EVERYTHING!!!!funny - sexy - dual POV - really strong characters START OF A NEW SERIES - YAY!!
Actually this question gave me pause..... there is a uniqueness to this book that actually makes it stand out. It has many of the qualities other erotic romances have but I think its a little 'left field' and I really liked that. The hero was such a total bastard but at the same time he was vulnerable - our heroine kicked ass and I loved her.
She was great! Hit just the right tones and was believable and entertaining in both roles.
I alienated my entire family! I ordered pizza so they would eat and leave me alone!
In the wake of 50 Shades of Grey and its success, publishers have been scrambling to pick up previously self-published fan-fiction, repackage it and sell it to wider audiences. And as judgmental as some book lovers have been on this, you can’t deny the success of EL James, Sylvia Day, Jamie McGuire etc. Let's face it people, a good story is a good story no matter its origins. I am not a snob when it comes to books, if I like it - I like it and I really don’t care from ‘whence’ it came.Beautiful Bastard is a one of those books I absolutely couldn’t read fast enough and the audio is no different. I screamed at my family to leave me alone I, I hid in my room and ignored all else! I absolutely loved the sexual tension and banter back and forth between these two characters (Chloe & Bennet). I laughed a lot more than I expected, between the sniping back and forth and the pure situational humour, I was laughing out loud. And also I loved that this was a dual POV story. And its HOT! Scorchingly so..The narration is PERFECT! And the second books narration is even better!Let me add if you love this first book in the Beautiful Bastard Series then you’re in for a treat because they just get better as they go, I loved Sarah and Max’s story even more in no 2 -Beautiful Stranger. So YAY! A new series for me and I recommend you jump on this one with me and enjoy!Cheers :)
I loved the entire book.
Bennett. I just love him in general.
yes.. the others in this series. She is great. I loved her inflections and how she portrayed the characters.
Love reading and listening to hot stories read by Sebastian York xx
Great strong characters no fluff in this book. They know what they want and will do whatever they need to get it ....mean and steamy and powerful and sexy. Why couldn't I ever have had a boos like him. My favorite scene was in the bathroom at the family diner ...wow ...he knows how to please :)
This book is middle of the road for me, i.e. not awful and not spectacular. It has been a week since I've listened to it and I barely recall what the book is about. I found the Crossfire Books from Sylvia Day to be better, with a similar story line, and of course Shades of Grey was better too. For a quickie read, this book does suffice but that's about it.
Working Mom of 3 with a busy work schedule with a LONG drive.
Hot, Steamy and Intense!!
I loved that the story was told from both perspectives! Really added depth to the relationship. I did, however find some of the scenarios a little unlikely but boy was it HOT HOT HOT!!
Once I realized that the story was being told from both perspectives I'd wished it had both a female and a male narrator. I was difficult for me to get comfortable with her voice at first and I found it frustrating when trying to tell the difference in the characters voices. Overall once I sunk into the story it didnt matter!!
The end of this book seemed rushed and I just wanted the story to keep going!! Couldn't wait to start Beautiful Bitch!
Lots of sex from the get go. I never really felt like I understood what motivated each character (other than the physical), so I never really felt invested in their intimacy. I kept waiting for an explanation of the male character's hateful behavior, but it never really came together convincingly for me. He was mostly just a jerk. Late in the book I felt like we started to get to know both characters better; I just wished the author had spent some time developing that aspect earlier in the book. For the amount of sex, they were pretty conventional about it. The taboo came from engaging in intimate activities in socially unacceptable locations, i.e., his office, his parent's bathroom, etc. The narrator did a solid job. The story is told from each characters' first person perspective. Occasionally, when the author was speaking from the male perspective, she'd fail to deepen her voice enough and I'd lose track of which character's thoughts I was listening to--mostly that was my fault for not paying enough attention. Nevertheless, she did a very good job with bringing the characters to life. Overall, it was mildly entertaining and kinda cute. I won't listen to another book from this author, but I'm not disappointed that I purchased this one either. Sometimes lots of sex and little story is just the thing, so if that's what you're in the mood for...go for it!
Absolutely. This was an awesome story. I listened to this while spending my day hiking. I enjoyed having this audiobook as my exercise companion.
I liked both lead characters. Very strong, independent and stubborn.
Probably not. I don't like her as a narrator. She did a horrible job doing the male characters. It was confusing in some areas because you couldn't distinguish between Chloe and Bennett.
Wow!! First off, I hesitated starting this book because I’ve heard so many mixed reviews. This seems to be another one of those that you either HATE it or LOVE it! I had been going back on forth on whether or not to start this. Thankfully Rachel from Parajunkee enjoyed it and recommended it. We seem to be listening to some of the same audio books so I thought she hasn’t steered me wrong, why not?
So yeah…WOW!!! I finished this audio in about 2 days. I don’t know what I was expecting but that wasn’t it, in a good way! At minute 13 of this audio the first sex scene began. HOLY SHIT! To say it was HOT is just putting it mildly. It continues ON and ON and ON! In all different areas and raunchy places, but the SEX IS SCORCHING!!
At about 50% hot sex or no, it was getting to be TOO much! Apparently it’s possible. LOL! Luckily the sex scenes slowed down then (of course there were more). The story really took off and we got to know the characters a lot more in depth.
I will admit Bennett was a TOTAL bastard and complete asshole! Did I still LOVE him? Yes, absolutely! IMO he wasn’t too over the top. I think what helped redeem him was the dual POVs. When most hero’s are mean to their heroines for whatever reason we don’t get the full story since we don’t hear their POV. Bennett didn’t mean to be a bastard most of the time. He was just an uptight ivy league, big time exec brat!
I liked Chloe! She was smart, sassy, confident and knew what she wanted in life. Chloe wasn’t some damsel in distress. Bennett may have been a bastard but she was his perfect match. She called him out on his shit and gave it right back. Chloe was sarcastic and loved to curse! My kind of gal!
I very much enjoyed this book! I have already pre-ordered Beautiful Bitch on audio. It’s book 1.5 a novella with Bennett and Chloe. I can’t wait to hear more from them.
Narrator Note: Grace Grant is a new to me narrator. I thought she did an excellent job! Her delivery seemed to be right on. Her male voice was also very distinct.
I really enjoyed this story. It was, obviously, a little predictable, but I thought the story was quite well written. The narrator did a very good job switching back and forth between narrating as a male and a female, although it did take me a while to get used to it.
I would totally read it again.
Absolutely love to read, anything! Well maybe not Western or biographies but other than that anything. Dystopian is quickly becoming my fav!
This story is hilarious! Loved the characters and their story. Fast and light read. Really enjoyed this book.