Author: J. Lynn
Series: Gamble Brothers #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Date: April 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering.
Forced together for her brother's wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they're forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of "accidents" as the family tries to prove their "spark" can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don't strangle each other first...
Tempting the Best Man is a wonderfully light contemporary romance that by the last page had me smiling from ear to ear. I really enjoyed it.
The basis for the storyline is simple. Maddie is the maid of honour at her brother’s wedding. The whole wedding party spends the days leading up to the wedding at a vinyards and that includes the Gamble brothers, the groom’s best friends. Chandler, Chad and Chase (can you get any more American than that? haha) Maddie has been head over heals in love with Chase since she was a young girl and is dreading spending the weekend with him as things between them recently have become complicated. And of course by an ‘unlucky’ mistake in the bookings they end up having to share a cabin together.
The rest of the weekend is filled with near misses, misunderstandings and a good helping of passion too. Both Maddie and Chase are telling the story and this really worked well with the storyline. It was good to get inside Chase’s head and see how he really feels about Maddie and the reasons for his reluctance to give in and just be with her.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I must say that I was impressed. She really does a great job of drawing you into the characters and the storyline and had me really routing hard for these two. I’m looking forward to reading more by her.
So, at the end of the day, this book is what it is. A relatively short, easy read about love, family and a good old fashioned wedding! If you’re looking for something short and sweet, I really recommend this one!