Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ARC Review: Only You by Denise Grover Swank

Only You
Author: Denise Grover Swank
Series: Bachelor Brotherhood (Book 1)
Publication: Forever (October 25, 2016)

Description: Never say never . . .

Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . .

Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world's craziest women. At least that last one he can fix: he and his buddies have made a pact to swear off women, and this includes his sweetly sexy new neighbor.

After one hot night that looks a whole lot like a disaster in the light of day, Kevin and Holly are about to learn that true love doesn't play by the rules . . .

My Thoughts: Kevin Vandemeer has left the Marines to return home. His sister found him a fixer-upper to be a project for him. It just so happens to be next door to the woman she wants to fix him up with. Holly Greenwood isn't looking for romance. She is busy working for a dragon lady planning weddings until she builds enough of a reputation to start her own wedding planning business.

Holly doesn't have time for romance but Kevin is the first man she has ever met that she might be willing to break the rules for. Kevin isn't looking for romance either since he has a history of starting romances with crazy women. But their mutual attraction leads to a one-night stand that makes both of them change their minds.

However, when Kevin sees her wedding planning notebook and thinks she is planning their wedding, he bolts. And when Holly learns that Kevin is the son of her dragon lady boss, she knows that they have no possible future.

This romance has quite a large cast of characters. From Kevin's meddling sister Megan, his parents, his two best friends, and his feisty grandmother to Holly's cousin Mel and the grandmother who raised them both but now is suffering from dementia, there are lots of great family interactions. Add in Kevin's adopted kitten and Holly five pound chihuahua named Killer and you have lots of opportunities for humor and misunderstandings.

This was a fun romance filled with engaging characters.

Favorite Quote:
He leaned over and kissed her, still feeling the urge to be close. He stared into her emerald green eyes and he knew without a doubt this was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

And that was when he knew he had officially lost his mind.
I got this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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