Friday, 20 June 2014
Review: Falling for the Groomsman - Diane Alberts
Photojournalist Christine Forsythe is ready to tackle her naughty little to-do list, and who better to tap for the job than a hot groomsman? But when she crashes into her best friend’s older brother, Christine realizes her list needs updating. And fast. Tyler Dresco took her virginity during the best night of her life, then bolted. Now that they’re trapped together at a destination wedding, she’s going to get her revenge.
Tyler has never forgiven himself for how completely he lost control all those years ago. Being in Christine’s arms had felt right...until he realized what he’d taken from her in the hallway of a cheap motel. And oh, how she’s making him pay for it now. The insatiable heat between them has only grown stronger, but every time things heat up, Christine walks away.
With every encounter, things go a little bit further until Christine’s caught in her own trap of seduction. And before their time’s up, Tyler’s not the only one wanting more...
Wedding Dare Series:
Dare to Resist - Laura Kaye
Falling for the Groomsmen - Diane Alberts
Baiting the Maid of Honor - Tessa Bailey
Seducing the Bridesmaid - Katee Robert
Best Man with Benefits - Samanthe Beck
Visit Diane Alberts's website for more information.
Christine is in need of a little fun and she has every intention of finding a hot groomsman for a week of hot sex at her best friend's destination wedding. The last thing she intends to do is get involved with Tyler, the man who took her virginity eight years ago and then broke her heart by leaving. It would be easier to avoid him if she didn't still find him attractive though and since he seems quite keen on reconnecting she decides now is her perfect chance to get her revenge. Tyler feels terrible for what happened between them when they were teenagers, he knew at the time that she was special but he was scared and ran before he got too involved. He wants to make it up to Christine and since the chemistry is still so good between them he is hoping to convince her to give him another chance. Can Christine get over her fear of Tyler leaving before she pushes him away forever?
I couldn't wait to read the Wedding Dare series, I'm a huge fan of all five authors involved and it's probably one of my most anticipated contemporary romance series of the summer. The prequel novella, Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye, sets the scene for the rest of the series and introduces us to the original couple Kady and Colton. Each of the following novels, written by Diane Alberts, Tessa Bailey, Katee Robert and Samanthe Beck, follow the same time line and take place at Kady and Colton's wedding. Each book features a different bridesmaid and sees the four of them daring each other to find a hot groomsman to have fun with for the duration of the wedding. Although the series doesn't have to be read in order I would recommend at least starting with the prequel novella before you go on to read the remaining stories in any order that takes your fancy. There is a crossover of characters and you'll see certain conversations between the friends from several different angles throughout the series and I've really enjoyed seeing how cleverly all of the books have been tied together.
Falling for the Groomsman by Diane Alberts is the second story in the series and it didn't disappoint. I always love second chance romances but I have to admit that I was a little worried about the revenge angle, I was nervous that it would make it hard for me to like Christine but I'm glad to say that wasn't the case. It was easy to understand where Christine was coming from and although she talks of getting revenge against Tyler it is very obvious to the reader that revenge is the last thing on her mind when she's actually spending time him. The chemistry between the couple is fantastic and I loved their witty banter and flirting. This story had everything I want from a contemporary romance - great characters, hot, steamy sex and lots of humour. It was a fun read and left me eager to continue reading the rest of the series so I could find out what happened between all the other couples.
Source: Received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review
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