Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review: Beautiful Bastard

Title - Beautiful Bastard 
Author - Christina Lauren
Series - Beautiful Bastard #1
Genre - Romance
Format- Paperback
Published - February 12th 2013 
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An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. 

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 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

I received Beautiful Bastard in return for an honest review from the publisher. Chloe has spent years working for the men of Ryan Media the time has come for her to start working for Bennett Ryan the younger son who’s return home from working in France. On his return instead of making a good impression, Chloe is caught having a non-workplace conversation thus starting their torrid work relationship. Both Bennett and Chloe are a lot alike so working together isn’t always the most pleasant place but she only has 4 more months when everything changes forever. 

Neither one can deny the physical attraction for each other and when at a late meeting they lose themselves in what they have worked hard to deny. However, having a taste is not enough for either of them turning into a dangerous game that could ruin both of their careers. As the clock ticks down to Chloe’s final project things are heating up between the two and causing them both to gain feelings towards each other. What will happen when a trip to San Diego changes the game? 

I love Chloe she’s smart stubborn and determined to do what it takes for her career. I have to admit that Bennett kind of grew on me because he is, after all, a bastard but a good guy. I like the chemistry between the two it just works really well they complement each other even if they are both very much alike it works. I like a couple who aren’t in insta-love but actually have to work for it. 

Wow!!!! I can’t believe I waited to dive into Bennett and Chloe’s story. I’ve been in a funk for a while but Beautiful Bastard was just what I needed to pull me out. I admit the title is a little shocking but it clearly is a perfect way to describe Bennett. A beautifully written whirlwind romance that captured my heart as well as my imagination. While the relationship was based on an attraction it grew into a sweet swoon romance. I loved both Chloe and Bennett they are easy to connect with and you can’t help to cheer them on as they find what they have been missing in   loved her writing style it’s one that you can get lost in with brilliant characters the author has created an enchanting story. While it may be my first it won’t be my last as I plan to read them all. I can’t wait to get to know the new characters in the next book which I’m looking at eagerly as I write my review. Loved every moment of Beautiful Bastard it’s just amazing I can’t stop talking about it. 

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