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Beautiful Bastard Audiobook

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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    Claudia 02-24-13
    Claudia 02-24-13
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    "Nice Listen!"

    This was a really nice listen. The book held my attention and I will definitely listen to the next one.Worth a credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-13
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "Men Beware"

    Gentlemen, I hope you get down the list far enough to see this. You may notice that all the five star reviews are from women. That is because this is only borderline erotica. This is Romance or shall we say Lustmance.

    POWER PANTIES
    Okay, I like a girl who buys power panties. I do worry about a guy who collects them though. Most of the 20 chapters have a sexual encounter in them and the sex is hot at times. If you like different places, I believe they had sex in about four places, before they made it to a bed. The first part of the book is I hate you, but your hot, so go ahead and rip my panties and do what you want with me. The middle of the book is, what about my career, I should not be doing this, I will not do it again, but your so hot, okay bend me over. The last half is warm and fuzzy sex. They claim they love each other, but they don't want to get married, they don't want to move in to together they just want to be F buddies.

    I CRAVED HER LIKE A DRUG
    This guy is so giving in the end. When her dad is sick and may be dying of cancer, he shows his love by offering to do some muff diving. Hell, how can she turn that down, it sure shows he cares.

    Audible has this down as sex and erotica, but I notice the sequel is considered a romance.

    As far as having sex with a woman you think is a bitch, we don't care. I mean that is what she is needs anyway, I'm I right guys. All women just need orgasms and we men are usually not that picky, but I thought it was different the other way around.

    All of the characters sound the same, male or female. They should have had two different narrators.

    This is a three star book for guys and a five star sex book for women.

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 02-12-13
    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, awful narrator."
    What did you love best about Beautiful Bastard?

    I like the story line. The interaction of he 2 leads. There's no holding back. The conversation is very brazen.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The male voice - Bennett Ryan needs work. The narrator is awful. At least, she should try to sound like a male when reading male part. Very disappoint.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book when it was The Office. I was excited for this book to officially release. I am disappointed of the narrator.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    S. Alexander San Francisco, CA 08-28-13
    S. Alexander San Francisco, CA 08-28-13 Member Since 2015

    I have NO time to read so Audible is perfect! I listen while commuting and even at the gym. My interests vary from month to month.

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    "Goodbye Greys"

    I was a Grey s fan but was bored by the time book two ended then I couldn't get past 20 pages of book three. This book series is a similar style but I love it so much more. Bennett and Chloe are great. I cant get enough of this couple. I want more and more and more!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda United States 07-07-13
    Wanda United States 07-07-13

    Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!

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    "OH My Goodness, was that EVER HOT!"
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's up there with one of my top 5 books I have listened to. I have laughed at these two, Bennett and Chloe through the entire book. And boy do they know how to pour on the Hot SEX. I did have problems with figuring out who was talking. Was it her or him. But you get the point. TRUST ME.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When they finally got away and discovered what they were really all about.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dressing room scene


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

    Jesus on a cracker..


    Any additional comments?

    By far one of my top 5's sexy love story's. These two really knew how to pour it on and then they turn around and hate one another in a second. I laughed so hard in between the love scenes, but then again, you knew it was only gong to be a good sex scene coming if they started. They did know how to push each other's limits. On everything. On the reader, she read fast, and I would have to run it back a couple of times and it was hard to know if it was him or her doing the talking. but it was a good listen book.. I would buy and use credit for this.. you can't go wrong. Ladies.. you love these sexy love story's.. Here is one of the good ones.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    carmen 02-25-13
    carmen 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Blushing uncontrollably"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Bastard to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mr.B is so sweet and dangerous.


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

    Narration okay as a woman not great as a man lead however this book should of been narrated by a man I think or both. I wish they would redo it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Blush, laugh and the narrator made me feel their turmoil.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book. Can't wait to listen to it over and over again.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 02-18-13
    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2009

    Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.

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    "Pleasant Surprise..."
    Would you listen to Beautiful Bastard again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to it again. Once I got past trying to determine if the narrator was speaking in a male or female character voice, I found the story very entertaining.


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

    How their love for one another cemented during the business trip.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator's attempt at the lead male character's voice was extremely distracting. Sometimes, it was difficult to determine who was indeed speaking. Towards the end of the book, I guess I became accustomed to it.


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

    I like the way an unorthodox office romance turns into something "real" as the book progresses.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Pequannock, NJ, United States 05-03-13
    Holly Pequannock, NJ, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I need a cigarette!!! LOL"
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my top 5


    What did you like best about this story?

    The attitude of the characters


    Which character – as performed by Grace Grant – was your favorite?

    Chloe was strong willed but still down to earth


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I giggled a few times......... The things that came out of Chloe's mouth were the same things I would have said!


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome listen....... I usually only listen while working, but I found myself listening while at home too!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-04-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "I VISUALISED & LOVED EVERY SINGLE SCENE"

    Loved this listen as Chloe and Bennett's off the charts sizzling attraction for one-another, and their love/hate relationship, went from cool to hot hot hot very quickly with amusing and very entertaining results.

    Enjoyed every minute of this passion filled love story and I'm only sorry it's taken me a year to discover this talented author but now I have I'll certainly be downloading the rest of the books in this captivating series that's descriptive, amusing, compelling and, of course, HHHHOT.

    Worth a credit? Yes and I'll be using more to find out what's happening next.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NEWPORT, PA, US 02-06-16
    Amazon Customer NEWPORT, PA, US 02-06-16
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    "eh wish i could get dual voices"

    still such a good audio book.. gonna contuine with the series .. loved it truely

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  • vicki
    5/6/15
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    ""BENNETT RYAN MMMMMMMMM""
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    TOP 3


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

    in the hotel when they eventually admit they love each other


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the conference room


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the ball breaker & the coo


    Any additional comments?

    love the beautiful books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger
    Cheadle, United Kingdom
    11/18/14
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    "The plot could be condensed into a single sentence"
    What would have made Beautiful Bastard better?

    A plot with intrigue


    What was most disappointing about Christina Lauren’s story?

    It is so predictable, lacks any depth, shallow stereotypes as characters, weak story line and the sex is dull


    What three words best describe Grace Grant’s performance?

    fit for purpose


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lizzy
    Österreich
    7/4/13
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    "Absolutely shallow"
    What was most disappointing about Christina Lauren’s story?

    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 ...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cilla
    st mary, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "good holiday listen"

    very entertaining and i kept turning it on every chance I got, and it turned me on in return!!!

    well read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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