Sunday, 22 November 2015

Monster Prick (Screwed 1.5) by Kendall Ryan - Review


Over my dead body.

That's what I told Gracie when she informed me of her plan to pick some random guy she met online to get rid of her pesky virginity.

If anyone is touching her, it's going to be me.

I shouldn't even be considering it, but I can't get it out of my head: her, under me, begging me.

Arrogant. Cocky. Prick.

Those are the words I’d use to describe my older brother’s dangerously handsome best friend.

When he learned of my plan to kick off my white cotton briefs, ditching my good girl persona once and for all by losing my virginity to the first eligible bachelor I could find, he flipped out. Said over his dead body.

He says if anyone’s going to do it, it’s going to be him.

I hate that I’m even considering his offer.

But I am … I sooo am.

Ever since he suggested it, all I can think about is his cocky smile on those full lips as he’s driving in to me.

But if we cross that line … will I ever be able to go back?

MONSTER PRICK is a spin off novella from SCREWED, but can be read as a standalone, as it features a new couple.

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Reviewed: November 2015.

I purchased both Screwed and Monster Prick at the same time, and read them back to back only taking a short break to write my Screwed review and make a coffee in between, after a bout of heavier books I was in the mood for something light and sexy, while I wasn't giggling to myself the way I did with Screwed, Monster Prick still definitely fit the bill.

In Screwed we meet Hudson, Hayden's best friend and business partner, and Gracie, Hayden younger sister. It's hinted that there's something there between the two in Screwed so I was eager to dive right in a find out what was going on there.

Gracie is twenty two, a newly graduated architect that has just landed her dream job, who has just moved out of her parents home on her own and is ready to try out this whole adult thing, she's finding her feet and is ready to spread her proverbial wings, now that the career and apartment is settled she's ready to tackle the relationship and dating thing. Her older sister is happily married with young children, her manwhore of a brother Hayden has settled down with a girlfriend of his own, she's ready for that herself, but before she dives headlong into a serious relationship, she has one thing left to do, just one pesky little thing...lose her virginity.

While out for celebratory drinks for her new job with her brother Hayden and his friend Hudson, she tells them of her plan to try internet dating, when the discussion becomes heated, she drops the bomb that she's sick of being a twenty two year old virgin and just wants to start living a little, when things don't end well, and Hudson ensures she gets home safe, he makes her an offer she never expected...he'll  be her first, he'll teach her about sex and after three "dates" if she's not happy she can give internet dating a try.

This is where the fun begins, Gracie has been harbouring a crush on her older brothers best friend for as long as she can remember, never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to have a chance to know him on a more intimate level...what's a girl to do when presented with the opportunity to get something she's always craved but to say yes.

Monster Prick was a quick novella, it was light and sexy, I was expecting some big huge angsty twist like those that are so prevalent in forbidden/brothers best friend trope, instead I was pleasantly surprised that Ms Ryan didn't feel the need to go for shock value, were there moments that made me roll my eyes?  Yes there were. Did I at times think 'yeah sure that would happen?' again yes I did, but in saying that I could appreciated this short, sexy, light hearted romp for what it was, the perfect afternoon read, as was evidenced by reading both Screwed and Monster Prick in a couple of hours, still wide awake at 4.30am on a Sunday morning while I write this review. While I did read Screwed prior to Monster Prick, it is not necessary to, being that MP focuses on different characters to its predecessor.

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About Kendall Ryan:

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold more than a million ebooks and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller list more than two dozen times.

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