Seri : Beautiful Bastard #1
Author : Christina Lauren
Publisher : Gallery Books
Published Date : February 2013
Pages : 320 pages
Genre : Contemporary Romance
ARC courtesy by NetGalley
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, 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. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over two million reads on fan fiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.
Oke... Bagaimana ya mengatakannya? Sejujurnya, aku menikmati membaca cerita ini, tapi.... entah mengapa plotnya menurutku datar. Ada beberapa bagian yang membuatku tersenyum (terutama ketika kedua karakter utamanya bertengkar), tapi beberapa bagian lainnya menurutku membosankan.
3/4 dari buku ini bisa dibilang tentang having sex antara si bos dan si intern. Itu saja, gak ada yang lain. Aku berharap ada sedikit konflik kek atau gimana gitu, tapi ini gak ada. Justru ada konfliknya itu di 1/4 bagian terakhir. Itu pun konfliknya menurutku kurang dalam, kurang digali sih.
Oh ya, ceritanya memiliki 2 POV, si Bennet Ryan dan si Chloe Mills, jadi bisa tahu apa isi pikiran mereka, walaupun tak jauh-jauh dari ripping the panties dan having sex. Di cerita ini banyak sexual contents dan tentu saja filthy words.
Overall, ya oke lah. Walaupun menurutku ceritanya nyaris gak ada, but I quite enjoying it.
Okay ... How to say it? To be honest, I enjoyed reading this story, but .... I think the plot somehow flat. There were some parts that made me smile (especially when the two main characters have fights), but I think some other parts boring.
3/4 of the book can be said it's about having sex between the boss and the intern. No others. I wish there was a little conflict or something like that, but it's not there. There was conflict in the 1/4. Though the conflict just so-so.
The story has two POV, Bennet Ryan and Chloe Mills, so you can know what's in their minds, though not far from ripping the panties and having sex. There are a lot of sexual contents and of course filthy words.
Overall, it was okay from me. Even though the story was almost not there, but I quite enjoying it.
Beautiful Bastard series:
#1 Beautiful Bastard
#2 Beautiful Stranger