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, a sexy romantic comedy, is a spin off novella from SCREWED, but can be read as a standalone, as it features a new couple.
“What if I could help you?”
I have no idea what the hell I was thinking. The words just leaped out of my mouth. Listening to Gracie talk about kicking off her granny panties and popping her cherry with some random Internet dick...I guess it drove me temporarily insane.
But there's no taking back the idea now. Gracie sucks in her breath, blinking wide-eyed. “What do you mean?” she asks.
What do I mean? Here I am, sitting next to the world's most beautiful girl—drowning in her eyes, her scent, the gentle puff of her breath on my mouth that begs me to close the distance. I know what I want, but I also know what will happen if I take it. My best friend will rip off my balls and feed them to me. And I'll probably deserve every second.
But sweet Jesus, I'm pretty sure Gracie wants this, too, and that's enough to blow my better judgment to pieces. All I care about right now is making her feel better. In as many ways as possible. And if her slightly quickened breathing, blown pupils, and flushed cheeks are anything to go by...
As an experiment, I dart out the tip of my tongue to wet my lips. Her darkened eyes drop like a magnet yanked them. Yeah, bingo. Having a little black book as thick as the dictionary has its advantages. I know damn well how to tell when a woman wants me.
Gracie is a twenty-two year old woman who was a devoted student and now that she has been covered in the career section, she's finally ready to get herself a guy and finally lose her virginity. She was holding so far, dreaming that her childhood crush, Hudson, would be the one to take it from her, but she's now ready to let that dream die and move on.
Hudson is best friends with Gracie's brother, Hayden, ever since they were kids. He had always been close to little Gracie, but when she started growing up, Hayden realized that he had to burry his growing feelings, because he didn't want to risk losing Hayden's friendship. Now Gracie tells them that she's going to use a dating site in order to find the guy that will be her first and he's losing it.
When Hudson suggests to her to be the guy that will take her virginity, Gracie doesn't know how to feel about it. She's confused, because she wanted him to have feelings for her, not to do it out of obligation. But can she reject his offer? This was always a dream and she can make it true, even if that means she'll get heartbroken in the end. In the debate between her heart's desire and her mind's logic, who's going to lose?
I'm still totally and utterly confused about what to do with Hudson's offer. If I say no, will things get weird between us? Will we still be friends? And if I say yes...I shudder with excitement and fear. I can't imagine the possibility of saying yes. I know it will change things between us, but my mind won't even let me explore that. Maybe it's because I know, deep down, that I'll chicken out and say no.
When I decided to read Monster Prick, I had no idea that it was a spin off from Screwed and now I wish I had read that one first, to meet those characters back there. However, that didn't effect my read, because everything was understable, so if you want to read this novella before Screwed, feel free to do it.
I really enjoyed this one. It was funny, sexy as hell, I loved the hero and the heroine and I just wish their journey to be longer. I wish this wasn't just a novella, but a full length book, because honestly, there was potential and I wouldn't mind a little bit of angst in their story.
This isn't a fluffy romantic movie. He isn't going to suddenly declare his love for me and storm inside to ask my brother for his blessing. He got what he wanted- we fucked like rabbits earlier- and now he's ready to head home. Alone.
Also, I felt like something was missing, maybe because of the length, but there was a scene, that we didn't see and I wish we did, I was impatient to see that scene in detail, so when we didn't I was a little disappointed. But maybe that was just me. (view spoiler)[ I'm talking about Hudson's conversation with Hayden. It was done in a rush at the epilogue and I wasn't pleased with that. When you read stories about girl crushing on brother's best friend, you need to have a little bit of angst there, to see the brother's reaction. And I'm not telling that the reaction should be negative, but I just wanted to see this one. Because it matters, otherwise, they would be together years ago, without a care in the world of the brother's approval. I hope I'm making sense here.
If you need something short, light, fun & sexy, this one is perfect for you.
ARC was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than 18 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 enjoying success 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 23 times.
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