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.
I had heard a lot of things about Beautiful Bastard before starting it. Some good, while others really horrible. But curiosity got the best of me and I kinda had a fascination with all the titles so I decided to go for it. Frankly, I don't regret reading this book. It wasn't great but it wasn't all that bad either.
Our heroine is Chloe. She is an intern on her way to get an MBA. Everything in Chloe's life is going according to plan except for one thing which is her boss, whom she affectionately refers to as BB aka Beautiful Bastard. I found Chloe to be fine. There wasn't anything super special about her but she wasn't a bad heroine either. Chloe was a modern woman who wanted the best in life for her career.
Then we have Bennett, the Beautiful Bastard. Bennett was a hard man to understand in the beginning. Chloe and he shared this total love hate relationship with lots of angry sex. Bennett wanted Chloe with a passion but he hated his feelings and attraction towards her just as much. At least by the end of the book he finally understood his own feelings.
Plainly put Beautiful Bastard is filled with loads of angry sex. There are quite a few back and forth conversations between Chloe and Bennett but they usually ended up in some form or the other of panty ripping. It was kinda silly actually how they were with each other but it still somehow worked.
Christina Lauren are a writer duo and I think for a debut novel Beautiful Bastard is not bad. There was the whole this is a fan fiction thing but if you read the book without any preconceived notions it is quite enjoyable and I have to admit, addictive to a certain degree. All in all, Beautiful Bastard was a good read and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.