Book 1, Sexy Flirty Dirty
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A hot and hilarious standalone romance!
F*&k Prince Charming. Sometimes, you need a Magnificent Bastard.
Face it, ladies: love sucks and then you cry…while your ex rides off into the sunset banging your best friend.
But why let a break-up end in tears when it can end with sweet revenge? Enter Magnificent Bastard Consulting and me, chief executive bastard. I’ve got it all—looks, brains, a heart of gold, and the killer instinct guaran-damn-teed to make your ex regret the day he said goodbye.
With the help of my virtual assistant, I’ve built an empire giving broken-hearted women the vengeance they deserve, while keeping myself far from the front lines of the heart. Life is a bowl of cherries, until my virtual assistant shows up on my real doorstep for the first time, begging for a Magnificent Bastard intervention of her own.
Damn... She’s a bona fide sex kitten.
I pride myself on being a true pro, but pretending to be her lover soon leads to giving it to her good, hard, fast, and up against the wall. And somewhere between getting balls deep in my sweet and sexy assistant and watching her ex beg for a second chance, I break every last one of my damn rules—professional and personal.
So what’s my next move? Fight for the girl who makes me want to get up on a white horse and ride to her rescue, or stay a Magnificent Bastard to the end?
Warning: MAGNIFICENT BASTARD is a stand-alone erotic romance told from the hero’s point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of dirty talk.
I Loved this Book!!!
This may be my new favorite book by Lili Valente!
When I first read the blurb for this book I was never expecting it to be as heartfelt and loving as it is. While the premise for the book is pretty original and done in a very tongue-in-cheek way, it is actually a very sweet and romantic love story.
I think what I liked best about this book was that there wasn't a lot of angst and drama between Bash and Penny. They were both very upfront with their flirtation and didn't send each other mixed signals. It was obvious from the get-go that they had passion and chemistry and I loved that Bash wasn't ashamed to admit it. Sure they hit a slight bump in the road but what lovable couple doesn't.
I would highly recommend this book and although it's a stand alone novel, I would love to see these two again in another book:)
Hilarious *and* sexy!
This was my first Lili Valente read, but I'll be keeping an eye out for future titles (especially Aidan's - give that guy a book!)
The plot is well-paced; good dialogue in the present (almost all from the MMC's POV) and emails and texts between the MMC and FMC to fill in the past. I laughed to the point of side-eye from my husband at several points. The dialogue is witty, frequently bantering, but not overwhelming the character development that keeps things moving forward (even if that involves a step or two backwards at times).
The conclusion is satisfying, although I thing both MC's glossed over the actual conflict rather fast. Minor quibbles on balance.
Definitely rereadable :)
An ARC was provided by the author through a newsletter giveaway.
This is seriously an awesome Laugh Out Loud book. I loved their banter and seeing all the emails and text. Great story line and great characters. Sexy, funny and romantic. A refreshing read with some great chemistry between the characters.