B is for Ben Spengler.
Brilliant. Bashful. Burned.
Brimming with desire for his BFF Landon, who is beyond compare.
But they aren’t the same Ben and Landon anymore. Not after what Landon did. And didn’t do.
Bitter about his unrequited love.
Bound by a night of drunken promises.
Will the chemistry between them change, or will Ben break first?
This book follows ex best friends Ben and Landon one year after their falling-out, so this had sort of a ex-best-friends—to-enemies—to-friends-again—to-lovers trope, except they’re never really enemies but still, that’s one of my favorite tropes EVER and I was NOT disappointed.
The other tropes used were also top tier, like the fake relationship element (fake marriage!!! But actually real!!!) (this is not a spoiler btw it happens in the first 10%) and the cute moments with Ben’s baby cousin. Also Ben and Landon have a science YouTube channel and I kind of wish this element had been a little more explored because I love YouTuber AUs but there was already a lot going on so that’s fine.
Ben and Landon also graduated in math and chemistry and they’re major nerds who speak in chemistry puns (don’t worry it’s not overdone) and honestly it’s like this book was written specifically to cater to my own needs?? Bless Anyta Sunday.
There was nothing I didn’t love except maybe some small element at the end (highlight with your mouse to read the spoiler)like how Landon eventually goes “I’ve always been in love with you too I just didn’t recognize it”…. I kind of don’t like that because I think it’s perfectly okay and normal to fall in love with someone after many years of being their friend and this “I’ve always loved you” element tends to always be there in friends-to-lovers but it usually feels unnecessary to me, like it’s trying to give the relationship a deeper meaning when it can be deep even if Landon only fell in love with Ben in the last few days/weeks/months. But that’s just a very minor thing and my own personal preference!(end of spoiler!)
Anyway, I genuinely loved this and it’s such a fun and fast read and I definitely recommend it!