Title: GOING DOWN ON ONE KNEE
Author: Christina Hovland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Going Down On One Knee:
“An utterly charming opposites-attract-story. Hovland perfectly balances simmering sexual tension with a surprising amount of emotion, and the stomach-flip-causing ending is the perfect example of why I read and love romance.” – New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Layne
Number-crunching Velma Johnson’s perfectly planned life is right on course.
That’s a lie. Sure, she’s got the lucrative job. She’s got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma’s Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully, one who’s hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He’ll be exactly like, well… her sister’s new fiancé.
Badass biker Brek Montgomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek’s sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.
Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.
Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister’s wedding.
Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn’t even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life–so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan…
Now. If you have read any of my reviews before, you will know that I don’t always find the “prepare to laugh out loud” preface in the book titles (as on Goodreads or Amazon) as particularly accurate.
But. Whilst I may not have actually laughed out loud, there were parts of this story that were pretty funny. Some elements trod a fine line of verging into slapstick-esque, but managed to stay on the right side of that.
Overall, the characters resonated and their opposed personality traits really sparked ell off each other.
Thoroughly enjoyable and left me with a smile on my face.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night.
Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm.
She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself.
A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around.
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