Author: Denise Grover Swank
Goodreads: 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 . . .
Ope’s Opinion: This was the second book by Denise Grover Swank that I have read. The first one ( One Paris Summer ) was amazing! It made me search out another book by her. This one was disappointing.
Realizing this is in the Romance genre, I expected some steamy parts. But there wasn’t enough story to go along with the steam for me. I didn’t see what Holly and Kevin had in common other then physical attraction. Add to that, the foul language was over used in place of some descriptive words that would have helped me see what DGS was wanting me to visualize ( telling me that Kevin’s house looked like “shit” didn’t help me see it ).
If DGS writes another Young Adult book, I might pick it up.
I think you raise a valid point about the language when it’s used in place of description. That’s disappointing.