I got the pleasure of receiving an ARC of Beautiful Bastard a few weeks ago. I’m from Chicago. I love a book that takes place in Chicago. Add a certain Beautiful Bastard. Boom. Bennett Ryan, well, he’s sort of an ass, but let’s be honest, it’s hot. I can’t wait until Abby and Rhiannon meet him today.
In honor of Beautiful Bastard being released today, (Buy HERE - DO IT, NOW!) we are officially putting my home town hottie in our Book Boyfriend Hall of Fame.
“Mr. Ryan was going to have my ass. I was twenty minutes late. As I experienced this morning, he hated late. “Late” was a word not found in the Bennett Ryan Dickhead Dictionary. Along with “heart,” “kindness,” “compassion,” “lunch break,” or “thank you.”
Why Bennett is our favorite bastard:
“So here were the facts: I felt possessive of her. Not in a romantic sort of way, but in a “hit her over the head, drag her off by the hair, and fuck her” way. Like she was my toy and I was keeping the other boys in the sandbox from playing with her. How sick was that? If she ever heard me admit to that, she would cut off my balls and feed them to me.” -Bennett on Chloe
“For some sick reason, fighting with this woman always ended with her panties in my pocket.” – Bennett
“He looked calm and completely at ease. No trace remained of the wild man who had fucked me in the La Perla dressing room approximately eighteen hours and thirty-six minutes ago. Not that I was counting.” – Chloe
“Wait, you remember that?”
“Of course I remember that. You sounded like a frat boy and looked like a fucking model. What man could ever forget that?”
“I would have given anything to know what you were thinking right then.”
“I was thinking, ‘Highly fuckable intern, twelve o’clock. Disengage, soldier. I repeat,disengae.” – Bennett on Chloe
“She’d proven to be one of the most aggravating people I’d ever met. Unfortunately for me, she was also the best sex I’d ever had. – Bennett
“I’m two seconds away from castrating you with my heel.”
He leaned even closer. “Why are you suddenly more pissy than usual?” – Chloe and Bennett
“You sure you don’t want me to bring you back something? A hit man? Some holy water?” – Sara on Bennett
“I had become irreplaceable. And I’d definitely become the Right Hand. It just so happened that in this case, I was the right hand that most days wanted to slap the damn face.” – Chloe on Bennett
“Wow, top five percent of your class at Northwestern. Nice!” Joel said and then looked over at me. “Bet you’re glad to have someone so amazing working under you, huh?”
Chloe coughed slightly, bringing her napkin up from her lap to cover her mouth. I smiled as I quickly glanced over to her and then back to Joel. “Yes, its absolutely amazing having Miss Mills under me. She always gets the job done.” – Bennett
“I woke up when my pillow was yanked out from under my head and Chloe mumbled something incoherent about spinach and hot dogs. The woman was a sleep-talking, restless bed hog.” -Bennett on Chloe
“You have very Grace Kelly-like tendencies about you. I hear Grace Kelly had a filthy mouth too,” he added.
“You love my filthy mouth.”
“True. But I like it better when its full,” he said, meaningful smirk in place.
“You know, if you would shut up once in a while you’d be damn near perfect.”
“But I’d be a silent panty ripper, which I think is a lot creepier than the angry-boss panty ripper.” -Chloe and Bennett
“Beautiful, you are one stupid bastard. “