Book 2, The Wedding Pact - The Wedding Pact #2
Denise Grover Swank
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Book two in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wedding Pact series.
Divorce attorney Blair Hansen is convinced that marriage should be based on practicality, not passion. But as her own wedding approaches, she finds herself remembering her law school boyfriend, the only man she's ever loved, and regretting what might have been. Then a twist of fate lands Garrett back in her life, and the man who loomed large in her past is suddenly casting a shadow over her wedding, making her question everything. To complicate matters further, the job she loves is in peril, and she can feel the ‘perfect’ life she’s fashioned for herself start to crumble under her feet. Could everything she's believed about life and love be wrong?
Garrett Lowry is a divorce attorney who's ready to settle down. The problem is that he can’t find a woman who suits him nearly as well as the one he loved and lost. He broke her heart by playing the field after their break up—something he’s always regretted. But after months of pining for Blair, Garrett stumbles across her in a freak coincidence—and then destiny keeps throwing them together, the coincidences becoming ever more unlikely. He’s convinced it's a sign they should give their love a second chance, but Blair is engaged to another man—a man who is absolutely wrong for her.
Can Garrett convince Blair that a player once isn’t a player forever, and that happy endings aren’t just for dreamers?
The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series:
The Wedding Pact
#1 The Substitute (Megan's story)
#2 The Player (Blair's story)
#3 The Gambler (Libby's story)
#4 The Valentine (Blair short story)
#1 Only You (Kevin's story)
#2 Until You (Tyler's story)
#3 Always You (Matt's story)
Another hilarious, tear-worthy romance!
I love Blair! I was an immediate fan of The Wedding Pact series after reading The Substitute. The Player lived up AND exceeded my expectations!
Blair Hansen's marriage is looming, and it's anything but the romantic whirlwind romance her best friend Megan experienced. Blair is jaded about love, and she believes safe and steady is better than relationships relying on emotion and love. Dr. Neil Fredrick was not only a safe and steady option, but a necessary step in advancing her career. They might not be passionately in love, but the relationship works well into both of their career plans.
Except for one thing ... Garrett Lowry ...
When he walks into the hotel bar where Blair is stranded, her entire past threatens to undo the carefully laid future plans she's worked so doggedly towards. Her inherent mistrust of men, and the fact he broke her heart five years ago, only solidifies her resolve to stick with her plan of marrying Neil.
Just like The Substitute, The Player is filled with such a variety of emotions. Despite Blair's tough exterior, you can truly sense her longing to give in to the passion she feels for Garrett. The humor is fantastic, and there were so many laugh out loud moments. I don't know how Denise does it, but she can weave humor into any story and have you laughing one moment and crying the next.
Nana Ruby's no nonsense attitude is great comic relief to Neil's overbearing mother. You can't help but rally behind characters like Garrett. No matter his past mistakes, he's determined to win Blair back even if it means a mad dash to the finish line!
The Player has me so completely stoked for The Gambler! This series is truly worth every bit of five star and more!
Loved this book! I had trouble putting it down. So many funny parts! It makes you want Co-Ed bridal showers be a real thing. Plus everyone needs a Gram or a Nana Ruby
Another Must Read!
Wow! This book totally exceeded my expectations. I loved the first book in the series, The Substitute, and when Blair was introduced, I didn't initially see her as likable. However, as soon as I started reading The Player, I immediately loved Blair....she's a no nonsense type of girl who you learn not to mess with professionally or personally.
Blair was burned once with love and was definitely not taking a chance on it again and I loved how she came to realize throughout the book just how important it is to be in a loving relationship. We learned early on that Garrett was regretting his choices from years past and realized that he needed to get the girl, thus the action in the book starts. Megan's Gram (whose appearance in this book was super funny) provided so many laughs and humorous situations in the last book, the same as Garrett and Neil's family did in this book. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud, which is a pretty impressive feat for me while reading a book. I didn't think it was possible, but this second installment in the series really pulled me in and I enjoyed it so very much, probably even more so than the first!
This book was a fast paced, fun read, that kept us wondering what would really happen right up to the very end, I loved that! I highly recommend this book and cannot wait for the last installment of the series!!