Published by: Entangled Indulgence on April 23, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher
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Always a Bridesmaid by Cindi Myers
She's sworn off weddings…
After two failed relationships and six stints as a bridesmaid, Stephanie Ludlow is convinced she's man-poison. So when her hormones point due south to her sexy--but not so charming--new landlord, she can't help the sparks that fly. It's a good thing she's declared a strict "no sex" policy, because Mike Brubaker might as well have "it's not happening" tattooed across his delectable chest.
He's sworn off love…
Spurned single dad Mike has learned the hard way women are the source of all evil and should be avoided at any cost. And that definitely includes his gorgeous new tenant. But when they're thrown together in the wedding party from hell, both will stop at nothing to fight the heat building between them. Giving in is not an option for either of them.
May the best man--or woman--win.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I always love a good, old-fashioned contemporary romance novel and this one fits the bill perfectly. Take who people who have some serious emotional baggage and bad luck with relationships, Stephanie and Mike, and a tempting situation (living together in the same house), an instant attraction (not the unbelievable kind, but the good, lusty kind) and you’ve got a fun read. I felt like Cindi had just the right amount of fun, light-hearted scenes and intense, serious ones. Nowadays, it’s hard not to meet someone doesn’t have some kind of baggage like a marriage that didn’t work out, kids, or trust issues, and Cindi plays on that well with her characters. But she also lets you believe in the power of love and keeps things sweet with the newlyweds and with hope that Stephanie and Mike can find love despite their pasts.
What’s a good romance novel without some nookie, am I right?! Cindi does a great job at writing those intimate scenes where it doesn’t get too tacky, but it remains quite steamy and HOT. You can definitely feel the attraction these two characters have for each other right from the start, and I like that it evolves from that into real love. Although much of it was pretty predictable, it didn’t deter me from reading on and enjoying the book. I liked Cindi’s writing style and her characters were great. The parts pertaining to actually being a bridesmaid, especially about the dresses, was hilarious and reminded me of how my friends felt when they had to be apart of my wedding (although I thought I chose cute dresses, lol).
It was a very short and fun read, something to throw in between reading those serious fantasy/paranormal reads, and I enjoyed every minute of it.