Monday, January 28, 2013

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren


Beautiful Bastard
by Christina Lauren

Goodreads:

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.


Review:

Chloe Mills is ambitious. She works full time, while working hard on her MBA. Her job would be perfect, she loves the company, except for one major detail - her boss. Bennett Ryan is gorgeous, smart, and world traveled; but for Chloe he's the boss from hell.

Bennette never expected to be attracted to Chloe, but he finds her irresistable. Chloe thought Bennette was hot, but completely unbearable. Neither of them thought they could stand eachother long enough to "get it on."

Beautiful Bastard is a beautiful read. I was completely engrossed in this novel. I stayed up until 3am reading it and was completely annoyed with my body for needing sleep! I enjoyed the characters equally, but I loved the fact that Chloe stood up for herself.  All too often women are portrayed as  victims to powerful men, but Chloe was anything but a victim. She was determined and strong, sexy and passionate, and very intelligent. This girl could hold her own with no problem.

Beautiful Bastard was originally a fan fic... more like a fan favorite, read over 2 million times online. I know I'm a fan! I expect to see more from Christina and Lauren (yes they are two).

I give this book:

Beautiful Bastard will drop on February 12, 2013... just in time for Lovers Day. You can pre-order your copy today on Amazon and other fine retailers.

Check out the website, folow Christina on Twitter, follow Lauren on Twitter, and like Beautiful Bastard on Facebook!

This is not a paid post. A free ebook copy was received through Netgalley. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

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