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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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    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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    Evelyn 04-25-16
    Evelyn 04-25-16 Member Since 2016

    Mom of three and a full time job who enjoys reading but doesn't have time. This is perfect: plug in my headphones and I'm on my way.

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    "Listening at work I visualized every moment"
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks pretty high- I loved the story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Mr. Bennett- phew what a MAN!!!


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

    I haven't and I did enjoy her reading but I would had loved for Mr. Bennett to have been voiced by a male voice. It would had added the extra touch.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie L. Womach Sandpoint, ID 04-20-16
    Jamie L. Womach Sandpoint, ID 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sexy but not as captivating as I thought"

    I found this book really hot, and loved the narrator too. Sexually I wasn’t as into it as I have been with other authors but I’m glad I gave it a shot and listened. I got the referral from Pinterest and haven’t been disappointed yet. I will probably try more by this series in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Naisha Monelle Frederiksted, VI, VI 04-19-16
    Naisha Monelle Frederiksted, VI, VI 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hot!!!"

    You can't ask for a better read. The narrator is the best and I loved the intensity and passion overall and on all parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelsea LIVERPOOL, NY, United States 04-15-16
    Chelsea LIVERPOOL, NY, United States 04-15-16 Member Since 2015

    Am a book reader who have to many books and to little time to do it.

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    "Wasn't that bad but..."

    This so needed two different narrators since it gets so confusing between Bennet and Chloe. This had plenty of sexy times that were fueled by anger mostly and then we have the break up because of a misunderstanding. Bennett and Chloe's relationship seemed to happen way to fast and I wasn't into it.

    May continue haven't decided yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved every minute!"

    Grace Grant does an amazing job portraying the shy Chloe and dominating Bennett in yet another bombshell audible by Christina Lauren. love this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma J Ruff ROZET, WY, US 03-28-16
    Norma J Ruff ROZET, WY, US 03-28-16
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    "Love this one!"

    This book is funny, sexy, real and above all has great narration. I would recommend this to anyone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MairaZant 03-22-16
    MairaZant 03-22-16 Member Since 2015

    If you believe my reviews are honest please feel free to give me thumbs up.

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    "Too well developed to be called cheap, well done"
    Where does Beautiful Bastard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Based on the first chapter I said to myself "here's some more pornographic literature disguised as a romance novel:. Yes and No.. because this has to be number 2 on my short list of favorite audio books (this does not include non audio books in my kindle library or hard copies).


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

    Sure there's probably a page of books I could list where the characters are involved in work place sexual liaisons (even a bit of hate sex), but I can't compare them. After reading Beautiful Bastard all those insignificant wanna be romances with similar plots disappeared under the shadow of a more talented writer. Whether you like or don't like the story, the authors delivery is so good as well as the character development that it raised the quality of what could have been 'just another cheap romance' if written by any other.


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

    She's a new favorite next to Lorna Raver and Dara Rosenberg. Most narrators ruin the audio experience for me, to the point where i go home just to read over (if I have readable version) the part that was already read to me. But Grace Grant was such a great narrator, everything was free-flowing and animated (enough without being over the top) that I could relax every time I played the Beautiful Bastard. Even her interpretation of the men was perfect and not at all comically distracting like with other narrators.


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

    ..enough said.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I'll be listening to this book again in the future. I do not think that I'll be purchasing any more from this particular series as I'm afraid that it may ruin the great vibe and satisfaction I got out of this one. Our main characters were so intriguing that non of the other characters mentioned held any interest for me anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ndakblue 03-20-16
    ndakblue 03-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Is it wrong to want more "story"?"

    There were some funny lines, and certainly gasp-worthy moments (the good kind), and the steamy scenes did not disappoint. I liked that the writing of those scenes was not cringe-worthy, but almost realistic. The only downside was that there was such a lack of substance to the story line. I know you're not buying these books for their big complex plots, but perhaps I am looking more for something that tells a story, with romance sprinkled in. This was the typical sex scene book, with a plot sprinkled in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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