Series: Bachelor Brotherhood #1
Published by Forever on October 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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)
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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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£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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