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Publisher's Summary

Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their steamy, combative relationship.

Just when Chloe’s career starts to take off, Bennett wishes it would all slow down long enough to spend a wild night alone with his girlfriend. But after he refuses to take no for an answer, Chloe and Bennett find themselves with two plane tickets, one French Villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.

©2013 Christina Lauren (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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Loving this *HOT* series

Despite the title (I hate it) and length of this book (way too short) this was another amazing and super HOT listen by Christina Lauren. Wow! These ladies know how to write a sexy series!
This book picks up where Beautiful Bastard ended and before we get to Beautiful Stranger. If you were curious to see what happened to Bennett and Chloe between books then this is a must get for you.
Almost every scene in this book is dripping with heat and intensity. There is plenty of hot sex but this book had more romance than the others.

I'm just sorry it ended so quickly.

5 stars!,

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Kirby is NOT Bennet Ryan

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This book was good but the biggest problem for me is that Kirby Heybourne is NOT Bennet Ryan, he's Nick from Gone Girl. He is actually, perfectly Nick from Gone Girl. Not a deep enough voice or sexy enough cadence for BR.

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Ehhhh.

I really enjoyed the previous book in this series, Beautiful Bastard. It ranks as one of my favorites. It was not only significantly better than any of the other books littering up this genre in recent history, I think it holds its own compared to more mainstream fiction. The narrator really enhanced the book.

This sequel was just OK. It did not include the tension and the energy the first book included. What made Bastard so compelling was the friction between the two main characters. The author found exactly the right chemical reaction between the two. It might be unrealistic to expect that reaction to survive once they were a committed couple. But I sure missed it when I read this book. It wasn't a bad book, but it didn't explode like the first one did and it wasn't nearly as funny. Grace Grant did a good job, but adding the male narrator added nothing to the experience.

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Ummm... Dual Narration :(

Dual Narration really can kill a story. I soo loved Beautiful Bastard! It was amazing.. But this... I pre-ordered this... but the dual narration killed it. I love Grace Grant as a narrator, she could have done this book alone. Dual Narration just ruin this for me, I didn't make it past chapter 2. I wonder if it got better? Who knows...

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Hot Captivating stuff

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I so wish this book was longer but - it was amazing and oh so yummy hot. Christina Lauren has charmed me once again with this sexy read. It was over way to quick but hay, lets hope she is writing at triple speed for more of the same. The story was delivered perfectly by Grace Grant , and Kirby Heybourne, the story really suited the double narration. Another 5 star yummy listen. :)

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Miss on casting Bennett Ryan

Loving this smutty series. The only thing that was completely off was using Kirby Heybourne as Bennett Ryan. Whomever was in charge of casting missed the boat on this one. Sebastian York plays Bennett in Beautiful Bombshell. Perfect.

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took some time to get used to Kirby

enjoyed every minute of it even though it took a while to get used to Kirby as Bennett.

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BOO HOO... IT WAS TOO SHORT BUT OH SO VERY YUMMY

This is really a long Epilogue to Beautiful Bastard but what a sweet little morsel it was as Chloe and Bennett's relationship is finally out in the open and their love affair gets deeper and more intense. It was romantic, entertaining, deliciously hot and totally addictive.

Worth a credit? At $6.61 I just bought it but if I had of used a credit on this listen that left me with a 'feel good' buzz and a smile on my face then I wouldn't have been disappointed.

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This should have been part of book one

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Ok story. Beautiful Bitch is a continuation of book one, Beautiful Bastard. Book one was 7 hrs. long and this book was 3 so combining the two together would have been much better. The story did not add to book one at all and left the listener without anticipation of what was to come.

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Good ending for Bennett/Chloe

What did you love best about Beautiful Bitch?

Kirby Heybourne can actually read French quiet well. He sounds sexy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dominique, Max's house keeper. She got Bennett tipsy and sent him in town to get some loving someone else b/c he was moping around while waiting for Chloe to get to France.

What about Grace Grant and Kirby Heybourne ’s performance did you like?

They get in to characters as they read Bennett and Chloe.

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This is a good ending for Bennett and Chloe. I love that this book is written through both Bennett and Chloe point of views. The sex scenes were hot and steamy. I like the fact that Chloe's personality chill out a little. She was not as brazen as the first book but she was still head strong and stood up for herself. I like the fact that she recognized her feelings much faster in this book and it did not dragged out. I love Bennett and how human he was and how much he loved Chloe. All in all, this is a good read. If you read Beautiful Bastard, you have to read this book. My favorite quote of this book was Bennett's mother advice to him, "Find the woman who will be your equal in every way, don't let yourself fall for someone who would put your world before theirs, fall for the power house who lives as fearlessly as you do. Find a woman who makes you want to be a better man."

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  • Gavin M.
  • 09-06-22

A great novella.

Grace Grant's voice is just perfect for the role of Chloe, and don't get me started on how she says the word belly in these novels, brilliant.

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 05-10-16

short and sweet

The story was a nice addendum to 'The Beautiful Bastard'.
The low marks were because I was underwhelmed by it and I really struggle with listening to Grace Grant narrate, I have heard too many in this genre read by her and I am unable to differentiate the characters.
Additionally the Max characters British accent was truely appalling (I am English).

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 07-05-15

Lovely

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It was lovely to listen to the next chapter so to speak. Easy and as usual sexy to listen to.

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  • 05-06-15

Bennett & Chloe

Would you listen to Beautiful Bitch again? Why?

yes love Bennett & Chloe

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bennett Ryan but Chloe Mills is kickass too

Which character – as performed by Grace Grant and Kirby Heybourne – was your favourite?

Bennett

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes & it was

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love the beautiful books

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  • Yvonne
  • 07-11-13

Sadly lacking

What disappointed you about Beautiful Bitch?

After beautiful bastard I was looking forward to the continued story of Bennett and Chloe , this has been rushed its short and has no real content such a shame as there is a lot of mileage in there story but Christina has tried to cash in on the success of bastard and not paid enough attention to this book . It's also extremely short , trust me when I say there is nothing new in this book , after bastard and even better still stranger a real big let down.

Would you ever listen to anything by Christina Lauren again?

Yes

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The male narrator was all wrong Grace is as good as ever

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Author Needs to re read bastard and stranger herself and then realise the disappointment - sorry

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  • Kris
  • 09-28-17

it was great but...

although a little short this book is great, but male narrator is not right for the male character no impersonations of the female characters. he kind if ruined the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-21

omg!!!!!

luv it , can't get enough of it, just ....yes:)
life is good when u have this book to listen to

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  • Regina Blume
  • 12-13-18

Definitely not a must read

While it is good to see what happens with these two characters this short book barely has a story line. Though it is part of the “plot” there is next to no interaction between Bennett and Chloe which is what made the first book what it was.
The narrator for Bennett is also very soft and slow spoken with what sounds to be a southern accent. Completely lacking the assertiveness and aggressive passion he’s trying to portray. Overall this could have been a good book if the story was better fleshed out and different voice actors.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 12-17-17

love more 💞💞💞

i will keep saying .. again and again just how much i love these guys . .i know im just repeating myself but it true i truly love them .. love them alll ... never stop giving us more .. Thank you ..💞💗💞

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  • Elaine
  • 04-09-15

I loved it but felt it was too short

Can't wait to read the next book
a girl can dream of this romance and omg