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.
Fun and Funny
My introduction to Lili Valente was "Magnificent Bastard," the first book in this series. And what an introduction it was! The premise of the series is clever, and the dynamic and dialogue between the characters was witty and original, so I couldn’t wait to see what was in store with book two: "Spectacular Rascal."
Aiden Knight is best friend to Sebastian (Bash) Prince, aka Magnificent Bastard. MB Consulting is dedicated to axiom “don’t get mad, get even.” Bash convinces his tattoo artist friend Aiden that joining MBC is not only a great way to help him raise the funds to open his second studio, but it’s also good for the soul.
Armed with the moniker Spectacular Rascal, Aiden accepts the latest MBC client, Beth Jones, a woman whose “ex” doesn’t seem to understand that no means no. It seems like it’s going to require not only Aiden’s brains and good looks, but his tatted-up bad boy brawn as well to convince her mobster get-a-clue-ex that it’s time to move along. The plan is in place, but the stakes ramp up when Aiden realizes that Beth Jones is really Catherine (Cat) Jones, the woman he walked away from after college eleven years ago. Gone, but never forgotten.
I’m giving nothing away here. You HAVE to experience Curved and Panties (Aiden and Cat) for yourself. Their banter is facetious and witty, clever and sharp. I loved every sarcastic, sensitive, sexy minute of it. But "Spectacular Rascal" goes beyond just a romantic comedy. The characters have depth. There’s something touching and compelling about their connection, and I found my chuckles accompanied by a sniffle or two more than once.
A spectacular summer escape. Grab your e-reader and head to the pool, but don’t forget the lemonade. You’re gonna need something to cool you off from all the dirty talk. Aiden really is a rascal. Honesly, I'm going to miss these guys. Maybe the author can be convinced to give us a follow-up story just for fun...
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.
One of Lili’s Best Books EVER!
Got an ex that needs to be taught a lesson? Need a love connection intervention? Look no further: Sebastian 'Bash' Prince, head honcho and Magnificent Bastard extraordinaire, is your man. With the help of his Girl Friday, Penny, Bash will help you have the last laugh as you leave your former Prince Charming in your rear-view mirror. But what happens when the master of the art of magnificent bastardry falls hook, line, and sinker? Ah, the tangled web of love...
There isn't one book that Lili Valenti has written that I have not absolutely loved. Stories filled with intrigue, white-hot passion, and angsty characters never fail to satisfy my yen for a darker read. But, guess what? Lovely Lili has outdone herself with this one. MAGNIFICENT BASTARD is, and I do not say this lightly, probably one of my favorite of her books to date, hands down, and one of my favorites of this year.
While I love a darker angstier read, it's no secret that I am also a huge fan of the books that leave me with a light heart, where everything comes together just like I hoped that it would, where everyone ends up just where they should be, and all is right with the world, a feel-good book, if you will.
I was not prepared for how much I would adore Bash and Penny. These two, well, they are wonderful. The chemistry and connection, the humor, the passion, all come together to create a story that had me at the first paragraph. This story, like all of Lili's, is one that sucked me right in and kept me turning pages until the very end, completely captivating me along the way.
I really love that MB is written from Bash's point of view. It's always interesting to me to see how the man views things, especially in a romance, because, let's face it, we're like polar opposites when it comes to love so much of the time. Lili nailed it here, writing the unfolding of events completely engagingly, while managing to stay true to a male perspective.
And, Penny. It's impossible not to love Penny, in all of her madcap perfection. That she's able to maintain her sense of humor after having a mother like Anastasia, an ex like Phillip, and the childhood that she had, makes her all the more lovable, and strong as heck. She's just what Bash needs, even though he takes a while to realize it. There really ought to be more Pennys in the world.
Kudos to Lili for this gem of a book, with its lovable kookiness, its wonderful secondary characters (everyone needs a Francis and Eddie in their lives, for real, and, Aidan, yum!), and lots and lots of ice cream. 5+ stars for this one, lady. It's simply magnificent.
- Category: Erotic Romance
- Published: Apr 25, 2016
- Publisher: Self Taught Ninja
- Seller: Self Taught Ninja
- Print Length: 305 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Sexy Flirty Dirty