Reviewed by AllisonChloe Mills works for the most frustrating, expectant, gorgeous man ever, Bennett Ryan. He is a beautiful bastard. He should be grateful as she's the only assistant who has stuck around for over a week. Even as she tries to climb the corporate ladder, he makes life hell for her day after day.
And then it gets worse.
One day while presenting a project, Bennett can't take it any more and completely ravishes her - not that you'll find her complaining. Until she gets back to her desk that is. She berates herself over and over and swears it was a one time thing. Until the next day...up against a window... in his office... where anyone could look up while walking on the street and see. HOT. However, after this one, he's such a bastard and so smug that she swears up, down, and sideways that this is IT. No more.
Needless to say, as much as these two hate the lustful control they have over each other, they absolutely cannot keep their hands off each other. In the car, at the office, in the elevator, you name it. But it all changes when they head to a business conference together - it's certainly not all business and the tone of their relationship begins to change as they realize what's between them is not just their white hot passion.
Not only were these two burning up the pages, but I absolutely loved how they came into themselves growing as people and accepting the inevitable fate of their love. He was definitely an ass, but isn't it better when they realize they don't have to be? That she loves him anyway?
Between the panty hoarding, the whenever/wherever sex, their sweet, developing relationship and the reality of the still existent corporate "glass ceiling", this book was hot AND kept my interest all the way until the end.
*ARC Provided by Gallery Books via Netgalley
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Beautiful Bastardby Christina LaurenRelease Date: February 12, 2013Publisher: Gallery Books