Regan Wakefield is a headhunter in both name and personality: driven, motivated, and unafraid to pursue what-and who-she wants. Naturally, she's thrilled when her friend's wedding offers her an opportunity to score Logan McCade, the practically perfect best man. Unfortunately, groomsman Brock McNeil keeps getting in her way, riling her up in the most delicious of ways. But Brock's smooth southern charm isn't part of the plan...so how exactly did they end up having searing-hot sex?
Regan may pretend the erotic electricity sparking between them is merely a distraction, but Brock knows better. She refuses to see beyond the devil-may-care façade he presents to the world, while he sees straight through hers. Changing her mind-and getting under her skin-is a challenge he can't resist. And when he wins, Brock will do whatever it takes to convince Regan that the best man for her is him.
Each book in the Wedding Dare series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Falling for the Groomsman by New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, w/a Diane Alberts
Baiting the Maid of Honor by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey
Seducing the Bridesmaid by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert
Best Man with Benefits by USA TODAY bestselling author Samanthe Beck
Dare to Resist by New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye
About the Author
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve, she discovered romance novels and never looked back. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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Seducing the Bridesmaid
A Wedding Dare Novel
By Katee Robert, Heather Howland, Ellie Brennan
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2014 Katee Robert
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Brock McNeill had never been all that good at turning down trouble. And the brunette leaving Spago right now had trouble written all over her.
He should just let her go. After all, the only reason he was at Beaver Creek Resort in the first place was because of his childhood friend's wedding. He was here to support Colton — not to cozy up to any of the bridesmaids.
Especially this bridesmaid.
Regan Wakefield, sorority sister to the bride, headhunter, and wearer of six-inch heels. At dinner, she'd stood out among the other women like a bird of paradise among swans. And there was something there. Something about how she held herself aloof even when drinking and chatting with her friends, her eyes taking in everything around her. It didn't help that she had the kind of beauty that could bring a man to his knees — or that she seemed to know it.
Damn it, he couldn't just let her walk back to the hotel alone.
Brock threw back the rest of his drink and dropped a twenty on the bar. He pushed through the exterior door and looked around. She was already fifty yards down the paved path, her heels clicking as she strolled through the night. He'd figured those torture devices on her feet would slow her down. Apparently he'd been wrong.
"Wait up." She didn't even look over her shoulder, so he picked up his pace, mentally cursing the stupid dress shoes pinching his toes. "Regan."
If he hadn't been watching her so closely, he wouldn't have noticed the way her shoulders tightened up. She turned, raked him with a single glance, and kept going. "Sorry, but my granny told me not to talk to strangers."
"I'm not a stranger." He finally came even with her and slowed down to match her walk.
She flipped her dark hair over her shoulder. "You're not?" She snapped her fingers. "Oh wait, aren't you that guy — "
"You know damn well who I am." He and the other groomsmen had had drinks in the same damn bar as the bridesmaids last night, and they'd all been at dinner tonight. This woman, of all people, wasn't going to forget a face. He smiled at her, turning on the charm.
She laughed, glanced back at his face, and laughed harder. "Oh my God."
What the fuck? Did he have spinach in his teeth? Brock resisted the urge to cover his mouth, but only barely. He waited as they kept walking, but she didn't stop laughing. Christ, what was the deal with this woman? "What's so funny?"
She finally managed to contain her mirth, though her dark eyes still danced. "You." She waved her hand at his entire body. "Turning on the Southern panty-dropper charm. It's adorable."
Adorable. He'd been called a lot of things in his life — charming, gorgeous, a fuckup — but never that. Grown men were not adorable. Puppies were adorable. "I don't know what you're talking about."
"Sure you do. I bet you practice that smile in the mirror."
She thought she had his number down. It stung more than it should because he did pride himself on his charm. "Naw, darlin'. I'm all natural."
"That's what they all say. Run along now. I don't have time for you."
He couldn't remember the last time he'd been so thoroughly dismissed, though Brock could bet it was his father who'd done it. "That's going to be a problem."
She didn't look at him. "How so?"
"In the South, we don't let women wander alone at night. It's dangerous. I'll walk you back to the hotel."
"You don't let women wander alone, huh? God forbid one of those belles escapes her caretaker." She clutched her hands to her chest and affected a pretty damn good accent. "Alone? With no strong man to protect me? Whatever shall I do?"
"That's not what I meant and you know it."
"How do I know it? I'm not a mind reader, and I don't need some strapping man to walk me the hundred yards from here to the hotel when I'm in a damn resort. I live in New York. There's nothing out here that can compare to that."
"That makes sense."
As expected, she gave him a suspicious look. "You're being awfully agreeable all of a sudden."
He kept his smile in place and went in for the kill. "Only because you're the scariest thing within twenty miles."
She flinched, but recovered almost immediately. "Maybe you're smarter than I thought."
"And you're sneakier than I expected. Want to tell me what that key switch you pulled last night was all about?" His friend Reed had looked pretty damn shell-shocked this morning so he suspected Regan's plan had been successful. "Some kind of friend you are, sending that nice Southern girl to the wrong room."
She shrugged. "She had her sights set on the wrong man."
The sheer size of the balls on this woman blew him away. "How is that any of your damn business? That was some sneaky shit and you know it."
"She's my friend and I want to see her happy." She picked up her pace, but he kept up easily. "There's nothing I wouldn't do to see my friends happy."
He could admire the sentiment, even if her methods were suspect. "Then why not just, I don't know, open your mouth and say something? You don't seem to have a problem shoving your opinion down people's throats. Mine, for instance."
"You chased my ass out here. I didn't ask for help."
Yeah, he didn't get the idea that she asked for help all that often — or ever. "Maybe you should."
She laughed. "Because you're going to be the one to save me from myself, right? For at least as long as it takes to get into my pants."
Well, hell. He wouldn't mind getting into her pants — or up her skirt, as it were. But she wasn't even going to give him a chance. He could trot along, verbally sparring, or he could change the game. Brock slid in front of her, blocking her way. "Darlin', if I didn't know better, I'd say you were thinking about sexing me up."
Her eyebrows rose, though he didn't miss the way her gaze coasted over his body. "It's a good thing one of us knows better then, isn't it?"
"It's okay that you're scared. You've never met a man like me."
It was hard to tell in the dark, but he thought he could see a blush spreading across her chest. Until she laughed in his face. "Please. There are a thousand men like you. But it's cute that you think you're so special. Did your mother tell you that?"
There had been enough praise in the McNeill household for only one son, and Brock wasn't him. But he wasn't about to say as much to Regan. She was a shark, and she'd sniff out any weakness and exploit it without a second thought. He'd never found ruthlessness particularly attractive in a woman, but combined with her sharp tongue, it was an intriguing mix.
He leaned in and lowered his voice. "It's okay that you're intimidated by my overwhelming masculinity. I promise to take good care of you."
"How sweet of you." She walked her fingers up his chest, inch by slow inch, the briefest contact that sent heat pulsing through his body. Regan stopped at the hollow of his throat and smiled.
Then she flicked his chin. "But let's be honest. I'd ruin you for other women, and I'm just too nice to do that to an adorable little thing like you."
"Yeah, I don't think so."
"Maybe in another life. You're hot, but pretty is as pretty does." She stepped around him and headed for the hotel, trailing her perfume behind her. He closed his eyes and inhaled — something expensive, subtle, and intriguing. Too bad the woman herself was only two of those three.
He turned and followed, catching up to her in two large steps. "I'm not that easily ruined."
"You haven't been with me." She glanced at him and then jerked back to look straight ahead. "And you aren't going to be."
Then why did she sound like she was trying to convince herself? He watched her as they walked, and sure enough, she shot another look at him a few steps later. For all her bluster, the woman could barely keep her eyes off him. "You just can't help yourself, can you?"
"You're dangerously delusional."
He laughed. "And you're not as mean as you pretend to be."
She stopped just outside of the light cast by the hotel lamps on either side of the door and glared at him, her hands on her hips. "As delightful as this has been, I can take it from here. I don't need a white knight and I sure as hell don't need you to try to charm my panties off." She turned and walked to the door. "Besides, I'm not wearing any." Her last comment floated over her shoulder, almost taking him out at the knees.
Brock rubbed his hand over his mouth. If he had half a brain, he'd stay as far away from Regan as possible for the rest of the week. She thought she had him all figured out, and he had enough of that shit in his life without adding yet another person who'd be continually reminding him of what a fuckup he supposedly was.
He grinned. On the other hand, it would be a hell of a lot of fun to poke at her and see what lay beneath the polished and poised exterior. Who was he kidding? He was going to seek her out again the first chance he got.
* * *
Twenty-four hours into this destination wedding, and Regan Wakefield wasn't sure if she was the greatest friend ever — or the worst.
She leaned against the bar and stared into her drink. It had started last night at the bachelorette party. She could blame the dare on the alcohol, the altitude, or the seriously hot choice of groomsmen, but the end result was a promise to hook up with one of said groomsmen this week. Her sorority sister Julie had thought it was a brilliant idea, and both Christine and the groom's sister, Sophie, had gone along with it. More or less. Regan had agreed at the time — a no-brainer since she had come up with the idea.
That was before that smart-ass Brock had shown up and tried to charm her while she made her way back to the hotel. He was the groomsman who wasn't Sweet, wasn't Brooding, and wasn't the Full Package. The one who practically reeked of Old Money and the life of ease that came with it. He'd riled her up so much, she hadn't been able to bear the thought of heading back to her room alone. So she'd come here, to the same bar they'd all been in last night.
She tended to be excellent at reading people and situations. Her reputation as a headhunter depended on recommending the right people for the right jobs — keeping them in said jobs long enough to get her bonus meant knowing it'd be a good fit going in. And Brock wasn't even close to acceptable.
No, what she needed was a strong and steady man who'd be a partner. The dare might have been aimed at more temporary fun, but if she could kill two birds with one stone ... Well, Regan was all about more bang for her buck.
Logan, the best man, was the kind of man who'd meet both needs. He was classically handsome, driven enough to be CEO of his own climbing company, and generally seemed like a nice guy. He was the one she had set her sights on.
That was before she'd pulled the ballsy move of switching the room keys on Julie last night, though, sending her to the wrong room to seduce the wrong man. Or the right one, if Regan was right — and she was always right when it came to reading people. It had been a spur-of-the-moment impulse she couldn't deny. But when her best friend said she had her eyes set on Logan, Regan had seen it for the mistake it was — and not because he was the only one she considered suitable. The man was great, but no man was great enough to sever a friendship between her and one of her girls. Chicks before dicks, and all that.
But as much as Julie liked to kill herself aiming for perfection, she needed someone to balance her out. Mister Danger, Reed, fit the bill. He was dark, gorgeous, and brooding. The kind of guy who needed a bright spot in his life as desperately as Julie needed someone who could look beneath the surface and call her out for putting everyone else first.
Regan shook her head and took the shot — her favorite, a Short Southern Screw — she'd just ordered. It didn't matter. There was no point obsessing over what she could or should have done. She'd done it and, by the time she finished her little switch, Logan was nowhere to be seen. The upside was that Julie hadn't gone for her eyes today at dinner, so that, at least, must have all worked out well enough.
Turning to survey the rest of the room, she propped her elbows on the bar. It was a damn shame Logan had left the party at Spago earlier and didn't appear to be planning on making an appearance at the bar tonight. The man was seriously hard to pin down.
Oh well. The night was young and she hadn't had a real vacation in two years. She might as well enjoy herself. She motioned to the bartender. "Another one, please."
"I hate to be the one to tell you this, darlin', but you're setting your sights too low." The Southern drawl rolled through her like the best kind of bourbon, making a small feminine part of her swoon in delight.
It was a good thing she wasn't ruled by such stupid impulses, especially when she knew exactly whom that voice belonged to. Regan glanced over, careful to school any expression from her face. "You again? I thought I'd made myself clear when I left you staring after me outside the hotel half an hour ago. Besides, if you paid attention, you'd realize I never set my sights too low."
"A Short Southern Screw? So I was right. You're craving something south of the Mason-Dixon Line." He moved closer, crowding her even though there was still a good twelve inches between them. "I can assure you, though, I'm a man who isn't short in any sense of the word."
Holy shit, he blew right past self-confidence and overshot arrogance by a mile. She held up three fingers, dropping them one at a time. "Arrogant. Playboy. Ass."
"You know, I heard you do that neat little trick of summing people up." He didn't look all that torn up about it. What a shame. "Darlin', you'll need a whole lot more than three words for me."
She smiled, well aware it wasn't a nice expression. Unlike this guy, she'd done her research before she got on the plane from NYC. It was how she'd narrowed down her options to Logan within five minutes of seeing Colton's group of friends. "Brock McNeill. Good friend to Reed Lawson. Grew up with Kady's soon-to-be husband, Colton. From a wealthy family down in Tennessee and is the favored younger son. So I guess you're right — I should add lazy and rudderless to that list."
Instead of storming off in a huff like she'd hoped, a slow grin spread over his face. And what a face it was. His tanned skin hinted at countless hours spent in the sun — or possibly some exotic lineage. It wasn't the almost-too-long dark hair or the hazel eyes that made her stomach drop, though. It was that damn smile. Wide and white and bracketed by laugh lines. Even his eyes lit up, as if this were a man who knew how to enjoy the pleasures life offered.
God, what was she thinking? He probably did practice that grin in the mirror. Regan made a shooing motion with her hand. "Go on now, Scarlett. I already have a drink." Did I seriously just call him Scarlett? As in Scarlett O'Hara? What the hell is wrong with me?
"I might be pretty, but I don't have the shoulders to pull off a hoop skirt."
Brock turned to the bartender, giving her the opportunity to eyeball the way his button-up white shirt hugged said shoulders and, holy shit, those back muscles were nothing to sneeze at. He'd gotten rid of the suit jacket he'd been wearing during their walk, and the tucked-in shirt only served to accent his slim hips and an ass that probably had lesser women salivating. Because she most certainly wasn't. Much.
She'd gotten herself under control by the time he turned around, but it was a close thing. For his part, his grin hadn't slipped. "Generally when a fella asks to buy a lady a drink, she doesn't respond so vehemently."
Probably not when he asked.
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Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim Seducing the Bridesmaid is the third full length novel in the Wedding Dare Continuity series. I strongly recommend that you read the entire series, in order. Or at least read Baiting the Maid of Honor first. I love Katee Robert’s writing. While I wasn’t a fan of the heroine, I still liked the book. I was honestly surprised about that. In fact, the book left me with a happy satisfied feeling. Regan Wakefield who is an only child has grown up to respect what it means to work hard for what you want. She’s a planner and when she plans something, she sets out to accomplish that plan. It doesn’t matter what she has to do or who she has to step on to achieve her goal. I will say that Regan truly does care about her friends. You see that in this book and more so in the proceeding books. However, her actions early on in the this book sealed her fate with me. I mean seriously, it’s kind of hard to like a girl when she sleeps with one guy and turns around less than five minutes later and says she wants someone else and proceeds to try to get that person. That’s a little hard to get over. Brock McNeil is an easy going, likeable guy. Brock has a laid back southern charm that just makes you want to smile. He comes off as being an underachiever, but is so much more. Because of his upbringing, he keeps his true self to himself and doesn’t let anyone know what he does behind the scenes. And what he does do is something that’s very close to his heart and makes him that much more of a good guy. If I had to sum up the book, I would have to say that Seducing the Bridesmaid shows that sometimes plans just need to be changed. More specifically, what you want and what you need are two separate things. If you allow yourself to get out of your own way, you might find yourself happier than you could ever imagine. 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 Source: Publisher
Regan Wakefield has a plan. She's a successful headhunter with a great career, but now she's looking for something to go along with it – a serious relationship. When she gets into the "wedding dare" with her friends, her intention is to bag Logan McCade, the perfect best man. He's successful, driven and hot. He would make the perfect mate for a firecracker like Regan. Logan is sexy and all, but Regan has blisteringly hot chemistry with Brock McNeil. She tries to deny it, deny him, but there's no way around the attraction they feel for each other. He doesn't fit into her plan, but he could be exactly what she needs. He's determined to break through her facade and make her see how great they could be together. My favorite part of this book was the banter between Regan and Brock. They were seriously explosive – in and out of the bedroom. Much like the other novels in this series, Seducing the Bridesmaid was sexy. It also had quite a few heartwarming "awwww" moments thrown in as well. The characters were both tough, but likable, and I couldn't help but root for them. This is my first Katee Robert book, but it won't be my last. 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.
## OK, this heroine pissed me off a bit, hence the 4 stars. I love, love a strong, capable heroine, I really do. But Regan was a (b) witch. She took it a tad too far. She was downright mean to the hero, repeatedly. I don't think any guy would've persued her after the way she acted. How the heck did this amazing man fall for her? No clue. Anyway, it was still good and I will read again. If you haven't read "Baiting the Maid of Honor" by Tessa Bailey yet, stop what you're doing and buy it now. It's part of this series and is spectacular!
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Seducing the Bridesmaid by Katee Robert Book Three of the Wedding Dare series Publisher: Entangled Brazen Publication Date: June 9, 2014 Rating: 3 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): She has a plan. He’s about to change it. Regan Wakefield is a headhunter in both name and personality: driven, motivated, and unafraid to pursue what—and who—she wants. Naturally, she’s thrilled when her friend's wedding offers her an opportunity to score Logan McCade, the practically perfect best man. Unfortunately, groomsman Brock McNeil keeps getting in her way, riling her up in the most delicious of ways. But Brock’s smooth southern charm isn't part of the plan...so how exactly did they end up having searing-hot sex? Regan may pretend the erotic electricity sparking between them is merely a distraction, but Brock knows better. She refuses to see beyond the devil-may-care façade he presents to the world, while he sees straight through hers. Changing her mind—and getting under her skin—is a challenge he can’t resist. And when he wins, Brock will do whatever it takes to convince Regan that the best man for her is him. What I Liked: A short, fast read that featured a sweet and charming hero, and a prickly and rude heroine. Katee Robert is one of my favorite adult romance authors, but this was not one of my favorite books by her. It's one of her earlier ones, so perhaps it wasn't her best in general? It was okay, but not great. On a positive note, I like this Wedding Dare series. It's compromised of short Brazen novels, written by a different author, but all part of the same story and characters (different hero/heroine per book). This is Regan and Brock's story. Kady and Colton are getting married, and as friends of each, Brock and Regan are there for the wedding. They're part of the wedding, as a groomsmen and a bridesmaid. Regan is a thorny, mean, assertive businesswoman, and Brock is a sweet man who seems like an underachiever - but he isn't. Regan doesn't give Brock the time of day, but the pair has really smoking chemistry. Even though Regan turns him away the first few times, she'll start to realize that maybe she was wrong about Brock. I liked Brock so much. From the start, you can tell that he is a true Southern gentleman, and he isn't using his Southern charm to get in with the ladies. He's a sweet guy with a hint of arrogance and a lot of confidence. He's used to everyone seeing him as the rich, spoiled, lazy second son, but that's because he doesn't correct anyone and he hides who he really is and what he really does. I loved Brock's complexity, and his internal turmoil. This book is so short and yet we see so much of Brock's thoughts and emotions. He's such a great guy too! Chivalrous and very charming, honest and perceptive. Regan... is the reason why this book is getting a so-so rating. So I'll talk about her in the next section. I didn't love the romance between these two, but I thought they had really great chemistry. I didn't like Regan in most of the book, but I thought she was pretty okay in the end. SHE came chasing after him and fighting for him, so that definitely won her a ton of points. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Fantastic! Regan Wakefield knows exactly what and who she wants and Logan McCade will do nicely. So when the the bridesmaids make a dare to do their best to find love she knows exactly who she's going after! Too bad Brogan McNeil is constantly getting in her way and messing with her head. Then ending up in bed with him....again just won't do. He's everything she's not looking for but he plans to change her mind and proves he's just what she needs. I highly recommend this one.
Could not leave this book.These are the books that say try it and return to be so beautiful. Dream ladies and hold on it is the book!!!
This was the 2nd well written out of the series- Thank You!
My thoughts: ”Woman you’re as mean as a copperhead. Come here let’s find out if you’re as cold-blooded.” SEDUCING THE BRIDESMAID by Katee Robert is the third erotic romance in the Wedding Dare series. It's a relatively quick read at just 131 pages. All the tales in the Wedding Dare series take place around the wedding of Kady and Colt. Kady and Colt's story was told in Laura Kaye's prequel novella, Dare to Resist. SEDUCING THE BRIDESMAID can be read as a standalone, but the reader's enjoyment will be exponentially increased if the series is read in order as follows: • Dare to Resist by New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye (prequel) • Falling for the Groomsman by New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, w/a Diane Alberts (#1) • Baiting the Maid of Honor by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey (#2) • Seducing the Bridesmaid by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert (#3) • Best Man with Benefits by USA TODAY bestselling author Samanthe Beck (#4) SEDUCING THE BRIDESMAID is the story of bridesmaid Regan Wakefield and groomsman Brock McNeil. My full review has been posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club.
Who is seducing who ? loved the banter between these two. From the first book in the series I was NOT liking Regan at all. I got that she's a tough independent chic and all that. I liked it, but she just came off so nasty to me. With her friends she was kind and caring and the good girlfriend. When it came to men I judged her as a big old man eater. I went into reading this installment of the series with no hopes of liking Regan. The first few chapters in I was so mad at her for her treatment of Brock I have to say I almost put the book down frustrated. But I have to say she rallied and got me to like her. I think it started when she began to show her vulnerable side to us. Being afraid of trees and rabid murdering squirrels. Once that happened I really began to enjoy the book and sink my teeth into Regan and Brocks story. Brock McNeil was just yummy from the start. I always enjoy a smooth charming Southern gentleman and he swept me off my feet for sure. At times his little pity party of daddy doesn't love me got annoying and I wanted to smack him but I got the feeling his friends felt the same way. When he finally started to realize that he really didn't have anything to prove to anyone that's when it all turned around for Brock and getting Regan to be his was not so far off. The sex scenes were steamy and tender even when they both tried to make it all only about sex. This one had a little bit of slow start for me but I stuck with it and I am glad I did. Even added Brock's brother Cain's story with Regan's friend Addison to my TBR list. Katee Robert definitely had me curious about both those background characters.
Well this review will be short so I can move to the next and final book in the Wedding Dare series...this book moved so slow and I never felt connected to the characters. I didn't even like them until the last chapter and half. The premise behind the series is each bridesmaid is supposed to sleep with a groomsman. But Regan and Brock (not her intended target) always seem to find each other. A whole lot of preconceived notions is what this book boiled down to. This book really was a 2.5 for me until the epilogue then it deserved a 3 just for it alone. If the whole story was written with the reader being connected like the epilogue allowed us to then this book would have been much more enjoyable. I don't see reading this again or recommending it separately from the wedding dare series.
Spicy spitfire Regan Wakefield is ready to get serious about life and the next step. She’s already got the great career and fabulous friends now she needs the one missing piece. A successful and confident man. Real husband material. And if that guy has a name, it’s Logan McCade. If only Brock McNeil would just get the memo. He’s been pestering her since arriving at this destination wedding and trying to convince her that he’s the one for her, not Logan. Fine, she’d give him one night. On her terms. That’s how she did things and with a bit of luck maybe the sweet southern Brock would get her out of his system so she can get back to business in landing husband material. If only her plan didn’t backfire right in her face. After a taste they share that one night Brock makes it even more clear that there’s no way he’s gonna give her up to Logan. Game on… From back in Jen McLaughlin’s story, when we first met Regan, I had loved her. She’s feisty while feminine and sticks it to you before you even realize she’s done it. She is a girl that knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to get it…all the while wearing kick ass stilettos! She says exactly what’s on her mind and too bad if you can’t keep up. Poor Brock had no idea what he had set his sights on. Luckily he matches her tenacity and won’t give up without a fight. Even when she may push him a bit too far, deep down he knows he’s the right one for her. He just needs a little time to convince her. The push and pull between these two was also a delicious build up to a phenomenal ending. Thank you, Katee, for one hall of a read!
Hot interactions between these two characters make you squirm. She is strong and has a plan. he seems laid back and careless but is he? Some twists and turns along the way but the ending makes up for it. Enjoy.
3.5/5 stars Seducing the Bridesmaid follows the story of Regan and Brock, two very headstrong and determined individuals. Their 'I hate you but I want you' relationship is quite amusing and Katee writes some awesome dialogue between the two. Pacing: I felt the pacing in this one went well. Roberts always writes fast-paced romances and they just seem to work for me. Brock wastes no time in making his interest in Regan clear. And Regan doesn't waste time making her lack of interest clear. He is pretty relentless in his pursuit of her, however, which was fun to watch for awhile. I got pretty annoyed with Regan and her assumptions of him, and I honestly didn't see what the allure was for Brock. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts and Roberts knows how to write some steamy, sexy scenes- but it was harder to get behind these two as a couple because of the way Regan treated him for a good portion of the book. Storyline: Regan has her sights set on Logan McCade, the best man to the groom. Logan is successful, independent, and a decent guy. In short, he's exactly the kind of guy Regan is looking for. She easily dismisses groomsman, Brock McNeill. She believes him to be a lazy playboy, who is catching a ride on his dad's multimillion dollar company train. She couldn't be more wrong if she tried. Brock is actually a good guy who doesn't just ooze Southern charm and money. He may be flirtatious and a bit arrogant, but he's pretty genuine. He wants Regan and the chance to prove to her that he's not all what she thinks. Regan and Brock end up getting involved in a one night, no strings deal and from there, Brock realizes he WILL be the one to crack Regan's tough outer shell. Characters: I really liked Brock. REALLY liked him. Which is why the way Regan treated him, didn't really sit right with me. Regan has a plan and Brock is NOT a part of it. She refuses to deviate from said plan of snagging Logan McCade, and she thinks she's got Brock pegged when she has NO idea of his character- she won't give him the chance to find out more about who he really is. She does start to have all these conflicting thoughts, as she's not really set on Logan- instead she can't stop thinking about Brock. I really wanted to smack Regan quite a bit throughout the book. I get that she's worked hard to get where she is today and people that don't have to lift a finger to have everything really bother her. It does me too. Still, I don't feel these two spent enough time having serious, real conversations to make me buy into their romance. They do have a few tender moments but I guess I just needed more of seeing them together without so much animosity. Regan thinks Brock is the golden child in his family, when really Brock's older brother Caine, is the one who always lived up to his father's expectations, while Brock was always left feeling he came up short. This really does bother Brock and he hates that Regan wants someone like his brother and not him. Once Regan realizes just who Brock is and what he's actually accomplished, she's angry at him for not telling her- but why should he have to? Shouldn't he be enough? Final Thoughts: While I took some issues with Regan and her abrasive nature, this really was a fun read. I always enjoy Roberts' books and the scenarios she creates within them. The banter between Brock and Regan will leave you chuckling one minute and then screaming at them to get their act together the next!
I really enjoyed this third installment in the wedding dare series, Regan and the other bridesmaids decide at the beginning of the week that they will hook up with certain groomsmen, she decides to after the best man Logan. She ends up with Brock who was hero with a heart of gold. When she realizes what a catch she has, she changes her mind and a happily ever after is had by all. Regan is a very aggressive heroine, she is direct to the point of being off putting, Brock is a rich playboy who has a big secret. I enjoyed the entire series and would recommend them all. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Good Book! Seducing The Bridesmaid by Katee Robert is another awesome addition to the Brazen imprint. This is the third book from the Wedding Dare series and I believe it is the best one yet. The story revolves around the upcoming wedding of Kady and Colton, which is being held at an exclusive resort in Colorado. This book focuses on the relationship between bridesmaid Regan Wakefield, an executive headhunter, and groomsman Brock McNeil, a sexy country boy and charity founder from an extremely wealthy family. Regan is the consummate planner. She tends to never step out of her comfort zone or deviate from what she believes is best for her. When she sets her sights on something or someone, she goes after it with a vengeance. She is smart, gorgeous, hails from New York City and works very hard to be successful. Brock has always played second fiddle to his older brother Caine. Overtime, he has used his father's lack of recognition to sculpt his life. To the outside world, he is just a figurehead in his family's corporate conglomerate, however, he has used his wealth and business acumen to help others through his secretly formed foundation. I really liked how Ms. Robert developed the relationship between Regan and Brock. At first they ignored their attraction, but succumbed to the unbelievable chemistry over a few days time. They are a hot couple in every sense of the word. I loved how this story ended and the epilogue was the icing on the cake. In addition, I loved Julie in this book, because her southern idioms caused some laugh out loud moments. Overall, a great read with two very interesting and exciting primary characters entwined into a plot that I just could not get enough of. Complimentary copy provided by publisher.
Seducing the Bridesmaid is part of the Wedding Dare arc of books that begins with Laura Kaye’s Dare to Resist. In this novel, the bridesmaid in question is Regan the all-business headhunter known to her friends as “She Who Plans and Conquers” - all high heels and determination. The seducer is Brock, one of the groomsmen who is not what he seems, either personally or professionally. I have to say that as much as I grew to like the book and the characters, it did not start off that way. I found Regan’s behavior in the beginning of the story to be cold, manipulative and off-putting. If a male character had treated a female character the way she treated Brock that first time, I probably would have put the book down and walked away. I kept on because I was intrigued & wanted to see how author Katee Robert would develop this character into a multidimensional person I’d care about and I am very glad that I did. In a very short time, Robert develops both lead characters to become people I both understood and cared about. The novel is well written and well thought out - Well Done! Now, off the read the rest of the Wedding Dare novels! I received an e-ARC of Seducing the Bridesmaid through a giveaway on Twitter. The opinions here are mine alone and offered freely.