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Beautiful Bastard | [Christina Lauren]

Beautiful Bastard

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....
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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 04-10-13
    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2007

    I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.

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    "HOT"

    I wasn't sure if I would love this book but I did. The narrator was perfect for this book and I was immediately drawn into the book. I loved that Chloe wasn't a pushover and she gave as good as she got from Bennett. I definitely would recommend this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DAWN WATERTOWN, WI, United States 04-06-13
    DAWN WATERTOWN, WI, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another good erotic love story"
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks up good like other erotic fiction


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chloe and her unwillingness to be defeated.


    What about Grace Grant’s performance did you like?

    The change of voices


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hot and steamy 9-5


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ramona Coatesville, PA, United States 04-05-13
    Ramona Coatesville, PA, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2011

    My name is Mona and I am an infrequent reader. I found books on audio by accident. I am really enjoying it.

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    "Pressure Cooker....Hot!!!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was not hard to follow. Even though office romances are typical, the tension between the two main characters was very intense and the sex was steamy and hot. The feelings they had for each other was like a pressure cooker, ready to pop off. The panty ripping and dirty talk left me bereft and panting for more. The only regret was that there wasn't more sex in the office. Whenever there is office hedonism, you can always count on sex in the supply closet, on office equipment, and just short of getting caught by the office staff (OK, so experience is a good teacher). This book was worth the credit and a repeat listen.

    The narrator did a good job keeping up with male and female voices. She made it believable and easy to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Sacramento, CA, United States 04-02-13
    Nancy Sacramento, CA, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful Bastard makes ME happy!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Bastard again? Why?

    Absolutely! It was a great, intensive read. Hot & steamy scenes to fantasize to!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Her panties... LOL, just get this book and you'll understand!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the stairwell, the bathroom, the dressing room...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 04-01-13
    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "LOVED the Beautiful B*stard"
    If you could sum up Beautiful Bastard in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, hot & Sexy


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Bastard?

    Chloe and her co-workers ares a hoot. The sex scenes are VERY hot.


    What does Grace Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Grace Grant does a good job - even with the male characters (which can be challenging for a woman).


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes...it was pretty intense.


    Any additional comments?

    Clever story, lots of twists and turns - unpredictable ending. Adult themes

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Norwood, OH, United States 03-29-13
    Laura Norwood, OH, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I wish there was a sequel"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Bastard again? Why?

    I would listen to it multiple times. It is such a good story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is Chloe. The story was so up and down. I didn't know if I wanted to cry for her or cheer her on.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she left.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kacey Harlan, KY, United States 03-27-13
    Kacey Harlan, KY, United States 03-27-13

    I am a person how loves a Great Listen after a long day at Work!

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    "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! GOD I LOVED THIS BOOK!"

    First off, the narrator, Grace Grant, was AWESOME! She done a great job with both characters and protraying their personalities. I loved the story. I thought that maybe all the back and fourth fighting between Chloe and Bennett would get old, but it didn't. This book is HOT, SEXY, HILLARIOUS, AND JUST AWESOME! HOPE THIS IS A SERIES!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-16-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "a strong woman finally!"
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the story and will most liking listen again.


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Bastard to and why?

    A fiestier 50 shades without the kinky fuc@#$y. Chloe took no sh$%*&!



    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoyed this narration. her bennett voice was a little confusing and you had to listen carefully..it was close to chloe's.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    near the end when they were both pitiful at being apart.


    Any additional comments?

    i loved it and will most likely listen again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Gorka Ste Genevieve, MO 03-08-13
    Jennifer Gorka Ste Genevieve, MO 03-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved this book!!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Bastard again? Why?

    Yes I will probably listen to this several times before the next one is released.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book had everything, a story plot you could get into, telling the story from both main characters so you know how they both feel and a great romance.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I wish the narrator had more of a difference between her woman and man voices but other than that she did a great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There is but I don't want to tell it might give something away


    Any additional comments?

    I looked at this book several times contemplating whether or not to buy it. I am so glad I finally did! I listened to it in from beginning to end, spacing out making sure to listen to every word!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Shelby Twp, MI, United States 03-08-13
    Sandra Shelby Twp, MI, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Not Ready For It to End"

    This is a story wrapped around sex. I know this is well written because they have sex in the craziest places with the craziest position for the craziest reason and it all seems reasonable. I don't know if it is the story or the reader that catches you right away, but I was in from the start.

    And the sex...if you don't enjoy books that steam, keep looking for your next title. If you enjoy listening to the struggles of physical romance...this is your book.

    When finished I checked Audible to see what else they had of Christina Lauren's and unfortunately this is a lone book. I hope that ends soon. I am very anxious to see what else she has written. I enjoyed these two fighting, the sex, fighting, the sex---okay, you understand.

    It isn't deep, fine literature (thank heavens!!), but it is a fun listen. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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