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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 15, 2018
He manages a rock band; she manages investment portfolios. They don’t match on paper or anywhere else. But still… inexplicably this pair learn they make a great team through wedding plan fiascos, sharing a condo, bad dates, and discovering love has a sense of humor. When he tosses out the rule book, this pair gave me some amazing reading magic.
Going Down on One Knee is a humorous, heartwarming, and sexy opposites attract romance. Velma’s so buttoned up that she has lists for her lists and has a five year plan that doesn’t have room for spontaneous, colorful biker rock band managers who gets an itch from staying in one place or picking up their socks. Brek’s friend Dean is marrying Velma’s sister and because of his sister’s required bed rest for her pregnancy, he’s taking over her wedding planning accounts. How tough can it be? He’s managed a rowdy rock band on tour. He seems to be the only one to see Velma’s pain over her sister marrying the co-worker she was secretly crushing on or that Velma’s crazy, inflexible, list-making quirks are funny rather than boring. He gets all heated up over a buttoned up sweater and pearls. But, his stay is temporary and Velma’s a long haul gal who wants a guy in a suit with a retirement plan and healthy 401K. Only, Velma’s learning that a guy who looks good on paper doesn’t make her body and heart zing like Brek’s smiles or rides with him on his bike. Will they figure it out before the wedding bells chime and Brek heads back on tour?
I spotted this one on Melliane’s Between Dreams and Reality blog and the blurb had me eager to give it a try. I thought these extreme opposites who do the wedding planning together would make for a fun read. I was right. Both were engaging people who saw the best in each other when they started working and sharing a condo. I laughed so many times over his casual habits and her stringent ways that were more amusing than acrimonious. They both had reasons for not being anyone’s idea of a good bet, but there was sizzling chemistry from the beginning moment right on into the bedroom where a built, tatted Brek got to show that poor woman that she was NOT boring like an old boyfriend said.
The romance is set against a circle of friends for them both, their families, and their jobs. I loved meeting Brek’s posse who are all a little rough except Dean who’s the first of them getting married. It was sweet to see the relationship between Velma and her twin sister and their friend. At first, I thought her sister stole Dean from Velma, but what was there was all in Velma’s head and she never hinted or acted on it so there was no stealing men. It was fun that Brek’s mom was a professional matchmaker who wasn’t opposed to doing pro bono work for her son’s match and his sister was a wedding planner.
Oh man, this pair had lots of moments- some sweet, some hot, some a hot mess, and some utterly hilarious. It’s been a while since I picked up a romcom, but I sure did get into this one which was well-developed for plot and characters and just plain sparkled. I can’t wait for the rest of the series. Do yourself a solid and get in on it from the start, here, if a romance full of sweet and spice and a lot of fun moments is your thing.
I rec’d this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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