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Book Review: Down With Love by Kate Meader

Book Description:

Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind?

If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . .

1. Prenups are your friend.

2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing.

3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it?

But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity.

The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played.

Disclaimer: I have received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion.

Heat Level: 🔥🔥🔥 out of 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Heart Level: 💘💘💘💘💘 out of 💘💘💘💘💘

It has been said that one of the sexiest things to experience is the feeling of being truly seen...that feeling when someone really "gets" you. I think this book makes a great case for that quote.

For me, this was a great read. It has been a while since I have enjoyed a romance book as much as I did this one. It was a solid story, one that was equally endearing and complex. Usually, some books in this genre have what I call "artificial conflict" or "drama", which makes me tune out immediately. In this book, there is a cast of secondary characters that I was happy to "meet" and want more of.

While I adored Max and his multi-faceted personality and good looks, I identified tremendously with Charlie's need to hide some parts of who she is for fear of judgment. Because, really..who hasn't been afraid of being rejected ( or has been downright rejected) for having a less than perfect upbringing or past? Now to mention Charlie has anger issues and a trucker's mouth. That to me made her incredibly real and relatable because...Have you met me?

Charlie and Max have a lot in common, however, at first glance, their pre-conceived notions got in the way of them realizing that what they have is certainly real..and rare! Luckily, they got there in the end! I give this book a resounding five out of five and definitely recommend it if you're looking for an endearing read with enjoyable characters and a little bit of heat.

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