Beautiful BastardChristina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard

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Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren Book Summary

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.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

Beautiful Bastard (Christina Lauren) Book Reviews

Amazing!The first couple of chapters had me rolling! It’s hilarious how much Bennett and Chloe despised each other! But all in all I really enjoyed this book.Score: 5/5

Love these twoGoodness, Chloe and Bennett’s chemistry is off the charts! They are smoking hot from the very beginning. I loved their banter and the love-hate between them. Really fun quick read that have me begging for more!.Score: 5/5

Predictable but SexyIf you love a good sultry romance novel, this is a must read..Score: 5/5

Awesome ReadI thoroughly enjoyed this book! I hadn’t heard anything about it or the authors until I picked it up off of the shelf, and I was pleasantly surprised. The characters may not be as developed as the characters in 50 shades, however, I liked the contrast. I started to get bored with the 50 shades series after the second book, so this was a nice change. Definitely kept my interest. I felt that the sex scenes were equally intriguing, as well! There were a few spelling errors, but nothing that would make me want to give it a bad review. It may not be the most developed plot, but it’s a fun read that keeps you hooked until the end. I would definitely recommend it and I wish they would make a sequel to see how the two main characters’ story unfolds!.Score: 5/5

Read More Than 10 TimesThis is a must read Erotic novel!!.Score: 5/5

Quick steamy readLike the title states it's a quick read, I finished it in a day, but has some pretty steamy scenes. Worth the price..Score: 4/5

Beautiful BastardGood read, very entertaining..Score: 5/5

AmazingI just started reading today and I'm already on page 500 something ahh love this book!!!.Score: 5/5

Enjoyed itSex is hot characters grow & well written. Not much to say after that. Starting on beautiful stranger next!.Score: 5/5

Awesome!Such a fantastic book. I honestly could not put it down!.Score: 5/5

AH-Mazing!I finished this book within a 24 hour period. I started and couldn’t stop!.Score: 5/5

RealGood read, no phyco, just a real man. Lovely.Score: 5/5

Captivating Read!Captivating read with well developed characters! Really well written! Loved it!.Score: 5/5

Now that what I'm talking aboutGood read!.. A must read. Love how its both of them. Love!!'.Score: 5/5

Fun!One of the more fun romances I've read..Score: 4/5

Love, Love, LoveThis is such a great book! Couldnt put it down! Cant wait for more!(:.Score: 5/5

Sexy and funI’m seeing a lot of comparisons to 50 shades in the reviews, but honestly this is much better. Female character is strong and very funny, leading man’s POV is enjoyable and hot, and the sex is hot and plenty of it! An easy, steamy read—way more fun than melodramatic..Score: 5/5

Love this bookI loved this book and actually enjoyed it more than FSOG. I thought the sex scenes were more intense and I felt the female character was more strong willed and independent than A.S..Score: 5/5

ObsessedThis is one of those books that you end up going back to for the 100th time. I cant even remember how many times I’ve read BB at this point! So so good and you truly root for these two to make it!!! Love this book so much..Score: 5/5

Loved loved lovedThis was a great read! Better then the typical rich guy/girl in need book. Bennett didn't flaunt his money and Chloe was smart and driven. Plus they weren't overly f-ed up like many characters in these types of books. Will read all books by this author!.Score: 5/5

SexyI loved everything about this book! I loved Chloe and Bennett. They are two dynamic characters that I could not help but feel all their frustrations and anxieties as they navigated their relationship. They made me laugh, hold my breath and even shred a tear. I also loved how the chapters alternated between their points of view. I liked knowing what each of them were thinking and feeling at the same time. I thought it gave their story more depth and understanding. A great read!.Score: 5/5

Love it! Couldn’t put it down.This is definitely a page turner. Love the characters and the sexy description of the flirtatiousness between them..Score: 5/5

EhhVery minimal character development. Not a bad story but had much more potential had the author allowed the audience to get to know the characters better. All sex and minimal romance/love..Score: 2/5

Great read, definitely worth it!!I loved this series! Quick reads and good story line..Score: 5/5

Super sexy office romance!Review originally posted on Reading Books Like a Boss Well, well, well, this book was certainly entertaining! I am binge reading the Beautiful Bastard series in preparation for Beautiful Secret , which releases on April 14th! So far, I'm happy with my decision (haha!). Chloe and Bennett's story was equal parts scorching hot and sweet. Chloe has worked at Ryan Media Group, a big advertising firm in Chicago, under the Bennett family for years. As a prestigious scholarship, part of the requirement is that she get real world experience. She's brilliant, savvy, and doesn't take crap from anyone, especially her boss Bennett Ryan. He's a jerk in every sense of the word. He bosses Chloe around every chance he can get. But sometimes bossiness is just a cover up for insane attraction. I really liked this book! Was it perfect? No, but I had so much fun reading this book. I devoured it in nearly one sitting. I can't wait to continue the series. Chloe and Bennett fall in love with each other secretly and very reluctantly. Chloe wants to prove herself to everyone, to show that she's smart enough to hold her own in this high-powered world, so she's scared of others finding out about her boss. Bennett struggled with his dual role as her boss and her "sexboss." <---I had to say that. I was a bit worried that my appreciation for her appearance would interfere with my ability to be her boss, but I quickly reassured myself that the world was full of beautiful women and it would be easy enough to separate the two. Oh how stupid I'd been. I love stories where the hero realizes his feelings long before heroine and that is the case in this book. In the very beginning Bennett realizes that he is in serious like with Chloe. He loves that she talks back to him, the way she dresses, and how intelligent she is. It doesn't take long for their (many) trysts turn into something more. I think my favorite moment of the book was the scene in San Diego when they reunite after time apart. It's clear they missed each other. Their relationship really blossomed there and I loved all of their interactions! "Chloe, you're not going to learn anything from this poster. Let's go get a cup of coffee and maybe a blow job in the bathroom." I've noticed that there seems to always be some unnecessary sexual fetishes in Christina Lauren's books that takes away from my enjoyment of the books. In Sweet Filthy Boy , it was the weird role-playing thing. In Beautiful Bastard, it is Bennett's panty-ripping and collection thing and the constant sex. I've seen this book labeled as erotica, so I expected a lot of sex. But these two had sex at least three times in the first 20% (one time was within the first 5 %). It was a bit excessive. Even though there was a lot of sexytimes, I still found their relationship believable and I could truly feel their feelings developing, which was the story's saving grace. Read it! 3.5 stars.Score: 3/5

Needs a movie.I’ve read this book I want to say four maybe five times. The writing , the romance was just everything. The story is so good and has you hooked from the first page. While I don’t care for the rest of the books this one was perfect. They need to make this into a movie. Enjoy reading..Score: 5/5

Good Weekend ReadI enjoyed this one but there was a few things that I would have liked to have seen. I don’t think we got enough character development in general... Chloe’s was lacking. Bennet’s was better. I enjoyed his chapters more. I wish I had more from the first book. Overall I thought it was a decent read which is why I would do 3.5 stars..Score: 4/5

Twilight ?It seems someone was in love with Twlight Saga .... The characters names? Lol Good entertainment.Score: 4/5

Excellent!I have nothing but praise for this book. I’ve read it several times and it just gets better and better. Sharp, witty, sexy, genuine and just overall fun to read and get lost in. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

BlehIt was ok..Score: 3/5

Totally worth it and more!This is an awesome book. Finally, a female character with some attitude. Best lines ever, "If this had been someone else's life, I would so be high-fiving them. Too bad it wasn't." Awesome. Great sex scenes to boot!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!!!I bought this book on a Sunday started reding it that night and finished it late Monday night... Loved it!!! Will for sure read it again. Now on to the next one.... ;).Score: 5/5

LovedWhy are people comparing to fifty shades? I don't think this author is trying to recreate another novel. Plus, Chloe is much smarter and has better mental dialogue than Anna and her stupid inner goddess (lame). Loved all the books in this series. It takes a lot to keep me reading and these books did it!.Score: 5/5

Fell in loveI read this and completely fell in love with Christina Lauren and their books. Amazing!.Score: 5/5

Beautiful BastardThis book was just okay. I can’t believe it was $9 though!! Compared to the Wild Season series, this book is boring. You barely get to know the characters. Maybe it’s just me but i like a description of the characters. I didn’t even know what color Chloe’s eyes were and you didn’t hear about her hair color until pretty far in. It would’ve been nice to see the characters on their own more. A background to each one and why they are the way they are would’ve been helpful too. If you love Christina Lauren as much as me i highly recommend the Wild Season series. Especially Finn and Harlowe’s book..Score: 2/5

My go to seriesThis book and the series is one of my favorites and recommend it to everyone that asks me what they should read. Chloe and Bennett are one of my favorite book couples. Christina Lauren does great showing who they are and who they are together... Plus it gets steamy. Windows, changing areas, the bed, the stairs. Ah just read it! Great book, fun read!.Score: 5/5

Not a love storyIt’s not a love story tbh. It’s porn. I paid w/o knowing. But didn’t finish reading..Score: 1/5

LOVED IT!!!Great story and super funny! Highly recommend!!!!.Score: 5/5

Couldn't put the book downI read this book in 2 days. I was hooked right from the start! Such a great read....def recommend reading!!!.Score: 5/5

Ahhhh ❤️Love Bennett and Chloe! I’ve read this book three times and love it every time. Christina Lauren just has a way of making you fall in love with characters. Would recommend over every romance book I’ve read, and I’ve read a bunch! Wish CL would make more books like beautiful series and seasons series!.Score: 5/5

Amazing series!The entire series is amazing. It is one of the few series that I would give a 5-star rating! I was hooked from the very beginning until the end. Definitely a series worth reading!.Score: 5/5

Grammar is Everything!As a Fifty Shades reader, you can see the difference in the word choice in this book. It was terrible. I think if the author described things differently and used different words instead of the ones she did I would have liked it a lot better..Score: 1/5

Not what I expectedWasn't worth the money.Score: 2/5

Great smutGreat book!!! A must read!.Score: 5/5

WOWI never read a book by this Arthur but this book was amazing. I could not put it down. I have already purchased book #2 which I am hoping it’s as good as the story between Bennett and Chloe. The sizzling chemistry between these two was off the charts. The hate then love story was told very well..Score: 5/5

Beautiful bastardBest ever.Score: 5/5

So goodLoved!.Score: 5/5

This book is perfection!If I could give it 100 stars, I would. No skimming, not wordy, very hot and engaging throughout. Adding this one to the best of the best list. 💛.Score: 5/5

SexyIt was a fun sexy interesting story.Score: 5/5

Same character names as TwilightI know this is completely random but did anyone else who read the Twilight series realize that the character names are the same... Carlisle (dad), Esme (mom), Emmett (brother), Rosalie (sister-in-law), Alice (best friend), Jasper (bff's fiancé) Don't know how I caught that but I thought it was kinda funny :).Score: 4/5

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Loved it!A well recommended read!! Really enjoyed the characters and story line. Enjoy!!!!.Score: 5/5

1L1Loved this book!!! It sneaks up on you, wraps you up and pulls you in!! Love,love,love!.Score: 5/5

Pleasantly surprisedThis book was quiet good and miles ahead of any current books in this genre..Score: 5/5

Awful!Poor writing, bad story line, unrealistic chemistry between the main characters. Unless you are a die hard Twilight fanfic reader, skip this one!.Score: 1/5

Loved itIt was such a great book. Loved the chemistry between Ben and Chloe. Very entertaining.Score: 5/5

Good ReadI enjoy the Beautiful Series and look forward to reading more..Score: 4/5

Sweet & seductive... A SMOOTH & TANTALIZING READ. every chapter more delicious than the next. !.Score: 5/5

Loooooved itLoooooved it couldn't stop reading it.Score: 5/5

GoodVery good reading..Score: 5/5

AmazingGreat read! I couldn't put it down.......looking forward to Beautiful Stranger!.Score: 5/5

Loved itThis book was so good loved very chapter, thrilling the sex between Chloe and Bennett . This book is a 10... Can't wait for more to come. Thank you This book is marked as a favourite read it in two days,,, good read MJD.......Score: 5/5

Great ReadAmazing.Score: 5/5

Five star qualityThis book is awesome, sexy, provocative. Worth my time and money..Score: 5/5

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GoodIt was good but I preferred their beautiful stranger.Score: 4/5

SteamyA pretty enjoyable read :).Score: 4/5

FantasticLoved loved loved it.Score: 5/5

Veeeery good!Loved this book. Nicely written and full of great banter!.Score: 5/5

Loved itFantastic book loved the characters.Score: 5/5

LikedReally liked this story. Well written, hope the second is about them cause I didn't like not reading her declare her love before the end.Score: 4/5

Fantastic!!!!OMG I absolutely loved this book. So much so as soon as I finished I couldn't bare to read anything else so had to immediately read it again. (I very rarely read books twice) Thanks for such a great read :).Score: 5/5

Terrific. Captured all the wayFunny, witty and hot as hell. Love this book! Reread it twice!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeLoved this's a must read book :).Score: 5/5

The answer to 50 shades withdrawal!Well written and very enjoyful! Could not put it down :-).Score: 5/5

Amazing!!Read it in 24hrs! Was a great read and love how it has views from Chloe and Bennett!!.Score: 5/5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I loved Chloe and Bennett, they had so much chemistry. I loved the secondary characters also. The storyline was so freaking good..Score: 5/5

Love!!Wow this was amazing!.Score: 5/5

FabI think I'm in love with Bennett.Score: 5/5

Read it like 100 timesI'm in love with Bennett, god damn Chloe ;).Score: 5/5

WOWWhat a AWESOME book to read!!!Loved it,Loved it,Loved it..:).Score: 5/5

Loved it ❤❤❤❤Really really this book can't wait for the next installment read in a day just couldn't put it down blew off dinner with friends just so I could finish you ladies know how to write a great book.Score: 5/5

On my top tenI dont normally write reviews but this booked captured me the whole way through i definitely recommend hot hot with it own romantic twist it had me in butterflies thank you much for the awesome read!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Well worth the readI was tiring of all the books out there that were on the top of the charts yet poorly written. This was definitely a book you couldn't put down and a joy to read!.Score: 5/5

Wanted to love it.Absolutely hated Chloe Mills. Couldn’t even finish reading..Score: 1/5

Lost brain cells reading thisThe worst thing I’ve ever read. Cannot emphasise how terrible it was, got a third of the way in and had to give up. Why would anyone publish this? I feel less intelligent from reading it. Wish there was a zero star option. Terrible writing, terrible story and completely bad taste in this #metoo era..Score: 1/5

AwesomeRead it.Score: 5/5

Great!!!Such a great read!!!.Score: 5/5

BeautifulSuch a great read. Well written....would like to see a further book..Score: 5/5

👏🏼Just 🤤.Score: 5/5

LovedLoved this book. Read it in a few hours as i couldn't put it down!.Score: 5/5

Loved it!Loved it! ❤ Looking forward to more Beautiful books!.Score: 5/5


FantasticGreat story. Well written. Loved it.Score: 5/5

Loved, Loved, loved this bookWow what a fantastic read, loved the characters, the tension, could not put this book down, thanks so much for this book and a wonderful series of books. Sally.Score: 5/5

Loved itDidn't want it to end!! Hope there is more to this story!!!.Score: 5/5

Do yourself a favor and buy this book!Absolutely loved this book!! Read it in one day, couldn't put it down!!.Score: 5/5

Loved it... Must readSuch an enjoyable book. Enjoyed the story, the characters... Enjoyed it all.Score: 5/5

Sexy & SassyI can't believe I didn't pick this up sooner. It's sexy, it's fiery, it's witty and it's awfully addictive;-D.Score: 5/5

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FABULOUS <3 <3Couldn't put it down loved the book a must read FIVE STARS.Score: 5/5

Exciting!Wow! What an intense and lust filled story! I really enjoyed it and read it in a day! Mmmm...Bennett!.Score: 5/5

Very good!Really good book, great story line!! Although most of the character names are the same as The Twilight Saga cast such as Mike Newton, Emmet etc other than that 5 stars!.Score: 5/5

DissappointedI thought this would be really good but there wasn’t a lot of dialogue between the character? It just suddenly happened without any build up or real back story. Not for me sadly..Score: 5/5

Love Love Love FabulousThis book is sexy,entertaining and totally worth the money x.Score: 5/5

BrilliantRead the book in one sitting coz I couldn't put it down. Fast paced with some really good humour perfectly timed. Can't wait to read more by this author.Score: 5/5

Loved it!!!!Loved it, couldn't put it down!!!.Score: 5/5

Amazing Book!!Really loved this book. Great story and fell in love with the characters. Definitely worth a read along with the other books involving the these 2..Score: 5/5

FantasticThe best book I've read in ages could not put it down! Loved it!!.Score: 5/5

Good but ending spoilt itIt was a good read, how romantically involved the main characters became in a matter of time but as it became serious they were unable to share their feelings about love. I felt the ending was rushed and needed to slow down. I loved how each chapter was broken down with each of their thoughts. I found majority of the time feeling how Bennett felt than Chloe. It was written from his perspective more than hers, although alot of their thoughts shared similarity. I'm expecting alot from the next book and look forward to reading it..Score: 4/5

So goodI loved it such a good book you must read it..Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it down!Loved it. Kept me gripped all the way through. Ending was a tad rush but good all the same. My kind of read..Score: 4/5

Loved it!!Loved it from the start to end! loved the story line and can't wait to read the next!!.Score: 5/5

Love it and read it!!!Don't normally write reviews but decided too because I love this series so much!!! I like it because its as sexy as 50 shades but Chloe is a much stronger and likeable character than Ana Steele, and it's a little less cheesy. Perfect office romance tale, and they're perfect for each other. Haha!.Score: 5/5

GreatI loved this book finished it in one afternoon...recommend it..Score: 5/5

Loved it❤Absolutely loved this book, couldn't put it down. Loved the banter between Bennett and Chloe. Fell in love with him straight away :).Score: 5/5

100% FantasticREAD THIS BOOK ❤️❤️❤️.Score: 5/5

Loved it...Loved the story, loved the characters. Loved the love hate banter throughout. I will definitely read more from authors. Well worth a read..Score: 5/5

BrilliantGreat read, loved it.Score: 5/5

Fab!Loved this book. Read it in under 24 hrs would definitely recommend to a friend and will no doubt be reading it again. Looking forward to the next book!.Score: 5/5

FantasticA must read! Best book I've read in a while!.Score: 5/5

BrilliantI just could not put this book down amazing read really enjoyed it..Score: 5/5

A great bookI downloaded and read this in a few hours, I couldn't put it down. Love the chemistry between the two. A great read, I hope there's more at some point in the future..Score: 5/5

FabFantastic book. Couldn't put it down..Score: 5/5

OkFairly good, but feel like I've heard it all before. I liked that the story is told from both points of view, without that it would have been boring. Not worth the price, but worth a read if you haven't got anything better to do!.Score: 3/5

Good but pricey!A good read, I enjoyed it. But was NOT worth the £5.99 price tag!! I read it all in one night so way to expensive!.Score: 5/5

Loved itGreat read! A********.Score: 5/5

Fantastic!!Left me want more!! Couldnt put it down!! Can't wait for another book!!.Score: 5/5

Loved it!!Excellent book, had me hooked from page 1!! Can't wait for the next one!.Score: 5/5

Oh so goodLoved it!!!.Score: 5/5

Fab read not worth the ££I gave it 4 stars because I didn't think it was worth paying that much for an e-book and that the ending was too rushed. Regardless, I really enjoyed reading it, I love how we get both sides of the story. I felt Chloe didn't talk about her feelings for Bennett as much as he did for her. Overall it was a really good read - and I love Bennett :).Score: 4/5

GoodGood read i really enjoyed it! Lots of hot scenes but really funny in parts to. Ending was a little abrupt and I think it's a bit over priced.Score: 4/5

Loved itRead this book in a day loved it totally worth downloading and reading. Very well written had my lol'ing and crying :0).Score: 5/5

Absolutely brilliantLoved this story, loved having it written from both characters side. I couldn't it it down.highly recommend..Score: 5/5

5 starGreat book. Read in under 24 hours too. Definitely recommend : ).Score: 5/5

Really good readLoved all three of them, can't wait for the other three to come out.Score: 5/5

BrilliantLoved it! No words for it, just loved it!!!!.Score: 5/5

Brilliant!Wow!!! I loved this book! Loved that it was written in a way that you got Chloe's and ben's side of the story. Brilliant! Thanks!.Score: 5/5

Disappointing endingI did love this book - characters were really good - but the ending was v. disappointing as it seemed to have been rushed.Score: 4/5

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