Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#BookReview: Seducing the Bridesmaid by Katee Robert - 3.5 Wine Glasses

18744937Title: Seducing the Bridesmaid 
Series: Wedding Dare #3
Author: Katee Robert 
Format: ebook, 192 pages
Published: June 9th 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen)
ISBN: 162266728X
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Linda
Rating:  3.5/5
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 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.

”Woman you’re as mean as a copperhead. Come here let’s find out if you’re as cold-blooded.”

SEDUCING THE BRIDESMAID by Katee Robert is the third erotic romance in the Wedding Dare series.  It's a relatively quick read at just 131 pages.  All the tales in the Wedding Dare series take place around the wedding  of Kady and Colt.   Kady and Colt's story was told in Laura Kaye's prequel novella,  Dare to Resist.  SEDUCING THE BRIDESMAID can be read as a standalone, but the reader's enjoyment will be exponentially increased if the series is read in order as follows:

• Dare to Resist by New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye (prequel)
• Falling for the Groomsman by New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, w/a Diane Alberts (#1)
• Baiting the Maid of Honor by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey (#2)
• Seducing the Bridesmaid by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert (#3)
• Best Man with Benefits by USA TODAY bestselling author Samanthe Beck (#4)

SEDUCING THE BRIDESMAID  is the story of bridesmaid Regan Wakefield and groomsman Brock McNeil.  

Brock, our hero, has spent his entire life in his brother's shadow.  His brother has always been blessed with his father's favor and is slated to follow in his father's footsteps as the head of their family's business.   Brock has been shot down so many times attempting to gain his father's approval and his inability to do so has scarred him.  I loved Brock.  He was a southern gentleman, full of charm.  However, it was going to take more than charm to tame the rattlesnake of a woman who has captivated his attention.

Regan, our heroine, is a strong-willed woman with a plan.  She has deemed her friend's wedding as the perfect place to make her move on Logan McCade, Colt's best man, who fits Regan's perfect mate criteria to a tee.  She has her life mapped out and Brock McNeil is not on her radar.  In fact, he's the exact opposite of what she's looking for;  He's a handsome playboy, with a laid back attitude who has had everything handed to him on a silver platter.  After Regan agrees to a one-night-stand with Brock, she can't deny their sizzling chemistry that flames her every waking thought.  

Regan -”I always have a plan. You weren’t part of any plan.”
Brock – “Plans change. That’s life.”
Regan – “Not my plans. Not until you.”...

I'd like to share three more of my favorite quotes illustrating the steaminess and the humor to be found within these pages: 

"Darlin', if I didn't know better, I'd say you were thinking about sexing me up."
Her eyebrows rose, though he didn't miss the way her gaze coasted over his body.  "It's a good thing one of us knows better then, isn't it?"
"I can assure you, though, I'm a man who isn't short in any sense of the word."
He released her arm and crossed his own over his chest.  "I'm trying not to jump to conclusions.  Spit it out."
"I'm more of a swallowing kind of a girl."
Holy hell.

This tale is truly a testament to the adage that opposites attract.  As with the other books in this series, the heat level is spicy hot!  I have to confess that I spent the first half of the book not crazy about Regan;  She was sleeping with one man while supposedly focused on another.  However, I kept reading as I really liked Brock, and, lo and behold, Katee pulled a rabbit out of the hat!  The HEA ending was really good and made me almost totally forget the rough beginning.  I'm enjoying this series and Regan has been a prominent character in the previous books.  I'm glad to have read hers and Brock's story.  

Katee's writing is first-rate.  The storyline is well-crafted and the characters are realistic.  This was not my favorite book in the series, but, in retrospect, it's quite good!  If you are reading this series, it's a must!  And, if you're a fan of Katee's, or love naughty, erotic romance, you won't want to miss it!

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