CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (sodobni roman)

Going Down On One Knee by Christina Hovland

Going Down On One Knee (A Mile High Matched Novel Book 1)

Title // Naslov: Going Down On One Knee

Author // Avtorica: Christina Hovland

Release Date // Datum izdaje: October 15th 2018 (15. oktober 2018)

Genre // Žanr: Contemporary Romance, sodobni roman

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Blurb:

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…

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Življenje s številkami obsedene Velme Johnson gre popolnoma po načrtu.

To je laž. Res je, da ima dobro službo in razkošno stanovanje. Vendar njena sestra je dobila Gospoda Pravega. Na svetu mora obstajati moški za Velmo. Morda nekdo, ki je velik, urejen in ima različen finančen portfelj. Bil bi točno tak kot … no, sestrin zaročenec.

Biker Brek Montgomery za sabo pušča sled po celi državi, zraven pa je še menedžer skupini Dimefront, enemu največjih rokerskih bendov njegove generacije. Ker je bend na premoru, se na kratko ustavi pri družini in prijateljih. Toda ko mora njegova sestra zaradi nosečnosti počivati, mora Brek naenkrat prevzeti njen posel načrtovanja porok.

Ostati v Denverju in se ukvarjati z norimi nevestami ni bilo v Brekovih mislih, ko je šel mimo mesta, vendar obstaja določena nevestina priča, ki bo njegov obisk naredila znosen.

Velmi se zdi moški, ki načrtuje sestrino poroko, zelo privlačen.

Problem je, ker ne odkriža nobene točke na njenem skrbno narejenem seznamu. Brek je naporen, preklinja, pa še nima načrtov glede svoje prihodnosti. Vendar poskusiti nekaj norega, jo bo morda rešilo bede njenih zmenkov – vsaj dokler ne postavi meje že v naprej in se drži svojega načrta…

 

My thoughts:

Velma is one of those organized people. Like really organized. She already has a five-year plan and her future is all set up, basically.

So she was a little shocked when her sister snatched Velma’s coworker Dean and longtime crush. She is happy for her sister but at the same time wonders if she’ll ever find her Mr. Right.

Brek is Dean’s friend and for the last months of his sister’s pregnancy also a wedding planner. He manages one of the biggest bands, but he has no clue about weddings.

Now I watch quite a lot of movies so there were a couple elements of this book that kind of reminded me of the movie 27 Dresses. I loved that movie (totally recommend), by the way, even watch it at least once a year. Back to the book.

If I compare this book and the movie:

-heroine in love with a coworker [check]

-heroine’s sister gets to marry said coworker [check]

-heroine sort of plans her sister’s wedding [check]

-heroine and the other wedding planner (well in the movie was a journalist but he helps too) are always arguing but there’s sexual tension underneath [check]

-heroine’s sister ruins  make some changes to the wedding dress that is family heirloom [check]

-heroine likes to organize [check]

So you can see why I was skeptical this book would be a copy of 27 Dresses, right? Like one of those let’s-copy-everything-from-some-movie-but-change-couple-elements-so-we-can-still-call-it-an-original-book books.

But thankfully it wasn’t like this and that’s where the similarity with the movie ends. The book was actually pretty fun with some sexy moments.

However, as in my review of the book Up in Flames by Jennifer Blackwood, I did see what would be the cause of the break up almost since the beginning. I was disappointed that my suspicion came true. That’s why I have to give this book 4 stars.

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Velma je ena tistih organiziranih ljudi. Zelo organiziranih. Ima že izdelan petletni načrt in skoraj celo njeno prihodnost.

Zato je bila seveda malce presenečena, ko ji je njena sestra izpred nosa ukradla njenega sodelavca Deana, v katerega je biladlje časa zaljubljena. Seveda je vesela za sestro vendar hkrati se sprašuje ali bo sploh našla Pravega.

Brek je Deanov prijatelj in za zadnje mesece sestrine nosečnosti tudi načrtovalec porok. Čeprav upravlja enega večjih bendov, nima pojma o porokah.

Zelo veliko gledam filme zato sem kaj kmalu opazila, da se nekateri elementi te knjige ujemajo s filmom Vedno priča nikoli nevesta. Film mi je res všeč (toplo priporočam), še gledam ga vsaj enkrat na leto. Ampak nazaj h knjigi.

Torej če primerjam knjigo in film:

-glavna junakinja je zaljubljena v svojega sodelavca  [check]

-sestra glavne junakinje se želi poročiti s tem sodelavcem [check]

-glavna junakinja neke vrste načrtuje poroko [check]

-glavna junakinja se ne razume z drugim načrtovalcem poroke (okej v filmu je ona načrtovalka in on novinar, vendar je prisoten pri načrtovanju), pod vso to jezo pa je se skriva privlačnost [check]

-sestra glavne junakinje uniči  naredi nekaj sprememb na poročni obleki, ki je družinska zapuščina [check]

-glavna junakinja rada načrtuje [check]

Zato lahko vidiš zakaj sem bila skeptična, da bo to kopija filma, kajne? Ena tistih dajmo-prekopirati-vse-iz-filma-vendar-spremenimo-nekaj-elementov-da-lahko-rečemo-da-je-knjiga-original knjig.

Na srečo ni bilo tako in se tukaj vsa podobnost s filmom konča. Knjiga je bila zabavna z nekaj seksi trenutki 😉

Ampak, tako kot pri mojem prejšnjem revjuju knjige Up in Flames od Jennifer Blackwood (glej nižje), sem kaj kmalu ugotovila, kaj bo razlog za njun razhod. Bila sem kar malce razočarana, ko so se moja predvidevanja izkazala za resnična. Zato tudi tej knjigi dajem 4 zvezdice.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

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