I received Christina Lauren's fan fiction novel Beautiful Bastard from the publisher to post my review on. That in itself was very exciting, but what was more was that I really enjoyed the novel!
This novel was a total surprise to me. I was expecting some great smut, maybe even a little twisted sex (it is fan fiction of the same genre as the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy), but nothing overwhelming. However, I was completely sucked into the story and the two main characters. The story, while not real deep, gives us enough to picture everything that is happening and to root for the characters. The characters are sassy, combative, sexy, and sweet. I loved their foreplay battles, office interactions, and the sex scenes had you biting your nails for completion as well as them getting discovered while in action. The characters were believable and held their own. Both Chloe and Bennett were strong; both knew what they wanted, both stood up for themselves and each other. I appreciated that there wasn’t a meek submissive female in this story. For the ending, I was not sure what direction the author was going - love story, friends with benefits, enemies, lovers parting ways- but I enjoyed how the author wrapped up the novel.
Overall I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for something new, erotic, and intriguing to read.