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.
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren, Simon & Schuster Audio, Feb. 12, 2013
Running time: 7 hrs, 39 mins. Read by: Grace Grant.Also available in PB, 305 pages from Gallery Books.
*****received this audiobook for exchange for my honest review****
Chloe Mills is Bennett Ryan’s assistant- part of her intern for schooling is she is to work in a real life workforce, she however got Bennett Ryan, the Beautiful Bastard. Bennett is successful and gorgeous but the biggest jerk, EVER. Chloe loves the Ryan’s and loves working for the company, but working under Mr.Ryan has been a challenge, nothing she does is right. They have a formal relationship, but one light night work session they give into their sexual tension and this was the beginning of a sexual escape!! .
The relationship between Chloe and Bennett progressed from hate to lust quickly- taking there escapade all over the office, dressing rooms, cars. Chloe knows she doesn’t want to want this, she knows that sleeping with the boss doesn’t look good- but she cant help it, he cant help it.
This is a typical erotica book, with alot of sex with not much of a plot- it was a quick listen (under 8 hours), and it took you from hate to lust to love all in one story – not realistic. You hate Bennett but than you love him. You always love Chloe but sometimes wanna choke her for ALWAYS giving into Bennett. But in the end you will love the chance they both gave each other.
Audio was narrated by Grace Grant, she read as both Chloe and Bennett, I wish there was a male voice to make the feeling more real during the POV but over all she did have the right flow, and you were aware when it was a happy/funny/sad moment. If you like audiobooks, Grace Grant pulls you into the Beautiful Bastard story.
Christina Hobbs & Lauren Billings write under the combined pen-name of Christina Lauren. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties talk several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.
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