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eARC Review: Begging Ben by Anyta Sunday

Begging Ben by Anyta Sunday

Publication Date: July 29th, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+
Format: eBook
Pages: 222
Date Read: August 8th, 2018
Links: Goodreads

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

Love Letters are playful, sexy, contemporary M/M stories that can be read as standalones. 

I received a copy of Begging Ben from the Author for Review Consideration. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

Begging Ben is my favourite Love Letters novella so far. I enjoyed this a lot more than the first book. From Admiring Ash, we know that Ben is in love with his best friend Landon since they were Fourteen. Ben and Landon had been best friends since age Nine, but Landon finally let Ben down one time too many, resulting in Ben initiating a nearly year-long break in their friendship.

Landon’s unrequited feelings for bad boy basketball player Chance Roosevelt-Sutton has forced a rift between them. 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 Main Character’s from Admiring Ash, in Las Vegas and Landon is determined to make amends.

Landon’s failure to appear at an important moment in Ben’s life is the last drop and Ben decides to put some distance between them in order to try and move on with his life as Landon attempts to rebuild their Friendship. I really enjoyed the connection and chemistry they had throughout the book.

I really enjoyed the slow burn in this one, I have a soft spot for the Friends to Lovers Trope. The playfulness between the two friends was a huge plus for me. I liked the trope and the way the story went. The only thing I would say that didn’t like that much was the grand gesture at the end. It was over the top and I’m not a fan of sappy moments like that one.

Ben and Landon also graduated in math and chemistry and they’re major nerds who speak in chemistry puns – It’s not overdone through. I loved their geeky chemistry jokes. I loved their shared history. And while I did not love how Landon behaved I loved that it was consistent with the character.

I absolutely loved this story. I really liked Ben and Landon when I met them in Admiring Ash, and although I seriously wanted to knock their heads together at times, I still absolutely loved them. I ended up enjoying this story very much and since I was rooting for those two since they first appeared in book one I’m very happy they got their HEA together.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts on it? Do you agree or disagree in anything mentioned above? Let me know in the Comments!

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Thursday TBR Highlight: New Weekly Feature!

Welcome to my new weekly feature here at Drink Coffee and Read Books… Thursday TBR Highlight.

Instead of always looking ahead to upcoming new releases, I thought I’d start a weekly feature focusing on already released books that I want to read. I was looking for a feature where I could Highlight or talk about books that are on my TBR, and I couldn’t seem to find a feature that was exactly what I was looking for (I’m sorry if something like this already exists though) but I couldn’t find any, so if you’re like me you are probably drowning in books you’ve yet to read, then join me for Thursday TBR Highlight and put a spotlight on some of those Books you’d like to read.

These books don’t have to be ones that you own either, they could be books that are on your Physical Shelf (Bought, Received, ARC’s, etc..), Kindle, Goodreads, or even books you’ve borrowed from the Library, as long as they’re on some sort of TBR of yours, or they are books you intend to read sometime, you can participate in this feature to show off some of those books, and you might even find yourself reading some of those books sooner. And if you would like to use my Featured Image for your post too, go ahead.

Want to participate in Thursday TBR Highlight? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you that you haven’t read yet that you either Own or or is on your TBR in any Format. This can be any book you intend to read or are excited about.
  • Add your link below in the Comments!
  • And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and have fun

And to give you an idea of what to talk about in your post, here are a few things you can mention when talking about your chosen book; some suggestions:

  • What it’s about
  • How you got it
  • When you got it
  • How long it’s been on your TBR for
  • Why you want to read it
  • And anything you would like people to know about this book

Let’s start, shall we, here’s my first book I would like to Highlight:

Title: Nest
Author: Anyta Sunday
Published: 2016
Length: 324 pages

Synopsis via Goodreads:

It just happened. I wasn’t ready, but it didn’t matter. You smiled, and it knocked me from my nest, took my breath away, and left me falling, falling, falling.

Julian: Enemy. Cousin. Best Friend. Something else?

Lenny: Confused. Fascinated. Frustrated. Broken.

Together, Julian and Lenny are the boy who smiles and the boy who falls. 

I got this book recently with Kindle Unlimited Free Trial to quench my current obsession with Anyta Sunday’s books but this one has been on my Goodreads TBR for a while now. I will be reading this book soon though. This is an LGBT Romance book and as I’ve enjoyed most of Anyta’s book in the past, I thought I would also give this one a chance as well. Anyta Sunday has become one of my favourite authors. She has this unique way of narrating a story, that evokes ALL the feelings and I am slowly making my way through all of her books. This one’s next on my list!

Let me know what you think of Thursday TBR Highlight! I’m looking forward to sharing some of my TBR Books and I’m hoping this will give me the added motivation to start focusing on some of these books. Will you be participating in this? Let me know in the Comments! Everyone’s welcome to join and don’t forget to add your link in the comments if you do join so others can check yours out too!

Also, for a while I wasn’t blogging regularly, actually hardly ever, so it feels so great to be back, I genuinely love blogging and missed it so much – not just blogging though, this whole community.

So thank you so much if you continued reading and supporting my very few blog posts this year. It’s been a very hectic year and a lot has happened but my 3 year bloggiversary is coming up in October, so I really wanted to get back into it. Part of the reason I stopped blogging as much is due to it feeling more like a chore, it was starting to feel more like work than anything else, I never want it to feel like that. Through that break though, I have now regained my love of blogging, I was probably due for a break anyway, and now that I’m back, expect to see a lot of new posts.

One more thing I wanted to quickly mention is that I’ve been doing a lot of updates on here lately, since I started blogging, I hadn’t once changed it, I’ve had the same theme since I started in 2016 and I’ve finally changed it and I’m really loving the new look. What do you think of my new theme?

Happy Reading!