Despite the series name, the middle installment of Swank’s Bachelor Brotherhood trio (after Only You) dives back into wedding fan territory by placing much of the action in the context of the shared obligations of wedding attendants to a beloved bridezilla. Tyler Norris, who made the bachelorhood vow after drama with his ex, clicks with workaholic Lanie Rogers, who’s preparing to move out of Kansas City, at prep events for the wedding of Tyler’s friend Randy. They want to keep their hookups casual, which means keeping them secret from the bride, Lanie’s matchmaking cousin Brittany. The flirty clandestine interactions at the wedding events are fun to read, but the actual sex scenes are bland, and the protagonists’ approaches toward thinking of settling down feel more about being in the right place for a change of life than about lust or love. A side plot pits Tyler’s law firm against Lanie’s job success, and its awkward resolution undermines the prospect of long-term happiness proceeding from the obligatory concluding proposal. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/08/2017 Release date: 05/30/2017 Genre: Fiction
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