Sunday, 3 August 2014

Beautiful Bastard - by Christina Lauren

Original Cover
My own copy
The blurb:

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.

My Opinion:

So this book was the first one in my #SexMeUpReadathon TBR and I’m glad it was, cause it was absolutely MARVELOUS. Thank you Laura L., Jenny, Victoria and Kirsty for the recommendation.

Beautiful Bastard definitely is the perfect title for this book. Let me introduce you to Bennett Ryan, handsome, sexy and successful boss. Yes, he is Chloe Mills’ boss and they really HATE each other. Bennett is a real bastard and both, Chloe and him can be really stubborn. They are somehow attracted to each other and make love in all the unusual places. It’s not only a one time thing, they can’t keep their hand off each other, but what are they now? Friends with Benefits, lovers… Bur they still hate each other right?!

Both cannot stop thinking about each other, also when Chloe is invited to his parent’s home for dinner, they meet in the bathroom.

When they have to go to San Diego for business, their passionate relationship develops and changes. They spent whole nights together and wake up in the same bed. What does this mean? And what do they really feel for each other?

I loved that both characters had something to say and we had insight to both perspectives. In erotic novels I was only used to the female side until now, I finally got to read a male’s POV as well and that was really interesting. I also liked seeing what they both were thinking about their relationships and feelings towards each other.

Yes, Bennett was arrogant, but he was very sexy and family was important to him, I liked that. And Chloe is just such a strong and clever woman, determined to get what she wants. I’d say these two are the perfect combination. They had so much chemistry, really made for each other.

The authors (yes plural, because it’s a writing duo) created a hot, passionate, steamy and incredible sexy story. The sex scenes were all so different and yet fitted perfectly to the characters, the tension between them was always there and I loved that there was still a real storyline in all of this. It’s the mixture that makes it special, well done Christina and Lauren!!!


My possible cast:

Bennett Ryan: Rob Wilson

Chloe Mills: Victoria Justice

Christina Lauren on Twitter: @BeautifulBastrd

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