Saturday, April 12, 2014

Book Boyfriend #37

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So my book boyfriend for the week is

Ben Masterson

Lexi Pendergraft has given up on finding love after a disastrous encounter with her last boyfriend. Instead, she focuses on two things: One, setting up a summer program for underprivileged middle-school aged students. And the second, getting to the bottom of her brother Reed’s recent strange behavior. His secret is destroying his relationship with his fiancĂ©e Caroline, and Lexi will do anything to help him save it. Especially after he gave up his dream to give Lexi a chance at a semi-normal college experience, something her parents threatened to steal from her after her rape a year ago.

Ben Masterson is determined to make it through his final semester of his senior year at Southern University. After recently losing his full ride scholarship, he’s suffering from sleep deprivation while trying to keep up with his mechanical engineering courses and working three part time jobs. He thinks he’s lucked out getting a job in the university math lab. The only problem is his boss—Reed Pendergraft.

As part of a role in a community theater play, Lexi wears a black wig and feels a confidence she hasn’t experienced in over a year. When she wears it to a bar close to the theater, she doesn’t think Ben, a bartender there, recognizes her. While Ben’s intrigued about what she’s up to, he’s smart enough to stay far away from his overprotective boss’s sister. Until fate forces him to help her, but why won’t she tell him her real identity?

Why?  Let's see...

He's smart

"I'm a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.  I've had over twenty-hours of math courses with a 3.8 GPA."

He's supportive

"Well, Alexas, I think it's a great idea.  Honestly, I'm speechless.  I would have killed to be able to take part in something like that."

He's interested in the girl

...all I could think about were her lips and what it would be like to kiss her.

He's getting a reaction

But her breath comes in short bursts and her pupils are dilated.  My thumb strokes her right cheek bone, and it amazes me how smooth her skin is.  I should stop prolonging my torture, but I don't want to hurry this moment.  I want to sear it into my brain.

He can kiss

I lower my face to hers and her mouth parts in anticipation.  Our lips touch lightly and I run my tongue along her upper lip.  Her hands return to my shoulders as she takes a step closer, pressing her chest to mine, her mouth parting as she sighs.  My tonge accepts the invitation, twining with hers.

He's got some balls

"Perhaps it's the company that matters, not her level of intoxication."  My statement is harsh and direct.

He wants her but it isn't simple

No, the real question is what do I want?
But that's not a question, not really.  I know I want her.  I want to protect her from Tina and her group of miscreants.  I want to get to know her better and to kiss her again, in private this time so it can go further.  I hardly know her, and I'm not a-love-at-first-sight kind of guy, yet I know deep in my gut that if I had a chance with her, we would have something amazing.

That's him.  I'm about half way and I really like him.  What do you think?  Have a book boyfriend?  Leave me a comment.

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  1. Nice book boyfriend- loved the part about the company being the important thing.

    My Book Boyfriend

  2. I'm thinking Ben is an excellent book boyfriend. I can't wait for your review!

  3. I love this series! Thanks for the reminder to go buy this one! Done!

  4. Yay!!! Ben is a great book boyfriend! A good kisser is a must! He had so many great qualities, and you nailed it!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. He sounds really great!! I think I have the first two books in this series, but haven't gotten a chance to start it. I think that when I get some time I will have to start reading it so I can get to this book and discover Ben in all his awesomeness.

  6. I definitely want to meet Ben. I read the first book in this series and really liked it. I need to catch up.