Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren

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Blurb: 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.

Review: I loved the cover of this novel. This is the first book I’d read from these authors. The writing is fresh, modern and engaging. I liked the main character Chloe – she was driven, ambitious and intelligent, and I admire that in characters. Bennett was also likeable. The sexual chemistry between them was built up in this novel, which eventually led to sex scenes which were written well. I would have liked to learn more about the characters lives, outside of the office, however this book is part of a series, so maybe it delves deeper into this. The ending was also sweet. I’d recommend this novel to those who enjoy a sexy light read

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