Friday 26 April 2013

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

For Review: Simon & Schuster
Published: 28 March 2013

From Goodreads: 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 two million reads on fan fiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

Firstly, I should mention this is definitely an adult book.

Secondly, apparently I blush easily...

Still, I have to say I thought this book was great fun.  I enjoyed the love/hate relationship between Chloe and Bennett (sorry, should I say Miss Mills and Mr Ryan?) and there were quite a few occasions I laughed out loud. I'm not completely sure that the story was always intending to be funny but whatever, as long as you enjoy it right?

While I would have liked a little more characterisation (we don't really know much about Chloe or Bennett except their attraction to each other) I liked the way their relationship progressed.  I also loved the banter and the way they both gave as good as they got. Plus I really liked Bennett's family.

Overall, a good, quick read and I will be picking up Beautiful Stranger when it's published in paperback in June.

1 comment:

Dazzling Mage said...

Hmm, tempted to read it. I really like the title.

Great review!


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