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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) 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 re-release.

 Holly's Review:

I really enjoyed this book! I can tell you unequivocally these two people do two things really, really well - Fight & Fuck!
Holy Crap, this was one steamy read. It was a bit predictable but really, who cares?!

You have Bennett Ryan aka The Beautiful Bastard, and OMG is he ever an effing bastard(mostly just through a little over the first half of the book though) - and you have Chloe Mills, the very intelligent, hard working intern. Now, I have to give Chloe credit for putting up with Bennetts assholishness for as long as she did, but who knew for them it was kind of a crazy form of foreplay!

They start out as sort of really intense fuck buddies which rapidly turns into more, which neither of them are sure is a good idea. He is her boss after all and Chloe needs to make her way in this corporate world and finish her MBA without everyone seeing her as the intern that slept her way to the top! But they can't deny the amazing intensity of their feelings for each other.

This story does get a bit emotional on the characters way to finding their HEA but I think that combined with the steamy sex scenes made this a fun, sexy, very enjoyable read! I see there is a book 2 coming and I will be happy to where Bennett & Chloe's journey is taking them!(hopefully with some more panty ripping, steamy sex)

***This book was provided to me by Netgalley


1 comment:

Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side said...

I just got this one from NetGalley and can't wait to read it. I don't read a lot of Contemporary Romance but the description caught my attention and I had to give it a shot, thanks for the review!

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