Having decided to start my reread of the Beautiful Bastard series, it is only logical to begin with the first novel in this romance series from writing duo Christina Lauren. Please read on for my review of
Though it is far from my favourite book in the series, Beautiful Bastard is a very good beginning. It has enough passion and feeling to make up for the annoyance over the characters’ childish behaviours.
I understand that we saw those sides of them due to the climax of the plot, but I did find them unnecessary.
That said, it’s a series that always makes me giddy and I’m excited to finally have the time to reread it.
“Julia”, I answered breathlessly.
“Chloe, are you in the bathroom fucking that nice slice of man cake?”
“I’ll be there in a second, okay?” I ended the call and shoved the phone back into my bag. I looked up at him, feeling my rational side return after the small interruption. “I should go.”
“Look, I-” He was cut off as my phone rang again. I answered without bothering to look at the screen.
“God, Julia! I’m not in here fucking the piece of man cake!”
“Chloe?” Joel’s confused voice sounded through the phone.
“Oh… hi.” Shit. This could not be happening to me.
Title: Beautiful Bastard
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #1
Also in this series: Beautiful Secret, Beautiful Boss, Beautiful
Genre: 18+ Read, Contemporary Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Elements, Romantic Elements
Published by: Gallery Books
Published on: 12 February 2013
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 39 minutes
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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.
See the Beautiful Bastard series on Goodreads