Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard, #1)

(from goodreads)

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.

Read from: July 16 to July 18, 2015
Read on: Ereader


I've been seeing this book often on my Goodreads dashboard for a long time now and always thought I would need to give it a try one of these days. With Christina Lauren coming to Montreal, I finally thought it was the time to get myself into this series.

When reading this kind of book, I never expect anything before starting them except just to find entertainment with hot book guys and hot sex and this book delivered.

Bennett is a jerk and yeah, I would probably slap him in real life, but with Chloe who gives just as much as she receives, their chemistry was simply explosive. I'm not sure if I would have believed there could be love if the book started with their meeting and a few months later, they were in love due to their personalities clashing big time, but with insight that they've been working together for nine months and knowing he was attracted to her all this time, it makes it more believable that it could change from simple attraction to love, but it's still fiction and anything is possible in books so who am I to judge? hahaha :)

I liked to read from both POV's because Bennett's attitude might have been annoying without knowing anything from his part and I might not have enjoyed this book as much. Did the authors know this or did they just decided to do it like this? I don't know, but I believe they took the right decision. :)

I gave this book a 4 stars because it did exactly what I wanted, but I won't lie, will I buy this series or not will depend on the next books. I really hope all the characters will be as fun to read as Bennett and Chloe were.

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