I have enjoyed immensely the books I've read by this duo. However, I feel as though I should have read this before reading Beautiful Stranger. There is some background that would have been interesting to know before reading the second novel in the series. It isn't necessary to read it before-hand it would have just given more meaning to some of the events in Beautiful Stranger.
As a novella, Beautiful Bitch, does a wonderful job of filling in a gap between events/stories. Although there was some difficulty, because I felt like it just rushed into a moment and ended abruptly. But that isn't a huge downfall since it is a novella, and should be judged as such. If this were supposed to be a full length novel it would be a bigger problem.
That being said, I loved that we got a glimpse into the lives of Chloe and Bennett in the aftermath. I enjoy their banter and I enjoyed watching something new for Bennett. He is not used to feeling so strongly for another person (that isn't family). It was good to watch him squirm.
Anyone who is a fan of this series will enjoy Beautiful Bitch. Otherwise, I don't recommend it to those who haven't read the series yet, it would be too much a spoiler.
A COMBATIVE RELATIONSHIP. A RED-HOT ATTRACTION. AND NO TIME TO BE ALONE TOGETHER.
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 intern-cum-girlfriend. Preferably one in which he can show her he’s still the boss.
After her continued refusals to take time off with him, Bennett can finally no longer take no for an answer. And so the couple find themselves with two plane tickets, one French villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.
Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their fiery love-hate relationship . . . and take it to the next level.