Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Beautiful Bastard

Beautiful Bastard (Beatiful Bastad #1) by Christina Lauren
Published: February 12th 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
*eARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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 two million reads on fan fiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

I always had a little special spot for books that had the title somewhere along the book. You know, that fits into the characters thoughts? yep! So this one started with a right hand :) And also with what looks like a very good Main Character. “Become the person the CEO can’t live without. Be their right-hand man.” “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. My boss, Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful Bastard.” And wow... two lines in, and Mr. Ryan proves you that he totally deserves the title... When I started I was really excited, the firsts chapters are good and have some really nice quotes, and because he needs a description I’ll say yes to this: “ “Late” was a word not found in the Bennett Ryan Dickhead Dictionary. Along with “heart”, “kindness”, “compassion”, “lunch break”, or “thank you” “ Now, not many books can pull off the characters giving into the sexual tension from the start. And I’m afraid this one didn’t really did it for me. I loved Chloe at first. She’s witty and smart. Considering she slept (more like the F-word) her boss in the conference room,left him waiting his turn for the favor and says: “If this was someone else’s life I would be high-fiving them so hard.” I Wanted to high five her. And then... IT HAS DOUBLE POVS!! *cue Cyny was super happy right then* Problem? That’s as far as my excitement got. I enjoyed reading this, is a light and quick read. But as much as I tried, I couldn’t really care for the characters, and there’s no real plot to the story. They have sex, lots of it. And that’s it for them. He treated her like crap and we never really get a reason for it that actually makes sense. They couldn’t stay away... but I didn’t find an emotional connection for it, just sex... So, I get the different rating in goodreads. Was it good? No really... Did I enjoy it? Yeah in a way. So you should maybe give it a chance.

About The Authors
hristina & Lauren have been writing all kinds of stories together since 2009. This is not the first erotic romance they’ve ever written . . . but it is the first one under this name. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties talk several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.

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