From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wedding Pact and Rose Gardner series comes a friends-to-lovers romance that "reads like a great Hollywood rom-com" (Apple Books).
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 . . .
Contemporary romance fans who love bridal trappings and don't mind well-meant social manipulations as long as they lead to a happy ending will delight in the opener of Swank's Bachelor Brotherhood trilogy (spun off from the Wedding Pact series), a sentimental, endearingly goofy story that packs a surprising amount of impulsive heat. Construction foreman Kevin Vandemeer, who's recently returned to Blue Springs, Mo., after a stint in the Marines, has sworn off women and resigned himself to living in the disaster of a fixer-upper his sister has purchased for him. He even agrees to keep the kitten she finds under the steps. Then next door neighbor Holly Greenwood awkwardly brings him part of a homemade lasagna, and they inevitably hit it off. But the demanding wedding planner for whom Holly works is actually Kevin's mother, and the family meddling in their lives runs deep on both sides. Keeping the relationship secret until Holly's big assignment is done will be both necessary and challenging. Swank's fluffy, feel-good storytelling proclaims the primacy of love as a force to which everyone should surrender the bachelors destined to star in future installments haven't got a chance.