An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online.
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.
I normally start off with a brief personal synopsis of a book, but I find it hard to do that in the case of Beautiful Bastard. The reason I can’t seem to come up with a synopsis is because this book wasn't really about anything. I am racking my brain trying to figure out, what was this book about? The only thing I can come up with is this book is about a sexual relationship between an intern and her boss.
This story starts out awesome. Bennett the Beautiful Bastard boss and Chloe started with some good old hate chemistry. I was so excited! My favorite kinds of lovers are hate-lovers. A couple that starts off hating each other but slowly the chemistry builds and they fall in love. So this couples chemistry started to kick off and I was into it, then...bam...just a bunch of pointless sex.
Now I am no prude I enjoy sex in my books but seriously every chapter they were banging it out in some odd location. No real relationship, no chemistry, no building emotions just angry hate sex. I was rolling my eyes as the couple would pass each other and feel the need to have sex then just walk away still hating each other. I need some story with my trashy novels.
Thing is I liked Bennett and I liked Chloe and this story really had potential but it's like they took all the romance and actually cut it out of the story, and just left the sex. When a situation would arise like say a meeting or a trip home you only experience this through a fade to black memory that ended with sex. The only reason this story has three stars for me is because the end actually gave it a boost. The romance started to kick off, this couple started to do what couples in romance novels do; fall in love. When I say it started at the end I literally mean the last few chapters... Like the last three.
So I find it hard to slap a recommendation on this book. I think it would be a great read for fans of erotic romance, more erotic less romance. I know people have enjoyed this book and it has some great ratings. I just think this book was not my cup of tea, at least not until the ending.