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.
Review by Jasmine
Well, where do I start? First off let me say that Bennett is a Bastard but he is a hot bastard. Initially I was thinking why the hell would Chloe screw such an asshole? But then as I kept reading I thought, I get it now because even though they had an interesting relationship with each other it was so much fun to read! Chloe is a headstrong woman and her world is turned upside down after her first office rendezvous with Bennett. Although he is her boss neither one of them can deny that they have strong feelings for one another. Both of them are afraid of what the relationship will do to them not just personally but also professionally. By the end of the story they seem to have figured it out, to some extent. I will have to read the second book to see if the relationship continues……
Rating Scale 5 stars
Hotness: 5 That bathroom romp at Bennetts parents house!
Storyline: Loved it because I had never read a story like this where the characters have such an interesting back and forth with each other; “Get over yourself, Miss Mills.” “You know, it’s a good thing you’ve got that big dick to make up for that mouth of yours.”
Money Well Spent: yes, I had heard a lot about this book and had it for a long time but hadn’t read it yet. I’m so glad I finally did.
Alpha Male Scale: 5 like I said before, that bathroom scene at Bennetts parents whoo-wee hottest rear window scene ever lol!
Would you recommend the book to your girlfriends? Yes a thousand times yes I would recommend this book to my friends in fact I have!
About the Author
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORS
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced eleven New York Times bestselling novels including Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Player, Sweet Filthy Boy and Dirty Rowdy Thing. Their books have been translated into 25+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)
You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com or at @seeCwrite (Christina), @LolaShoes (Lauren), or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.