Beautiful Bastard is an erotic romance novel by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings under the singular pen name of Christina Lauren. The book was originally published online in 2009 as a Twilight fan fiction entitled The Office, and was downloaded by over 2 million readers. In late 2012, Simon & Schuster purchased the publishing rights to the series. The book was published on February 12, 2013. It first appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List March 3, 2013.
A sequel entitled Beautiful Stranger, that follows Chloe’s best friend, is set to release in Target stores and on eBook April 16, 2013. It will be available in print in all other bookstores on May 28, 2013.