Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind?
If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . .
1. Pre-nups are your friend.
2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing.
3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it?
But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity.
The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played.
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Praise for Down with Love
“Charlie is adamant that it’s just a fling, while Max is surprised to find he’s interested in romance. . . . [Their] repartee, vivid sex scenes, and tongue-in-cheek approach to romance tropes make Max and Charlie’s journey worth following.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fresh and funny, sexy and witty, Down with Love is everything I look for in a can’t-put-it-down read.”—New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker
“I love Kate Meader’s books! Witty banter, sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters—Down with Love has it all!”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson
“Hilarious, hot, and heartfelt! I was captivated by this fast-paced, funny, sexy book from the first page. Everything about this book was fantastic, and I’m already panting to get my hands on the next one!”—USA Today bestselling author Christi Barth
“Charlie's sassy determination met Max's undeniable sex appeal and charm to create the most spectacular fireworks. Down with Love is the kind of story that gives all the feels and leaves you wanting more.”—Aliza Mann, author of Breaking His Rules
Lovingly rendered present-day Chicago is almost a character in its own right in Meader's slightly messy series launch. Max Henderson, a high-powered divorce attorney, literally collides with his brother's wedding planner, Charlie Love. He's instantly smitten, but Charlie dismisses Max outright despite her own lust for him. Later they bond over a love of Hitchcock films, a disdain for asparagus, and anger over bad calls at a Cubs game. When they fall into bed, Charlie is adamant that it's just a fling, while Max is surprised to find he's interested in romance. When he realizes Charlie has rewritten his position on love, he becomes determined to convince her that he's the one for her. The couple's reservations against declaring their feelings are occasionally excessive, but the repartee, vivid sex scenes, and tongue-in-cheek approach to romance tropes make Max and Charlie's journey worth following.
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3.75 stars-sexy & spirited
3.75 stars-- DOWN WITH LOVE is the first instalment in Kate Meader’s contemporary, adult LAWS OF ATTRACTION erotic, romance series focusing on three friend and law partners: Max Henderson, Lucas Wright, and Grant Lincoln. This is divorce attorney Max Henderson, and wedding planner Charlie Love’s story line.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Max and Charlie) DOWN WITH LOVE follows the acrimonious relationship between divorce attorney Max Henderson, and wedding planner Charlie Love. Max’s brother James has thrown him for a loop with the announcement of his upcoming wedding to Gina Torres, a woman his brothre has known for only three months. Enter wedding planner Charlie Love, a woman who pushes all of Max’s buttons, buttons he admits come with hard and fast rules about love and marriage. What ensues is the building relationships between Charlie and Max, and the potential fall-out as Charlie and Max are unable to reach a harmonious impasse with regards to love and a happily ever after.
Max is an embittered divorce attorney who has seen it all, and the one time he thought he had found his own happily ever after destroyed his faith in marriage and love. Meeting Charlie Love, the woman currently starring in all of his fantasies and real-life drama finds Max thinking about forever but a forever that is quickly shut down when another impending divorce drops onto the horizon affecting his relationship with our story line heroine.
The relationship between Max and Charlie is one of immediate attraction; a palpable sexual attraction that does not go unnoticed by friends and family but an attraction that is tempered by their opposing views on love, and their inability to meet somewhere in the middle. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
We are introduced to Max’s brother and his fiancé Gina Torres, as well as Max’s very well-to-do parents Susanne and Jack Henderson; Charlie’s foster parents Donna and Frank Sullivan; whiskey sommelier Trinity Jones; as well as Max’s law partners Lucas Wright and Grant Lincoln. Lucas and Trinity’s story line is next in Illegally Yours.
DOWN WITH LOVE is a sexy and spirited story line with flirty characters and a provocative romance. The premise is inviting, realistic and spicy; the characters are flawed and struggle in their opposing views of marriage and life.
Another wonderful book by Kate Meader. The ever cynical Max & the very loveable Charlie are a hit in this book about a divorce attorney & a wedding planner. They cross paths when Max’s brother decides to get married in 3 months time & she’s hired to get everything done. Max doesn’t believe in love anymore since his broken engagement & after a near death experience by her foster father Charlie has decided that it’s time to settle down. They clash with high attitude & that makes their predicament that much more fun to watch. The high levels of distrust become a distraction & neither realizes that they are getting in deeper with every argument or dig sent the others way. This book made me laugh & cry & even made me sigh, sometimes with happiness & sometimes with pure exasperation. This is looking to be another great series you won’t want to miss. Definitely recommend to read. I voluntarily reviewed this book from the publisher through Net Galley.
A funny, witty romance.
Max is a divorce lawyer and doesn't believe in happily-ever-after. So when his brother gets engaged to a woman he has only known for 3 months, Max gets paranoid that his brother is being taken on a ride to the alter. Max believes it is his duty, as James older brother, to oversee the spending of James' money by the wedding planner. But when Max meets Charlie, the wedding planner, he feels things that he has never felt before. Charlie thinks that James' brother is a jacka$$ ... plain and simple! He is there at every turn of the planning and giving his 2 cents when it is not needed or wanted. But it doesn't take long for Max and Charlie's hot tempers to com-bust into something different altogether.
I thoroughly enjoyed this funny, witty romance, having to laugh out loud at the banter between the characters. Even though Max was a jacka$$ at first, it didn't take long to see his softer romantic side ... even though he didn't even realize he had a romantic side. And even though Charlie tried to be this reserved person, I loved that her true nature would come out when Max was around. The side stories were a great addition to the book - Charlie's parents and of course Gina and James. I can't wait for Max's law partners books ... Lucas is up next.
I received an ARC courtesy of Random House - Loveswept through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.