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?
©2016 Lili Valente (P)2016 Lili Valente
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"Magnificent Story ~ Downright Sexy! LOL Hilarious!"
Bash... aka... Magnificent Bastard is just oozing with arrogance, confidence, and sexuality, and using his talents to earn a living doing what he does best! With his trusty virtual assistant, he helps women get even with their ex's while gaining their confidence, and self respect back. They said he couldn't do it, but after two year's of Magnificent Bastard's Interventions, he's laughing all the way to the bank!
When Bash takes is virtual assistant, Penny, who he has never seen before on as a client, all his skills and self control will be put to the test. From their very first meeting, the sparks started flying, and he and his Incredible Bulk are all onboard, and ready to break a bunch of Magnificent Bastard's golden rules starting with the toe curling kiss, and ending with …. well you know.
All the emails/texts between Bash and Penny at the beginning of each chapter were absolutely hilariously! My face hurts from all the smiling and laughing I did listening to this story! Full of so many laugh out loud moments, quirky characters, teasing, and banter it's almost like a stand up comedy show, but with some serious lust and sex going on! I absolutely LOVED this story!
Tyler's performance was awesome! I loved how he portrayed Bash's character, making him sound arrogant, confident and sexy. However, I think this story would have been 10 star perfect if it was narrated by a male/female duo. But still a Fantastic Job to be proud of!
YES, I recommend this story! Credit or Sale….it's well worth… either! Get it, you will laugh!
"OMG MAGNIFICENT BASTARD"
This is my first audiobook review. I have enjoyed this book. Thank you Lili Valente for this story was amazing. I love the characters Penny and Bash. There was comedy, romance and a little bit of suspense. I loved the way the story flowed. Bash is a charming very sexy man who helps women get revenge on ex lovers thru his company called Magnificent Bastard Consulting. Penny is a woman who is shy and had some self esteem issues when her old boyfriend leaves her for her mother. Her and Bash have an excellent work relationship even though they have never really meet except thru text and email. Bash helps Penny by going with her to her mother's wedding where she is the made of honor but doesn't want to be there. How does this story end? Will Bash be able to help Penny? Do they get a HEA? Don't want to give anything away because you really should read this wonderful book 5 stars
This was one terrific story from beginning to end. The idea of a service to help women dumped on by creepy boyfriends and husbands by showing the jerks what a prize they threw away is so great I wish some smart men would take it and actually do it. However, the story was fun funny heartbreaking and heartwarming. Penny was a terrific heroine. She started out wounded and really let herself blossom with the help of her boss and friend Sebastian.
I truly enjoyed them both as characters and hope lili valence does a follow up with Aiden taking over for Bash.
I honestly wanted to smack her mom for being with a man her daughter was dating and wished she had a come to church moment and see her daughter for the beautiful soul she was.
The romance and steam factor was hot. Sex with laughter is always super sexy in my book
All in all it was probably one of the best stories I've read/listened to in a long time
Well worth the credit!
"Oh my, what a book!"
Wow! I don't even know how to describe this book but it is awesome. I laughed so much. I don't know when I enjoyed a book so much. Wish I could give it more than five stars. Will definitely be reading more by this author.
"Reading it was wonderful, but hearing it, AMAZING"
Yes, there are parts of that book that are hilarious and soooo much fun!
Penny and Bash of course, but also the twins and Adian.
the male voice
Everyone needs a magnificent bastard sometime - and Tyler does a good job with the telling of the story. I do, however, wish he had imparted a little more enthusiasm in some of the parts, to make it sound like what I heard in my head when I was reading it, but overall, it was good!
Laugh out loud sexy fun! I laughed and fell in love. Definitely one to listen to again!
"A SEXY HERO, HUMOR, HEAT, HEART & A HEA ENDING"
What an inspired idea - an Agency created for recently dumped women to exact their revenge on their ex's by being seen in the arms of a drool-worthy Adonis who is expertly pretending to worship and adore you. And your revenge is always very sweet because Sebastian (aka Bash) your date and the Agency's CEO, is kind, understanding, supportive, thoughtful, encouraging, good at his job.... and is oh so hot.
Bash knows he's good looking and what effect he has on women (and even some men!) but he will never mess around or sleep with his clients... just touching, kissing and lots of worship in front of the men who'd wronged these lovely women. His virtual Assistant Penny has been working for him for two years and they communicate via email, texts and phone calls. Although Bash has suggested it, they've never actually met... until the day she decides to hire his services. And the effect she has on him was instant - he tried to keep their relationship professional - but the more he talked, touched and pretended.. the more he was drawn to Penny's looks, body, character and charm. Penny wasn't immune to Bash's charms either and it wasn't long before she was actually forgetting about revenge on her ex (who was about to get married)... but what happened on the day of the wedding made her run.
This was such a joy to listen to - both main characters were so likeable, their connection had witty flirty banter, chemistry and sexy times and, although Bash was attracted from the start, it took time for their relationship to develop. And during that time there was hunger, humor, yearning, denial, dirty talk and dreams. Penny was wounded, sad and insecure but she was in good hands with Bash. Told from Bash's POV except 1 chapter and the narrator did a great job and did the female voices well.
Worth a credit? Yes, a heartwarming addictive story of revenge and love. Move over Prince Charming coz I want a Magnificent Bastard.
"As George Takei might say... Oh my!"
This book is ridiculous but in a fun way. I laughed a lot. It's predicable to anyone who has ever seen this premise play out in manga or (gasp) fanfiction, but it's not predictable in a bad way. In fact, I only picked this up because of it's premise. It has its weaker elements, namely the antagonists never felt very fleshed-out (though I realize they are just there to be obstacles), some of the narration falls flat, and oh my god, some parts of the sex scenes towards the end were cringe-worthy. Particularly that "I want to impregnate you" nonsense in the last half of the book. Go home, sex scenes, you're drunk.
I can't imagine enjoying the print edition as much as the audio, because I really feel the narration made this book an experience. Sebastian is a trash character, but I like trash characters, so that definitely made the book for me.
Mostly laugh! And maybe give more romance novels a chance. I barely care about heterosexual romantic subplots in the speculative fiction I read, but I'm always down for a good laugh. Maybe I'd get into some funny romance books.
I feel like I don't often seen male narrators in heterosexual romances and that was kinda neat? Again, I don't read a lot of romance books, so maybe it's just the books I've encountered.
"adorable and funny"
these two characters are hilarious he keeps me smiling and at the same time a little sad toward the end but all is well I laughed really hard on a few points the guy did a great job of doing the male voice I love his voice I don't feel the female whose only narrated 1 part deserves any credit but overall this book was cute and funny and sweet
Absolutely loved this book.....the BEST, laugh out loud funny mixed with tears. recommend reading now!!
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