Thursday, February 7, 2013

Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

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.

My Thoughts:

This one is brimming with steam. If you are offended by lots of sex in risque places between characters who hate each other, then skip this one.  It is about halfway through the book when feelings finally come into play, but they are there. This is an easy book to read. I like how it is in alternating POV so we can see what both of them are thinking, because they don't actually talk unless it is to argue. Even though they hated each other, I had to keep reading to find out when/how things would change. (And I admit, I read the earlier version when it was posted online, so I pretty much knew how things were going to work out anyway.)  So, while it bothered me that Chloe was hooking up with her hot boss who was a complete jerk to her, I had to keep reading and was satisfied by how things worked out. There is going to be a sequel with one of the secondary characters and I will be reading that one as well. I can't help it.

My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!
*Notes: Strong language.

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Publication: Feb 12, 2012

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