Title: Beautiful Bitch
(Beautiful Bastard 1.5)
Author: Christina Lauren
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Rating: 4 Stars
A COMBATIVE RELATIONSHIP. A RED-HOT ATTRACTION. AND NO TIME TO BE ALONE TOGETHER.
Just when Chloe’s career starts to take off, Bennett wishes it would all slow down long enough to spend a wild night alone with his intern-cum-girlfriend. Preferably one in which he can show her he’s still the boss.
After her continued refusals to take time off with him, Bennett can finally no longer take no for an answer. And so the couple find themselves with two plane tickets, one French villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.
Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their fiery love-hate relationship . . . and take it to the next level. -Goodreads
Chloe and Ryan are back...and hotter than ever! At least as long as they are able to keep the hounds of business at bay.
This tantalizing tidbit of a read allows readers to see the softer side of Ryan. Yes, there is a heart under all that bravado and bluster, and it beats only for Chloe.
She on the other hand, is all about the business and a little skiddish about trusting her sexy rude boy with her tender emotions.
This novella is the perfect sexy segue into the world of Beautiful Stranger. It ties up all of the loose ends left in Beautiful Bastard. This read is a big change from the "in your face" heat of the longer novels of this series. That is not to say that there is less sexiness; that is by no means the case. There is just a slower and sweeter burn to passion's fires this time around.
The only true negative to this read lies not in it's story, but in it's timing. You have to be careful to read this book BEFORE going on to Beautiful Stranger. If not, you could miss the set up for Max and Max. You will also miss the "happily ever after bow" tied as only Christina Lauren can.
Due to the explicit content of this read,
I ask that all entrants be 18+