Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book Spotlight: Beautiful Bastard (and giveaway, too!) [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

Now available in print:

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789 – and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites – BEAUTIFUL BASTARD (Gallery Books; On-sale: February 12, 2013; Trade Paperback; $15.00) has been extensively updated for its first appearance in print.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who had been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently  provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he has never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe is so tempting he is willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her (all over the office).

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. 

An ambitious intern.  A perfectionist executive.  And a whole lot of name calling.

Discover the story that started everybody talking.

About the authors: Christina and Lauren are a writing duo who have been swooning over romance novels for as long as they can remember. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties speak several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.  The pair first met writing fanfiction in 2009, under the names tby789 (The Office) and LolaShoes (My Yes, My No) and launched their partnership with their popular collaboration, A Little Crazy. Together, they reworked the famous fanfiction The Office into the novel Beautiful Bastard. You can find them online at or at @seeCwrite and @lolashoes on Twitter.

Giveaway Information (CLOSED):
Thanks to Kristin at Gallery Books I have two copies of Beautiful Bastard to give away to my readers.  


  • Open to US only
  • Must include email address to enter 

* Mandatory entry - leave me a comment telling me why you want to read this.

* Extra entry #1 - become a follower of Always With a Book. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries (just leave the name you follow under).  

* Extra entry #2 - please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting, pinning onto Pinterest or posting this giveaway on Facebook (each way you share gets you 1 more entry).  

All entries can be in one email.  


Good Luck!!!



  1. Sounds like a good match of h/h - hero doesnt like office romance and is trying hard to resist.

  2. I love the publication story behind this book. These must be very talented authors I'd love to win a copy of their book.

    I follow your blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

    I pinned this giveaway on Pinterest:

    I tweeted a link to this giveaway:


  3. Sounds like it will be a lot of frction between h/h; makes for a snappy read.

  4. Sounds like my type of book.follower rhonda Lomazow will tweet at rhondareads.

  5. Email address

  6. Shared on fb rhonda

  7. I've been DYING to read this for a while now!!
    This book looks so great!
    THanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    I follow via email: mestith at gmail dot com

  8. Have just heard about this book past few days, sounds vg - interesting office romance; havent read many of those and I think I will really like the h/h.

  9. Sorry, entered twice. No wonder I heard about this book.

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  14. Sounds like my kind of read!

    Follower of Always with a book on GFC

    tweeted about the giveaway!

    pinned on Pinterest!


  15. This novel sounds unique and compelling. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. This novel sounds captivating and great. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. It looks like a thrilling read,


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