Saturday, August 4, 2018

ARC Review: Begging Ben by Anyta Sunday

Begging Ben (Love Letters #2)
B is for Ben Spengler.
Brilliant. Bashful. Burned.
Brimming with desire for his BFF Landon, who is beyond compare.
But they aren’t the same Ben and Landon anymore. Not after what Landon did. And didn’t do.
Bitter about his unrequited love.
Bound by a night of drunken promises.

Will the chemistry between them change, or will Ben break first?

B is for Begging Ben.

Tropes: Pretend boyfriend, friends to lovers, virgin, brother-like, jealousy
Themes: Science, geek, alcohol induced oblivion
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

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Feisty. Nerdy. Sexy. Secretive.
Greenville has them all.
A small town with big hearts, Greenville awakens at the mercy of Millionaire Row, the wealthy neighborhood across the tracks from Poplar Low.
Bad-tempered boys meet cheeky lovers.
Colliding worlds spark a fire of emotion. Heat rages. Hearts mend. Love is lost. And found.

Love Letters are playful, sexy, contemporary M/M stories that can be read as standalones.
Welcome to Greenville. Come for the sexy boys. Stay for the HEA.

Todd's rating:

I loved this "Can't see the forest for the trees" story, where besotted Ben and oblivious Landon had been best friends since age 9, but Landon finally let Ben down one time too many, resulting in Ben initiating a nearly year-long break in their friendship.

A clueless Landon hadn't seen how in love Ben had been with him since they were 14, putting Ben through the emotional wringer as he hooked up with and pined over various guys. Which eventually became too hard for Ben to stomach, so he had to take a break.

But 9 months into that break, Ben and Landon were thrown back together by the wedding of Landon's twin brother, River, to the love of his life, Ash, the MC's from "Admiring Ash". In Las Vegas.

Uhh, yeah, you can probably guess what happened lots of alcohol, uncontrolled, raw feelings, and one Midnight wedding chapel later.

Former best friends to husbands trope
, anyone?

Take. My. Money. Now. : )

I really enjoyed the slow burn in this one, with the big secret being that Ben was too drunk to remember getting married. And Landon is too scared of permanently losing their friendship for good to tell Ben.

The connection and genuine feels in this story just felt so real to me. More so than in "Admiring Ash", if I'm being completely honest.

The playfulness between the two friends was a huge draw for me. Their dynamic wasn't exactly what I'd call banter or snark, but it made me smile and laugh a lot. The science puns, way less so. There may have been some groaning involved there on my part.

As for the steamy scenes, sweet Jesus. Watch out, because those sexy bits are bound to burn your eyebrows clean off your face. And I will *never* again be able to smell coconut and not think of this book. ;- )

This short book was a big winner for me, so I'd rate it at around 4.25 truly touching stars.

** Note: OMG, if Chance causes relationship drama for Ben and Landon in the next book, be warned... I WILL CUT A BITCH!

My ARC copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.

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