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)
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 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
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.
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.
It ranks pretty high- I loved the story line
Of course Mr. Bennett- phew what a MAN!!!
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.
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.
Am a book reader who have to many books and to little time to do it.
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.
Grace Grant does an amazing job portraying the shy Chloe and dominating Bennett in yet another bombshell audible by Christina Lauren. love this series!
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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