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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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    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 06-02-13
    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2012

    I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)

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    "Woah angry sex"

    This book is entertaining but 2 people that hate each other constantly coming together for a sparring of angry sex is kind of a bit weird, but what would have upped the performance is having a dual narrator. This book is divided into her point of view and his point of view chapters and I think they should have brought a male for that. The book is a naughty boss/ worker relationship with a lot of hate sex on the side. Its a interesting listen and I would say its credit worthy.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Cornelius, NC, United States 03-21-13
    Erin Cornelius, NC, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible obsessed!

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    "I wasted my credit!"
    What disappointed you about Beautiful Bastard?

    Everything


    What was most disappointing about Christina Lauren’s story?

    I quit the book after two chapters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Grace Grant?

    The narrator was fine, it was the story that shut this mess down.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Bastard?

    Chapters one and two.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your credit!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 11-27-13
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2016

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "What a beautiful, sexy, little secret!"

    This listening experience was comparable to taking my first bite into the chocolate ganache cupcake at SPRINKLES! Decadent, unbelievably delicious, and this is what this little series is all about…. I mean what can be more decadent, and fantastical than the relationship between Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills?

    Bennett Ryan earns his name of "Beautiful Bastard" because he is such a high-powered, executive with impressive business skills shrouded by a no-nonsense attitude that can be intimidating to most, but not his intern Chloe. Chloe is a gorgeous intern, who is intelligent, works hard, and gives as good as she gets. She is no push over whatsoever, and that is one of the things I love about her! She's quick on her toes with come backs that are just awesome! I really wish they would make a movie based on this book because the banter between Bennett & Chloe is absolutely hilarious and hot & would be great to see unfolded on the silver screen! Now, there are f-bombs everywhere in this book & between the leads, but it just works.

    If you start this book, there's no getting away from these characters…their chemistry is off the charts and their fun romps will leave you breathless & reaching for your own significant other…I mean what can get the blood boiling more than clandestine rendezvous in the 18th floor stairwell, in lingerie dressing rooms, on desks, in restrooms…..OMG, and that's just to name a few…LOL. Bennett & Chloe's explosive attraction for one another was fabulous to follow as they settle into the realization that it's not just about the greatest sex of their lives…these two are meant to be as they equal one another in every way.

    While Bennet & Chole's relationship is on fire, you also get other treats in this book, such as Bennett's wonderful family. His parents, brother, Henry, sister-in-law, Nena, and adorable niece Sophia are a great surprise in this book. It was nice to see that Bennett came from such an awesome, supportive family who were totally Team Chloe..LOL (to his annoyance). I also enjoyed Chloe's friend Sarah Dillon who is the heroine in the next book….

    Thankfully, the series continues & Christina Lauren is probably one of the most conscientious authors when it comes to her readers because of the trace of sexalicious bread crumbs she's leaving with her 1.5 novella books..Can't wait to read Beautiful Bitch next!

    Lastly, loved the narrator! She was fabulous! Grace Grant the listening experience all the more enjoyable!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Hernandez 09-02-13

    Books books books

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    "Yes yes and hell yes"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Bastard?

    Just the whole darn book


    What does Grace Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    If Grace and maybe 3 other narrators I love were the only ones to narrate I'd be buying every book instead of hesitating because someone sucks. Love Grace she is AMAZING!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a delicious torture. It's funny witty and beyond sexy.love the characters the love hate thing they have going on and super freaking hott sex.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra 06-12-13
    Deedra 06-12-13 Member Since 2015

    Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)

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    "Ummm Ummm Ummm Hot!"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Bastard the most enjoyable?

    I just loved the charater Bennet. Though he was a bastard he was the type of bastard you fall in love with.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Bastard?

    The Bastard truly revealed himself on the the 18th floor. It was so very hot that I am smiling as I am typing.


    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this was my first and I truly enjoyed it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by Bennet and his sided of the story. I don’t know if that makes me a crazy but I love when a charterer stands up and doesn’t given in just because that what they think the reader expects. I love that Chloe can give it and take it…. and he can give it. literally


    Any additional comments?

    Get It. Worth every word.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-26-13
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Hot and Spicy!"

    I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is the first book that I have read by this author and was happy that I did so. Sometimes this type of gendra can be overdone with no storyline at all. Happy to say this is not the case. Although the plot is not complex it was still good to listen to. I have pre-ordered the next two books:) This book has a similar feel to books like Sylvia Day and E.L. James but still keeps its individuality. The sex scenes are hot and steamy but not so much that it is over done. I liked the characters and the fact that she called him a Beautiful Bastard. The narrator did a great job of acting out the story and not just reading it. I would recommend this book and can't wait for the next book to be released.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Goffstown, NH, United States 04-07-13
    Nicole Goffstown, NH, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it! So hot!"
    What did you love best about Beautiful Bastard?

    Funny, Sexy and Naughty! Panty tearing fun!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bennett - Hot, sexy bastard!


    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But she did a wonderful job with this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out load a few time!


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book often. Both to those who listen to audio books and those who have not tried audio yet.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    OutOfStyle1989 03-29-13 Member Since 2012

    After starting this book adventure based on my long drives, it has become an obsession, a method for relaxation and enjoyment.

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    "Intense, Smart, WOW"

    From the beginning, the relationship between Boss and Intern are intense without the sex involved. I love books with strong women and Chloe did not let me down. She had confidence, fire and brilliance all at once. Bennett's need for a confident women, left me breathless. I have been through the book twice and will be on my list to revisit in the future. I actually wish the book would have had a few more chapters ... As it left me wanting more.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 03-24-13
    BluBumbleB 03-24-13 Member Since 2017

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Sexylicious!"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deena Moskowitz London 03-20-13
    Deena Moskowitz London 03-20-13 Member Since 2012

    deenbean

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    "never thought id say this..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    but way too much sex with poorly developed story lines... read like a bad marathon of pornography


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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