Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Received a digital copy of the book via NetGalley for the purposes of review.  The book is available for purchase 02/12/2013.

Fun. Well-written. Only caught two errors. Reworked fanfiction (don't know what fandom), but in a completely different class than Fifty Shades. Aside from the lack of kinky fuckery, this is what Fifty Shades wished it was, and I liked FS, too. There’s kink here, it’s just less obvious, and frankly, somewhat hotter.

The relationship between Bennett and Chloe reminds me of Battlestar Galactica's Lee and Kara, my all-time favorite fictional couple; they fight like cats and dogs, but underneath they actually care about each other, and take far too long to figure it out and admit to it, then once they do, the relationship is still not all sunshine and roses and puppies.

There's another book expected out late spring, and I look forward to reading that one as soon as possible. This author duo has my attention.