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Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  91,425 ratings  ·  6,200 reviews
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 busin
ebook, 320 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Gallery Books
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
OK, Where do I start with this one?

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First, I won't be rating this book. I simply don't know how to do it. It's totally and utterly ridiculous  photo 798186.gif but I still laughed like crazy through most of it  photo 355146.gif The sad part is, those scenes weren't funny  photo 798186.gif

I don't know what's worse, the writing or the story. Well, since the story is non-existent, I guess the writing wins  photo 798186.gif

The dialogues between them... Oh Lord...
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I cried actual tears by how much I was laughing XD I'm kind of sorry this was an ARC and I'm not allowed
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 - pre FSOG, I think?). This story was originally tit
*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 this

this is me while reading 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 when was the last time I actually cried from all the
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
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 review expound upon it further.

Full review:

When I
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 got “Fifty Shades of Grey” to blame for this, but it’s not ...more
Angie's Dreamy Reads

Well...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 the book H.A.T.I.N.G each other. I mean they literally wa
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 them.

I’m still giving the book a 3.5 – 4 star rating because while
Elizabeth (Liz)
1 Star

I 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 don't know any other way to say what I feel needs
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Principessa*

***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 could harp on about what else I like about her but
Lisa Jayne
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 that didn't include some sort of bodily fluid excha
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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.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chlo
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. *sniff*. I just like the writing style of these author
Wendy Darling
2.5 - 3 stars

Pretty 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.

My Bastard:


My Chloe:

Megan (Book Brats)
Dec 03, 2013 Megan (Book Brats) marked it as i-have-my-reasons
When will this stop? When will publishers and readers and the world realize that publishing fanfic is wrong? When will we realize that these stories are using the success of another writer to make more money without giving these authors any of what they've earned by creating these characters and creating the popularity that these fanfic stories are capitalizing on?

I have no problem with fan fiction. What I do have a problem with, though, is capitalizing on another author's work and using it to m
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 hair

Hmmmm he is beautiful.....even if he's a lady panties hoarder in a non-creepy way

Delishhhhhhh... " I want you to remember w
~ Becs ~
For a pre-order Giveaway, pop over to Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews this week.

After reading all the early reviews, I’ve come to the conclusion that this book is like Marmite – you either love it or you hate. A couple of reviewers I hold in high respect haven’t enjoyed it but I like Marmite and I really enjoyed this book. For me it had a kind of Pride & Prejudice or Bridget Jones vibe going on.

Holy Ripped Panties

Chloe Mills has been working for Bennett Ryan for some months since he returned fr
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 good looking, but also an ass.
If only he would kee
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-a-bedroom sex. Really, this story is just boners
Crystal~BIG book addict~
4 What a Bastard Stars!

This book was funny and it was hot! Mr. Bennett Ryan, you are definitely one Beautiful Bastard.

"If only he would keep his mouth shut, he'd be perfect. A piece of duct tape would do the trick. I had some in my desk that I'd occasionally pull out and fondle, hoping someday I could put it to good use."

Chloe Mills is an intern, working for Mr. Ryan at his family's marketing company. She is getting her MBA so she needs to finish out her internship there to graduate. And if sh
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-Beautiful Bastard By Christina Lauren
-Contemporary Romance/Erotica.

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Bennett Ryan a sexy executive, been living in France for the past 6 years he came home to work in his family's company.

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Chloe Mills she's an assistant, and good at her job, trust worthy... The Rayns loved her and treated her as part of the family, so the dad *cough* Carlisle promoted her as his son assistant, of course she's beautiful. sexy... and they hate each other, or this is what they try to convince t
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Chloe just happens to work for the biggest jerk ever. But it's okay because she can hold her own...that is, until Bennett makes his move.

And Bennett is a bastard! Thank goodness, we get his POV because I know I wouldn't have liked it as much without it. It definitely helped knowing his feelings and the reasonings why he did the things he did.

Chloe's not an angel either and I was pretty shocked at the little sex vixen she turns out to be.


As for the steaminess, it's panty-ripping good. Yes, Ben
Sometimes you just need a sexy, silly, crazy Erotic Office Romance to spice things up… And this book delivers!

This is the third time I've read this book… it reads quickly and it is a ton of fun.
The Sexy times are over the top, ovary-meltingly HOT…
The banter between the main characters is delightful and Laugh Out Loud Funny…

Bennett Ryan,

Chloe Mills,

...and a whole lot of

Conspicuous Office Sex

Some of My Favorite Moments:
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Rebekah Weatherspoon
let me lay out a few things. 1) i love fanfiction. i love twilight fanfiction. i used to read it and write it. 2) i am anti pull-to-publish and have been since before 50 Shades happened. feel free to ask me about my deeper feelings on the subject. 3) this review will be an objective review of the work and not some asshole-bitchfest about the authors cause that's just pointless. i read books by JR Ward and Diana Gabaldon religiously and i do not see eye to eye with either of them on a shitload of ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I really don't know what to say about this one...

Maybe I'll start with the positives. I really liked the cover of this book. It looked cool and graphic and hinted that perhaps this book would be a witty mind-F that would knock my socks off. I also dug the first scene where Chloe leaves him in a rather... needy state. I had pretty high hopes for this one. Alas, things descended into a rambling, panty-ripping mess. A mess with no plot to speak of....


Onto some BIG negatives. The 2nd sex s
3 Beautiful Stars.

So this book tells us the story of Chloe and Bennet. He lived in France for the past years and now is back to finally get his own place in his family company and Chloe is his secretary and kind of a family “protégé”.
They have a rough start (and I mean ROUGH) with them not really liking each other and attacking the other in every possible chance but at the same time having a undeniable desire for each other and an off-the-charts chemistry. And then it becomes physical and the
It was the office affair that should have never happened.

"My boss, Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful Bastard. He was the most self-righteous, pompous prick I'd ever met."
"And the best sex of my life."
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But what do you do when everything you worked for is suddenly in jeopardy because you've fallen for the boss? "I've never questioned my own worth before, even when I thought YOU did. And then when I believed you saw exactly who I was, and you belittled me...threw me under the bus."
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“For some sick reason, fighting with this woman always ended with her panties in my pocket.” 332 likes
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