Thursday, June 1, 2017

Until You - Contemporary Romance Review

Until You (Bachelor Brotherhood #2) by Denise Grover Swank

Rating: Very Good
Source: NetGalley

Description:   Never settle down. Ever.

Workaholic Lanie Rogers lives a completely nomadic lifestyle. Her job keeps her on the move, and relationships are a complication she doesn't need. That is, until she meets Mr. Tall, Dark, and Hotness at a pre-wedding party. Complicated? Maybe. But lately, Lanie's life has been missing a little something---and sexy playboy Tyler Norris offers something she definitely can't refuse.

Tyler has always been a little too popular with women for his own good. Ever since he and his buddies vowed to remain bachelors, Tyler figured he was safe from temptation. Lanie and her gorgeous brown eyes are about to prove him so, so wrong. With one kiss, the heat is intense. After one night, it's pure combustion. It was supposed to be a no-strings fling---until these two commitment-phobes each discover the one undeniable exception to their rule.

Genre: Romance - Contemporary

Why I Picked This Book: I loved the first book in the series and I love 2 commitment-phobes meeting their match!

My Impression:  This book has one of my favorite romance tropes - 2 commitment-phobes who suddenly find themselves longing for all things permanent when they meet the right person.  Lanie and Tyler are definitely commitment-phobes and workaholics in the midst of the wedding madness of two of their best friends. Throw in a little secret fling and this book is serious fun!

I really believed the romance between the two.  They fit together wonderfully and there connection is so present it's almost a character on its own.  While I'm not a big fan of insta-love I can definitely buy insta-lust and insta-connection and it felt very natural here.

Tyler is a great male lead.  He's smart and takes his job and his responsibilities seriously but still has a sense of humor.  He is a bit too hard on himself and I thought he blew off a pretty creepy incident involving an ex-girlfriend but neither of those things kept me from falling for him!  Lanie is a little bit more of a challenge for me.  I liked her.  She's smart and crazy hardworking but no ambitious that she'll throw someone under the bus to advance herself.  I really enjoyed her relationship with her assistant Stephanie.  She's also incredibly patient with her friend/cousin Brit who I would have told to take a long walk off a short pier on the second photo event.  Because she's so focused and out of touch with most of her old friends it did take me a little longer to connect with her than I would have liked.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable contemporary romance and Denise Grover Swank has definitely earned her place on my auto-buy list.  I'm glad she's got a decent sized back list that I can go binge on while I wait for her next book!

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?:  Absolutely!  I want more now!

Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely!  I think fans of Jill Shalvis and other fun contemporaries with serious banter would enjoy this read.


  1. These two sound perfect for each other! I am glad that you enjoyed this one. What an adorable cover! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think I need to add this series to my wishlist. Sounds like something I would love. Great review!!

  3. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed this too! I posted my review last week :) I was in a similar book. Loved Tyler, ended up liking Lanie, but it took a little longer. I'm excited for Matt's story!
    Lovely review, Katherine!

  4. Oh that does sound fun. It is a hoot watching two personalities like that stumble into romance :)

  5. I have heard some great things about Denise Grover Swank but I haven't tried her work yet. This sounds like it was such a great read. I need to move her work up closer to the top of my tbr list.

  6. I saw this cover on twitter yesterday. Glad you liked it! Love when the romance is believable.

  7. Oh sounds like a lovely contemporary romance and impressive that you'd go back to her back list. Haven't really heard of her before so someone to look into.

  8. I like the sound of this one. I like the commitment-phobe trope too. And it sounds like it really works with these two characters. Thank you for sharing!