Apr 29, 2013

[Adult] Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Number of Pages: 320

"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."
Let me just say a few thing about this book. I know that this book has gotten a lot of hype and good reviews. That is why I read this book. Apart from the curiosity of why a book is called Beautiful Bastard.

I did not really enjoy this book. I found the plot underdeveloped, and kind of clichéd. Throughout the whole book I found many parts where the author just rushed into things and didn't take the time to give a bit more information or just one or two more details to have us understand the book a little better.

The book started off bad, I could tell from page 10 that this book was on a one track lane. Sex, that was one of the only things that occurred in this book. I would get to one part and desperately hope that they were going to have a deep moment, one moment where I could gush over how amazing they were together. Did I get that chance?

Just more intercourse.
 The character were basically the only thing I liked about this book. The were enjoyable. Bennett just made me swoon every time I read about him. That man is too good looking for his own good. Chloe on the other hand is determined, she is determined to get her name recognized in the world and I really respect her for that. Though when it came to Bennett she was very weak willed, which is not something I enjoyed about her.

The authors writing style was also something I liked. It was easy to read, understandable but at the same time not clichéd unlike the plot. I'm not saying that the plot of the book wasn't enjoyable-just not for me. Some people really enjoyed this book, they gave it 4 or 5 stars. This was just not my kind of book. I must say the cover is beautiful and the title is very intriguing. Makes you want to know why it's called Beautiful Bastard, though you figure that out on the first page.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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