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.
I’m not sure if I crave him or not. Obviously, Emmy does. This girl, I swear… She forgave Ben for cheating on her with disgust-a-bug Fiona! These two characters should be able to weather anything at this rate. Gah. Just thinking about a Ben/Fiona sex romp makes my skin crawl. The woman was his mother’s friend for God sake. Pardon me while I dry heave…
At the end of Working It we learned that Fiona was preggers, and that Ben could possibly be the father. If you didn’t get the heebie jeebies while reading that sentence, you aren’t human. Ew. Yuck. Ew. Forget that she’s an older woman and friends with Ben’s mother, she’s a disgusting manipulative waste of protoplasm. Fiona is just, well, she’s an evil genius, is what she is. She’s evil nice. You know the type. Those people who smile fake sweet smiles at you while secretly plotting your demise. She’s the polar opposite of Emmy.
Emmy is sweet as ever. She’s authentic, real, and honest. She’s everything Ben needs! Good thing that man realizes it. He spends most of the book trying to show her just how much he loves, appreciates, and is working to deserve her. I liked seeing that vulnerable side of Ben. It made him a lot less intimidating – more real. He was this untouchable, god-like, male model in Working It and now in Craving Him, he just seems…human.
Naturally, Fiona works her evil magic causing trouble to brew between our happy little lovers. You’d think that by now they’d just come to expect her particular brand of crazy. What she cooks up this time might be a little too much for Emmy. Can you blame the girl? *eye roll* She’s already put up with enough lying and cheating to last a life time. How far can you push someone before they break?
Craving Him was the perfect continuation of Ben and Emmy’s story. I couldn’t imagine it going any other way. There is another book in the series, which I’m assuming is about Ellie and Braydon. Although, you know what they say about assuming. Yikes…
ABOUT KENDALL RYAN:
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 and RESISTING HER. 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.