Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)

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 abro...

Details Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)

TitleBeautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)
Release DateFeb 12th, 2013
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Contemporary Romance, Adult, New Adult

Reviews Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)

  • Colleen Hoover
    Thoughts before reading this book: "I wonder what this book is about?"Thoughts while reading this book: "Holy hell, Batman!"Thoughts after reading this book: "#J@$QIOFAIFJDSLK%$UQ#*"* This review was not paid for nor endorsed by the authors. In fact, they'd probably rather it not exist at all.
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    Adult review for erotic content.Hoo boy. This is going to be one rambling review. Prepare yourselves because we're going in. 1.5 stars. Do I lead off with the fan-fiction talk? Okay, sure. Let's go back to the beginning. I think that I might have had this book confused with something else when I requested it. Anyway, it turns out that Beautiful Bastard is fan-fiction (Twilight FF, no less...yet I'd heard this was actually one of the early ones - ...
  • Vishous
    *ARC courtesy by Gallery Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*oh yeah... i'm starting this baby right now!this is me before starting thisthis is me while reading thisOMG I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO START THIS.....I honestly did not expect this! Really! I mean..... REALLY?!?!?!ok let me just say something in the beginning! This book is UNRATABLE!!!!Honestly in the beginning i wanted to give it 5 stars only because i can't remember whe...
  • S.C. Stephens
    Ahhhhh! I have been waiting for this book for so long! I am so excited!!!My official blurb for this book:"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"-- S.C. Stephens, bestselling author of Thoughtless
  • Rose
    Initial reaction: In a word: No. Just no. This is going to be the second of two long reviews I pen this year that explain the myriad of problems that plague a work on a number of levels. "Beautiful Bastard" had many, and I don't know how it left the cutting room floor without anyone seeing them or for some readers not to be angry or upset (I was very much the latter) at some of the content this book has. There's much to cover, so I'll let my full...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Well, I feel like I'm an unpopular opinion on this one. It seems everyone felt strongly about this story, whether they loved or hated it, and I was somewhere in the middle. The first chapter was exciting and bold, but then things felt repetitive and stale until the 50% mark. Finally, the story picks up and I read the second half in a single sitting. While I ended up enjoying the story, I think my main issue was that I had trouble connecting with ...
  • Jurgita
    I read Beautiful Player first and then Beautiful Bastard. BECAUSE I've heard so many negative opinions about this book. But I was completely surprised about this book. And I actually really loved this story!!! And yes Chloe and Bennett's story was steamy but it also was funny, sweet and romantic. I adored Miss Mills and Mr. Ryan so much, and I loved their sarcasm and their fights and their romantic moments. Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Bitch!...
  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    1 StarI can't be a person who doesn't tell the truth about a book, about my experience reading a particular story. I just can't be that person. If I love a book, you *know* it. I don't hesitate to get effusive with my praise and love and sickening adoration;-) If I don't like a book, I try my best to not be a total raving witch about it, and I hope that comes across when people read my reviews. This review is going to sound harsh, but...I really ...
  • Ceilidh
    I have come to a very important conclusion that has been a while in the making. It may be a controversial opinion amongst some but I stand by it. It is impossible for a writer to take their fan-fiction and make it “original”. You’d think this would be a relatively sensible conclusion to come to, and yet we are now in an age where pulled-to-publish fan-fiction, mainly that of the Twilight brand, has become the new normal. Of course, we’ve ...
  • MischaS_
    Well, what to say? The beginning was amazing; we just jumped into the story right away. Really great. But in the middle of the book, it started to be a bit boring, still the same without any change. Anyway, it was still a pleasurable story. If I had to choose, Bennett was better. I'd liked him because he wasn't perfect. He was a bastard. Which is a sort of the point of this story I guess? However, my main problem is that this SCREAMS Twilight fan...
  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    4.5 ENTICING BENNETT RYAN STARSWell...well...well, this turned out to be a really good book. I have to say I’m surprised. It started out roughly and crazy to say the least and my first thoughts were ...There’s no denying it’s really hot and steamy but I felt somehow disconnected from the story in the beginning. I’m not sure what it was; the way the plot unfolded so quickly was just strange. Mr. Ryan and Chloe start out in the beginning of...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    3.5 stars "…how I hated her, how much I craved her…" I feel like I have to run and hide after I say this but, in all honesty, I was a lot less “wow-ed” by this book than I was expecting to be.It wasn’t bad at all, I just really didn’t feel anything for it or the characters. I mean, okay, maybe a LITTLE, obviously, I mean I did care for the characters, but nothing that made the story ‘stay’ with me or make me overly attached to t...
  • Merary
    NOTE: Apparently, some people weren't able to view the review correctly (the .gifs). If the problem still persists, please let me know.WARNING: This review includes content that is not appropriate for those sensible to sexual situations. Read it at your own risk.FUCK THIS BOOK AND THE PAPER THAT WAS MADE WITH!!Okay, I didn't mean that literally. Ew.Okay, what's with the trend of pulling fanfiction, publishing it, and pass it off as something orig...
  • Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
    ***Calling all ye SMUT FANS***I have a new book boyfriend to add to my list. Meet Bennet Ryna, a beautiful bastard who will make your panties drop if he doesn't rip them off first! He's cocky, a stud in the bedroom and absolutely divine! What more could a girl ask for then? Did I mention the fact that he's gorgeous too? I grudgingly admit One of the few heroines that I loved reading it about. She an alpha female, but she and Ryan make it work! I ...
  • Wendy Darling
    2.5 - 3 starsPretty standard romance/erotica. But jeez, the idea of all that LaPerla getting ripped every single time annoys the shit out me--especially for sex that doesn't really seem to be worth it.
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: have no words to describe this horrible thing, so I’ll do what I do best and use pictures . . . . There’s simply nothing good to say about this whore of a book.I decided to take a break from Mystic River being that it was Valentine’s Day and maybe a selection that makes a person want to stick their head in the oven wasn’t the best choice if my husband was looking to score. ...
  • • Lisa •
    HELLO Mr Ryan wink, wink ...This was not everyone's cup of tea, but I LOVED it. The start of the book was great -mean boss, hardworking assistant and a boardroom full of chemistry - (literally), nothing grabs me more than a book about two people who dislike each other BUT are unable to resist. The story did have a predictability factor, but hey ho it's what I signed up for. The book most certainly was a romp FEST, I'm not sure a chapter went by t...
  • The BookChick
    My Rating: ❤ FAIL: The characteristics of a 1 star book include: the story failed to hold my attention; it didn’t have interesting characters; the storyline was trite or contrived; and/or their was extremely crude behavior/language. I would not never recommend the book to anyone.Book Description:An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online....
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    Overall Rating: 4 stars!Story Rating: 3.5 stars!Performance Rating: 5 stars!STORY OVERVIEW AND REVIEW:A genuine hate to love story, and lots of sex in between. Chloe Mills, an intern and MBA student, has been close to the Ryan family since she started working in their company a few year ago. The only one she can't seem to get along with is her current boss, Bennett Ryan, who recently moved back from France. As handsome as he is, she has no desire...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    A short summary of this book: Chloe: Ugh, I hate my boss. But he is handsome... Bennet: *seduces her in a conference room* Chloe: He is such an asshole. But I’m so attracted to him... Bennet: *seduces her in a corridor* Chloe: He always tears my panties and steals them. But I always buy myself new ones he can tear apart... Bennet: *seduces her in a changing room* Chloe: Mhm, maybe he isn’t that bad... I like the feeling of him... Bennet: *se...
  • Jennifer
  • Mysza
    *** 3,5 stars ***
  • Christy
    Not sure where to start with this one... It was entertaining and funny, and there were some hot scenes! We start with Miss. Chloe Mills, an intern getting her MBA. Her boss is Mr. Bennett Ryan. Chloe has worked for Bennett for about 9 months. She has worked for his father's company for much longer than that, and is friendly with the Ryan family. Except for Bennett. They work well together, but they don’t really get a long. Mr. Ryan is seriously...
  • Jeanne
    3.5 stars! Well, call me crazy, but I actually enjoyed this one. If this is their worst book, I'm going to love this series. After glancing through friend reviews, which was very entertaining, my expectations were set very low. My experience with these authors is from their other series, Sweet Filthy Boy. My friend reviews are mixed on the Sweet Filthy boy as well, even my closest, most compatible friend doesn't understand my love of Ansel. *snif...
  • Maria Clara
    Primero, no suelo leer novela erótica y puede que por eso sean las dos estrellitas. Segundo, algo que me ha molestado bastante, es que nos vendan una idea y que está se voratelice a la segunda página. En serio, no puedes decir que él es un bastardo, que lo odias, que llevas siete o nueve meses aguantando su malhumor, y a la siguiente página dejes que te meta mano; por muy novela erótica que sea.
  • Pam Godwin
    Warning: 75% of this book is graphic erotica. Brain cells could be lost. What makes up the other 25%? In-depth revelations about tortured childhoods and abusive exes? Heart-pounding, bad-guy-slaying action? Definitely not. Daytime soap-opera office drama? Bingo. Then why the hell would I rate it five stars? Maybe this reviewer is just a perv who enjoys the boardroom table, cafe bathroom, elevator, parking garage, office desk, anywhere-but...
  • Nicole
    Attempt #1: 1 star.So I got these 13 NA audiobooks for free and since I don't really sit and listen to audiobooks but rather while surfing the net/writing/or whatever, there's no harm in listening to a genre I no longer enjoy. My only wish it to give at least 1 book 3 stars. Beautiful Bastard was boring and offered nothing new. *Moving on to the next one*
  • Anna
    DON'T JUDGE ME !!! I heard it in the faint wind " Calling all smut-lovers" ..... I answered the call !!!! Holy hot as hell how do you review a book like this ?!? Answer: nice visuals measured in panty ripping waves of epic hotness Meet my Bennett Ryan He had a face that any male model would kill for and the most incredible hair I've ever seen on a man. Freshly fucked hairHmmmm he is beautiful.....even if he's a lady panties hoarder in a non-cr...