Series: Wedding Dare #3
Published by Macmillan on 2014-06-09
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A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
She has a plan. He’s about to change it.
Regan Wakefield is a headhunter in both name and personality: driven, motivated, and unafraid to pursue what—and who—she wants. Naturally, she’s thrilled when her friend's wedding offers her an opportunity to score Logan McCade, the practically perfect best man. Unfortunately, groomsman Brock McNeil keeps getting in her way, riling her up in the most delicious of ways. But Brock’s smooth southern charm isn't part of the plan...so how exactly did they end up having searing-hot sex?
Regan may pretend the erotic electricity sparking between them is merely a distraction, but Brock knows better. She refuses to see beyond the devil-may-care façade he presents to the world, while he sees straight through hers. Changing her mind—and getting under her skin—is a challenge he can’t resist. And when he wins, Brock will do whatever it takes to convince Regan that the best man for her is him.
FTC : I requested the entire series from the publisher for an honest review.
Having never read anything from this author before, I was amazed at how quickly I fell in love with her writing. With powerful dialogue, fantastic chemistry and some scorching hot sex scenes, she has created a book that will be a reread and so I can safely say I’ll be reading more of her work. The only reason it lost a star is because I liked Brock too much to see Regan’s insecurities hurt him. Which they did. Often.
Regan is, for want of a better word, a ball buster. She needed to be but she let that hard shell become her all and she used it in her personal life. She wanted her idea of the perfect man. He would be handsome, successful and driven and he would worship her everyday. Any other man she was attracted to was used to scratch an itch, a passing fancy that was allowed nowhere near her heart. Brock ruined her plans, made himself at home within her skin and she hated that. She used him for sex but the snap judgements that she made about him were destroyed one by one as she allowed him close again and again. I hated that she tried to push him away, I hated the way the way she threw her idea of perfection at him over and over again and made him feel less. I understood her baggage, and her drive, but by god it annoyed me the way she treated him.
Brock is outstanding. Brock is a Southern rich Gentleman (which made me melt anyway… I love the Southern accent) who has all the trade marks of a man who is there to look pretty and get rich. He cultivates that impression, not wanting people to see the truth and not letting people close. I loved the fact that he didn’t change this for Regan, no matter how tempting it was to do so. If she wanted to judge him and find him wanting that was her issue; he shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to try to impress her over when it is obvious how much chemistry they have. I loved that he made her open up, the way he wouldn’t let her have those trusted barriers with him. He softened her and I liked that; being the ball-buster 24/7 must have been exhausting.
This is another author who knows how to write fabulous sex scenes and I loved them. These were hot, sexy and filled with dominance games as they struggled to figure out who was in charge. The intensity of these scenes is one of the reasons I have marked some more of this author’s books as ones to read.
Overall, a fantastic installment in a series that I recommend. I loved the heat, the dialogue and the epilogue. Fans of erotic romance should check out both this book and this author.