Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)
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Title: Beautiful Bastard
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #1
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
I purchased this book myself.

GoodReads Summary:
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.
This was one of those books that I had seen floating around for quite some time. It always seemed like one of the more “popular” contemporary romance books on the market but one that I never seemed to be able to get my hands on. One day I was looking through ebooks and Beautiful Bastard popped up so I said “what the hell” and bought it. And I’m so glad that I did.

The book was very accurately named. I loved that Bennett had a strong personality and that Chloe had an equally as strong personality and stood up to him so well. Individually, the two of them were extremely persistent and headstrong and together they were the perfect combination. A lot of books with strong characters usually have a more submissive female, which is perfectly okay if that's the type of dynamic they enjoy in the bedroom, but it was refreshing to see a female character as equally dominating as the male. 

This book was a great change of pace and I'm really glad that I sank my teeth into it. I'm not sure if I'll continue with the series, simply because I have many other books I need to read, but I do definitely recommend Beautiful Bastard. Great read!

Rating: 4 Stars. 

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