Saturday, January 5, 2013
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online.
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.
Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from Net Galley for the purposes of reviewing. The publication date for this book is 2/12/13.
My rate & take
Oh my, I sure am a lucky girl to have found a book that kept me warm in this frozen north I am living in! I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from reading the book blurb, and then the first few pages felt a little rough...but that all changed very quickly. What I liked most is that the format of this book differed from other books of the same genre. Rather than waiting for a gradual plot build to get to the action this book gave me the action right up front. I can't relay in words just how much fun this was to read!! If you like your books on the steamy side, you need to add this book to your wish list, like right now!!