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Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren

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. 

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

“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. 

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked up this book. The reviews I’ve read so far were okay and far from stellar, but the blurb drew me in. I decided to go into this with an open mind and just went with it. Surprisingly, I found myself enjoying the story. Yes, it was basically the H/h fighting all the time then having incredibly hot sex before and afterwards, but I guess I didn’t mind at all. Shocker, I know. **snort** I think I’m twisted in some way. I loved the banter between the two. It’s like the harder they fought, the harder they fucked. And that, my friends, is all right by me. ;)

Nine months. Nine fucking months of morning wood, jacking off, and endless fantasies about someone I didn’t even want. Well, that wasn’t complete true. I wanted her. I wanted her more than any woman I’d ever seen. The big problem was I also hated her. 

Chloe has worked for Ryan Media Group for last six years, but for the last nine months, her work environment changed dramatically. That’s when the boss’ son, Bennett Ryan, returned. She now works directly for him and it is no easy task. Yes, Bennett is sexy and his presence demands attention, but he can be one big asshole. He is not an easy man to work for. He is oneBeautiful Bastard.

It’s no secret around the office that Bennett and Chloe do not get along. They’re both very driven and both have very strong personalities. They hate each other and neither shows any weaknesses toward one another. As much as they try to deny it, they're both attracted to one another, strongly. All the built up sexual tension between them soon turns into them pouncing on each other in the conference room, but once was never going to be enough for the two of them. They find that they can’t keep their hands off each other, especially after arguing. These two are doing it whenever and wherever. How long can they keep up this charade? Sooner or later someone is going to get hurt. 

“Go ahead and rip them…you know you want to,” she murmured into my ear and then bit down hard. A half-second later, her panties were nothing but a mess of lace in the corner of the room. 

It’s no doubt that this had tons of hot sexy times. Like. Lots. But along with their steamy moments, I did enjoy their softer/human sides. It was refreshing to see underneath their tough outer shells. They were both human, secretly longing to find the one person they could not live without. I think that’s what I liked most in the book; the times where they slowly revealed who they really are. Also, is it demented that I found Bennett’s hoarding of Chloe’s underwear funny? Seriously, the dude really does rips 99% of them off and then keeps them as mementos. Everytime he did this, I found myself shaking my head, snickering. lol. I had fun reading this. The beginning was a little slow, but it picked up fast and hard. Yes, pun intended :) I know it won’t be for everyone, but for me, the story worked. 

Huge thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing the ARC. 

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