Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1) by Denise Grover Swank #BookBlitz #Excerpt #4StarReview @DeniseMSwank @ForeverRomance

Posted October 25, 2016 by Cyndi Becker 0 Comments

Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1) by Denise Grover Swank #BookBlitz #Excerpt #4StarReview @DeniseMSwank @ForeverRomance

Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1) by Denise Grover Swank #BookBlitz #Excerpt #4StarReview @DeniseMSwank @ForeverRomanceOnly You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1) by Denise Grover Swank
Series: Bachelor Brotherhood #1
Published by Forever on October 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
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four-stars

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 . . .

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Only You is the first book in a spin-off from┬áDenise Grover Swank’s┬áNew York Times bestselling Wedding Pact series (The Wedding Pact, The Player, The Gambler, The Valentine)


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If ever there was a book that made you sigh and say awe, it’s Only You. This is my first book by Denise Grover Swank and I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet and gentle romance. The first in the Bachelor Brotherhood series, Only You focuses on Holly Greenwood and Kevin Vandemeer. These new neighbors are coincidentally connected by a person who may have been trying to match-make them. But good intentions aside, there are some challenges. There are equally opposing forces and circumstances that drive a wedge between them and they will learn some battles, some foes, are completely worth the risk.

Kevin is a man who has bad luck and/or a bad habit of attracting from the unstable population of single females out there. While he swears off women, he finds himself trapped in a new relationship with a fixer-upper house and a kitten. His new neighbor Holly is bent on working to build her own wedding planning business while she works to take care of her grandmother. Fate may (or may not) have brought Kevin into her life, but that doesnÔÇÖt mean sheÔÇÖs ready for anything he has to offer.

The potential of a Kevin and Holly union is weighed down by fear, mostly HollyÔÇÖs. She has a lot at stake and Kevins connection to a certain dragon lady gets in the way. ThereÔÇÖs also issue of his poor character judgment skills that leave Holly to wonder just what kind of man he is and foster her reluctance. But they do have great chemistry and thatÔÇÖs hard to avoid and ignore.

The entire cast of secondary characters provide for some comedic relief (Megan and Bethany), while his ÔÇ£BrothersÔÇØ, Matt and Tyler, help to provide Kevin some much needed camaraderie. Her cousin Melanie and her grandmother are there to fill out the type of person that Holly is. ItÔÇÖs true these two are perfect for each other. Only You is just such a wonderful feel good 4 star read.

~Review by Cyndi

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Excerpt

Kevin wasnÔÇÖt sure why he was surprised Holly was here. She was a wedding planner, and from what heÔÇÖd seen so far, she was a damn good one.

HeÔÇÖd been on his way out of the room, needing a breather from the noise and the chaos of the reception when heÔÇÖd seen her at the table. He hadnÔÇÖt planned on asking her to danceÔÇöhell, he hated to danceÔÇöbut heÔÇÖd been desperate for a reason to talk to her.

When he sat back down at the table, Tyler wore a smirk. ÔÇ£Crashed and burned, huh? I thought you were going to the bathroom to take a piss.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£I was. I just happened to run into a friend.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£Run into a friend, my ass. I thought weÔÇÖd sworn off women. IÔÇÖve held up my end of the bachelor brotherhood. And let me add that I had no idea my balls could turn this blue.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£SheÔÇÖs a friend,ÔÇØ Kevin said, trying not to sound irritated and feed any more fuel to the fire.

ÔÇ£SheÔÇÖs his neighbor,ÔÇØ Matt said, taking a sip of his beer, and giving Kevin a pointed look. ÔÇ£TheyÔÇÖre friends.ÔÇØ

Tyler burst out laughing. ÔÇ£You got friend-zoned?ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£No,ÔÇØ Kevin said slowly, picking up his drink, surprised Matt hadnÔÇÖt told Tyler about the situation heÔÇÖd stumbled upon. ÔÇ£I was the one who said I wanted to be friends.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£Why?ÔÇØ Tyler asked, watching Holly with a little more interest than Kevin liked. ÔÇ£SheÔÇÖs hot. Do you know if sheÔÇÖs seeing anyone?ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£No.ÔÇØ KevinÔÇÖs irritation grew.

Tyler stood and adjusted his tie, a smirk lighting up his eyes. ÔÇ£Screw the brotherhood. I think IÔÇÖll go over and introduce myself.ÔÇØ

Kevin was up in a flash. ÔÇ£I donÔÇÖt think so.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£Why not?ÔÇØ he looked surprised. ÔÇ£She looks like sheÔÇÖd be worth a short break from my hiatus from women.ÔÇØ

Kevin stepped in front of his path, his jaw set. ÔÇ£Because youÔÇÖre a prick who will use her and toss her aside and she deserves a helluva lot better than that.ÔÇØ

Matt was up in an instant, grabbing KevinÔÇÖs arm. ÔÇ£Why donÔÇÖt we get some air?ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£You like her,ÔÇØ Tyler said, slack jawed.

ÔÇ£Of course he likes her,ÔÇØ Matt said. ÔÇ£For someone so smart, sometimes youÔÇÖre an idiot.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£In my defense,ÔÇØ Tyler said. ÔÇ£He said they were friends.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£Okay,ÔÇØ Matt said slowly. ÔÇ£When was the last time you convinced a woman to be just a friend?ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£Never.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£I rest my case, counselor.ÔÇØ

Tyler sat back down, and Matt tugged on KevinÔÇÖs sleeve to get him to join them.

ÔÇ£I canÔÇÖt believe you didnÔÇÖt last even a single week,ÔÇØ Tyler said.

ÔÇ£He didnÔÇÖt last a single day,ÔÇØ Matt told him. ÔÇ£He slept with her the night after our agreement to remain single.ÔÇØ

Tyler burst out laughing. ÔÇ£For a tough-ass former Marine, I expected you to be the last holdout, man. At least a week or two.ÔÇØ

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About Denise Grover Swank

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasnÔÇÖt lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.


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