Looking for a well written alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey? Give Beautiful Bastard a try. Chloe Mills is a hard-working intern close to finishing her MBA who loves her job, except for one thing about it, her boss Bennett Ryan. He is exacting and blunt, but Chloe finds him irresistible. And it turns out that he dislikes her but also finds her irresistible. While their animosity is apparent to all in the workplace, in private they can’t keep their hands off each other. As their relationship progresses, each must decide what they are willing to lose if the relationship becomes public, or whether the relationship is worth any price.
If you enjoyed the relationship that built over the course of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, this book will provide the same rush. This book was also written as fanfiction and previously available online, but it is a much stronger story than Fifty Shades. The sexual tension between the two main characters is intense and all who read it will be anxiously awaiting the next book, Beautiful Stranger, which will be out in May of 2013.