Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: Your Irresistible Love | The Bennett Family by Layla Hagen

BENNETT1Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It’s the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for him, and he’d do anything for his parents and eight siblings—even if they drive him crazy sometimes. . . like when they keep nagging him to get married already.

Sebastian doesn’t believe in love, until he brings in external marketing consultant Ava to oversee the next collection launch. She’s beautiful, funny, and just as stubborn as he is. Not only is he obsessed with her delicious curves, but he also finds himself willing to do anything to make her smile. He’s determined to have Ava, even if she’s completely off limits.

Ava Lindt has one job to do at Bennett Enterprises: make the next collection launch unforgettable. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on her to-do list. Neither is doing said CEO. The consultancy she works for has a strict policy—no fraternizing with clients. She won’t risk her job. Besides, Ava knows better than to trust men with her heart.

But their sizzling chemistry spirals into a deep connection that takes both of them by surprise. Sebastian blows through her defenses one sweet kiss and sinful touch at a time. When Ava’s time as a consultant in his company comes to an end, will Sebastian fight for the woman he loves or will he end up losing her?

5 stars

Romance | Contemporary | New Adult

I have found a new author to gush over! It is official, I am obsessed with all things Layla Hagen. Which is strange because when I first started reading it there were definite feels of a more mushy smut romance than anything, which isn’t bad, but I was prepared for the insta-love, what I wasn’t prepared for was how much I liked it. It was a smooth, hot and steamy read and I couldn’t put it down.

The biggest reason for my book boner admiration for Your Irresistible Love is that the trope is one of my favorites – a workplace romance. I know, I am the typical mindset when it comes to romance genres, I just love the premise. I like the tension, the dynamics that play off of the cast during a workplace setting, it is just fun, believable even in its most exaggerated form. Sebastian and Ava chemistry in this atmosphere is no different. Although it is definitely exaggerated situations, it is extremely insta-love scenario and it is damn good. Activate the beaver drool comrades it is hot in here.

Aside from the obvious reasons for my obsession, the main characters are definitely likable. Sebastian is deliciously sexy. His caveman personality is panty melting, knee weakening, mind spiraling entertaining. I honestly just love his overall presence and attitude as the story line progresses. Ava too is just a fun and intriguing female lead. She is driven, successful from her own terms and all around amazing character, she is a survivor that is for sure and I loved that about her. However this clashed with Sebastian’s personality – both instantly realized there was a chemistry budding between them, yet it was Ava who was persistent on keeping distance while Sebastian was not backing down from a challenge. 

This is what I enjoyed most about their chemistry. It was fast paced enough to not seem extremely awkward during their banter or romance growth, yet slow build enough to add to the suspense on who would push the boundaries first. The intimate scenes, not just the sex but their overall connection was steamy, melt off your seat goodness wrapped tight. When it came to their drama it was believable scenario and resolved quite like I have imagined; definitely left me satisfied with the twist. 

Simply put I loved this novel and I cannot wait to indulge in the rest of the Bennett family romances. The only weird, semi-negative thing I will mention is that for me, when I read romance novels seeing the phrasing ‘making love’ just makes me chuckle. I am not someone who is fond of the term, I know crazy for how much I binge read insta-love and romance porn, but it isn’t something identify as a female outside of reading. I feel it is also used so loosely, so I expect I will see it a lot in the series. This isn’t bad and it isn’t enough for me to take the rating down because this isn’t anything against the author or the writing style; the romance is solid – it is saucy, fun, entertaining, deliciously drool worthy and beyond beautifully written. 

I highly recommend giving this novel a shot, if you like it as much as me, I couldn’t peer pressure you enough to splurge in getting the rest – hell I know I am. What can I say, I am a sucker for a caveman personality? 

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