. But as the story gets closer to the end the character development and relationship development increase which greatly improves the story line. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I hated Mr.Ryan and at the same time could not get enough of him! He was a perfect mix of asshole and sexy! Chloe is a firecracker and totally put him in his place. Loved it, want them to get married and have babies, or at least a lot more hot hot sex!