Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Beautiful Bitch (The Beautiful Series #1.5)



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.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of the book for review from Gallery Books.

This novella picks up several months after Chloe and Bennett reunited at the end of Beautiful Bastard.  For the most part, at least during the first book, I didn't really have strong feelings one way or another in regards to Bennett.  I liked him, but I didn't love him.  This book however really changed my mind.  It provided an opportunity to see him in a different light.  No longer is he Chloe's boss, instead you get to see how much this woman has changed him.  She may still drive him crazy and he may still be demanding but the motivations behind his actions now all seem honorable.  By the end of the book I could really feel the purity of his love for Chloe.

I also enjoyed watching them navigate their new relationship, and I loved the flashbacks as to what transpired after their reunification.  It's almost as if this novella could have been a couple extra chapters and an epilogue to Beautiful Bastard.  I appreciated getting more meat to their story and seeing their relationship as more than just hot sex, which don't worry there is still plenty of in this book, its just now for me there is more meaning behind everything.  And Chloe is still just as driven and demanding as ever before, thank goodness neither of them changed who they were once they became a couple!  It was nice seeing them enjoy each other without any pending doom hanging over their heads.  It's a short and sweet update to a great couple, allowing us a peak into their future.

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