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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)

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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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    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-28-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-28-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Can I have an order of sexual tension please?,"

    Oh my... Chloe and Bennett... a couple clearly walking that thin line between love and hate or perhaps I should say "lust" and hate. Whew, what a steamy ride this book was and so very entertaining. If you're looking for a large order of sexual tension then pour yourself a glass of wine, cozy up on the couch and dive into this steamy little story. I have to say that I was surprised at how much I really liked Bennett by the end. I went into the book clearly ready to toss him under a bus (via the title). But, despite all of the name calling, pantie ripping and animalistic behavior... this did end up being for me a really intense and fun love story. Love born through hate... now how can that not be romantic!

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Meli.J.Nightly 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    It was incredibly steamy. I loved the character's connections. It was funny and witty. A must have for sure... you won't be disappointed!!

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    Shahd El-Alfy 08-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting book, a little cheesy"

    This book was a good read, but it was cheesy. And I think reading it would've been better than audible.

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    Jessica 08-08-16
    Jessica 08-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Click purchase now please!"

    I've recommended this book & series to ALL of my girlfriends. It's been unanimous that this is a game changer in the romance genera. The story is fresh, funny & addictive. If you listen to this and don't get hooked on it & obsessed with it I'd be extremely surprised. Worth the credit or the money all day long. Click purchase, pour a glass of wine, enjoy & then tell your friends so you can all talk about it together! Christina & Lauren are brilliant writers that create strong, inspiring women in their stories. I can't thank them enough for sharing it all with everyone.

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    amazingrace57 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Will always be among my top favorite reads."

    I have his book in all formats & just read it again. I've read all their books & love all of them. But this one will always be very special to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy lee 06-01-16
    Nancy lee 06-01-16

    Sales career / married 40 years with 5 grands, I like wholesome romance or mystery type books. I also enjoy self help or motivational books

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    "Little too much steamy sex!"

    The name should have been a clue. Could have been better if not quite so much constant stream of bad words and descriptions

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