Dear Joey, I am in love with Ben O’Callahan … There, I said it! The first time I read Hostile Takeover was back in September, 2012. I think it took me a day or two to stop reeling from the story and then I read it again. I have since read it so many times that I lost count and even christened myself an “unofficial pimp of Hostile Takeover” because I want everyone [with an open mind] to experience this epic love story. Very few books touch me the way Ben’s book did. I’ve never had such deep feelings for a fictional character and I’ve never related to a story as much as I relate to Ben and Marcie’s. There are many reasons why I love Ben. I love that he is a challenge. I love that he makes you feel safe. I love that makes you feel sexy. I love that he is posessive. I love that he is a man of many talents. I love that he’s got a way with tools and I am not just talking kitchen utensils either. I love that he loves hard and most of all, I love the fact that he calms me down. Every time I need a ‘safe place’, Ben is my go to guy. I am not very good with words so I just wanted to say THANK YOU for creating perfection that is Ben O’Callahan. He is very special to me and I am thrilled that he is one the reasons I formed some amazing friendships within a reading community that blossomed into real life friendships. Always yours, Irene.