Friday 21 March 2014

Review: Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren

16102004Title: Beautiful Bastard
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 305
Release Date: February 12th 2013 (January 1st 2013)
Series: Beautiful Bastard #1
Where I Got It: Library

Synopsis: 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.

Christina Lauren
Christina LaurenChristina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, NYT/USA Today/#1 International bestselling authors of several Young Adult and Adult Fiction titles. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing.


I read this book on March 18th 2014.

Some people love this book, while others do not. If you love adult romance, you'll love this book.

Chloe Mills sort of annoyed me. I mean, the climax of the book was, obviously, the characters breaking up. As always, they break up and all, but the break up was over something really stupid. Now, that being said, Bennett wasn't to bright himself.

Bennett seemed like the type of guy who did anything he wanted and would get anything he wanted without complaint. He is hard working and very smart. He wanted Chloe and goes for her after not trying to get her for almost a year. Then all they do is have sex.

Wow. I was amazed at how much these people had sex. Like, constantly. It annoyed the crap out of me especially how they constantly complained about how much they hate each other. If you hate each other, don't have sex. It's that easy. With that being said, the sex did not take away from the story. There was still a story going on, it wasn't a book overpowered by sex and I liked that. I believe that these authors are good because they can write a book that doesn't just have pages of sex after sex.

There was good character development in the book, but I felt the author could have used a slight bit more detail than used before. Chloe and Bennett were a good pair and had their conflicts because of the similarity's.

I recommend this book to readers who like adult romances.

Grades: 11 and up
Ages: 17+

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