I get giddy just thinking about this book! Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) is a steamy and sexy book. At 320 pages, I was really sad when the book ended. Although I love the series, this first book will always be my favorite. Beautiful Bastard was originally published in February 2013.
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.
Why I love this book:
First off, I think it is important to point out the fact that this book has six thousand reviews and the average rating according to Goodreads is 4.07.
The line between love and hate is so fine sometimes. This book just showcased that perfectly. And while Bennett may be a beautiful Bastard, in the end, he’s as completely helpless as Chloe with what happens between them. I loved how strong Chloe was but how sometimes you can’t help who you are attracted to. Chloe is an alpha female and the perfect match to Bennett’s alpha persona.
This book has a LOT of sex in it. And not just any sex. It’s full of panty dropping (if not ripping), steamy, hot sex. I categorized this under erotica so if that isn’t your thing, I would probably pass on this book. But if you don’t mind this, then I guarantee you will be laughing and loving this book as much as I did!
“What’s that?” he hissed through clenched teeth, his hips slapping against my thighs driving him deep inside. “Never been fucked like this before, have you? You wouldn’t be such a tease if you were being properly fucked.”
Who did he think he was? And why the hell did it turn me on so much that he was right?
“I’ve had better,” I taunted.
“For some sick reason, fighting with this woman always ended with her panties in my pocket.”
“If only he would keep his mouth shut, he’d be perfect. A piece of duct tape would do the trick. I had some in my desk that I’d occasionally pull out and fondle, hoping someday I could put it to good use.”
“The look in her eyes told me that under any other circumstances, I would either already be naked with her on top of me, or lying in a pool of my own blood on the rug.”
“Wow, top five percent of your class at Northwestern. Nice!” Joel said and then looked over at me. “Bet you’re glad to have someone so amazing working under you, huh?”
Chloe coughed slightly, bringing her napkin up from her lap to cover her mouth. I smiled as I quickly glanced over to her and then back to Joel. “Yes, its absolutely amazing having Miss Mills under me. She always gets the job done.”
If you have read this book, let me hear from you and tell me what you think! I doubt I am the only person out there who looks back at this book and loves it 🙂