Saturday, 16 August 2014

Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

**** 4 Stars

This was one of my picks for the Sex Me Up Readathon run back in July by @_shelovestoread on Twitter. I confess that I have read and enjoyed the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy so given that this also started out as fan fiction I was keen to read it. It didn't disappoint.

The Blurb

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.

My Thoughts

I seem to reading a few marmite books lately and this is yet another one, people either seem to love it or hate. Personally I loved it. I loved the hate and the passion in the Bennett and Chloe's relationship. We experience it right from the off.

"…how I hated her, how much I craved her…" 

There really isn't much of a plot to this book. The basic premise is Chloe works for Bennett Ryan. He is known for being a ladies man and his father has given him Chloe as his assistant because he believes that Chloe is the only one who can handle his son. Boy hates girl, girl hates boy but somehow there is a deep attraction that leads to passion filled liaisons in the stairwell, conference room and a variety of other places. The sex is hot, the sexual tension fizzes off the pages and overall it is a perfect book to waste a little bit of time. 

As I said not a lot of plot but there is definitely something about this book that works and that is most likely, Bennett Ryan. I can't wait to read book two.

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