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Going Down on One Knee
By Christina Hovland
Releasing Date 26th October, 2018
"An utterly charming opposites-attract-story. Hovland perfectly balances simmering sexual tension with a surprising amount of emotion, and the stomach-flip-causing ending is the perfect example of why I read and love romance." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Layne
Number-crunching Velma Johnson's perfectly planned life is right on course. That's a lie. Sure, she's got the lucrative job. She's got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma's Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully, one who's hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He'll be exactly like, well... her sister's new fiancé.
Badass biker Brek Montgomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek's sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy. Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.
Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister's wedding. Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn't even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life--so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan...
In Going Down on One Knee by Christina Hovland, Velma Johnson feels like she's failing to stick to the five-year plan she's made, especially when she discovers her sister is marrying the guy she's had a crush on for a while. So, maybe it's time to throw her plan out the window and be a little spontaneous. Yet, the more time she spends with Brek Montgomery -- her complete opposite in every way -- she finds herself falling for someone she never imagined she'd fall in love with. Will Velma and Brek get the happy ever after they both deserve or will she go back to believing her five-year plan is still a good thing and end up breaking Brek's heart?
What a fun, charming, fast-paced read Ms. Hovland has penned in this opposites attract trope encompassing story where the main characters were absolutely compelling; the dialogue was a wonderful combination of intense moments due to the main characters back stories and playful banter that had me loving the hero's determination to win the heroine over because he wants her; and the fast-paced plot kept me entertained from start to finish because of the obstacles these two face to be together including the heroine's five-year plan and whether she should stick to it or toss it aside and whether the weddings Brek needs to handle for his sister will be a success?
With the main characters, the heroine is resilient and courageous when it comes to the decisions she makes to do with the hero and whether she'll take him up on his offer. I also liked how driven she is when it comes to her career and how determined she was to help the hero because it's palpable he needs it when it comes to the weddings he must make sure go off without a hitch. Will things go off without a hitch? Will Brek be able to save his sister's business? While the hero, he's confident; charming; a great brother to do what he does for his sister, even though he doesn't know anything about planning weddings; and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over because there's such intense chemistry between them that is hard for him to ignore.
Overall, Ms. Hovland has delivered a wonderfully-written and enthralling read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance was steamy and proves that sex on a motorcycle is definitely possible; the secondary characters entertained me as much as the main ones because they want to see Velma happy with the right guy; and the ending had me loving the heroine's determination to make things right with the hero, especially after how their relationship goes awry and he doesn't believe he's good enough for her. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly because these two are perfect together and prove that opposites really do attract. I would recommend Going Down on One Knee by Christina Hovland, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Emma Hart, Carly Phillips, Melissa Foster and Kaylee Ryan.
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Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around.