Thursday, 2 May 2013

A Review for Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)
Posted by Donna
Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Finished Date: April 13th, 2013
Publishers: Galley
Source: For Review 
Format: Paperback
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.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

The Review: “I was starting to see that this wasn't just sex, and it wasn't something just working out of my system. Sex was just the fastest route to the deeper possession that I needed. I was falling in love with her, and falling to fast and hard to easily find any footing.”  - Bennett

So....Fanfiction? It know it bothers some people, but it doesn't bother me. If it sounds like a good story, I'll try it. So this is where Beautiful Bastard came in, and for me, Beautiful Bastard is  a fast paced, fun and steamy read and one I devoured within 24 hours because of how addictive it is! 

Beautiful Bastard literally starts with flying colours, I don't think I can recall reading a story that started so quickly, but it was a nice quickly because there's no 'getting to know you' faze. It's purely about the attraction that Chloe and Bennett have. 

Now, Chloe and Bennett, these two! When they're together it's, hot, steamy, sexy, funny, and emotional! Sparks started flying and it was so enjoyable to read. Although I didn't think there was much character development, that was  okay. It was more about their relationship and seeing how they could interact with each other.  

There was a lot of steamy times but there was also a lot of emotional times, Chloe and Bennett start to become more open to the idea of being in a committed relationship, and at times, it's scary but I guess in their case, love concurs over everything else.

“Give me all of you for one night, no holding back. Please, Chloe, I'll leave you alone after that but I haven't seen you in almost two weeks and...I just need tonight.” -  Bennett

In all, I really enjoyed Beautiful Bastard and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something enjoyable, quick and hot to read! 


Leanne Maala said...

Steamy and emotional are the keywords that had me sold! I really don't mind it being fanfiction because i've read a lot of good ones.

- Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

Danny Bookworm said...

He... I still need to read it in its published version because this is one of the fanfcitions I read and followed while it was still being updated as a fanfcition... I loved it back then but I heard it's been seriously edited and revised!

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Helly Moulden said...

I love these types of books and am not ashamed to admit it. Particularly when you're single they're kind of give you hope that Mr Perfect is out there. Somewhere...!

Asma Al Jeelani said...

Was it really based on fanfiction?

Still on the fence about this, but I love the cover!

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