Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Falling For The Groomsman by Jen McLaughlin ~ Review & Giveaway

 Book 2 but can be read stand alone!

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She’s the one that got away. He’s the one she can’t forget.

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…




The series...

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My Thoughts:

4 stars - So love Tyler and his persistence to get the girl!

As I stated in a review of another book in this series, I love the concept of the wedding dare. I was particularly drawn to the idea of four different authors writing it. It’s a very interesting idea. The flavor of each book is slightly different because of that and it reflects the character of the couple in the story.

In this book, Christine and Tyler have a second chance at love. They knew each other eight years ago when Tyler took Christine’s virginity and then bailed. She’s devastated by that and he’s guilt ridden. So when they run into each other, quite literally, and the intense feelings return, they are both trying to figure it out.

Christine upset me at first. She’s thinking revenge and I’m not liking it. But when that doesn’t feel good to her anymore, I began to like her. She’s been hurt and she’s trying to figure out her feelings. Her brain says one thing and her body another. There’s no doubt that her body is winning. The heat between these two is combustible.

Tyler is a helper. He loves to help and heal people and certainly guided his becoming a doctor. He’s always tried to protect and help. The only time he’s ever let that go was that night in Mexico with Christine. But he’s married to his job so really this can’t work, right? Keep telling yourself that, Tyler.

I really enjoyed the wedding setting. Seeing little pieces of what’s going on with the other couples is interesting too. I haven’t read about Julie and the brooding Reed yet but I want to. Something is definitely up with those two.

I think this one can certainly been read stand alone but why miss the fun of this series. It’s a brilliant idea and super hot. Don’t miss it.

 About the author:

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name. 



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  1. Love this series. Thanks for this chance to win!

  2. I'm really excited to make time for these books, they sound like a ton of fun and the idea is so awesome.

  3. What a great series. I would love to read them all. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  4. I just found out about this series :)
    Was very excited to meet so many authors in Nashville Last week <3

  5. Yay! This installment looks really good! Thanks for the review!

  6. I haven't begun this series, but it does sound so good! I have read Jen's other work so I know I'd enjoy this.
    I'm glad you enjoyed it more once Christine came to her senses! Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  7. Falling for the groomsman series of books sound very entertaining, would love to read the series.

  8. This sounds really good! I've read two of the books in the series, and have really enjoyed them. I like the whole idea of the dare, and how we get a different author and their unique styles with each book too! Excellent Review Val :)

  9. Great review. I really loved Falling for the Groomsman.