Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.

Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren


Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren


Beautiful Bastard

by Christina Lauren

(Beautiful Bastard Series)

ebook, 320 pages
Published February 12th 2013

Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren


Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren



I know I’m way late to this party! Like 5 years late. But as the saying goes, better late than never.

Looking back I have no idea why I never picked this book up. I’ve heard about this series for years now but somehow I never felt the urge to read it until yesterday. On top of that, I bought this book in December 2014 and it has been sitting on my kindle, waiting for me to get my act together. WORST – I didn’t even know I had it until I tried to download it from the library a few days ago – true story!!!!

So, let’s get to this review.

I love, let’s change that into ADORE office romances. It is one of my most favorite trope. Add a jerk and I’m in HEAVEN!!!!! TJ cracked up when she heard that I was finally reading it. She knew that I would love it. SIGH!!!

And yes – I LOVED IT!!!

Beautiful Bastard had everything I enjoy in an office romance. A jerk of a boss, lot’s of banter and pushing buttons on BOTH SIDES!!! It’s not just him that pushed buttons, she teased him non-stop and I absolutely adored it!!

The chemistry was through the roof. And I couldn’t believe what Bennett and Chloe got up to behind closed doors. Both were strong and smart people and were matched on many levels. They actually enjoyed their little office spat – of course neither would admit to it. I have a weakness for witty and smart characters that are not afraid to take what is offered and go after what they want and Bennett and Chloe fit that bill to perfection.

So if you love office romances, as well as sexy times on the desk, at the window, in the car and stairwell, and you love your hero to be a lovable jerk – this book is for you.

Beautiful Bastard was sexy, steamy and utterly addicting. I’m hooked and I’m not kidding, I went straight to my library and already downloaded 4 more books in this series.


Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren


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.

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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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21 thoughts on “Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren

  1. Okay, you KNOW I’m late to the CL party, too, and this is a BIG tease!!! I’ve had the audiobooks for the series forever and just can’t get to them yet. Glad you loved them and now I’ve got to figure out how to squeeze this in. Great review!

    1. Lol – I downloaded all the other books in this series and will have to squeeze them in as well. 😊 my tbr will never get less this way 🤣

  2. Love the review. I saw this book before and was curious about it. When I saw your review I had to read it!!.. so is it a series or are all the books standalone in the series? Yes I could go to Amazon and find out but I want yo hear it from a awesome reviewer!!

    1. Book 1 and 2 are about the same couple, other books are about other couples, and then there are the books in between that are about everyone. The authors kept the group of characters pretty closely connected. 😀

  3. Great review! I loved this book. It’s the only one I have in the series. I’m definitely going to have to get the rest so I can read them all!

    1. Lol – maybe we are fashionable late 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 I would love for you to try it. I really enjoyed it and it’s exactly what I like about a naughty office romance 😊

  4. Amazing review Corina! This is one of my favorite series. I didn’t read the last book yet because I was planning to re-read the whole series so may be I should start now 🙂

  5. Fantastic review Corina. I love love love office romances as long as they are witty. I just finished Dirty Headlines so I’m very willing to start this series now. Surprisingly I’ve never heard of this series. I wonder why😂

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