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Beautiful Bastard Audiobook

Beautiful Bastard

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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)

What Members Say

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    Olivia 10-01-15
    Olivia 10-01-15
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    "not so much into it"

    i dont think i like the story. Too much of sex, not much of story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-20-15
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    "Where is the plot?"

    This is has to be the worst book I've listen to this year. Beautiful Bastard is a book full of panty ripping with average sex scenes and the words "beautiful bastard" being said every other sentence. This book is not for readers who want good sex scenes with a interesting storyline.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley riverview, FL, United States 08-17-15
    Ashley riverview, FL, United States 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wasn't much of a storyline"

    it was an okay book and decent love senes but repetitive and not really much to the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula San Jose, CA, United States 07-10-15
    Paula San Jose, CA, United States 07-10-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Soft porn - be aware..."

    If this was a film, it would be porn. Goes from one f**k to another. Promotes the idea that women really "want it" even when they say they don't.... Characters are caricature - a comic book.

    I couldn't listen to more than 30 minutes. I was waiting for some depth, a story line, something other than f**king to happen. There's not even much creativity in each of the sex scenes (yes, there were at least 3 in the first 30 mins).

    If you're looking for quality anything here, it's the performance. She does great work with what she's given.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia 06-04-15
    Julia 06-04-15
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    "Did not know i ordered Pornography"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    less graphic and more story.


    Has Beautiful Bastard turned you off from other books in this genre?

    JUST THE SERIES, Which unfortunately i bought two more of before a trip.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Some inflection and less like a 1-900 telephone call


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Bastard?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    waste of $$$$$

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MollyDoodle PoHo Michigan 03-24-15
    MollyDoodle PoHo Michigan 03-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "More!"

    No chains and whips like some other steamy books I've read which was refreshing. Love the story and the characters!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Book Nympho United States 03-12-15
    The Book Nympho United States 03-12-15

    I love Romance and Urban Fantasy

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    "3 REASONS TO READ BEAUTIFUL BASTARD"

    1. no millionaire / billionaire

    Bennett and his family are well off and yeah they might be in the millionaire neighbor or at least their marketing company is but it never comes up. And I was grateful for it.

    2. no torched hero / heroine

    Neither Chloe or Bennett has a torched childhood or a f’d up romantic pass. Nothing wrong with that kind of troupe but I liked that it wasn’t present here.

    3. real life angst

    The angst between Chloe and Bennett was plan and simple. He was her boss and she was afraid that people in the business would see her in a negative light if their relationship got out.

    All three of these reasons were very refreshing. You get all the sexy times with less drama and a real romance between real people.

    Grace Grant did a great job with Chloe and a pretty good job with the male voices. She truly performed the story, not just reading it. She made me feel the emotions of the characters while I listened.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. L. 02-25-15
    J. L. 02-25-15
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    "Not worth a credit"

    This book was decently written, edited, & narrated. The main reason it gets only 2 stars is that the entire premise of the story is a bit skeevy. If it goes on sale, which is how I got it, then it may be worth a try. It definitely kept me til the end but I had to take breaks from the story as the entire premise made it difficult for me to listen. Really, a boss in a power position with an employee having sexual relations is a bit much to take.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Milford, CT 02-24-15
    Kindle Customer Milford, CT 02-24-15 Member Since 2009

    No Frills

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    "50 Whatevers has nothing on this Beautiful Bastard"

    This is definitely how it's done. strong women, strong men, no one trying to break or fix one another. 50 Shades of Boring has nothing on this Beautiful Bastard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Lagleva 02-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "No story, no plot just porn in a book"
    What would have made Beautiful Bastard better?

    More plot, less romcom cliche and a male voice actor for the male perspective


    What was most disappointing about Christina Lauren’s story?

    Everything. I don't usually have the time to review a book but seeing how high the book's rating is somehow I feel obligated to warn people that it is terrible and a waste of time.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Grace Grant’s performances?

    No. I did not like her voice. IIt was even worse she did the male perspective not because I got to hear her twice but because it was awkward hearing a girl talk about her penis.


    What character would you cut from Beautiful Bastard?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Unrealistic. Doesn't make sense.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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