Published by Random House Publishing Group on August 7, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Contemporary Women
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Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind? If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . . 1. Pre-nups are your friend. 2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing. 3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it? But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity. The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Advance praise for Down with Love
“Charlie is adamant that it’s just a fling, while Max is surprised to find he’s interested in romance. . . . [Their] repartee, vivid sex scenes, and tongue-in-cheek approach to romance tropes make Max and Charlie’s journey worth following.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fresh and funny, sexy and witty, Down with Love is everything I look for in a can’t-put-it-down read.”—New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker
“I love Kate Meader’s books! Witty banter, sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters—Down with Love has it all!”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson
“Hilarious, hot, and heartfelt! I was captivated by this fast-paced, funny, sexy book from the first page. Everything about this book was fantastic, and I’m already panting to get my hands on the next one!”—USA Today bestselling author Christi Barth
“Charlie's sassy determination met Max's undeniable sex appeal and charm to create the most spectacular fireworks. Down with Love is the kind of story that gives all the feels and leaves you wanting more.”—Aliza Mann, author of Breaking His Rules
Max Henderson doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters, not in his line of business. Being a divorce lawyer, he has seen his fair share of marriages that have gone sour. Ordinary sane people seem to change once they are married. For this reason, Max is the love em and leave em type. He does not believe that love is all rainbows and glitter. He is a cynic. Max’s philosophy when it comes to dating is get in have fun and get out with no feelings involved.
While out with his brother James, Max is quite shocked when his brother announces his engagement to Gina after only dating for three months. What is worse is Charlie, their wedding planner. Max feels an instant attraction to Charlie, but he believes she is taking his brother for a monetary ride and Max is determined to not let that happen.
Charlie Love, owner of Perfect Day, issues a challenge of sorts to the cynical Max. Since, he doesn’t believe in matrimony and scoffs at the idea, she challenges him to support his brother James so his and Gina’s marriage can have a great start. Charlie also feels an attraction to Max, but she knows he will never be the right one for her. She is tired of just dating and wants to find “the one.” Something Max can never be.
So, what happens when a cynic like Max meets a woman like Charlie who is all about love and finding Mr. Right?
Down with love is the first book in the Laws of Attraction series about a team of lawyers who think they know everything about love, but in reality know nothing at all on the subject. I really enjoyed this story and felt it was the perfect blend of humor and romance between two opposites on the love spectrum who couldn’t be more wrong for each other. I could see and feel the attraction they have for one another, although both Max and Charlie never see it going anywhere past the physical part until feelings start getting involved.
I really loved Max even though he was not a fan of marriage. Did he believe in true love? Yes! But, he already has a failed attempt at love under his belt and he is not looking to go down that road again. Charlie also has been down this road before, but her ex-boyfriend made her feel like she was beneath him and when she meets Max she is afraid that he will not see her for the smart and capable go-getter she is. Charlie tries to keep her distance, but Max pushes all of her buttons and she can’t help but get sucked right in by his charms.
Down With Love is a charming and delightful romance that hooked me in right from the beginning. I love romantic stories where there is an opposites attract type of theme throughout. Kate Meader crafted two wonderful characters who are as different as night and day, but still can’t keep their hands off each other. It was fun to read their silly banter back and forth while rooting for them to find their happily-ever-after. I definitely cannot wait for the second book in this series to come out. I need to find out what happens with the other lawyers on the team!