Jun 22

Magnificent Bastard by Lili Valente Review

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4.5 Smooches!

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F*ck 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.




You need a man who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, a man who can teach Mr. Wrong a thing or two about what it feels like to be deceived, betrayed, and laid low by the one person in the world you thought you could trust. What you need is a Magnificent B**tard, your very own one-man vengeance machine.

“Because Prince Charming is a crock of sh*t. Like unicorns, mermen, and other fairy tale creatures, he doesn’t exist.”

This was such a fun, hilarious, loving, cute, romance and it really kept me smiling and even laughing out loud the whole way through! It was such a refreshing, light and easy read, it was a perfect Sunday afternoon read!

“Love isn’t a fairy tale, sweetheart; it’s war, and now you’ve got a soldier with an anti-a**hole missile on your side.”

The main couple; Penny and Bash were honestly perfect together. Both so funny, so relaxed and just so themselves around each other I was honestly jealous of this fictional relationship! The banter they had, the way they really cared for each other as friends first was a beautiful thing to read about. They both had sh***y things happen to them but that didn’t turn them into miserable people. Instead they rose above it and were just nice, funny people.

“One and done, no exceptions. None. Not even for her, the woman who made me break all my rules, the woman who made me think—for one amazing week—that even magnificent bastards can live happily ever after.”

Bash was immensely funny, charming, protective and I LOVED his profession. What he did for women, I thought it was genius and wished something like that existed in real life! Penny was equally as funny, endearing, cute and also I love how her confidence and strength continued to blossom throughout.

“We’ll go back to the city, back to our separate lives, and I’ll eventually forget that, for a day or two, I was pretty sure I was falling in love with my best friend.”

The story line was a refreshing change from the darker, or more depressing romances out there at the moment. I mainly smiled and laughed my way through, which is exactly what I needed. But it definitely still had enough drama to keep me hooked and wanting to see the end! Just Bash’s profession was something I had never read before and I really loved that aspect of it and what he does for Penny.

“And I love him. But I love myself, too. I love myself too much to chain my heart to a man who runs when things get heavy. After years of hiding from the world and my feelings and myself, I don’t want to run. I want to live. Fully. Authentically. No holding back.”

Their relationship was honestly perfect in my eyes, they have their arguments and their frustrations but deep down they are perfect for each other, and they both know it as well. This was a really easy, perfect, happy romance that I thoroughly enjoyed on a rainy Sunday afternoon!