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.
This book is like a sweet treat. I enjoyed every bit of it. I love the characters and their personalities. I looove to hear each pov.
Put this into my relisten list.
This the first time that I listen to anything by this author. I was disappointed. Very little dialogue, except during sex, no character development, poor storyline and all sex scenes. Yet they fall in love. I was disappointed with is book.
Grace grant did an amazing job narrating this story. She was one of the reasons I purchase it.
Yes I would
Yes because the proformance wasn't the issues I had
It wasn't her proformance with the character of being a female. I had a hard time following along of who was who. Grace was playing both characters and I had to keep rewinding and trying to catch who she was in which scene. She did fine as Cloe but when she proceeded as Bennett I lost interest.
I would've made sure a male narrator played the male parts so it was easier to follow along.
too much repetitive sex; too shallow a story line; not a "bad" book, butt not that great either.
This was a very good book. I listened in 2 days. I guess I am going to have to listen to them all now. The whole Alpha male Dom/submit thing has been done a lot. This was different. I loved that the ha was strong & smart & not going to take crap. The sexy parts were hot w/out too much kink. The speaking in French thing was hot! & a nice little story add in. I really do wish they had cared about condoms-for a strong highly intelligent woman she didn't think quick enough for that!
I enjoyed the narrator overall, but since I wasn't reading, just listening, sometimes it was hard to tell- in the end chapters -what they were thinking & actually saying out loud. They had a lot going on in their heads.
I think for a Bastard the dude wasn't quite bad enough. It was a little fluffy, not too deep, but highly entertaining!!! Worth a credit.