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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint…
She’s the one that got away. He’s the one she can’t forget.
Photojournalist Christine Forsythe is ready to tackle her naughty little to-do list, and who better to tap for the job than a hot groomsman? But when she crashes into her best friend’s older brother, Christine realizes her list needs updating. And fast. ...
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint…
She’s the one that got away. He’s the one she can’t forget.
Photojournalist Christine Forsythe is ready to tackle her naughty little to-do list, and who better to tap for the job than a hot groomsman? But when she crashes into her best friend’s older brother, Christine realizes her list needs updating. And fast. Tyler Dresco took her virginity during the best night of her life, then bolted. Now that they’re trapped together at a destination wedding, she’s going to get her revenge.
Tyler has never forgiven himself for how completely he lost control all those years ago. Being in Christine’s arms had felt right…until he realized what he’d taken from her in the hallway of a cheap motel. And oh, how she’s making him pay for it now. The insatiable heat between them has only grown stronger, but every time things heat up, Christine walks away.
With every encounter, things go a little bit further until Christine’s caught in her own trap of seduction. And before their time’s up, Tyler’s not the only one wanting more…
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Posted June 12, 2014
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
I so love this book and the characters. Tyler Dresco is definitely on my list of book boyfriends. And, Christine Forsythe is on my list of book friends.
Do you believe in second chances? Falling for the Groomsman is all about second chances and doing whatever it takes to get the one who got away back. This is a wonderful story of a second chance at love that could possibly bring tears to your eyes.
Eight years ago, Tyler Dresco and Christine Forsythe had a magical encounter, one neither has forgotten. The encounter left Tyler confused and running for the hills. It left Christine heartbroken, to say the least. Now forced to be in the same place for their sibling and friend’s wedding, they are forced to confront the past. Even with the passage of time, Tyler and Christine still have strong feelings for each other. Tyler is the guy Christine compares all others to and Christine is the one who captured Tyler’s heart and scared him to his core.
Christine wants to let loose during wedding week and comes up with a naughty list to show the new woman she is. With Tyler around, she decides to use the time to get back at him for the way he treated her all those years ago. Too bad the heart knows what the heart wants and her cat and mouse game catches up to her.
Be prepared to fall in love with this couple as they go after their happy ever after.
Falling for the Groomsman is part of the Wedding Dare Continuity series. It can easily be read as a standalone. However, if you would like to read the series in order, this is the order you should read it in:
Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye
Falling for the Groomsman by Diane Alberts
Baiting the Maid of Honor by Tessa Bailey
Seducing the Bridesmaid by Katee Robert
Best Man with Benefits by Samanthe Beck
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Posted June 27, 2014
## GREAT READ. I enjoyed reading this continuation of the Wedding Dare series. Although it wasn't my favorite (Baiting the Maid of Honor was), I still found it to be a really fun read. Normally I don't really like books that include a ton of arguing, but for some reason it works in this story. I absolutely loved that the heroine wasn't some needy woman with instant forgiveness (that gets old fast). And I could kiss Ms. Alberts for not portraying Tyler as a man-slut. It was so refreshing that THIS McDreamy didn't have a revolving door in his bedroom. I laughed and even teared up a bit as I read this. Perfect combination of sweet, sassy and sexy. I will read again.
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Posted November 28, 2014
Posted August 9, 2014
"But when we get too close... sparks fly. Inevitably, you end up pressed against a wall with me between your legs. Mexico. Last night. Tonight..."
FALLING FOR THE GROOMSMAN by Jen McLaughlin writing as Diane Alberts is a very enjoyable short, racy read! It's the first novel in the Wedding Dare series, a series in which all the tales take place around the wedding of Kady and Colt. Kady and Colt's story was told in Laura Kaye's novella, Dare to Resist. FALLING FOR THE GROOMSMAN is the story of bridesmaid Christine Forsythe and groomsman Tyler Dresco.
My full review has been posted to Reading Between The Wines Book Club.
Posted August 3, 2014
Another great installment in the Wedding Dare series.
I am really loving this series, each author has done a great job so far with their assigned couple. This one is about Christine and Tyler.
Tyler unknowingly took Christine's virginity years ago on a group trip to Mexico and freaked and left her sad and confused.
Over the years they avoided each other. When Tyler's sister plans to marry his best friend Colt he and Christine are throw back together
for a wedding bash weekend. The sparks fly from their for reconnect, Christine smashing into him in the hotel hallway.
Will they both realize that they been fooling themselves all these years thinking there wasn't anything between them.
Tyler really stole my heart, he's a doctor so he's the guy who takes care of everyone around him. When Christine literally stumbles back
into his life he can't help but fall for her.
"You should have been mine" he tells her at one point and my heart just about melted.
This story along with the others in this series are really fun to read. Watching how each relationship plays out around the others is exciting.
The sex scenes are hot. The banter between the groomsman is heartwarming and silly at times. The girls are awesome their friendship strong
In each installment we get a glimpse of each couple making us wonder how their story will go.
I think the authors did a great job keeping the couples in each book separate while staying true to the characters we have already meet.
My favorite part is that each book has an epilogue so we get to find out how the couples did after the wedding week.
Moving on to the next one.
If you like a series I highly recommend this one and not waiting or cliffhangers all the books are out now.
Posted June 25, 2014
I read this story third after Dare To Resist which really should be read first to get the full effect of the series. But let me note this story does stand on it's own, though better understood in the series.
I totally enjoyed this couple, how each individually came to make peace with the past and become open to the present and future. Well, worth your time.
I recommend this story for 18+ and mature due sexual content.
Posted June 25, 2014
Falling for the Groomsman is the first book in the series after the prequel novella Dare to Resist, but as all the stories are occurring simultaneously, reading order after the novella isn't terribly crucial. Each book so far has given hints and glimpses into the h/H of the other novels, but they've stayed away from major spoilers, and each story stands alone just fine.
Tyler, the "groomsman" of the title, is the older brother of the bride (Kady). Christine, a bridesmaid, is a longtime friend of Kady's, making this story--ta da!--an example of best friend's older brother troupe! They've also got a past beyond the you-hang-with-my-annoying-younger-sister one, because eight years earlier while on a trip to Mexico the two slept together. He was-unknowingly ahead of time-Christine's first, and once he realized it he bolted. And...they pretty much have avoided each other ever since.
Enter a destination wedding with every second of the week's activities planned by maid of honor Julie (Baiting the Maid of Honor, and you know that these two are going to be thrown together. A lot. Let the chemistry ensue!
This book read very quickly. Once Tyler aplogizes for his earlier behavior, he pretty much gains the reader's sympathy and holds on with all of his I've-got-a-six-pack-and-I'm-a-doctor glory. He apologizes and sets out to make amends, and it's pretty much oooooh, yeah! from that point on as far as this reader was concerned.
Christine definitely has reasons for her resentment, but she does take the "I need to get back at Tyler for the last eight years of my life" a bit further than seemed strictly necessary. Still, she comes around in the end (after an awesome romantic guesture by Tyler, naturally) so all is forgiven.
Really, though, it was hard to be too upset with her when she had internal dialogue like this running through her head:
She bit down on her lower lip, just like the heroines always did in her books. Hopefully it actually looked more sexy temptress than hungry zombie looking for flesh.
(She apparently doesn't quite get the temptress look down at this point, in case you were wondering--which makes it a lot harder to hold a grudge against her. :) )
Falling for the Groomsman kept me turning the pages when I absolutely should have been getting work done this past weekend. Can't wait to get to books three and four! 4 stars / B+ rating.
I recieved a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Posted June 20, 2014
Tyler is a mistake Christine wouldn’t like to repeat…at least that’s what she keeps telling herself. Too bad her heart has a different idea. Being her bff’s older brother, Tyler had really always been off-limits but thanks to one night in Mexico years ago, he now holds the title as the man who took her V-card. And she’s been trying to ignore him since that night….just like he had ignored her the “morning after”. But old flames die hard and being in such close proximity proves to fan the flame that burns between them and suddenly the reasons why he left he all those years ago don’t matter and with Tyler trying desperately to win back her affections the hold she has on her resolve is slowly giving way.
I really enjoyed the angry chemistry between Christine and Tyler and was pulling for them to make amends from the very beginning. That being said, Christine made that man grovel and he totally deserved every minute of it! But you know what they say about the post arguing sex, right? Hottest sex ever! Diane gave the perfect amount of push and pull into this couple’s relationship and it was a great follow up to Laura Kaye’s story as well as a great intro to the rest of the continuity! Thank you, Diane, for another hot and sexy story!
Posted June 19, 2014
Falling for the Groomsman was the book that led me to the pure sexy awesomeness that was the Wedding Dare series. I'm a huge fan of Jen McLaughlin/Diane Albert's books and jumped at the chance to participate in the blog tour for this book when the opportunity presented itself. After finishing this one, I one-clicked the rest of the books in the series and devoured them all in a matter of a couple days. So, thanks Jen/Diane, for introducing me to this series.
I may have said it a time or two before, but I *love* second chance romances. Falling for the Romance is exactly that. Tyler and Christine have known each other for years. He's the bride's brother and she's one of her best friends. They knew each other growing up and – in a moment of indiscretion – he took her virginity when they were younger. He panicked and left her... left their town... and they haven't talked since. She thought he used her and has no idea of what really caused him to run. Now they're face-to-face again after all this time. Things were complicated and, eventually, rather sexy.
I loved these characters! Tyler is a hot and sexy doctor who is a bit of a daredevil. Christine is a photojournalist. They were both strong, and a bit stubborn. Now that they're together again, Tyler wants another chance. He wants to explain what really happened. Christine is scared of being hurt again, but finds it really difficult to fight what she feels for him. And, rightfully so, because he's pretty much the total package. I really liked the two of them together. I love a couple that challenges each other. Since this book is written from both Tyler and Christine's POVs, readers are given a great look into both of their heads, which made the story feel more complete to me.
If you're looking for a great, sexy adult standalone series, I can't recommend this one highly enough. I've read several Brazen titles, but I've never read an entire series yet. I tend to stick with the ones written by authors whose work I'm familiar with. This series has made me see the error of my ways. I'm definitely missing out on something. I thoroughly enjoyed the way all the characters appeared in each novel, giving another perspective to the pairings and the individual characters. These stories all meshed really well together and that's one of the things I enjoyed most about each of the books individually and the series as a whole.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted June 18, 2014
OMG this was the best book in this series. You fall in love with both characters and understand both of their issues. They have not been together in the same room for eight long years. They have their reasons, maybe not good ones, but still reasons none the less. They are both good people and both need each other. Fun quick read. EnjoyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 16, 2014
Posted June 15, 2014
Posted June 12, 2014
hot start to a new series
This is the first book in the "Wedding Dare"-series and it tells the story of Christine, best friend of the bride, and Tyler, the brides big brother
Christine and Tyler have some history, nobody knows about. years ago, he was her first lover and ran away afterwards. since then Christine is more than insecure about herself as a person. Tyler regrets running away from her after their encounter but doesn't know what to do about it. When they meet again, the attraction once again burns hot.
this story is about second chances - normally not my favorite plot, but "Falling for the groomsman" was a nearly perfect combination of story telling, sizzling chemistry and romantic feelings.
it is a good combination of conflict, chemistry, love and a good amount of hot bedroom scenes.
I liked the main couple and would have loved to learn more about the other characters involved - but that is what the other books are for. so I am waiting and see what the other authors have in store for the other couples
all in all it was a quick and easy read with a perfect ending. I absolutely love it when the epilogue gives us the scene we were waiting for
an ARC was provided to me by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review
Posted June 11, 2014
Posted June 11, 2014
Great story, with Tyler and Christine two characters you will love to fall in love with as i did. This is a very hot read and will have you not wanting to stop reading this book. great readWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 11, 2014
I have to say that I enjoyed Falling for the Groomsman. Plus, it's one steamy read. Anyway, I absolutely loved Tyler. He's actually pretty carrying and concern about everyone's welfare. Christine, I actually had to warm up to.
It's so easy to fall in love with hero. Like most ladies, I tend to forgive the hero more often. Poor Tyler, he had been living with the guilt of taking Christine's virginity. So, he figure as long as he got through with the wedding with minimal damage he should be fine, but never thought he would still feel that instant attraction to Christine. However, Christine still felt the sting of his abandonment after the deed was done. So, she figure the wedding would be a perfect time extract her revenge.
Seriously, I felt bad for Tyler. He seriously tried to make things up with Christine, but the girl had him by the string. I'm surprise he didn't give up. However, I have to give him credit for sticking with all the guff she put him through. Yes, I struggle with Christine's character, because she carried the grudge with her. Granted I get that she was hurt by his actions, but she was in his early 20s, and who doesn't do stupid things during that time.
Even though I struggle with Christine's character, I still enjoyed the story. I thought the wedding shenanigans were a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what happens to the other bridesmaids and groomsmen. So, you want some shenanigans and steam look no further.
Posted June 9, 2014
Christine a sexy photojournalist faces her past when she attends her best friends wedding and meets up with Tyler a doctor from her past. They hooked up in Mexico right out of college, but they haven't seen each other in the last eight years. Christine decides to move on from her past and creates a to do list. Tyler help her complete it, much to her chagrin.
This was probably my favorite book in the wedding dare series! The dialogue is witty, the conflict is realistic, and the sex is hot. I especially enjoyed the camping scenes.
I was given a free copy for a honest review.
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Posted June 9, 2014
*4.5 Stars* We all deserve a second chance
A wedding is not the only thing Tyler and Christine have to get through. They have eight years of air to clear after an encounter where Tyler took Christine's virginity and ran off right after. I love these kinds of stories because you automatically know that with him being the brides brother and her being the best friend to the bride that they can't avoid this come to Jesus moment.
Tyler and Christine were a really fun couple to fall in love with, and it was effortless. The chemistry between them right away was evident so I knew I was in for a treat. Christine has done well for herself as an investigative journalist and has spent the last several years building her career without any time for serious relationships. It's hard to build something else when you know the one that got away was the one you were meant to be with right? Christine was the kind of woman I love to get behind. She was determined, as was evidenced by her choice in career. She was fiercely independent, proven by how she fought Tyler almost every step of the way and she was loving. The way she talked about her brother showed how special their bond was. It would have to be after losing her parents to a drunk driver when she was a freshman in college. That was the catalyst in the story, On a trip to Mexico 8 years prior in order to try and have fun and forget about her pain is when she hooked up with Tyler. Having a crush on Tyler already, plus being young and vulnerable only added to the circumstances surrounding their first connection. She needed comfort when Tyler found her crying trying to get into her hotel room and at first he offers just a shoulder but one thing lead to another and 8 years later, BOOM! Here we are.
Although he was a stubborn ass at times Tyler was a great male character that made me swoon and he just melted my heart overall. He became a doctor and not only does he save lives but he also helps out overseas with the "Doctors Without Borders" program. That right there is a big win in the swoon worthy traits category. Aside form that though his genuine character came out in the way he cared for others around him. Not just his sister but also the time he took to care for Christine and prove to her he's a different man than he used to be. Being a young doctor on the cusp of leaving to head overseas 8 years before, Tyler wasn't ready to settle down and Christine made him FEEL ALL THE THINGS! Of course he probably could have handled letting her down a little better than running out the door with his pants around his ankles but I digress. In his defense though taking someones V-card is a big deal and that can mess with a guy's head it seems because he's beat himself up over it for years. I loved Tyler from beginning to end and didn't stop. Even his moments of being bossy with Christine, I just wanted to pull off my Granny panties and tie them to his FACE! UNFF!
Surrounding the wedding of Kady and Colton, whom we met in Dare To Resist which is the setup for the stormy Christine and Tyler are pushed together repeatedly in a cosmic alignment of the stars. The wedding activities that are setup for the entire week have them in close proximity several times even when a scavenger hunt takes them off the beaten path for a night under the stars. Albert's had my heart in a constant state of pitter-pattering watching her two fiercely hardheaded characters TRY to resist each other but with the past connection they shared and the current heated passion jolting through them it was inevitable they got hot and heavy. One of the main things I usually love about Adult romance is the moment where the characters finally give into their feelings and throw caution to the wind. That moment between Catherine and Tyler was hot, twice. In the beginning I thought Albert's was going to drag out their sexcapades seeing as how Cathrine would run off and was more gun shy than a deer during open season, but thankfully she gave me what I wanted in a relatively pain free time frame. Couples who have fun together always make me feel like relationships can't be all bad. The way these two laughed together and played when they stopped being so concerned about feelings made me feel connected to them. They were real and didn't seem as if I was being told a story but experiencing their love affair first hand and that's a great way to write a story in my opinion. They had moments where they frustrated each other and me but seeing the outcome made all that craziness worthwhile.
The Wedding Dare series is an interesting way to bring several authors together and establish characters and you would think it would be difficult to work out all the logistic but Albert's managed to write characters that felt authentic as well as characters established by another author seem genuine to who they were. I'm anxious and excited to see how the other books flow into the others as I continue in this wickedly sexy series. Falling For The Groomsmen was very sexy and fun, with two people I couldn't imagine not being together when the story was finished. Albert's wrapped me in a warm cocoon as her story came to a close and left me with a sweet gooey feeling.
Posted June 9, 2014
This book is everything you could ask for in a romance novel! It's hot and steamy with just the right amount of sweet and sigh-inducing moments. Great characters with awesome chemistry... definitely worth checking out :)!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 9, 2014
Falling for the Groomsman by Diane Alberts is another hot addition to the Brazen imprint. This book is also part of the Wedding Dare series, which centers around the upcoming nuptials of Kady and Colton, which is being held at the Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado. This story focuses on the relationship between bridesmaid Christine Forsythe, an investigative journalist, and groomsman Tyler Dresco, an emergency room physician. Christine and Tyler spent some time together while vacationing in Mexico eight years ago, where one night of passion turned into a lifetime of happiness, only they did not know it yet.
Not only is Tyler Kady's older brother, he is also one of the groom's best friends. Christine and Kady met in college and have been best friends, as well as roommates, ever since. After Mexico, they avoided each other at all costs, which was easy because they did not live in the same state. Now they are forced to confront their past and deal with their beckoning attraction.
I loved how Ms. Alberts evolved Christine's character. When Christine arrived at the week-long wedding soiree, she had every intention of fulfilling some of her sexual fantasies with some random men, before she moved back to her hometown in Maine. She even made a list to ensure that her wants were not forgotten. However, after a single kiss from Tyler, her lustful memories from the past moved into the present and she no longer wants any other man.
Tyler is a nurturing man who always puts the needs of others ahead of his own. Ms. Alberts expands his narrow-mindedness about emotion and love very gracefully, which adds a deepness to Tyler's character that is very enlightening. He is an alpha male and what he wants, he gets. Tyler wants Christine very badly and will do whatever it takes to make her his.
I really enjoyed this book and the entire Wedding Dare series thus far. This is a slightly emotional, nicely-paced, sexy romantic read. Overall, a well-written book from an author that always leaves me wanting more.
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