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)
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
WOW! This is definitely an EROTIC book. It starts out hot and heavy and never backs down. At times I didn't get all the "Hate Sex" or why these two had to have sex in the work place (really? they weren't worried about getting caught). Despite the complaints and the light plot I still enjoyed this book. I knew what I was getting into from the start and just enjoyed the ride.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I really liked that it gave both characters feelings. I wish the narrators male voice was more masculine, but I loved everything else!!
This is one WELL worth the credit or just buying it!!! It is explict but I have no problems with that. Plus, the passion is sooooo good. I will definitely keep my eyes open for all of Christina Lauren's books because I love her style!
I picked up this book on the recommendation from people that I follow on the Audible site. I am glad I downloaded it. It is a unexpected sexual romp that develops between two people who are very driven get on each others nerves and know they shouldnt cross that line when it comes to inter office romance. It is a fun love/hate relationship with a lot of confusion when it comes to feelings, careers, and the struggle of what's right and wrong. When it comes down to that animal urge they just say "F-it" and let it fly. I like how you hear from each characters point of view. I always want to know what the guy is thinking. Lots of humor which I like and very likeable people. It is worth the credit and I will look for this author in the future.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
WOW! I was totally blown away.. This was simply amazing... OMG! I loved it. Great smex, but what a great story line. I love a good romance that borders on the the erotica with an awesome storyline... I simply loved this... I see why it had over 2 million reads online... It should have had more. I loved this!!!
Narration was awesome!!! A totally buy/credit, either one... LOved not Liked... but Loved!!!
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 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!
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!
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.
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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Christina Lauren is now one of my Favourite authors. This book was very well written with an interesting and exciting story. There's lot's of great sex that end's in love. Grace Grant does and excellent job as narrator. Wish there were more books out by Christina. :)
This was a really nice listen. The book held my attention and I will definitely listen to the next one.Worth a credit.
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