I guess I'm not a fan of people who purposely disrespect each other to get their rocks off, but I can also see the attraction of it for your inner freak is well.
I don't like how the story kept changing point of view from one character to another. It would have been okay with it if it were an actual man & woman's voice, that way you knew who's point of view you were listening to.
It ends well & it's definitely a cute story line.
Yes, its a good read - Chloe is a bad ass
The love-hate thang they had going on!
Struggled to finish this. I'm not a picky listener either, I'll listen to just about anything with an open mind but I had a hard time believing the love story here. I didn't feel that there were enough vulnerable moments to develop the kind of relationship they developed so quickly. the characters seemed really superficial.
Cannot answer that honestly, have not read the print version.
When Chloe overheard Bennett call her a "Kid"
I laughed more often than not, but it kept interested!
Grace Grant did an amazing job of switching between characters and was very consistent with her voice for each throughout the story.
I absolutely loved it! I'm obsessed with anything written by Christina Lauren!! I've listened and read all of their books! Can't wait for the new one to come out!
After reading the book, decided to listen to so had it's attractions but the terrible female attempt to do the male interpretation chapters was a disaster. This book should be redone with a male narrator! Otherwise I would not waste money.
Pretty good story even though it consists about 90% sex and I mean....EVERYWHERE!The narrator did a fair job at doing the mans voice,unfortunately if it weren't for the narrator stating"who"was the talker..it would have been hard to differentiate.
didn't know what I was getting into when I picked this book on Audible just because the name was interesting. Imagine my surprise when minutes after starting hearing it the characters break the tension and hooked up. I was like, where is the tension? The endless chapters about why they can't be together? Now... this book goes straight to the point. Sometimes I'm glad to live in a bubble because if I would have read the blurb or any of the reviews before hearing this book, I wouldn't have given it a chance to it. Anyway... I ended up liking the book and here are my reasons why:
1 - Beautiful Bastard is the story of two co-workers, Chloe and Bennett, who can barely stand each other. She is working on her MBA and he is her boss. At first it seems that neither of them thinks about the other in a non-professional way. However, once they are together the sex chemistry is explosive and they can't have enough. The sex scenes were off the charts. The passion, the lust and the energy are amazing, there is no low moment and you can sense the adrenaline.
2 - When I heard their first encounter so soon I was afraid the rest of the book would take a boring path or worst that every sex scene would be the same. I’m glad to say the author did a good job creating new scenarios, proposing new setting and maintaining an atmosphere of excitement.
3 - The reader (Grace Grant) did an amazing job giving voices to the characters. She managed to create a special voice for each one and even the men voices are great. Every emotion, sensation and feeling comes to you through her voice and it's a really great experience.
Now, the book is not a five stars on my book because of few minor issues.
1 – The ending, around the last two chapters the speed takes an abrupt halt and it is all resolved in an obvious way.
2 – The characters are ok. They have their moments under the spotlight, and we can see a small evolution. However, Chloe for me is hard to figure out and it’s not easy to relate with.
3 – And the panties issue…. I need an explanation for that because it’s creepy!
Overall, Beautiful Bastard is a sexy story with huge doses of passion and lust. With a plot easy to follow, good writing and fast rhythm.