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Beautiful Bastard: Christina Lauren

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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.


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Tammy's Rating:
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Tammy's Review:
"My boss, Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful bastard."

A definitely must read! I loved Bennett and Chloe, their chemistry was intense in and out of the bedroom. Bennett was a complete and total ass no way around it, but Chloe held her own and gave back just as good as she got. The angrier they got at each other the hotter they became and each instance lead to Bennett literally ripping of her panties and saving them for his stash. If there was a surface one of them was pressed against it or laying on it "getting it better than either of them had ever had." The two of them fought the intense sexual chemistry they had for each other but each and every time they came with in a few feet of the other they both would just combust and attack the other. There was A LOT of sex and most times I don't usually like books that have more sex than plot, but it worked for them. They ran, they chased and amongst all the sex and hello what the hell are you thinking moments they feel hard. As Bennett's brother Henry describes them, he and Chloe are two peas in a pod. These two were perfect for each other. I really hope that there will be more to Bennett and Chloe as I would definitely read! Be ready for some panty wetting moments between these two and a few instances of wanting to chuck your book or ereader against the wall.


Thanks to netgalley and Gallery Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
Kim's Rating:
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Kim's Review:
This book sucked me in and I did not want to put it down. 
It is funny, fast paced, and sexy.

My boss. Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful Bastard.

He is bossy, mean, sarcastic, and oh so hot! And he is her boss. 

...tall, gorgeous, and entirely evil. He was the most self-righteous, pompous prick I'd ever met.

Miss Chloe Mills...She is the intern. A very capable, smart, hardworking, and beautiful intern

I had become irreplaceable. And I'd definitely become the Right Hand. It just so happened that in this case, I was the right hand that most days wanted to slap the damn face.

If he would keep his mouth shut, he'd be perfect. A piece of duct tape would do the trick.


They work together for almost a year, verbally spar and drive each other crazy until one day he surprises her. 

Bennett just digs his way under your skin just like he did with Chloe. She wanted to hate him, she thought she did hate him, but at the same time she could not resist him. 

The part of me that hated him was dissolving like sugar on my tongue, and the part that wanted everything he had to give me was growing, hot and demanding.

And once they start, they are on fire! Seriously, their word play and sexual chemistry is off the charts! 

"Good doesn't even come close to describing it...Phenomenal, intense , mind-blowing, multiple orgasmingly amazing doesn't come close to describing it."

And as you slowly see their feelings show, you just keep wanting more and more.
There was an unspoken challenge there. Neither of us would back down or admit, that this--whatever this was--was beyond our control.

I wanted to be everything for her: her lover and sparring partner and friend. In this bed, I could be everything.


It is told in alternating POV which I was really happy about because I wanted to get into Bennett's head. I really loved the writing style of this book. It was totally engaging, funny, sarcastic, and emotional. Yes, there are a lot of sexual encounters and with some books I tend to get sick of that and get bored. But they  sparred so well in and out of the bedroom scenes(well, not that many of them actually made the bedroom. lol) that it kept my interest. I am looking forward to book 2 of the series Beautiful Stranger!

Thanks to netgalley and Gallery Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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