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)
Yes: love the story line.......
Similar to Fifty Shades....
When he admits that he wants more from her....
Wishing for this story line to continue...
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
WOW! I was totally blown away.. This was simply amazing... OMG! I loved it. Great smex, but what a great story line. I love a good romance that borders on the the erotica with an awesome storyline... I simply loved this... I see why it had over 2 million reads online... It should have had more. I loved this!!!
Narration was awesome!!! A totally buy/credit, either one... LOved not Liked... but Loved!!!
I'm a MA in Theatre and love a good story. I also sometimes forget to proofread my reviews so sorry for any typos ;)
I hate you. So? I hate you. Sex. I hate him. I hate her. Sex. Hate, sex, sex, hate, kinky sex, naughty sex, boardroom sex, mom's bathroom sex, you cant have her sex, hotel sex, I love you sex. The end.
Oh. My bad. I should have warned you about the spoilers :)
So this review is a bit silly but then again so is the book. There's really no plot just a lot of hate and sex. He's hot, she's hot, he's mega rich, she's an intern, somehow they got off on the wrong foot then they just got off. No plot, no character decriptions, even less depth than FSOG if you can believe that, but then, the book its pretty hot so if you just want sex with a little bit of a situation, this is for you. Don't get me wrong, this book was fun to read, but I'm not giving it 5 stars. Harry Potter gets five stars. I'd give this book 2 stars if it didn't inspire some fun moments.
This is one of my top 5
The attitude of the characters
Chloe was strong willed but still down to earth
I giggled a few times......... The things that came out of Chloe's mouth were the same things I would have said!
Awesome listen....... I usually only listen while working, but I found myself listening while at home too!
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
This listening experience was comparable to taking my first bite into the chocolate ganache cupcake at SPRINKLES! Decadent, unbelievably delicious, and this is what this little series is all about…. I mean what can be more decadent, and fantastical than the relationship between Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills?
Bennett Ryan earns his name of "Beautiful Bastard" because he is such a high-powered, executive with impressive business skills shrouded by a no-nonsense attitude that can be intimidating to most, but not his intern Chloe. Chloe is a gorgeous intern, who is intelligent, works hard, and gives as good as she gets. She is no push over whatsoever, and that is one of the things I love about her! She's quick on her toes with come backs that are just awesome! I really wish they would make a movie based on this book because the banter between Bennett & Chloe is absolutely hilarious and hot & would be great to see unfolded on the silver screen! Now, there are f-bombs everywhere in this book & between the leads, but it just works.
If you start this book, there's no getting away from these characters…their chemistry is off the charts and their fun romps will leave you breathless & reaching for your own significant other…I mean what can get the blood boiling more than clandestine rendezvous in the 18th floor stairwell, in lingerie dressing rooms, on desks, in restrooms…..OMG, and that's just to name a few…LOL. Bennett & Chloe's explosive attraction for one another was fabulous to follow as they settle into the realization that it's not just about the greatest sex of their lives…these two are meant to be as they equal one another in every way.
While Bennet & Chole's relationship is on fire, you also get other treats in this book, such as Bennett's wonderful family. His parents, brother, Henry, sister-in-law, Nena, and adorable niece Sophia are a great surprise in this book. It was nice to see that Bennett came from such an awesome, supportive family who were totally Team Chloe..LOL (to his annoyance). I also enjoyed Chloe's friend Sarah Dillon who is the heroine in the next book….
Thankfully, the series continues & Christina Lauren is probably one of the most conscientious authors when it comes to her readers because of the trace of sexalicious bread crumbs she's leaving with her 1.5 novella books..Can't wait to read Beautiful Bitch next!
Lastly, loved the narrator! She was fabulous! Grace Grant the listening experience all the more enjoyable!
Books books books
Just the whole darn book
If Grace and maybe 3 other narrators I love were the only ones to narrate I'd be buying every book instead of hesitating because someone sucks. Love Grace she is AMAZING!
This book is a delicious torture. It's funny witty and beyond sexy.love the characters the love hate thing they have going on and super freaking hott sex.
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This novel is 80% sex. I like my sex, believe me, but typically when it's all eroticism paired with a weak story line and little character development I get disappointed then wish I hadn't bothered. For the amount of sex within this novel and it being less than 12 hours I SHOULD have been disappointed, but I wasn't and still can't really figure out why. This book is definitely H-O-T-T hot, I never doubted that, but some where along the way Christina Lauren managed to sneak in more and enthrall me. One thing I enjoyed that separates "Beautiful Bastard" from other erotic romance novels is that the reader/listener learns about the characters little by little. In most cases an author will share nearly everything to know in long drawn out monologs, as in here are your people this is who they are, what they look like, what they do, and now lets get in between the sheets. In Lauren's novel I was initially super confused as to what would lead to the first encounter then slowly I began to get it, and found that refreshing. This story has a Pride and Prejudice air to it; almost as if this is how Elizabeth and Darcy would have dealt with their dislike yet undeniable attraction today with our looser morals and lack of pomp and circumstance. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite love story ever, so maybe finding the similarities is what made me like this novel so much. One way or the other I found Bennet and Chloe to be realistic, intriguing, endearing, and their story really being one worth telling but just can't understand when that happened. "Beautiful Bastard" is definitely worth the credit or even spending the 12 bucks, so download it then let me know how you feel.
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is the first book that I have read by this author and was happy that I did so. Sometimes this type of gendra can be overdone with no storyline at all. Happy to say this is not the case. Although the plot is not complex it was still good to listen to. I have pre-ordered the next two books:) This book has a similar feel to books like Sylvia Day and E.L. James but still keeps its individuality. The sex scenes are hot and steamy but not so much that it is over done. I liked the characters and the fact that she called him a Beautiful Bastard. The narrator did a great job of acting out the story and not just reading it. I would recommend this book and can't wait for the next book to be released.
I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...
From the beginning, the relationship between Boss and Intern are intense without the sex involved. I love books with strong women and Chloe did not let me down. She had confidence, fire and brilliance all at once. Bennett's need for a confident women, left me breathless. I have been through the book twice and will be on my list to revisit in the future. I actually wish the book would have had a few more chapters ... As it left me wanting more.
I listened to this book twice literally back to back it was so hot! It was a cute love story mingled with awesome sex scenes. My only reservation is regarding the narrator's male voice characterization--seemed a little forced and not that sexy, but, I got into it after a bit. On a side note, Jill Redfield, the narrator of "Bared to You" and "Reflected in You" probably would've made this story smolder even more, but, I digress--the book is told through the male and female main character's points of view which I really appreciated. Too often books are only told via the woman and the counterparts view is inferred. If you can't handle explicit, raw sexy talk this is definitely not the book for you.
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