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Just One of the Groomsmen

(Getting Hitched in Dixie #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,284 ratings  ·  298 reviews
Addison Murphy is the funny friend, the girl you grab a beer with—the girl voted most likely to start her own sweatshirt line. And now that one of her best guy friends is getting married, she’ll add “groomsman” to that list, too. She’ll get through this wedding if it’s the last thing she does. Just don’t ask her to dive for any bouquet.

When Tucker Crawford returns to his s
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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DJ Sakata
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The thing about this particular group of ladies was the way they could lob implications and casually insult you, their sugary-sweet smiles never leaving their lips.

You know, sometimes I think it’s sad that no matter how much makeup people put on, it doesn’t make their soul any prettier. Then again, it’s always nice to spot those people right away.

About as subtle as a gorilla wearing high heels in a bowling alley.

“I’d recommend a thong, too, to avoid panty lines.” Right. Because w
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Just One of the Groomsmen by Cindi Madsen

Things are changing for Tucker and Addie. And between them.
Friends to lovers story. A charming contemporary romance filled with poignant moments of self awareness and changing emotions.

Addie has been a tomboy all her life. Her best friends are the four men she grew up with. She plays football, plays poker and generally feels the most comfortable with them. But now that one of the four is getting married, she’ll need to wear a dress and heels to the wedd
Jill McGill
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a book that makes you smile and gives you the warm fuzzies, then this is definitely the book for you!

This is a cute, fun best friends to lovers romance that takes place in Uncertainty, a small town in Alabama. Addison is just one of the guys, in fact, her best friends are all guys. Now one of the guys is getting married and asks Addison to be one of his groomsmen. Tucker is one of Addison's best friends. He moved away to become a lawyer, now he's back in town and finds hi
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

“Somewhere better than being with you? I’m not sure that exists.”

5+ stars read for me!!

I LOVED this friends to lovers story. This is my first book by Cindi Madsen and her writing style sucked me in from the get-go. Despite not having much in common with tomboy Addison Murphy, I immediately bonded with her and felt her vulnerability so acutely, which is not an easy feat for a story t
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cindi Madsen is the queen of feel good books. She writes these amazing characters that I can relate too, and feel for. This is the perfect vacation read, fun, uplifting, sexy and filled with good vibes.

This book centers around a man Tucker, who left his small town to practice law at a big city law firm only to find it didn't make him happy. He moves back home and runs into a pair of sexy legs sticking out from under a car that happen to belong to his childhood BFF and one of "the boys". This att
Gretchen  (About That Story)
So fun! So entertaining! So sweet! Loved this! Addie and Tucker were awesome. I love friends to lovers’ stories and this one was excellent.

I adored Addie. She had such a great attitude and big heart. She was totally comfortable in her own skin, I loved that about her. Tucker was wonderful. So sweet and totally caught off guard by his attraction to one of his best friends. I loved learning about them and their histories growing up. It was so fun! I loved the build to their growing feelings, the l
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
My first Cindi Madsen novel and it was FANTASTIC!!! The PERFECT Friends to Lovers small town romance... I loved every bit of it. The characters. The banter. The heart pangs that hurt so good. It all felt perfectly authentic with just the right amount of believable trepidation, reluctant attraction, and self preservation warring with unexpected emotion. So so so good!!!
Sep 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I was originally going to give it 3 stars (because that´s what I mean this book deserves). However if you´re looking for a super fluffy, a bit predictable and feel-good book then this is definitely for you. (and its a bit unfair of me to give it 3 stars just because I was expecting something written a bit better).
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I’m a sucker for a good BFF to more story, but add in that it’s set in the south and I’m done.

I really liked Addie and Tucker. I enjoyed their history and banter. I liked that she was a tough smart ass who kept all of the boys in their place. He’s a little insecure about some things, but steadfast. I am 100000% here for the loyalty this group has for each other. I love love loved their friendships and it was probably the best part of the story.

Plot wise, it did drag a little for me. GR
madandelion [hiatus 160420]
Wow, I tried till 45% but I can't read this any further... This is just not getting any better.

And what the hell is with the "I am not like other girls" mentality? Are we supposed to think it's so cool? I had to check if I wasn't reading some old book.

"Since her fear of alligators was one of the few semigirly things about her, persuading her to go out on the water with him would be the hardest part."

"I hate feeling weak. Hate feeling like a girl."

"It made her feel like a girl, and she didn’t lik
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
My first book by this author and I really enjoyed it! I’ll be checking out more of her books:)
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I loved this book so much! It was such a fun, sweet Friends-to-More story and I couldn’t get enough of it.

I don’t really like to use words like “swoony” or “feels”, but Addie and Tucker made my cold, black heart feel all the feelings. I loved their friendship and I loved how it turned into more. The friendship lines aren’t really crossed until about halfway through the book and the slow burn was everything. I actually ma
May 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***

2 Stars

I wanted to like this one. I really, really wanted to like it.

And, parts of it I actually did. Unfortunately, there were also parts of it I didn't love...and parts that got too long, and I ended up skimming the book. I was interested enough in it to want to know the ending and how it got there, but I wasn't invested enough to read all of the extra stuff that felt a lot like filler.

Addison and Tucker have been friends forever, she
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cindi-madsen

*I received a free copy from the author and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

This for me is another win for Cindi Madsen. Really adored this book and the setting.

Sweet, friends to lover story with humor and some funny awkward and also smexy stuff.

I think what I like most about her books that they are light and fun and her characters are always relatable, both guys and girls.

Also no matter how many times it has been done and written, in this cas

mindful.librarian ☀️
(free review copy) cute & very atmospheric small town Southern friends-to-lovers story. Hoping there’s more to the series! ...more
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

It’s been a while since I have read a book by Cindi Madsen. I can’t even remember why really. I think there were maybe one or two books of hers that weren’t my thing, so I just didn’t pick up her next release or something. I’m really regretting that decision right now.

The title and cover of Just One of the Groomsmen caught my eye and my attention. I was really curious what being “just one of the groomsmen”
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
This book is FANTASTIC!!!

This shall forever now be the standard to which I hold all other friends to lover romances.

Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a decent friends to lover romance. Addie is a tomboy with a close relationship to several childhood boys. She's especially close to Tucker who is now back in town for one of their friends wedding. Things get more serious between them when Tucker realizes he's sexually attracted to her. This novel would have been great if it weren't for the fact that 50 percent of the time Tucker has to remind Addie about how sex
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This romantic comedy is the first book I have read by author, Cindi Madsen, and I enjoyed it. The lighthearted, yet strong relationship between the five lifelong friends was so endearing, and realistic. Addie, Easton, Ford, Shep (Will) and Tucker had been friends in highschool, college and remained friends into adulthood. When Shep announced that he is getting married, the group are okay with it, even though it could break up the group. When Shep announces that they are all going to be groomsmen ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At least half of why I requested the ARC of this title had to do with the cover. It is so cute and vibrant and reminded me of another book (also about a wedding) that I loved. I had never heard of this author, but this will certainly not be the last book I read by her. I was delighted with this book within the first few pages, and it only got better as it went on, overall.

Addison (Addie) has unequivocally always been one of the guys (a set-up in fiction that isn't always enjoyable to read, for
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was super cute!!! It gave me all the warm and good fuzzies about love. It was perfect to read right before my wedding :)

This was such a sweet friends to lovers story with a mix of sexiness! This was my first read by Cindi Madsen and it definitely won't be my last!

What I loved about this? It's so light, fun, and the characters are so relatable! I couldn't get enough of Tucker and Addie. Their history and chemistry is so fun!!!

Despite the story being predictable it doesn't even matter. L
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received an advance reader copy of this book from Net Galley. This had no influence on my review.

Just One of the Groomsmen was my introduction to Cindi Madsen. This will definitely not be the last of her books that I read. Abbie and Tucker have been best friends since forever. Tucker is a lawyer in the big city. He became so wrapped up in his job and had no time for himself that he realized he wasn't happy. So, he took the plunge and quit his job and went back home to Uncertainty. That is wher
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I loved this book and could not put it down. In fact, I wasn't too busy at work and read some of it there (but don't tell my boss!).

This small town in Alabama has a group of friends, 4 guys and 1 girl, that bonded and became the best of friends. Now one of them is getting married and it has brought back one friend to share in the celebration. Tucker doesn't know what hits him when he sees Addie's legs sticking out from under a car. All of a sudden, she is more than just one of the guys. The same
Erin Lewis
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of One of the Groomsmen (Getting Hitched in Dixie #1) by Cindi Madsen
Cindi Madsen is a new author to me and I have no idea why that is. I loved this book. From chapter one until the end the story that Ms.Madsen wove had me thoroughly entertained and captivated.
When Tucker Crawford return to his small hometown the last thing he expects is to be attracted to one of his best friends Addison Murphy.
Can Tucker convince Addie to give him a chance? The chemistry is electrifying and the
Samantha (WLABB)
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Friends with a long a beautiful history begin to see each other in a different light. I absolutely live for this trope. Madsen upped the ante by throwing in an adorable grandma and a fabulous group of friends, which just made the story more fun. I am looking forward to seeing the whole group find their HEA.

Elley Murray
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I had a really hard time getting through this book, and almost DNF'd it several times - and I don't know why!! I got really annoyed at the repeated use of the phrase "crossing lines" - it's seriously in there way too many times and there's got to be some other ways of saying this. I'm not even sure what it means? It wasn't used in a way that was like "this is the friendship line and we are crossing over it," but almost like in fishing type of way where your lines get crossed and have the potenti ...more
Defying Tradition Allisia Wysong
“Damn, how could he resist such a solid Star Wars reference? Not that he wouldn’t make her work a little harder for it. “What’s in it for me?”

She made an offended noise. “You get to hang out with yours truly,…”

I LOVED Tucker and Addie so much! Their back and forth was so genuine, you could see/feel their connection as friends from the start. It was fun to see when they started thinking about their normal responses having a sexual or flirtation undertone. They way Tucker tries so hard to keep h
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Addie has always been one of the guys. She is childhood friends with a group of 4 guys (Tucker, Shep, Easton, Ford). They went to college together and live in the same, small town. Tucker is the only one who moved away to be a lawyer for a firm in "the big city" (Birmingham). After a few years, he is back for good, having quit his job.
Shep announced he is getting married and they are all going to be groomsmen in his wedding. I enjoyed the dynamic of the 5 of them and how they all support each ot
Keisha (keisha_reads)
Thank You @entangledpublishing for sending me JUST ONE OF THE GROOMSMEN By Cindi Madsen.

Addison is one of the guys and always has been. But what happens when Tucker Crawford returns to town and he and Addison discover they might be more than friends?

So if you haven’t figured out yet... I’m a shoo in for sappy romance novels. This fulfilled my needs. It was predictable, you knew they’d fall in love... but it’s a romance DUH! It’s a unique twist on romance with the wedding involved and the charac
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I struggle with this rating because there was lots to like in this story, but a few things were hard to see past. I enjoyed their banter, character development and secondary characters.

BUT...the entire story mentions her being one of the guys and not a “girl” so much, it overwhelms everything else and is just too over the top. She doesn’t want to be referred to as a girl, but doesn’t understand why she can’t get a date. She balks and panics over wearing a dress...for a wedding. Its a bloody dre
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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, ...more

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