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.
Talking about a Love-Hate relationship. This really describes Bennet and Cloe's relationship in the beginning. There was some major back and forth sassing between them and major physical attraction. But what bothers me is that the blurb (which I just now realize that it says she's an intern) and other reviewers say Cloe is an intern. This is not the case. She may have started out that way( can't remember) but she worked herself up. She works there for as far as I know. Maybe I missed something.
What is the story about
The story is about genius,rich,French speaking, sexy, hardworking, beautiful Bastard Bennet Ryan and sexy, witty, sassy, hard working, intelligent, takes shit from no one Cloe Mills
They really hate each other. Bennet or Mr Ryan really give Cloe hell and Cloe takes it and spits it back in his face. But despite all that hate they have a major physical attraction towards each other which results in some hot sex in the office. That starts off the sexual relationship between them. They go at it like rabbits, with there sassing as some kind of fore play.
There is allot and allot of sex in this book with little conversation in the beginning. And in the beginning that works but gets boring fast. Don't get me wrong, I like sex in a book but it also has the have a bit more. And luckily we get that.
Cloe and Bennet have to go to Seatle for a week, for work and they really connect during that week. Realizing that they love each other and want to be together. They have the most amazing week but then realizing that they have to work together to. And if the boss ( Bennets dad finds out, there will be consequences. ) Cloe doesn't want to lose her job or be know as the secretary that fucks her boss so they decide they want to keep it a secret. Not that there very good at it
Ryan can be very sweet and sexy and caring. I mean I can imagine him speaking french to her. That is really sexy. But Ryan has a mystery ex-fiance that cloe knows nothing about. And she is scared that Bennet will grow bored with her and toss her aside as well.
We don't get to know much about this ex-fiance, but we do get to know why they broke up.
The book is really about the life/relationship between Cloe and Bennet. There isn't anything shocking or anything that adds that shock value to it. It's just a relationship that starts of with a lot of sex ( and continue containing allot of sex) and hatred that starts growing towards love, adoration and a caring relationship
What did I like about it
I liked that Cloe didn't just take Bennets douchbag behavior and gave him a piece of her mind. I liked that she is very strong. I enjoyed the tension between them and that there relationship grew out to be more that just two angry people having sex.
I liked the sex scenes in this book but I do feel like there was maybe a bit to much and to less of background information and side character development. I mean we know a little about Cloe's best friend Alice, and about Bennets family but nothing more. I would like to know more about Cloe's past and her family and friends and stuff like that. I would like more depth in that department
Other than that I enjoyed reading this book. It was a bit long in my opinion but I still liked it allot