An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online.
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules - or outright smash them - if it means he can have her. All over the office.
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789 - and garnering over two million reads on fan-fiction sites - Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for rerelease.
©2013 Christina Lauren (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!" (S.C. Stephens, best-selling author of Thoughtless)
Both are great.
The initial board room scene...wow!!
Meet the corporate world's beautiful bastard.
This is an enjoyable jaw dropping novel.
Author of more than 50 novels. I read mostly romances and love adult romance erotica and historical romances set in the 1870 1880 west.
So many! I loved the first time Ben made a pass at her in the conference room. It was hilarious and hot!
She is simply terrific. Can not imagine anyone doing a better job.
When they finally were in a bed was wonderful.
I adore these books.
This book is meant to be listened to. Grace Grant is one of my favorite narrators out there because she isn't sappy and over the top melodramatic like majority of actors reading romance novels. Her comedic timing is flawless in this book. It's an adorable,and sexy as hell story about two extremely driven people. I absolutely adored Chloe and Bennett and their volatile relationship.
Too short, but very good. Finally, characters that actually seem realistic! Super sexy - very! Well written and well narrated. Very different from 50 shades, but in my opinion better written.
I bought this due to all of the good reviews. I found it boring, boring, boring. We hate each other but let's have lots of sex. I couldn't get into this book at all. I didn't like how it would switch back and forth from the female character's perspective to the male character's perspective, I found it annoying. The narration wasn't very good on the sex scenes. Story was unrealistic and boring. Save your credit.
Most definitely yes.
The story was very good. It was funny, sexy and I fell in love with the characters.
I enjoyed the way Grace Grant narrated Chloe's part. The only thing that would've made this book better would have been to have a male reading Bennett's part.
Hot, Hot, Hot lol
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.
"It was great"
I enjoyed reading this book.
It kept me company during my sleepless nights.
I would listen to it again.
I bought all the series...
The story was beautifully read and made the whole experience enjoyable. I ended up doing an all nighter for it :)
"Finnaly ! A good book after shades of grey !"
After so much ripp of like the frightful "bared to you", finally Audible recommend a good book !
The story is good, the sexe's scenes too, characters are lovely, even the narrator are very good : Grace Grant makes a wonderfull job, she has a pretty voice and her male's voice are sexy wich is not easy for a woman. Generally it's quikcly become ridiculous but never with her.
I hope Audible will produce soon the next book of the serie with Grace Grant of course.
meanwhile, you can listen all Olivia Cunning's books, they rock their world too !
Thought this book was good from t get go . Loved the hole story line n loved t characters they went great together . N would love me sum Bennett talk about a beautiful bastard yes pls haha . Would defo recommend it . X
I loved this book!!!! I totally recommend it because of Their tense, lustful but very passionate relationship.
Characters Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills love hate relationship will defiantly have your heart racing, from the foreplay of verbal spats both denying that they feel anything but contempt for each other to the steamy ,hot, passionate side that they both claim will help them to get each other out of their system. It will have you wanting to experience the same explosive passionate relationship. It left me wanting to find out what happened next.
Not intellectually challenging at all but I loved listening to this book from start to finish couldn't switch it off - naughty but nice lol if you like a saucy mills and boon then this is for you
"3rd time Of listening & still OUTSTANDINGLY!!"
Grace Grants narration is spot on..your dragged into the beautiful Bennet & the feisty Chloe's world and hang on for the ride. This storyline is my favourite of all this series and one I'll come back to again and a again.
"The plot could be condensed into a single sentence"
A plot with intrigue
It is so predictable, lacks any depth, shallow stereotypes as characters, weak story line and the sex is dull
fit for purpose
i read the reviews and really wanted to like the book.i enjoy a hot and steamy story, but it should have a minimum of substance.Had to stop listening after 1 hour, the lack of storyline really made me angry , they argue and then have sex and argue and then have sex, and argue ...
"good holiday listen"
very entertaining and i kept turning it on every chance I got, and it turned me on in return!!!
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