Type: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
My Copy: Sent
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 girlfriend. But after he refuses to take no for an answer, Chloe and Bennett find themselves with two plane tickets, one French Villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.
Short review for a short book. At just around 160 pages I guess this classifies as a novella however it is being sold in print. Beautiful Bitch drops the reader back into the world of Chloe and Bennett a few months after Beautiful Bastard ends. Things have been going smoothly for the couple but they haven’t gotten to really spend a lot of quality time together because of both their job ambitions. Bennett is in the middle of relocating the business to a new building in another state and Chloe has been studiously working her own accounts. Things have been hectic for the couple and in an attempt to get a little time alone Bennett decides that a vacation is in order.
I enjoyed book one and found book two to be well done and interesting. I like revisiting couples from books I’ve enjoyed and finding out the path of their relationship past the ending of their book. It keeps them in the forefront of my mind and ready for book two which may switch characters but still find them present.
Chloe and Bennett are highly combustible together. I loved the little games they would play and the hotness of them together in his office. Chloe has a definite sassy mouth on her and that attitude ignited Bennett every time they were in a room together…in book one and now in this novella.
The progression of their relationship seemed very realistic. Bennett tries really hard to be understanding of Chloe’s ambitions within the company but his need to have some alone time was understandable. I liked how he planned the entire thng and thought Chloe’s reaction was a bit on the bitchy side, but I could also see her apprehension with letting other employees handle some of the aspects of the client she was working with.
The one thing that I didn’t love was the constant flashbacks. I really didn’t feel they were needed and thought much more could have been put in the present to further give the reader more of an insight to Bennett and Chloe. Especially once they finally arrive at their vacation which is towards the end of the book. I would have liked more from that locale.
A definite must read for fans of Beautiful Bastard! I look forward to book two!
I give Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren 3.75 stars!