Sunny Shelly’s Review: Going Down On One Knee, by Christina Hovland

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Author: Christina Hovland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Going Down On One Knee:

“An utterly charming opposites-attract-story. Hovland perfectly balances simmering sexual tension with a surprising amount of emotion, and the stomach-flip-causing ending is the perfect example of why I read and love romance.” – New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Layne


Number-crunching Velma Johnson’s perfectly planned life is right on course.


That’s a lie. Sure, she’s got the lucrative job. She’s got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma’s Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully, one who’s hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He’ll be exactly like, well… her sister’s new fiancé.


Badass biker Brek Montgomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek’s sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.


Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.


Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister’s wedding.


Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn’t even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life–so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan…

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

This was a really cute opposites attract/roommates romance. Velma is such an uptight character, and Breck is completely laid-back. When his wedding planner sister goes on bed rest, Breck — who works as a music manager — reluctantly agrees to stick around town and take over her business. One of the brides is Velma’s sister… who is marrying the guy Velma’s long had a thing for… who happens to be one of Breck’s best friends. Not only does Velma agree to help Breck plan Claire and Dean’s wedding, but reluctantly agrees to let Breck crash in her guest room.
It’s not long before Breck and Velma enter into a friends with benefits arrangement. She can’t get over how attracted she is to him — since he doesn’t check any of her boxes! — and he’s determined to get her to loosen up. As the story goes, lines get crossed, feelings get involve, and things get messy. Especially when Breck sees his “rating” on Velma’s dating spreadsheet at the most inopportune moment!

What I really loved about this book is that Breck was the injured party and it was Velma who chased after him. It took me a while to connect to the characters, and I think it’s because third person POV isn’t my thing. But the story was enjoyable and the characters were likable, and it ended with such a cute HEA.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


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About the Author:

Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around.


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