An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. 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 2 million reads on fanfiction sites--Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.
Back when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands of each other in Beautiful Bastard, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming.An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And--of course--a whole lot of name calling.
The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters...plus one tiny new addition to the group.In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we've watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren't ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it's not for the weak of heart.
Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their steamy, combative relationship. 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.
The gentlemen from Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player are out for a wild night on The Strip. When Max, Henry, and Will steal Bennett away for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, the first stop of the night doesn't go at all as planned. With their scheme for a Guys Weekend completely derailed anyway, Max and Bennett begin to play a wild game of stealth and secrecy in order to have their bombshells all over Sin City.
The ninth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard. In this e-novella, Will Sumner and Hanna Bergstrom (from Beautiful Player) find that a wedding and everlasting love were just the beginning.One Player tamed. One nerd girl satisfied. And one more major life decision to make. When Will fell for Hanna, her quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication to her career were part of the attraction. (Not to mention her coy newbie attitude toward sex and her willingness to let him teach her everything.) But when the job offers start rolling in for her--and oh, they do--Hanna has trouble deciding what she wants, where they should live, and how much she should burden Will with the decision. Magic between the sheets is only one part of a relationship...getting on the same page is quite another altogether.
In the third book in the Beautiful Bastard series, an agreement between a venture capitalist and a bookish woman quickly becomes a very NSFW version of My Fair Lady.When Hanna "Ziggy" Bergstrom moves to New York City for graduate school, Will Sumner thinks his responsibilities to his best friend's nerdy little sister will be limited to the occasional dinner and check-in. Little does he know that Ziggy is ready to break out of her bookworm academic shell and move more into bombshell territory. Of course she figures the gorgeous womanizing venture capitalist Will is the best person to help mentor her in this new field of study: dating. Will takes on the challenge with more than a healthy dose of skepticism and humor, but soon finds that Ziggy just needed a tiny push, not a world of change, to reveal a woman every man seems to notice. Soon "Ziggy" is gone and the unfiltered, innocently seductive Hanna Bergstrom is hijacking his dreams, his moods, and even his orderly no-strings-attached dating life--beginning the night his mentoring activities move between the sheets.
AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING. New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren's Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!When Ruby Miller's boss announces he's sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she's shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she's professionally up to the task. The part that's throwing her is where she'll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside--and staying in a hotel with--Niall Stella, her firm's top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she's alive...until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there's no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it's easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they've built up fall down?
Una atractiva y brillante ingeniera. El ejecutivo estrella de la empresa. Un viaje de negocios a la otra punta del globo... La oportunidad perfecta para que se desate una atracción irresistible que se convertirá en una relación secreta de lo más excitante. Cuando el jefe de Ruby Miller le anuncia que deberá viajar a Nueva York para una estancia prolongada, su primera reacción es de estupor. Profesionalmente no hay ningún problema, ya que ella es uno de los ingenieros más brillantes de la empresa. Lo que la pone nerviosa es tener que trabajar codo con codo con Niall Stella, el ejecutivo estrella de la empresa, un remilgado londinense y «El Hombres más Sexy sobre la Faz de la Tierra». Hace tiempo que Ruby está loca por sus huesos, pero está segura de que él ni siquiera sabe que existe... Por su parte Niall, hasta que se percató de la vivaracha Ruby en una reunión. Nunca creyó tener un lado tan salvaje... Niall no es precisamente un hombre propenso a dejarse llevar. Se acaba de divorciar, y más bien se considera un inútil con las mujeres. Pero en cuanto ella se propone seducirle, ya no hay vuelta atrás. A miles de kilómetros de Londres es fácil zambullirse en una apasionada y secreta historia de amor. Pero ¿sobrevivirá la relación cuando vuelvan a casa? Cuando la razón pugna con la pasión, ¿quién se alzará vencedora? La crítica ha dicho...«Beautiful Secret es tan fresca y tan adorablemente extravagante que -¡guau!- la tensión es explosiva.»Rock Stars of Romace «Como su héroe británico Niall, Beautiful Secret es muy excitante.»USA Today's Happy Ever After «Christina Lauren lee nuestras mentes y, de nuevo, crea en Niall un protagonista perfectamente delicioso a quien todas las chicas desearán. Esta nueva entrega de la serie "Beautiful Bastard" te convencerá de que bajo cualquier inglés aparentemente imperturbable hay una bestia esperando salir de entre las sábanas.»That's Normal
The all-new scorching sequel to Beautiful Bastard!A charming British playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner--and speed--with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger. The whole city knows that Max Stella loves women, not that he's ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it's not until Sara--and the wild photos she lets him take of her--that he starts wondering if there's someone for him outside of the bedroom. Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.
Un playboy irresistiblemente encantador. Una chica decidida a vivir la vida al máximo. Una apasionada relación que se mantiene en secreto. Sexo, insolencia y adrenalina en el corazón de Manhattan. Sara Dillon llega a Nueva York huyendo de una relación infeliz totalmente decidida a sacar el máximo partido a la vida en la Gran Manzana. La única regla que se ha impuesto es no establecer lazos con nada ni con nadie. Por ese motivo, cuando un playboy inglés, misterioso, sexy y juguetón se cruza en su camino en un club nocturno, no duda en olvidar todas sus inhibiciones... Pero la forma en que este la desarma hará que pase de ser la diversión de una noche a convertirse en su desconocido encantador. Max Stella es un rompecorazones algo sinvergüenza. Su fama de seductor es mítica en la ciudad. Por esta razón, Bennett Ryan, su amigo de la universidad, se niega a ayudarle a conquistar a Sara, íntima amiga de Chloe. Sin embargo, la atracción que Max siente por ella es casi insoportable, y lo que empezó como la distracción de una noche se vuelve un idilio adictivo, rebosante de adrenalina y con un sexo alucinante... La crítica ha dicho...«Llena de sexo excitante, provocadora y sensual.»RT Book Reviews
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS. BUT WHAT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN VEGAS SEEMS TO FOLLOW THEM EVERYWHERE--Book Three in the sexy, fun New York Times bestselling Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy (the Romantic Times Book of the Year) and Dirty Rowdy Thing.Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense not to consummate their drunken Las Vegas marriage. If they'd doubled-down on that mistake, their Just Friends situation might not be half as great as it is now. ...Or so goes the official line. In reality, Lola's wanted Oliver since day one--and over time has only fallen harder for his sexy Aussie accent and easygoing ability to take her as she comes. More at home in her studio than in baring herself to people, Lola's instinctive comfort around Oliver nearly seems too good to be true. So why ruin a good thing? Even as geek girls fawn over him, Oliver can't get his mind off what he didn't do with Lola when he had the chance. He knows what he wants with her now...and it's far outside the friend zone. When Lola's graphic novel starts getting national acclaim--and is then fast-tracked for a major motion picture--Oliver steps up to be there for her whenever she needs him. After all, she's not the kind of girl who likes all that attention, but maybe she's the kind who'll eventually like him. Sometimes seeing what's right in front of us takes a great leap of faith. And sometimes a dark wild night in Vegas isn't just the end of a day, but the beginning of a bright new life...
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy--a story of friends, love, and lust.Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don't even like each other...which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she's too similar to the rugged fisherman--or just what he needs.
En la tercera entrega de la serie «Beautiful Bastard» un empresario acomodado y algo sinvergüenza y una jovencita inexperta recién llegada a Nueva York protagonizan una versión moderna y traviesa de My Fair Lady. Recién llegada a Nueva York, Hanna Bergstrom recibe un tirón de orejas de su hermano por estar demasiado centrada en su carrera y no tener vida social. Por eso le propone -con la bendición de toda la familia- que llame a Will Summer, su mejor amigo del instituto, para salir y divertirse. Hanna sabe que debería hacer un esfuerzo para ser un poco más «normal», pero ella no es como las demás. Su cabeza está estructurada para analizarlo todo desde un punto de vista científico. Eso es lo que la impulsa a coger el teléfono para llamar al aventurero, exitoso y mujeriego Will que tanto la sacaba de quicio; está decidida a investigar a fondo su nuevo campo de estudio: las relaciones. Will acepta la misión con escepticismo y buen humor, convencido de que su única responsabilidad será sacara a pasear de vez en cuando a la hermana empollona de su amigo. Sin embargo, no tarda en descubrir que Hanna solo necesita un pequeño empujoncito para convertirse en una mujer que no pase desapercibida. La repelente rata de biblioteca que recordaba se ha esfumado y parece que la inexperta, inocente y seductora Hanna Bergstrom se haya propuesto terminar con su estilo de vida desenfadado y sin ataduras. La crítica ha dicho...«Momentos llenos de fogosidad y de dulces "te quiero".»BooksSheReads
True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime "a beautiful, haunting read.When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn't sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she's here for him. Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life--and her death--neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy's overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren't meant to be crossed...
The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons series.One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren't supposed to be with someone like him.But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation--and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out--Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume--her sweet, filthy fling--to France for the summer and just...play.When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.
When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything can--and does--happen. Book Four in the New York Times Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy (the Romantic Times book of the year that Sylvia Day called "a sexy, sweet treasure of a story"), Dirty Rowdy Thing, and Dark Wild Night.For two people ambivalent about dating and love, they sure get naked around each other an awful lot . . . London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything's going great and according to the non-plan. But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter's flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course...and into his path. Sure, he's a total player, but the Why not--it's only one night is a persistent voice in her ear. For his part, Luke's been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he's doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn't been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he's been drifting to wherever--and whomever--the current takes him. With London he wants more. Every relationship involves two people...plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past--more specifically, who's in it--everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It's up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he's not something she'll outright avoid as well.
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