Meet Luke Young

Latest News – Friends With Benefits Series book six has been released. Buy it now on Amazon.

Not counting rampant Internet piracy over 1.4 million people worldwide have downloaded Luke Young’s books! Some of those 1.4 million have even read them and a large portion of those who’ve read them have really, really enjoyed them.

Luke’s uniquely funny and edgy Friends With Benefits series are his most popular works. Friends With Partial Benefits is the first book in the series and it’s permanently free! Find out what the hell “Partial Benefits” really are and be introduced to Jillian, Victoria, Brian and Rob. Inside you’ll come to know this wild, fun and amazing group of characters who share far too much with one another and where no dare, practical joke or topic of conversation is off-limits.

Luke is also the author of the series prequel, Friends Wanting Benefits and several stand alone comedies including Chances Aren’t, Chocolate Covered Billionaire Navy SEAL, Shrinkage and a hilarious parody of Gone Girl titled, Go Away Girl.

Don’t miss the short film adapted from the first novel in Luke’s Friends With Benefits series. The link can be found on this page.

You can sample and buy Luke Young’s books on Amazon, friend him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, connect on GoodReads, or contact him directly.

Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. If you’re not sure, find out more



  1. Would love to read your book

  2. Sheila Shepherd says:

    would love to read your book.

  3. Ooh my goodness, I can read myself in that second paragraph alone and the fun I am having as a 40 yr old. I am going to have to read more. x

  4. Carol Johnson says:

    Just finished reading the first Benefits book – I tried not to laugh out loud – didn’t succeed! Must rush – need to get the second one.

  5. Michelle Hunter says:

    I have read book 1 and will finish book 2 today… I never leave feedback… but I wanted you to know, I have thoroughly enjoyed them so far (I may have to wait to buy the other two)… I have laughed out loud several times, had to tell my husband what is going on… I am also totally impressed, I haven’t read a romantic comedy from a male author… Great Job!!!!!

  6. christina says:

    Oh my gosh these books are addicting! I started reading the first book and could not put it down. I literally read until I fell asleep. Some parts were so funny that I would laugh and my co-workers would just look at me (I’m sure curious as to what my deal was). Such a great book.

  7. I’ve read many books similar to these….but I’ll tell you what…these so far are the BEST!!! The characters are well developed and are easy to follow. There are things mentioned in these books that must be like a taboo subject, but I love it! And the humor….OMG HILARIOUS!!!! I’m reading and I’ll burst out laughing…not just a giggle…but a deep laugh that ends with my eyes watering. My husband looks at me like I’m crazy but then I read it too him and he laughs too. And I love the fact that there are minimal spelling/grammatical errors. The last series I read had so many I lost count.

    I just can’t say how much I love these books! Well done Luke, well done!

  8. Been reading books by random authors for years now and so far got a few whom I liked a lot and bought their other books. Many had made me smile, and giggle. Luke, I gotta say that so far, yours is the only one that made me laugh out loud and I assure you that that treat of laughter is sure to get you on my auto-buy list.

  9. Kirsty mcguigan says:

    Halfway through the 4th Friends with… Benefits series and I’ve enjoyed them immensely! I have read them in the space of 2 days! I’m a 24 yr old, although some things made my eyes water, I really enjoyed these. Thanks and well done 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I’m glad you are enjoying it. You’re getting to my favorite part of the whole series. The second half of book 4 and the trial and all. I love that almost as much as I love book 3.

  10. I started the first book yesterday and I wasn’t able to put it down. I finished it and I am now on the second book… the book is amazing… I loved it…

  11. Still need to read the rest of the series but my TBR list is a mile long..ugh!!!

  12. Michelle says:

    Hey Luke
    Started reading second Friends book at 3:00 am this morning after I finished the first Friends and I just finished it. (I would have finished earlier, but my Kindle died) Will purchase next in series ASAP and thanks for the recipes!

  13. Read book 1 couldn’t put it down……in 2 days i’ve laughed and cried my way through the books, just finished Book 4……….please please please tell me there’s more to come!!

  14. Read all 4 friends with benefits books in a week, desperately awaiting book 5!! Cannot wait!!

  15. I have read the first 2 Friends books in a day and I can’t get enough. I have really enjoyed them and I have spent a lot of time laughing as well as hot and bothered. Can’t wait to read the rest!

  16. Anjee Zable says:

    Ok I couldn’t put down all 5… I can’t wait for 6!!!!!!

  17. Hot & hysterical …. Loved them
    Do you have a notification system for when new books are released? If so how do we get on the list?

  18. Is there any exact date for the 6th book…. I read the first five and loved them! Could you maybe add me to the mailing list too? I think your books are becoming an obsession…. thanks so much for writing them. 🙂

    Thank you!

  19. Allison Baker says:

    LOVED reading Friends with Partial Benefits!!! As other readers have said, I was literally LOL. This book made me feel sexy and adventurous just picturing what Jillian and Brian were doing 😉 Also, loved that Brian cooked for Jillian, and would like to use those recipes sometime!!

  20. Can not wait for book 6. I have this terrible habit of staying up all night to complete books when I am hooked. Just finished the series. I was hooked….. great humor, great sex and as a 40 something it was fantastic to see strong sexual females I was able to relate to! Loved the series

  21. I need the 6th book ASAP! Haha! Omg I love it and I can’t wait to read more! 🙂

  22. Sandi Dahlhauser says:

    I just finish the Friends with Benefits books and I loved them. Can’t wait for the next one.

  23. Becky Ponstein says:

    I love your Friends With Benefits series. I can’t wait for the next one to come out.

  24. Absolutely loved the whole Friends with Benefits series, read the whole collection in less than a week, just couldn’t put it down! Definitely going to buy the prequel and read that, because I absolutely love the characters and the plot to these stories. Thanks for writing such amazing books, gonna read your other novels too 🙂 x

  25. Izzabooz Mom says:

    I must say that I absolutely loved the 1st book in the Friends with Benefits series. I have my list of favorite authors but quite frequently I find new ones to add to that list by taking advantage of free or discounted ebook offers. I was hesitant to take a chance on a male author but boy am I glad I did! I am hooked! I can’t tell you how many times I literally burst out laughing while reading the 1st book…to the point of tears most times! I love the humor you inject and my husband REALLY appreciates the great sex….he gets to take advantage when they get me worked up 😉 I have already purchased the complete set with the addition of the most recent book. Can’t wait to get started on book #2….you are now firmly on my list of favorite authors!

    • My books tend to get men lucky, but I never, ever get a thank you from any of them! Glad you enjoyed the book. There is much more fun in store for you in the rest of the series. Hope you enjoy them.

  26. I absolutely love your books. I just recently discovered them and can’t put them down. I don’t think I have laughed so much in a long time. Thanks for writing such great books.

  27. Wow! I absolutely loved the first book. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t help but to tell my friends about it. I look forward to reading the rest of your books. There’s just something in particular that I love, and that it is that it’s based on real life. Knowing that, I can appreciate the story, as if you are telling me in person. Thus, I can relate to you a lot more. Keep up the good work.

  28. Just finished reading the first book in your “Friends” series. Absolutely loved it! Definitely one of the few books I’ve read that had me laughing out loud page after page! Intending to treat myself to the rest of the series quite soon! Would love to be added to your mailing list as well, and if you feel like throwing in the recipes too the chocolate cake sounds fabulous!

  29. I have read books 1-5 and oh my they were awesome! Can’t wait for book 6 to come out! Several times i’d bust out laughing and my husband would look at me like i lost my mind! Keep up the awesome writing!

  30. WOW! I actually downloaded this book twice on two different reading platforms. I managed to read this book nonstop in about 4 to 5 hours. It’s an easy read and truly entertaining. I found myself wanting to find a Brian. I love the simplistic complexity of your characters. I can’t wait to read the others. I’ll be adding you to my top 5 authors list. The anticipation is gonna kill me. Take care. Oh what kind of advice do you give to writers trying to publish?

  31. Found the first on a whim 2 days ago just finished 4, can’t put it down until I am done addicted…

  32. Hello, and thank you. I just finished the 1st in your “Friends … ” series. II enjoyed it very much. I purchase the rest of them and limiting myself to reading only 1 hour each evening so I can pace myself. Your characters seem so real, like they could be neighbors and friends. Not just characters from your books. Take care. I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of the series.

  33. I could not put these books down. i read all of the Friends book with in 2 weeks at work between doing thing i needed to do. Let just say i can not wait to see what Jillian and Brian, and Victoria and Jim are up to in the next book. I think for now tho i will read the Victoria Wilde stories as well as the other novels by you.

    • I appreciate the kind words. Please remember that other than Desperate Thoughts, the other Victoria Wilde novels are expanded version of the “Friends” books. Some people choose to re-experience the series in its expanded form, but wanted you to be aware.

      • I will def look into them. Give me something to do in the down time at work as well as see what my fav girl is up to. She is a sneaky one the Victoria. lol

  34. Do you not sell your books at Barnes and Noble? Can’t find you there? I have a NOOK and would love to get started on your series?

  35. I read the first book on vacation and I’m hooked. I was up until 3am reading the first book. I just downloaded the package set. I must admit. I was never an avid reader until now. Your books are really engaging and relatable. I love it! Keep up the great work 🙂

  36. Could you please add me to your mailing list? Thank you.

  37. Jenni Alford says:

    Hi there! I would love to be added to your mailing list. I have really enjoyed the Friends series. Thanks!

  38. Shalama Gibson says:

    When is the next book coming out. I can’t with to read it

    • The prequel is coming out March 24th. It’s called Friends Wanting Benefits and it is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. The sixth series book will be available in the fall. The prequel is a lot of fun. It tells the story of how Jillian and Victoria meet. I hope you’ll check it out.

      • Shalama Gibson says:

        Can u please add me to your mailing list I’ll love to up dated on what’s going we the friends with benefits series

  39. Can you please add me to your mailing list!

  40. Just finish reading Chances aren’t I love how u write n I finish all the friends with benefit series can’t wait for the next book in the series I’m issued to read from female authors but you r funny n your stories are captivating I just can’t put the book down kelp writing I’m your new fan Barbara

  41. Kristina says:

    I completely got addicted to this series!! I have read almost all of them in a week, can’t wait to keep going!!

  42. Really enjoyed this series! I became totally invested in these characters, can’t wait to find out what comes next for them. You really made me laugh at times….poor Brian! 🙂 I would absolutely recommend your books!

    • Glad you enjoyed the series. Thanks for posting here. Brian really has a rough go of it especially in book 5. It seems to be getting worse and worse for him. Maybe I should lay off of him in book 6. 😉

  43. I first read Friends with partial benefits and found it funny and hilarious, downloaded the prequel and that was just as good, it was good getting to know how Victoria and Jillian got together. Have just downloaded the 2nd book and look forward to that one. Keep it up, they make you realise that life doesn’t stop as you get older. Please add me to your mailing list. 🙂

  44. Lynettee Owens says:

    I read the entire Friends series almost obsessively they are beautifully written, hilarious, and heart warming! I loved them! I hope there is more to come! I can’t even count how many times I laughed out loud! Best series I’ve read in a long time!

  45. Loved reading all of your books, under your real name and Ian Dalton. Everyone of them will keep you hot, hot, hot!!!

  46. This is probably my first time leaving feedback on anything. Ever. I never felt like I had something to say to the author after reading a book. But ever since I finished Friends With Partial Benefits, I had the urge to write something and contact you. Reading this book, I was honestly worried that I would wake someone up with how much I was laughing. Sure I cried before reading a book, sometimes cracked a smile ere and there, but I never full out laughed like that! I tried to stifle my laughter which only made me laugh harder. I still haven’t read the books after the first one but I can’t wait! I’m already hooked with the beginning of Friends With Full Benefits to leave it at that. I’m in love with the characters and their conversations, and can’t wait to see what happens next! Also, I just saw the short movie and for once I’m actually happy with the way a movie adaptation turned out, exactly what I imagined! Great job and can’t wait to read the rest!

  47. I am absolutely in love with these bokks, I’m so glad I found them on my kindle… is there any way I can buy them all in book form, not on my Kindle in a set??? I would love to share with friends..

  48. Wow! I read all five books in less than a week. I could not put them down. I’m ready to read more. I want to know if Jillian had the twins, and if her and Brian are still together. What about Jim and Victoria? Great books.

  49. julie Burnside says:

    I have never laughed so hard in my life!!! Friends with benefits is amazingly well written and has a captivating storyline. I’ll be recommending to all my friends and family. Thank you for the laughs and such an unforgettable story.

    • Thanks so much for posting here and helping to spread the word. It isn’t easy to find a readers. I’m glad you enjoyed the books. Please check out the FWPB short film on youtube. If you’d like to be added to my mailing list (to find out about new releases) just send me an email to

  50. Oh. My. Word!
    Loved Friends With Partial Benefits. Its like you took what has been in my imagination and wrote it. Groan, so want to try some of those things out.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. If you’d like to be added to my mailing list to find out about new releases and news, please let me know. Have you seen the FWPB short film on YouTube? We filmed it last December out in LA on an unusually chilly California night poolside.

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