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The Next '50 Shades of Grey' Is Here & It's Everything Fans Have Been Waiting For

by Maressa Brown on February 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

beautiful bastard coverIt's been quite some time since Fifty Shades of Grey took the country by storm, so fans of the book miiiight be itching for something new. Well, the book they've been waiting for comes out Tuesday, February 12 (which also happens to be Fat Tuesday and my fiance's birthday, so it's obviously gonna be an awesome day). Like E.L. James' runaway hit, it started out as Twilight fan fiction, had a previous title (The Office), is being published under a pseudonym (Christina Lauren), and is about a successful dominant guy (a businessman) and his sexy younger lady prey (his intern). It's called Beautiful Bastard and was written by lady duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. And it sounds like it's shaping up to really be the next Fifty Shades.

I know, I know. We've heard that a million times. But this time, it sounds legit ... Need proof? Okay!

The Hollywood Reporter has pubbed a sneak peek of the book's whole first chapter, and here are a few tease-y excerpts:

He had a face that any male model would kill for and the most incredible hair I’ve ever seen on a man. Freshly fucked hair. That’s what the girls downstairs called it, and according to them, it earned its title. The image of him wiping his chest with his shirt was forever burned into my brain.

A bit of cheese, sure, but then it quickly gets steam-arific and seriously intriguing. And the writing's not nearly as cringe-worthy as E.L. James. Consider this:

The part of me that hated him was dissolving like sugar on my tongue, and the part that wanted everything he had to give me was growing, hot and demanding.

And ...

I could feel his smile press into the back of my neck, and when he opened his mouth and pressed his teeth to my skin, I was done for.

Those are just a few little teasers of the hotness in Beautiful Bastard has to offer. And uh, yeah, the hotness? It's right off the bat. No needing to read hundreds of pages before gettin' to the "dirty parts." For that reason alone, consider me sold.

So, yeah, if erotica is your thing -- and come on, these days, it's perfectly okay to admit that it is -- judging from the first chapter, Beautiful Bastard is going to be a total must-read. And quite likely the next big thing.

Intrigued? Think you'll read Beautiful Bastard?


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Filed Under: fifty shades of grey, books


  • Mary...
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    Mary Grace Salilin

    February 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM
    I hope there's a book 4 of fifty shades about Christian Grey's side for the whole book 1,2 & 3...I just want it so badly...***
  • Judi...
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    Judi Cuypers

    February 9, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    There are many Christian Grey POV's on the internet.  Mary Grace.  One is called A walk in the Clouds. Then a web site called fanfiction is another place where you can read many different versions.  christiangrey50shades.blogspot.@com.  

    Yes, I wil be reading them.


  • Angel...
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    Angelic Lambrecht

    February 9, 2013 at 12:42 AM
    i got the knock off book from the other author its cheesy let me tell ya i wasted $13.00 on that mistake. if its not by the author of 50 shades of grey its not gonna be worth it okay
  • Debra...
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    Debra Anduaga

    February 9, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Ladies try  Crossfire books 3 book collection the 1st  is  Bared to you 2nd is Reflections in you. i k y are by Sylvia Day! 3rd book  out in May

  • melissa
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    February 9, 2013 at 7:43 AM
    i''ve started on the crossover series....loving the first book so far!
  • snhar...


    February 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM
    Why do people like the 50 shades books? I don't ask to be nasty I'm just honestly curious. I love all kinds of books from classics to sookie stack house but I just can't get in to 50
  • Melis...
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    Melissa Arsenault

    February 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM
    Thank you again to Twilight Fanfiction for giving us another juicy story to read! Read more at under category Twilight.
  • Barba...
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    Barbara McMeel

    February 9, 2013 at 1:16 PM
    Please put out a reminder on Tuesday, I'll forget and I want to read more!
  • VLM10...


    February 9, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    If u go to Fan Fiction and want the juicey stuff, be sure to ask for the ones rates me and I read the FF story The Office...can't wait for the new book!! I am gonna try to get 50 shades for my Ereader so I can read better w/out my glasses!! Reading my current series, Black Dagger Brotherhood... another good series about vampires but so totally better than Twilight though still a TwiMom

  • Jlee4249


    February 10, 2013 at 1:38 AM
    Sadly, I'll admit, I read both 50 shades & the office, as fanfiction. Both are hot. Though, I'd say the office wasn't as redundant in the sex scenes.
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