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)
Am a book reader who have to many books and to little time to read them. I love humor, slow burn romance, and fast pace story.
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.
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.
I felt that there was a lot going on in the book in a positive way. The romance between the two main characters Bennett and Chloe was sexy. Both characters were strong-willed, even stubborn, which will appeal to those that appreciate when the female character is not passive and mute. The office setting is always fun, if you're into breaking a few rules. I re-listen to this a lot!
Struggled to finish this. I'm not a picky listener either, I'll listen to just about anything with an open mind but I had a hard time believing the love story here. I didn't feel that there were enough vulnerable moments to develop the kind of relationship they developed so quickly. the characters seemed really superficial.
After reading the book, decided to listen to so had it's attractions but the terrible female attempt to do the male interpretation chapters was a disaster. This book should be redone with a male narrator! Otherwise I would not waste money.
Pretty good story even though it consists about 90% sex and I mean....EVERYWHERE!The narrator did a fair job at doing the mans voice,unfortunately if it weren't for the narrator stating"who"was the talker..it would have been hard to differentiate.
Yes I would
Yes because the proformance wasn't the issues I had
It wasn't her proformance with the character of being a female. I had a hard time following along of who was who. Grace was playing both characters and I had to keep rewinding and trying to catch who she was in which scene. She did fine as Cloe but when she proceeded as Bennett I lost interest.
I would've made sure a male narrator played the male parts so it was easier to follow along.
too much repetitive sex; too shallow a story line; not a "bad" book, butt not that great either.
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.
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