Office & Workplace

Book Review: Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Series #1) by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)Publication date: February 12th, 2013

Format: Kindle, 320 pages

Synopsis: 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 review: Beautiful Bastard has got to have one of the greatest titles I have ever seen and to make it even better the male character in it was just that – a beautiful bastard.

I loved it!

In Beautiful Bastard, we follow Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan in what I’ve got to say is a pretty turbulent relationship if you can call it a relationship to begin with.

The story opens with Chloe at work – she’s an intern at Ryan Media Group, her boss is the youngest son Bennett and he’s a bastard.  He’s rude, ignorant, completely chauvinistic and just all-around horrible and yet he’s gorgeous.  After making her life pretty much a living hell, Chloe has to give a presentation to him in the boardroom, but he touches her and one thing leads to another – suddenly they’re having sex against a window. Bad boy Bennett!

The first half of this book sort of revolves around the same sort of thing – they argue, they avoid, they argue then they fuck.  However, the arguments are so good and so well written that you know they’re not really all that angry with each other and they’re just sniping at one another.

Chloe and Bennett have a really good love/hate relationship, one that leaps off the page at times – there’s dislike, hatred, jealous, lust, confusion, love and more in this book.

Stellar plot line and very well written. I promptly went and bought the next in the series despite having this one for months before reading it.

I really, really enjoyed Beautiful Bastard

My rating: 5 stars

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