The Virgin by E.M. Denning (Breakfast at Bennett's Book 1)

E.M. Denning is back with another amazing series - Breakfast at Bennett's and the first book, The Virgin, features Jonah!

From the blurb:

Jonah Bennett is a virgin.

At twenty-seven, his inexperience is the most humiliating secret Jonah has. The men he’s met always want to move faster than he does, and after one particularly disastrous first—and last—date, he’s forced to turn to his best friend for help. Spencer is one of the few people Jonah trusts, but when he confesses his secret, Jonah fears their friendship may be over.

Spencer Givens is great with his hands.

An artist by trade, Spencer has always been creative with his talents and generous with his time, so offering his body to his best friend feels like a logical solution to what Jonah thinks is his biggest problem. The plan is simple—a little fooling around between friends until Jonah is ready to try dating again.

But Spencer soon realizes he doesn’t want Jonah to date other people. The more time they spend together, the deeper in love he falls. Their agreement was only meant to be temporary, and even though the threat of losing Jonah is real, Spencer is desperate to make it permanent. If you love something you’re supposed to let it go, but Spencer doesn’t think he can. And more than that, he doesn’t want to.

Does Jonah feel the same? Or is their friendship ruined forever?

Breakfast at Bennett’s is a four book series consisting of The Virgin, The Jock, The Princess, and The Outcast. For maximum enjoyment, it is best to read the series in order. 

Angel's review:

If you enjoy reading friends to lovers romance,with quirky friends, found family, and younger brother drama, than this is the book for you!

Jonah and Spencer have been best friends practically since they met each other at work. They've stayed close friends throughout the years and have become an integral part of each other's lives. Jonah is a virgin who can't quite connect to any of the men he's tried dating in the past. They are always trying to rush him, or expect him to put out after the first date, but that's not what Jonah wants. Jonah gets to a point where he confides in Spencer about what he's struggling with. From there; as they say, the rest is history.

This story was truly adorable. I adored the connection and bond Jonah and Spencer have with each other. Spencer wanted to help Jonah and be that safe person for him to explore his wants with, and while it wasn't entirely selfless, he offered with good intentions. What really stood out to me was how these men both cared about each other so profoundly, to the point where things got a bit awkward because they were so worried that their friendship would get ruined. They didn't want to lose each other, and despite struggling to communicate at first, they eventually got there.

I will say there is a tiny bit of angst involved, nothing major, but it's there. I enjoyed the banter between the MC's along with the banter that occured with the side characters. This is a high steam romance, so if that's not your favorite than this may not be the best book for you. The relationship that these men have is really sweet and endearing, and the side characters just help bring it all together. I loved the found family aspect that was woven into the pages of this story. I'm so excited to see who's story is going to be next! Is it going to be Damon's? Or maybe Taylor's? Perhaps Colby's? I'm looking forward to finding out!

Heather's Review:

Best friends to lovers, with Spencer coming to the realization that he doesn't want Jonah looking anywhere else for his first times... this book is quintessentially E.M... mostly low angst, just a little bit kinky and a well balanced opposites attract read, where the little bit of tension that is inevitable is resolved quickly...

It was fun getting to know Jonah and get a glimpse into his brothers personalities... as well as getting to know Jonah's other friend... who I'm sure will make his presence known again :)

If you're looking for your next fluffy, feel good low angst read, then definitely add The Virgin to your TBR

The Virgin is currently available as an e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription