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#1 Crush

(Loose Ends #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  1,025 ratings  ·  141 reviews
Nicole Langley’s #1 Crush has always been Gabriel Roberts, but settling for being a friendly acquaintance has had to be enough.

Gabriel has always seen Nicole as his good friend’s very pretty, but extremely off limits baby sister.

Then a hot summer day and an even hotter discovery pushes them over the lines of friendship, over the lines of unrequited desire, and into each
Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Kaia Bennett
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Monica **can't read fast enough**
In #1 CRUSH Bennett does not ease her readers into the erotic nature of this story, she throws you in feet first in chapter one. That isn't a bad thing because the tone of the story is established quickly. Right away there is no question whatsoever what the heat level will be and that is five burning out of control flames!

Gabriel is fresh from a breakup with a woman who wanted to bend his natural inclinations to what she wants in a man. Gabriel is at a crossroads in his life; a failed relationsh
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I was given a ARC copy for an honest review *****

Nicole is a college student who was spending some time with her over protecting sister Jackie. Jackie's bestie Gabriel is her roommate. Nicole has a serious crush on Gabriel

“It was just a crush. It’s not…it’s not a big deal. We were always friends or so Nicole thought ....

Gabriel sees Nicole as Jackie’s baby sister.”Until one day he walked into his bedroom and found Nicole there and what he saw blew his mind...

“This was Nicole he was thinking abo
IndieSage PR
Oct 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
Happy Teaser Tuesday, everyone! Enjoy these hot, sexy teasers for #1 Crush! Only 7 more days until its release! <3

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Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Smutastic Stars!

My first book by Bennett, it will not be my last. I didn't read the blurb or anything, I went off a recommendation from another author. This author brings the steam. The first chapter had my panties on fire.

Nicole is visiting her sister in NY for a week. She's crushed on Gabriel for years. Gabriel has always look at Nicole as a little sister. What happens when the veil is lifted? Can they spend a week fulfilling their wildest fantasies without their feelings intervening? The
Rating: 3.5 Stars

This was pretty good. I had a very hard time getting into the story at first. The scene where Nicole is in Gabriel's went on forever. I considered not finishing the book. I put it down, read another book and started again. Then it started moving in the right direction. Gabriel and Nicole were a hot item in this book. Gabriel was an unexpected surprise. He is a musician in a popular local band and comes off as low key. But boy, when he gets in the bedroom, he is a beas
Crystal Moody
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***Received ARC from winning a Facebook Contest***

What can I say about #1 Crush? I can say that it is amazing! Kaia Bennett has knocked me upside the head again. She's amazingly talented. Great writing and story-telling. Her scenes are hot! They were great heat substitutes for this winter day. We have Gabriel. He's hot and strong and intense. Then we have Nicole. She's awesome and not afraid to tell you what she wants. Put those two together and it's epic. I loved the telling of how they had fir
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it
2.75- 3 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was a bit out of my comfort zone. I honestly felt as though I was reading a porn script. I'm not opposed to graphic/erotic love scenes but this book was all about the sex. And some hardcore sex at that.
Personally, I prefer more story and less sex. I want a romance and more of a build up. I want more of a connection to the characters. I'm sure this book appeals to others more than it did to me, and I do think that those looking for this type of book would enjoy it.

Nov 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ibooks, romance
3 stars

Full review coming soon.

I was disappointed in this one. When I first came across this I was under the impression that this would be a romance read, but this was more under the erotica genre. But that wasn't really what disappointed me, the fact that there was a huge lack of romance. Are they sexually attracted to each other? Yes. Yet Gabriel doesn't really seem to see her that way until...well...until certain events unfold in the opening chapter.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was ok

Protracted porn without plot that did nothing for me.
Rhoda Dede
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bwwm
It wasn't for me. It seems to get better throughout the series from what I have read from the reviews. I might go back to reread it but for now I can't stomach it down. ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
The low rating is purely because this book just wasn't for me. I think had I read this maybe a few years ago, I would have enjoyed it more. The jumping into it part didn't bother me, unlike other stories, I felt what happened between the characters and how fast it happened made sense. What I didn't really care for, was the lack of substance. Also, if I had to read the phrase "dirty girl" one more time I was going to throw up. There's sexy dirty talk, then there's just cringe-worthy dirty talk, a ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Wow so I am so surprised at how much I loved this book. Nicole and Gabriel were so hot and adorable!!! The smut in this book was of the charts sexy like I can not deal, it was soooo hot!!!! I can't wait to read the next book.
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
there are so many many things i loved about this book that i just don't know where to begin. in some moments i didn't know whether i wanted to join in nicole and gabriel's fun or just be a strict voyeur in the room. the banter and angst between them is fantastic, sweet, and so kind.

*possible spoiler alert - so stop reading* you know those moments in your life when you get exactly what you want and it lives up to your expectations?acceptance to your dream school and you love it. you get your dre
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
WOW, This book is HOT! This is a quick, well written erotic short story. I hope this author expands Gabriel and Nicole 's story into a longer book. Great job Ms. Kaia Bennett. ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
For full disclosure: I received an ARC of this book after winning a Facebook contest hosted by the author.

First I'm not going to spend much time summarizing the book. That's why we read, to find out what it's about on our own. Plus the summary above ^^ does a good job covering that for us. But here goes...

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Remember having an impossible crush on an older man who seemed like the fantasy to end all fantasies? Nicole gets caught in Gabriele’s bedroom, on his bed, watching his porn and living a sexual fantasy with Gabriele. In mid gasp, in he walks, in the flesh and, holy crap, now what? Could it be possible that he will think she is a looney stalker or does he have feelings that he has held back for the sweet, yet sexy young woman? Time will tell if their chemistry can be explosive, heart-stopping and ...more
Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it
First, let me start off by saying that this is a SMOKING HOT read!! I'm talking a 3 alarm fire!!! This book had some of the most intense sex scenes that I have ever read. Ms. Bennett you are a master. What I didn't like was the character backgrounds. The H and h knew each other for a year before they begin a sexual relationship. I prefer a story where the H meets the h and immediately wants her. I don't want there to be a long time for them to get together. I will say that the H and h in this st ...more
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Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yowza! #1 Crush is SMOKIN' HOT!!! It's like "liquid hot magma" HOT! You're definitely going to need a change of panties after you're done with this one.

It is true that a good portion of this book is filled with steamy, sexy times, but it's not all just about that. It's about discovery, affection, respect, and the beginnings of love too.

I absolutely loved reading #1 Crush! It made me sad and made my heart ache sometimes. It also made me laugh and smile, and the beginning embarrassed the crap out
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book by this author I am reading. I loved Sunday which was a great read.

Nicole and Gabriel have known each other for a while. Gabriel is best friends with Nicole's sister Jackie.

Nicole has a crush on Gabriel both of them believe there could never be a relationship between them because of their relationships with Nicole's sister plus Gabriel was in a relationship for some of the time that she knew him.

Something happens (which I won't reveal you will have to read the story to fi
Karen's Bookshelf
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
****ARC copy given for honest review****

Nicole is a 21 year old college student who has had a crush on her older sisters friend, Gabriel, for a couple of years. Nicole doesn't think Gabriel will ever see her as more than Jackie's little sister, but one chance encounter between the two of them changes everything.
This was not a story of love at first sight. For me, this was a story of chemistry between to people so strong, it could not be denied. The way the author described the love scenes made m
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 WOW! Stars! I was reading another book and when I found out this one was out, I had to put the other on hold so I can read it and I am very glad I did. But now ..... Am all spoiled and wondering how any book can follow the hot shit I read and wished this book was a lot longer and want to read it again and again. The book was on point with the great story and the steamy and I mean steamy sex scenes. I have no idea how the author does does she write such erotic books filled with such a ...more
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you want a book that is all hearts and flowers and making love....then move along, there's nowt like that here!

This is a story about a girl, Nicole, who has a crush on her sister's room-mate Gabriel.

Nicole sneaked into his bedroom, turned on his telly...which happened to have porn on it like all good self-respecting blokes would have, and she flicked her bean like a tiddlywink champion.

She is watched by Gabriel and they embark on a week long sexathon which is just totally wank-worthy.

There a
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Nicole Langley’s #1 Crush has always been Gabriel Roberts, but settling for being a friendly acquaintance has had to be enough.
Gabriel has always seen Nicole as his good friend’s very pretty, but extremely off limits baby sister.
Then a hot summer day and an even hotter discovery pushes them over the lines of friendship, over the lines of unrequited desire, and into each other's arms.
Will they indulge and move on? Or will this crush turn into something more, something deeper? Something that lea
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review
5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!!

That is one HOT story. I mean, off-the-charts HOT! I love when a book is so well written that you get so immersed into the story that you lose all track of time. Yup, this one did that for me. I actually missed my hair appt and had to reschedule because I was lost in Nicole and Gabe's story. I just couldn't be bothered until I finished. Now, I need more. I can't wait to read the next installment.
Ally Guay
May 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm starting to get frustrated. I feel as if every book I have picked up lately is just a whole bunch of humping and no plot or real emotional connections or problems. 90% of this book was sex, and honestly, in my PERSONAL opinion gets kind of repetitive and boring. I did not connect to the characters at all and I was glad that the book was short because I would have stopped. I just Want a good romance with convincing feelings. Is that so hard to ask for?? ...more
Amanda Grooms
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amazon freebie. I feel like I'm reading nothing else lately! Not sure what to expect from a new author, this was a solid 3.5. I liked the characters, and the romance was steamy. I wasn't a huge fan of all the flashbacks-- I felt like those slowed the storyline down, and made it a little muddy. This story is obviously not over, and if it was, I'd be sorely disappointed by that ending. ...more
C Jia Ming
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
Okay. I was skeptical at the beginning. Half way through, I kind of warmed up towards it.
The ending was actually amazing.
My rating:
3.5 stars!
Kelli Santistevan
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author.
Sheila Cuthrell
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
#1 crush

Wow this was a really good book, when I first saw this book I thought it was going to be between young people not adults. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. Yeah, I'm definitely committed to reading the entire series. LOVE THIS AUTHOR!! ...more
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Kaia Bennett is a New Jersey native, U.S. Army veteran, and martial artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rowan University and is working on her Master of Fine Arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University. When she’s not geeking out over music, movies, astrology, tattoos, or art, she can be found in front of her laptop, reminding herself not to bite her nails while she agonizes over a turn of ph ...more

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