Review: CRAVING HIM (Love by Design #2) by Kendall Ryan
In Working It, New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasure. But their story is far from complete…
Emmy Clarke is no quitter. Toughened by her experience working for fashion heavyweight Fiona Stone, Emmy has come a long way from her country girl roots, embracing her fast-paced and unpredictable life in New York City.
Though that life comes with more than a few complications.
First there’s the mystery of Fiona’s pregnancy, which may or may not involve Emmy’s boyfriend, superstar male model Ben Shaw. Emmy has always known that Ben comes with more baggage than she can handle—and not the Louis Vuitton kind. Yet Ben is the only man who has ever loved Emmy for who she is, and she wants nothing more than to do the same for him, even if it means forgiving his past and overlooking their wildly different lifestyles.
But when a shocking secret from Ben’s past comes to light, unraveling all of their progress, Emmy must decide if their relationship is worth the fight, or if it’s time to ignore her passion for him and let go.
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Dawn’s Review 4 Ben is Yummy Stars
Bennnn…..oh my, how you have a piece of my heart! Craving Him is the follow-up to Working It, the first in the Love by Design series, and is the perfect conclusion to Ben and Emmy’s story! If you’ve read the first book (which you need to before this), you’ll know that their story will not be an easy path. Ben and Emmy come from very different backgrounds and have much to resolve if they are to find their way to a happily ever after. Kendall Ryan delivers tons of sexy moments (gulp…I want dirty talking Ben!), and some very fun moments mixed in with the tough ones (Fiona and …well, you’ll find out…).
I loved the continuation of Ben & Emmy’s story. I loved seeing the glimpses into Emmy’s family life and also the moments with Ellie and Braydon. In the first book, the story was primarily from Emmy’s POV with a few moments from Ben’s POV. This one was much more of a dual POV and Kendall handled that seamlessly. I enjoyed having more from Ben’s POV because, well, he’s Ben. Enough said!
Overall, Craving Him had my emotions running from one end of the spectrum to the other. A few times I wanted to smack Emmy, then I wanted to kick Ben for being so freaking gullible. But in the end, I loved their moments together. Their characters both grew in big leaps in this book and left me feeling tons of happy feels.
ARC provided for honest review
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels HARD TO LOVE, UNRAVEL ME, MAKE ME YOURS, RESISTING HER and THE IMPACT OF YOU. She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest books news.
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