Going Down on One Knee (Mile High Matched #1) by Christina Hovland
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...
It took me a little bit to warm up to Velma. She just seemed so uptight and judgmental. She did get a little better by the end, but I never really did connect with her. Talk about buttoned up tight.
But Brek? Oh my, that man was hot. And he was about as laid back as Velma was stiff. I loved everything about him. I like how he and his friends were with each other. How he wasn’t afraid to joke. How he put a little bit of fun into everything, including the weddings he was helping his sister coordinate. I liked him so much I wanted him with someone who didn’t plan every aspect of her life.
That these two actually worked together was just as much of a surprise to me as it was to Brek.
This is a cute story of extreme opposites that attract. Brek’s personality made Velma’s easier to accept but, if I’m honest, I really would have liked to see Velma take on a few of Brek’s traits.