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Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  1,218 Ratings  ·  215 Reviews
Never say never . . .

Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . .

Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddli
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Forever (first published June 14th 2016)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Only You is book one in the Bachelor Brotherhood series by Denise Grover Swank. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing and by the author. This series is a spin off of The Wedding Pact series but you do not need to have read it in order to enjoy this.

wedding planner:

Holly Greenwood is a wedding planner. She has loved planning people’s weddings since she was a little girl. Working for Nicole Vandemeer was perfect for Holly. She had someone
Stacey is Sassy

Surviving the freaks helps you recognise the spark.

I think anyone who knows me or knows anything about my life would see that I LOVE my hubby. He is the most important person in my life. Funny thing is, I went through a few toads to get to my Prince Charming. BUT, I actually think meeting those toads put me in a position to recognise what I wanted, what I needed and what would work best for me when I found him. We are not alike (he likes sports...weird) and have differing opinions (he thinks rea
Jun 15, 2016 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance
3 Getting What You Want Stars
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What do you do when you work for the reincarnation of the "Devil Wears Prada" of Wedding Planning... why you suck it up due to family needs and loving obligations. You also want to learn from the master so that when you open your own event company, you will be the success you desire.
Add an ex marine as your new hot neighbor who is redoing the house and it is a recipe for sparks to fly. A cute romance story with some built in interest from the past series.

A gift
♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
Started off real good. Cute and funny plus the two main characters have this great chemistry going on. Unfortunately, it started fizzling out the moment the Holly and Kevin hooked up.

Now that's usually a good thing but it didn't work in this instance because the conflict that followed was weak and was basically caused by meddling people around them. What's even worse was that instead of fighting these people, the two of them basically allowed themselves to be manipulated and pushed around even

Only You was a cute story and a pretty light read. I easily immersed myself into this story and the lives of these characters. It made me smile while reading, laugh some, and even swoon over Kevin and Holly's relationship.

The first half of the book was very intriguing, so when the second half seemed to loose it's momentum I was disappointed. There was nothing majorly wrong with the ending, just the fact that it lost my interest. The story seemed to start slowly dying
Jamie Davis
Feb 25, 2016 Jamie Davis rated it it was amazing
Some authors write well in one genre while some dabble in a couple. Sometimes a reader is fortunate enough to stumble across a unique type of author that can write multiple genres so well that each time they release a new book you don’t care what genre it falls in -- you just have to read it. Pronto. The very first Denise Grover Swank book I read had me hooked, and I’ve never looked back.

When Denise first wrote the original Wedding Pact series, I had no idea I could love romance books so much. F
Apr 28, 2016 Stacee rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I'm always looking for some sweet sorbet to read and this one sounded perfect.

I liked Holly and Kevin well enough. They're both good people. They're loyal to their friends and family. I liked their playfulness together and the small pockets of banter.

I struggled with the push and pull between them. I didn't feel like enough of a connection was shown to have Kevin believe Holly was the one he wanted to marry when they had only talked 4 times for about 30 seconds each time. (view spoil
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
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Only You has a lot of humor, flirty dialogues and characters who think they should stay far away from anything that resembles love...

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Romantic comedy at is finest - Only You fits the bill, for sure. Between the whirlwind romance, the reluctant couple, the dragon-lady mother-in-law from hell and the fact that Holly didn't really trust anyone, everything seemed to indicate that there were too many obstacles in the way of happiness for
Jonel Boyko
Swank has created a fun and real romance with this novel that romance lovers from all walks of life will enjoy. I enjoyed the intricate world building that flowed naturally with the romantic yet meddling plot that Swank pens. The flow of her writing suits the characters perfectly, allowing the plot to flow naturally. It did have a bit of a comedy of errors feel at times which made the entire story even more fun.

I’ll admit that I was expecting a bit of a formulaic tale based on the burb of this n
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
I haven't had the pleasure of reading anything by Denise Grover Swank before now, but with this introduction to her writing I'll definitely be remedying that immediately. ONLY YOU is sweet, cute and funny. I enjoyed it so much because it had me laughing right from the beginning and it kept me engrossed all the way to the end!

Holly Greenwood loves to put a smile on the faces of brides by giving them the weddings of their dreams, but she's not holding out hope of walking down the aisle anytime soo


After I finished Only You, I had one question ... why have I not read this author before?!? Apparently, it's because I'm a bumbling idiot. Denise Grover Swank is now on my list of 'Always Read' authors that I've been working on for the last decade.

I really just loved every single little thing about this book. I thought that Kevin and Holly were beautifully created. I found myself immediately enamored with both of them and I don't know if I could say which was my favorite because they are pretty
May 24, 2016 Monique rated it it was amazing
Contemporary romance / romantic comedy books are my favourite, team that up with the Author Denise Grover Swank, and I am one happy lady. I have read The Wedding Pact series and absolutely love it, and did too with this spin off series. This is the first of three new books for this new series, and you don't need to read the other, but in my opinion, you will be missing out on some good entertainment. I can see each series would make an awesome movie!

This series is about three high school / colle
Apr 27, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Denise Grover Swank and I've already bought more of her books! I can honestly say that I liked all of the characters even Nicole, who at times was a bit difficult to take. Nicole's antics just made me laugh, of course I would have totally felt differently if she were my boss or heaven forbid, my mother! Right from the very beginning this story drew me in as Kevin sees the dump of a house his sister bought for him. Little does Kevin know that his sister is also ...more
Nov 23, 2016 Jacqueline marked it as dnf
Sorry, bored with this. It took me three weeks to get to 117 pages. Even the fact that it was written about the area of the world I'm from couldn't keep me interested. It wasn't poorly written but nothing really shone either. Sometimes I can stick with a meh book but not this time.
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Oct 15, 2016 Jessica *The Lovely Books* rated it it was amazing

"If you want your fairy tale , maybe you should come down from the tower instead of waiting for your prince to find you."

There was something about 'Only You' that made me feel l warm and giddy inside. I'm a romantic person but I don't enjoy reading about insta-love. I feel like this book had insta-love but the H/h spent the entirety of the book trying to fight it off. I think that was its saving grace for me. The angst. The forbidden. And of course the adoration that the hero so clearly showed o
Oct 24, 2016 Sandy rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 25, 2016

Never say never . . .

Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . .

Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world's craziest women. At lea
May 23, 2016 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bachelor Brotherhood is a spin-off from Denise Grover-Swank's The Wedding Pact Series this time with the male characters we have already encountered getting picked off the bachelor list one by one. First up is the turn of Kevin, son of the hurricane fondly known as Knickers ;) and brother of the lovely Megan from The Substitute. We have already encountered Kevin in all his protective brother role in The Substitute but not with any depth other than his close relationship with his sister and delic ...more
Oct 17, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

This book was light and funny. It was well-written and there were definitely characters in it that I enjoyed.

I liked Kevin and Holly and I liked them as a couple. There was an attraction there from the beginning that I was compelled by...I did want to see where their story would go. I was cheering for them to succeed, to be happy and to find their HEA.

To me, a 3 is a book that is neither notably bad or impressively good. And this book was exactly
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls Book Review
This was my first read by this author but I really liked this book and it won't be my last.

It was a little insta-love but The connection between Holly and Kevin was believable enough that I can get over that.

Kevin's mother was so frustrating and the way that Holly just sort of sat by and let herself be treated so badly was annoying, but understandable. Holly's cousin Melanie was almost as frustrating. One minute she's pushing Holly towards Kevin and the next she's telling her to stay away. She
Amy Fischer
Oct 17, 2016 Amy Fischer rated it liked it
This story was sweet, with low drama. That being said, it was just okay for me. There was nothing wrong with the story, and it didn't overwhelm me with was just a nice, light read. The ending was a little too neatly and quickly wrapped up, but I'm guessing we'll get glimpses of Holly & Kevin in future tales.

Copy recieved courtesy of publisher via NetGalley
Patty  (Bookish Wanderlove)
Sep 30, 2016 Patty (Bookish Wanderlove) rated it really liked it
** 4 / 4.5 stars **
Oct 16, 2016 Catherine rated it really liked it
4.5! Probably my favorite wedding book so far! ^^
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Mar 10, 2017 Cat rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, books-2017
3.5 stars. The ending wasn't my cup of tea but the rest was nice and funny.
Lustful Literature
Jun 21, 2016 Lustful Literature rated it liked it

Beth's Review 3.5 STARS

I recently picked up The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank, the first book in her Wedding Pact series and loved it. It was a fabulous fun and flirty read that I inhaled in less than 24 hours and when I was done, I jumped immediately in to book 2 and then onto the third one and the final novella. So when I saw there was a new spin off series and the first book was Kevin’s story I jumped at the chance to review.

Kevin was first introduced in The Substitute as the over protect

This is my first book by Denise Grover Swank and I’m hooked!

It was the perfect blend of sweet, sexy and angsty with some laugh out loud moments and characters that kept me wanting more.

Holly has loved creating the perfect wedding from the time that she was a young girl, and though she has her doubts about finding her one true love, she loves making others perfect day a reality. But though she loves her job there are a few drawbacks, well one, her boss. She can never seem to do the right thing, e
Oct 08, 2016 Suze rated it it was amazing
Holly's career is important to her. She's a wedding planner and works for a very demanding and often bitchy boss. Her new neighbor Kevin is the desperate owner of the dilapidated house next door. He regrets asking his sister to buy him something and trusting her judgment. The house needs a lot of work and he has no idea where to begin. The only thing he likes about his new place to live is that it's next to the house of a wonderful gorgeous girl named Holly.

Kevin and Holly are immediately attra
Monique Daoust
Jun 10, 2016 Monique Daoust rated it it was amazing
Kevin Vandemeer needed a distraction to occupy his mind after a very bad breakup, and his sister Megan found just the thing: a dilapidated house that could prove to be a good investment. One good thing is the pretty woman who lives next door. If only Kevin hadn’t sworn off women for six months… The woman is Holly Greenwood who works as a wedding planner. Holly lives in her grandmother’s house with her cousin Melanie and Melanie’s mutt from hell. Holly is quite the klutz, and when she first comes ...more
Oct 25, 2016 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Only You, the first book in the Bachelor Brotherhood Series, a spinoff from the popular Wedding Pact Series, author Denise Grover Swank weaves an entertaining romantic comedy that follows the quirky romantic trials and tribulations of wedding planner Holly Greenwood and ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer.

Set in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs, Missouri, Only You is an entertaining tale that easily draws the reader into Holly and Kevin's story. Holly is an event planner who wants to own her own
Sep 16, 2016 Kristiej rated it really liked it
I’ve been reading a lot of intense books lately, so this nice fluffy book that had me laughing in a number of places was just what I needed.

Kevin Vandemeer trusted his sister. He gave her a great deal of money to buy a fixer-upper that he could work on and then flip in order to earn some money. But he didn’t think she’d get one this bad! Kevin has just left the Marines and is reestablishing a civilian life again. One of the things he’s hoping is to get closer to his sister, thus the money he gav
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“Will you just look at his house already?” “Yeah…Oh!” she squealed in excitement. “I knew it! He’s hot, isn’t he? Does he have his shirt off?” “No. I just got a fifty-percent-off coupon to Bath and Body Works.” “Oh, my God, Holly. You’re killing me.” 0 likes
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