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Review: Best Man With Benefits by Samanthe Beck

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Best Man With Benefits (Wedding Dare #4)
   by: Samanthe Beck

Publication Date: June 9, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 229 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 5/5 stars

How far can one favor go…

Logan McCade arrives at his best friend’s wedding overworked and in desperate need of a vacation, only to discover his best man duties have been…expanded. He must coax Colton’s sister out of her shell, or risk her hiding in her room all week. Logan figures he can handle one introverted bridesmaid, but he’s not expecting how much he enjoys “handling” Sophie…or how much she enjoys being handled.

Socializing has never been web designer Sophie Brooks’s strong suit, but she’s determined to shed her wallflower image and embrace the “New Sophie”—a feat made easier with the supremely sexy Logan McCade tempting her to explore all her forbidden fantasies. If she’s not careful, she just might fall for the best man.

Sophie’s sweet, sexy, and delectably awkward demeanor brings much-needed calm to Logan’s hectic life. With the nuptials only days away, Logan is forced to face the possibility that his favor to a friend might have become something else entirely…and that he’s not willing to let Sophie go. Ever.

A McCade brother! *jumps up and down* Yesssss! I really loved this book. It is the perfect conclusion to the Wedding Dare series and I loved Logan and Sophie's story.
Pacing: I adored Sophie and Logan's relationship and I felt it progressed at exactly the right speed. Sophie has some serious insecurities and it takes some coaxing on Logan's part to help get past them. Logan is also a work-a-holic and that really hinders his social life. He is supposed to be on vacation for his best friend's wedding, but unfortunately that doesn't stop his company from calling him and needing him. I really like that we had these other things going on, as it made Logan and Sophie's time together that much more steamy and meaningful.
Storyline: Sophie Brooks, kid sister to the groom, has never truly felt comfortable in her own skin. Even now, after losing weight, she still struggles with self-confidence issues. She has secretly crushed on Logan McCade for quite some time now and is shocked that he is all of a sudden taking notice of her. Logan can't believe the sexy woman he was admiring at the hotel counter was none other than his best friend's kid sister. He is not blind to the fact that she's all grown up now and feels bad for ogling her, knowing she's his friend's sister. Colton did ask him to keep an eye on her and make sure she didn't socially retreat from the festivities, so while his motivation to spend time with her may have started as a favor, he quickly realizes HE'S the one on the receiving end of the favor. As the two spend time together, Logan wants nothing more than to draw Sophie out of her protective shell and make her see what he sees when he looks at her: true beauty.
Characters: Logan! Gah. Another male I just absolutely adore! Having grown up with two protective brothers, he can't even fathom what Sophie endured in high school due to her figure. That's irrelevant. He sees her and she is absolutely beautiful to him and the scene where he gets her to finally see what he does is really beautiful. He's a hard-working, honorable man and wants to do right by Sophie. As he falls for her, he knows he can't continue on the work-a-holic path he is currently on and knows he's going to have some decisions to make in terms of delegating responsibilities within his company. Not only is he hardworking and honorable, but he's very nurturing and compassionate in a commanding sort of way. He definitely has a hint of alpha in him like his brothers and I really liked that he was able to take charge with Sophie in a way she needed him to. That's not to say he didn't let her have her shot at the reigns however....
My heart really went out to Sophie. She is so self-conscious, having grown up with a nitpicky mother and having endured teasing at school for being more endowed than others. Now, she's taken initiative in her life- working hard to get to mold her body image to a point that's comfortable for her, as well as getting her professional life in order. It's a start and all Sophie needs is some confidence. There were times I was exasperated with her self-defecating behavior especially with Logan, but she is a girl who needs those words of encouragement to build her up, as well as actions that prove she's wanted and desired. Logan doesn't get impatient with her- instead he knows just how to handle her, even when he's frustrated by her lack of faith.
They had some awesome chemistry together and I love that Sophie finally allowed herself to break free of her self-imposed restraints with him. They just really work and out of all of the girls I'm really glad Sophie is the one who snagged the best man. He really is the best choice for her.
Final Thoughts: Not only do I love that we see how Logan and Sophie's story plays out, but we also get to check in with ALL of our couples and see what is in their future at the end. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect ending to this series!

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  1. This series sounds so good and you have me dying to read it. Love the sound of this one. Great review Jessica!

  2. I think this would be a romance I would just love to read! Sophie sounds like a heroine I would fully enjoy and be able to connect with, I have anxiety and I'm a very shy person. And don't get me started on how wonderful Logan sounds!! Lovely review! I definitely will have to check this one out!


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