Beautiful Bastard Paperback – Feb 12 2013
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"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!" (S.C. Stephens, bestselling author of Thoughtless)
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
(RT Book Reviews)
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.” (Tara Sue Me, bestselling author of The Submissive,)
“A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!” (PerezHilton.com)
“Beautiful Bastard has heart, heat, and a healthy dose of snark. Romance readers who love a smart plot are in for an amazingly sexy treat!” (Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass)
"Beautiful Bastard is the perfect mix of passionate romance and naughty eroticism. I couldn’t, and didn’t, put it down until I’d read every last word." (Elena Raines, Twilightish)
About the Author
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons series, Sublime, and The House. You can find them online at christinalaurenbooks.com, Facebook.com/ChristinaLaurenBooks, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.
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Beautiful Bastard starts out with Chloe having an awful morning where she ends up being late for work, and her boss, Bennett...or rather Mr.Ryan (if you didn't the first time, reread that last bit and say Mr.Ryan in a deep, deep voice---yes, it's totally necessary :P), managed to make her day even worse by assigning her a work project that she is to present to him by the end of the day. Once they get in that board room though, it's much more than presenting going on. And right away a new aspect is introduced to their work relationship.
The thing that I loved about Beautiful Bastard was that while there is a lot of sex, the relationship between Bennett and Chloe is a lot more than that. There is a tonne of tension between the two of them, the sexual variety and just plain ol' stubbornness. Chloe has worked hard to get where she is at in her career, and when Bennett doesn't respect that, she doesn't take it lying down. I loved that Chloe had respect for herself because often too many women don't! Although Bennett did govern quite a bit of their relationship in the workplace, Chloe always held her own.Read more ›
I loved how Chloe stood up to Bennett and dished out exactly what he was giving. I couldn't put the book down from the moment I started reading it!
The sex was pretty darn hot too!
Looking forward to the next book in the series from the author :)
This book had such high hopes. I know it's a Twilight erotica fanfic. Alright. While I dislike fanfics, I still finally gave this a go. I read Fifty Shades, "the porno Twilight" and it is not nearly as bad as people make it out to seem. The characters, the plot, etc is really good.
One of my problems is the character's names as well. Everyone except the two MCs have the same names as Twilight. Bennett's father's name: Carlisle. His brother: Emmett. His mom: Esme. Emmett's wife: Rose. Alice is somewhere in there as well. Like c'mon, fanfic or not, create a family that isn't identical.
In comparison, this is not. In the very first opening pages of the book..SEX. I'm not a prude (as evident that I read Fifty Shades and willingly gave this a go) but c'mon people. It's called development. Interaction. Working up to the erotic scenes. He walked in, and right away grabbed her and the rest is history. That's pretty much how the next few chapters go as well.
8% in and I was like, this story better develop a plot of some sort. Something more than boss screws assistant.
By 16%, I know I can't finnish this.
I like romance books, erotic books are fine depending. Sex scenes do not bother me, but when the entire book is them screwing with no plot, it's aggravating. I don't want to be bored through a book, but when I'm barely through the first three chapters and I am bored out of my mind, well that's not good.
Amazes me how so many people like this series and this woman's writing. I know the other books in the series are about different characters, therefore a different story, but judging by the lack of actual story here, I'm not bothering with her other ones.
Most recent customer reviews
This was a very interesting reading, kept my attention from beginning to end. Definitely a book that I will recommend to all my friends.Published 2 months ago by Sandra
Fun & Sexy. Can't wait to read the next book in the Beautiful Series. Great Characters and story lines. ThanksPublished 15 months ago by Julie Demers
Liked the rework of plot points. Much more logical and relatable. Expand the original was awesome already. Great read. Worth it.Published 17 months ago by Diane