Beautiful Bastard by: Christina Lauren
Hardworking, smart, sassy, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one
problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, rude, blunt, inconsiderate, and
completely irresistible. 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 and has worked for his family for awhile now to be gorgeous and completely infuriating.
Despite what people say around the water cooler, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But
Chloe's so tempting he might be willing to smash all the rules if it means he can smash 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
If you read or follow our blog at all then you know that once or twice a month I like to break out my norm and read something a little more.... more... I'm sure you get what I mean. Well this month I read Beautiful Bastard. It was mmmm interesting. This probably wont be the longest review ever but I will give you some kind of sum up of everything.
Chloe is a witty, silver tongued leading lady who can dish it out as well as take it in. As far as character development goes she doesn't really have any. She was funny but as the story went along I liked her less. At the start of the novel I really liked her bluntness and how up front she was about everything. As it went on though I started to care less and less for her. Everyone keeps saying how smart she is but yet she never really gets to display her intelligence. As for Mr. Bennett he was the complete opposite. As the story went on I liked him more and more. He went from this un-realistic to good to be true man to an actual person. He made the book interesting, and had the character development that we didn't get from Chloe.... Plus he sounds Smokin' Hawt!
As far as the plot goes, well, there really isn't to much of one. This story is based almost 100% on steamy scenes, and sometimes I was like:
Goodness gracious this is hot....
and sometimes I was like:
This is just a little too much, and not in a good way.
Overall though this book is a quick, fun, and hot read with a few moments of ehh mixed in. I really liked how the story played out and the ending was actually pretty cute.
It was a really good book to read in between series, but I don't think I'll be reading book two. I just don't think there's really anywhere for it to go.