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.
*Warning.. the following review contains adult situations*
Sinfully lustful read! I am up and down on this books. The steamy scenes were definitely.. um how do I say this.. pantie melting! There was a lot of back and fourth bantering and a lot of sex. There was angry window sex, then there was bathroom sex, then car sex, fitting room sex, then more bathroom sex, some stairwell sex, a little elevator action, and what do ya know, they actually make it to a bed some where in there :) All of which was extremely erotic and kinky scenes! I loved the writing and the duel POVs (in which I'm a huge fan of btw!) I also liked the title and the cover. The fact that Ben rips panties off of Chloe and stashes them somewhere makes me giggle, he has f-me reminders!
The con to this book.. it lacks sustenance. The plot is fairly simple, they hate each other but are drawn to each other.. the solution f@&k each other 'till you fall in love.
Now, with that being said, this is a recommendable book. I think that if you read a few chapters, get your rocks off, and put it down for a later reading you'll be good. But straight through, and your senses get dulled by all of the extra curricular activities.