I really liked this book. the sex was explicit and frequent enough to keep me entertained, but has enough of a romantic back story going that its not porn. I think this hovers right on the line of romance and erotica. I normally prefer a very explicit, raunchy story, and this was very tame in comparison to my normal erotic preference, but I highly recommend it because it was very sexy but still managed to have me invested in Chloe and Bennett's relationship.
I enjoyed this book so much. The sex scenes were hot!!!
My favorite aspect of this book was how the author switched back and forth writing in the womans point of view, then changing and writing from the mans prospective. That was wonderful, and the difference in the sex scenes because of this was refreshing. I will be looking for more books by this author and hopefully they are just as good.
hmmm. Let me see. I loved Ben's dirty mouth during sex and Chloe's strong personality and no bullshit attitude as the female lead. I can't figure out why it is though that in so many romance novels men bang anywoman, anywhere and as many times as they can and are still sought after by so many other women (and perhaps even some men :)) and women are almost always portrayed as these very selective women who have had either no past lovers or very little experience. Well, in any case, this is a steamy romance well worth the credit and time.
I love Grace Grant. She is an excellent narrator, and that is no exception to this story. She brings it alive and I don't think anyone else would have done it justice as she did.
In addition, the storyline is right on point. I wasn't bored once. The range is also marvelous. It has just the right hint of steam and simmer at the same time. There is good balance for both business and pleasure.
Christina Lauren, I applaud you. Continue doing what you're doing. And I look forward to the next installment of this series.
The character development is what made this book stand out the most. At first, I hated Chloe. She was irritating and tried way to hard to show off her "big girl panties", and Bennett was just plain rude. Not in a sexy way either. However, as the story progressed, the two characters came into their own. Started acting like adults with reservations and less like children or snapping turtles. And it was the writing of Christina Lauren that made that happen. I was amazed when I finished and could not tell you where Chloe and Bennett became a fantastic couple. Lauren makes the transition so seamlessly, so naturally, that it is a transition that could happen in real life.
BEAUTIFUL BASTARD is an excellent story about frustrating people and scorching sex! I enjoyed every second of Chloe and Bennett's story, and I think Christina Lauren may have just become one of my new guilty pleasures. To have been written in parts by two different authors, and even by one person, the writing is superb. I felt like I could really understand Chloe and Bennett and each's side of the story. The character development is what made this book stand out the most. At first, I hated Chloe. She was irritating and tried way to hard to show off her "big girl panties", and Bennett was just plain rude. Not in a sexy way either. However, as the story progressed, the two characters came into their own. Started acting like adults with reservations and less like children or snapping turtles. And it was the writing of Christina Lauren that made that happen. I was amazed when I finished and could not tell you where Chloe and Bennett became a fantastic couple. Lauren makes the transition so seamlessly, so naturally, that it is a transition that could happen in real life.
While this story may not be the most original, there are a lot of handsome, rich, bastard men in books right now, it is the writing and the characters that take the fore front above the story. I am very excited about BEAUTIFUL BITCH, and cannot wait to get BEAUTIFUL STRANGER on audiobook soon!
Grace Grant does a fantastic job narrating this story! She has her own lit and voices for each character, and I could feel Chloe and Bennett through the emotion she put into her voice. The only complaint I had was, at first, having a female voice of Bennett really threw me off and took me out of the story. I became used to it, and it no longer bothered me, but that initial hour or so made it harder to stay focused. In part, this is likely because Chloe and Bennett's point of view changes without warning. It could be hard to tell which was which for several paragraphs because Ms. Grant had to do both characters.
I have heard that BEAUTIFUL STRANGER brings in a male for the male protagonist, and I am so glad! Grace Grant comes back, and that is even better!
Yes. I think that Grace Grant really did a great job bringing the characters to life.
There are so many that I loved, it is hard to chose but I would have to go with the stairwell scene.
OMG. I LOVE Grace Grant. I would really consider buying an audiobook just because she reads it.
Yes. Audio version is AWESOME.
I love Chloe. She is halarious but also real.
Chloe....but they were both great. I love Grace Grants voice.
I was cracking up. the things out of their mouth cracked me up.
I cant wait for the 3rd book to come out!!!
Yes. I liked the dynamic between the characters.
Bared to You because of the power struggle between the business exec and the worker.
Not necessarily. I enjoyed it, but not to the point I didn't want to turn it off. It was predictable to me.
It was good, not great, but I did enjoy it. Sex was there, chemistry was there, I just feel the story line lacked a little for me.
Wild about books.
What a great story. At first you think you know what is going on ( a man of power is using a younger girl and employee ). Oh how the story changes. It has a great plot, with changes that keep you guessing. Then bang when you aren't looking there is hot hot hot sex and last well I'll keep that to my self.
Grace Grant does a very good job on the voices. You know who is talking no matter male or female.
Go ahead and spend a dollar or a credit it is worth it.
Lover of listening to feel good books and knitting!!
Good read, could of had a more interesting storyline.
The boss, you never know what he was gonna do next.
The first encounter the 2 leads had.
Yes and no....
Great sex scenes and interesting plot, I just wish there was more storyline. A wrench thrown in here and here.