Let’s talk about Bennett Ryan.

img_0001In honor of the release of Beautiful, I want to talk about my favorite romance series. As I previously discussed, I kind of dove head first into reading romance smut, and once I made my way around to actually paying for books, one of the very first purchases I made was Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren. If you haven’t read this yet, you need to follow that link to Amazon right now and one-click it. Trust me. I actually first saw this book when I was shopping in Target (side note: did you guys know Target has all kinds of dirty books now?!), while I was still naive about the amount of written dirty romance that existed in the world. I read the blurb on the back, and I was sold.

See, I already knew I liked “office romance” type stories,  because a few of my favorite stories on Literotica, Flowers for Jill, My New Boss, and Write Me What to Do. Add in the dose of enemies-to-lovers (my favorite theme) and I was dying to read it.

I read it all in one day.

At that time, this was not a common occurrence for me (it’s practically routine for me now), but I just Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

I loved the story, loved the writing, and LOVED the characters. Bennett Ryan is still to this day my favorite book boyfriend.

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I mean, come on.

Recently, I decided I wanted to re-read the entire series- all 9 books (now 10), 4 (now 5) novels and 5 novellas- so that it would be fresh in my mind when the final novel, Beautiful, is released in a few weeks. I told myself that I would start with Beautiful Bastard (obviously) and then I would pace them until the release date. I should have known better. I finished the entire series within a week [Side note: I meant to publish this over a week ago, but fell into the rabbit hole of reading the Rock Chick series and am just now getting fresh air again] .There’s just something about Christina Lauren’s humor that always leaves me wanting more. Anyway, I will probably review each and every novel and novella separately on this blog, but for now, let’s just talk about Bennett Ryan (and Chloe Mills).

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