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)
I listened to this book twice literally back to back it was so hot! It was a cute love story mingled with awesome sex scenes. My only reservation is regarding the narrator's male voice characterization--seemed a little forced and not that sexy, but, I got into it after a bit. On a side note, Jill Redfield, the narrator of "Bared to You" and "Reflected in You" probably would've made this story smolder even more, but, I digress--the book is told through the male and female main character's points of view which I really appreciated. Too often books are only told via the woman and the counterparts view is inferred. If you can't handle explicit, raw sexy talk this is definitely not the book for you.
I was torn as to how to rate this one. I both liked and disliked it. Personally I enjoy angst-filled stories so this met that criteria for me. The love-hate relationship between Bennett and Chloe was off the charts! However, I really did not like it starting right off the bat with sex scenes in Chapter 1. I prefer the story to develop somewhat before it gets into that. All in all, it was an entertaining listen but just not enough for me to give it a higher rating.
Mr.B is so sweet and dangerous.
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.
Blush, laugh and the narrator made me feel their turmoil.
Loved the book. Can't wait to listen to it over and over again.
Best sex ever!
I liked the beautiful bastard the most. I liked listening to his side of the situation that he and Chole found them selves themselves in.
The very end when the beautiful bastard finally realized that he loved Chole. I loved how raw his process of realization was.
The best hate-fill sex you've ever seen!
It's okay, and the characters are funny and interesting, but I need to pay more attention to the category of the book. This is erotica, and all about illicit office sex....
good smutty story with really good charaters
The elevator stairwell scene is hot!
I've read the book as well, I just really like listent to audiobooks when I work and she really have a nice voice
no either, but i had a good feeling
I really liked the fic a lot back in the days
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
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.
How their love for one another cemented during the business trip.
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.
I like the way an unorthodox office romance turns into something "real" as the book progresses.
I like the story line. The interaction of he 2 leads. There's no holding back. The conversation is very brazen.
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.
I read this book when it was The Office. I was excited for this book to officially release. I am disappointed of the narrator.
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!
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