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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

3.5 stars-- Everything She Wanted (Hunted #5) by Jennifer Ryan

I'm trying to clean up my WAY past due book requests (Blogger Shame, yall). And Was hunting around and spotted Everything She Wanted. Yall. I don't even remember taking this one on. Especially since it's book #5 and I haven't read the others. Erms. But there he sat all smoldering at me. So I snapped up up and gave him a read and had a fab time. Woo!

So. Ben. Ben is an awesome hero, yall. So damn sweet. I thought both of these were pretty dang cute quotes.




Yall. Ben was just a sweet guy. I liked that he didn't run from what was between them but really wanted it.
She turned in his arms and hugged him close. "I don't deserve you."

"You have to keep me all the same."
And this one, too. He'd been all in and biding his time.  
"Morning, beautiful. Hungry?"

"You are the best boyfriend ever."

Ben went still. He didn't look at her, just planted his hands on the counter and stared down at the omelet in the pan. The tension in the room built, until he raised his head and stared at her over the island.

"I thought I'd try it on, see how it feels."

"And?"

"I like it," she admitted shyly. "Too much? Too soon?"

"Not enough. It's about damn time," he answered, making her laugh.

Woo! Yall. Ben was yummy! A little suspense, some fated romance, heartbreak and mending of shattered lives. It was an entertaining read that pulled me in completely.

The Gist: At a family dinner Ben's friend has a vision. A woman is going to re-enter his life and if he wants any future with her he better hold on tight and not let her go like he did in the past. He's like okay, yeah...sure. But then he runs into Kate. A woman he shared a kiss with a year prior and who's life is in danger. And, previously skeptical homeboy is like oh damn. I'm on it. 

I really liked both Ben and Kate. Despite hard upbringings they've made something of themselves and spend their time helping people who have been beaten down by life-- she's a social worker and he owns a safe house for abused women. Seeking justice and writing the wrongs they can. Ben's super sweet and one of those guys you can't help but adore. And Kate's got an amazing strength to her. So, really, nothing not to like there, right? 

Their romance moved real dang quick and had a fated quality to it. But they knew it was crazy and somehow that made it okay for me. They had great chemistry and support between them. 

While you do know right from the start who the bad guys are it was still entertaining watching it all piece together. Though, these two were real slow on the uptake sometimes. I did not shake my book at them. I swear. 

All in all, Everything She Wanted was a pretty good. I seriously flew through this one and couldn't stop myself from picking it up whenever I could for just a little more. So a good time was had. Light suspense, a little romance, some great characters. Not a bad time at all. I'll be going back for the previous books for sure.

Ben Knight has spent his life protecting those in need and helping abused women escape their terrible circumstances. He’ll stop at nothing to save the lives of his clients, especially the hauntingly beautiful Kate Morrison, a woman threatened by a man whose wealth allows him to get away with everything—including murder.

Kate’s days spent as a social worker, fighting for those unable to help themselves, means she’s spent her fair share of time in a court room. She and Ben have crossed paths, but never that professional line. When he agrees to aid her in putting Evan Faraday behind bars where he belongs, she must trust the sexy lawyer with her life and that of a precious baby.

Will Kate learn to trust Ben in time to save herself, and will they have a chance to explore the love blossoming between them before it’s too late?

Amazon | Goodreads | Ryan on HCBS
    
*covers link to Amazon


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