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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Only You by Denise Grover Swank (Book Release Day Blitz / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Forever Publishing, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book release day blitz event for Only You by author Denise Grover Swank!

Book Review

Only You by Denise Grover Swank
Book 1: Bachelor Brotherhood Series
Publisher: Forever / Grand Central Publishing / Hatchett Book Group
Publication Date: eBook - June 14, 2016 / Paperback - October 25, 2016 
Format: Paperback - 368 pages
               Kindle - 944 KB
               Nook - 577 KB
ISBN: 978-1455539765
BNID: 978-1455539772
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy

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Buy The Series: Bachelor Brotherhood Series
Book 1: Only You
Book 2: Until You (Pub Date: May 2017)
Book 3: Always You (Pub Date: June 2017)
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a book release day blitz event hosted by Forever Publishing.

Book Description:

The first book in a spin-off from Denise Grover Swank's New York Times bestselling Wedding Pact series (The Wedding Pact, The Player, The Gambler, The Valentine)

“Warm and funny, the first book in the Bachelor Brotherhood series reads like a great Hollywood rom-com.” –iBooks Best Books of June 

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…

Book Excerpt:

Kevin wasn’t sure why he was surprised Holly was here. She was a wedding planner, and from what he’d seen so far, she was a damn good one.
He’d been on his way out of the room, needing a breather from the noise and the chaos of the reception when he’d seen her at the table. He hadn’t planned on asking her to dance—hell, he hated to dance—but he’d been desperate for a reason to talk to her.
When he sat back down at the table, Tyler wore a smirk. “Crashed and burned, huh? I thought you were going to the bathroom to take a piss.”
“I was. I just happened to run into a friend.”
“Run into a friend, my ass. I thought we’d sworn off women. I’ve held up my end of the bachelor brotherhood. And let me add that I had no idea my balls could turn this blue.”
“She’s a friend,” Kevin said, trying not to sound irritated and feed any more fuel to the fire.
“She’s his neighbor,” Matt said, taking a sip of his beer, and giving Kevin a pointed look. “They’re friends.”
Tyler burst out laughing. “You got friend-zoned?”
“No,” Kevin said slowly, picking up his drink, surprised Matt hadn’t told Tyler about the situation he’d stumbled upon. “I was the one who said I wanted to be friends.”
“Why?” Tyler asked, watching Holly with a little more interest than Kevin liked. “She’s hot. Do you know if she’s seeing anyone?”
“No.” Kevin’s irritation grew.
Tyler stood and adjusted his tie, a smirk lighting up his eyes. “Screw the brotherhood. I think I’ll go over and introduce myself.”
Kevin was up in a flash. “I don’t think so.”
“Why not?” he looked surprised. “She looks like she’d be worth a short break from my hiatus from women.”
Kevin stepped in front of his path, his jaw set. “Because you’re a prick who will use her and toss her aside and she deserves a helluva lot better than that.”
Matt was up in an instant, grabbing Kevin’s arm. “Why don’t we get some air?”
“You like her,” Tyler said, slack jawed.
“Of course he likes her,” Matt said. “For someone so smart, sometimes you’re an idiot.”
“In my defense,” Tyler said. “He said they were friends.”
“Okay,” Matt said slowly. “When was the last time you convinced a woman to be just a friend?”
“I rest my case, counselor.”
Tyler sat back down, and Matt tugged on Kevin’s sleeve to get him to join them.
 “I can’t believe you didn’t last even a single week,” Tyler said.
“He didn’t last a single day,” Matt told him. “He slept with her the night after our agreement to remain single.”
Tyler burst out laughing. “For a tough-ass former Marine, I expected you to be the last holdout, man. At least a week or two.”

Book Teaser:

My Book Review:

In Only You, the first book in the Bachelor Brotherhood Series, a spinoff from the popular Wedding Pact Series, author Denise Grover Swank weaves an entertaining romantic comedy that follows the quirky romantic trials and tribulations of wedding planner Holly Greenwood and ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer.

Set in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs, Missouri, Only You is an entertaining tale that easily draws the reader into Holly and Kevin's story. Holly is an event planner who wants to own her own wedding planning business. She hasn't dated in a while, and has been completely focused on her career. Kevin has returned to his hometown after spending twelve years in the Marine Corps. After his second tour in Afghanistan, he decides that it is time to change, and is ready to live a civilian life. After his most recent breakup and a string of disastrous relationships, Kevin decides to take a self-imposed six month break from women. Along with his best buddies Matt and Tyler, they form the Bachelor Brotherhood, and have sworn off all women ... that is until Kevin meets Holly, his next door neighbor, when he moves into a money pit of a house that he is going to restore and flip. Follow along as both Holly and Kevin journey down the path and discover unexpected love.

Only You is a delightful story that had a great mixture of humor, romance, drama, and unexpected twists and turns that easily kept me engaged and turning the pages. You can't help but cheer for Holly and Kevin as they struggle to overcome the crazy misunderstandings, challenges, trials and tribulations that they face while discovering that maybe they are ready for a relationship and true love. With a wonderful cast of characters, witty dialogue, humorous antics and interactions, and a sweet romantic storyline that will met your heart, Only You is a fun story that will leave you wanting more. I look forward to reading Until You, the second book in the Bachelor Brotherhood Series.

Only You is a lighthearted and fun romantic comedy tale that will keep you in stitches and leave a satisfied smile on your face.


About The Author

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 (in her own mind) Facebook comments 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 hasn't lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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