Sunday, July 1, 2018

It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

Title: It Takes Two 
Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2
Author: Jenny Holiday
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: June 26, 2018

In this hilarious romantic comedy, USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday proves that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas...

All's fair in love and war

Wendy Liu should be delighted to be her best friend's maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride's brother - aka the boy who once broke her heart - she's now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she's had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a little friendly competition might just prove that she's over him for good...

Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister's wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait - and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you're fighting for love, all bets are off.

"Delightfully sexy and sweet." -Lauren Layne, New York Timesbestselling author, on One and Only

The Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series:
One and Only
It Takes Two
Three Little Words

It Takes Two is the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. Like its predecessor, once again another bridesmaid will have a hot romance just before the wedding.

Wendy Liu and Noah Denning had known each other for a long time. Wendy and Noah's sister Jane, are best friends. As teenagers, both girls bonded after the passing of their fathers. 

For Noah, losing his father forced him to grow up. He had to be there for his mother and his sister. He was there to protect them and to keep them solvent. He worked all the time and even in the present, he's still a workaholic. He's a prosecutor in New York City but he won't miss his sister's wedding in Canada. Noah doesn't want to admit it,  even to himself,  but he also wants to see Wendy. He loves to verbally spar with her and he's eager to do it again. Years ago, they almost had something together but Noah doesn't think it's a good idea to rehash it now.

Wendy Liu is a defense attorney. She's smart and dedicated to her job. She's also sucking at being her best friend's bridesmaid. She knows Jane wants to have a low key wedding (or so she says) but Wendy wants to avoid Noah as much as she can. Noah was the boy who broke her heart and over the years, she has made herself scarce when he comes visiting. Wendy's not sure how can she avoid him at Jane's wedding. 

Noah and Wendy have always had a competitive streak. They used to run together and race each other. When the time to plan the Bachelorette/Bachelor party arrives, a new bet begins. Wendy discovers that Noah plans to have theirs in Las Vegas. She can't let Noah beat her. She jumps to the idea of having the bachelorette party there too. A trip to Las Vegas ensues and Wendy and Noah can't remember why sleeping together is such a bad idea. After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Las Vegas, right? 

It Takes Two was a cute romance novel. I love Noah. He was such a good brother. He had made many sacrifices for his family. He always put them first. He was happy for Jane and Cameron. He knew Cameron will have Jane's back. He was finally able to relax and not worry about Jane's future. 

Wendy had been running away from Noah for years. She has meaningless relationships because she didn't want to get hurt again. After seeing him again, it was easier for her to downplay her feelings for Noah than to face the truth. 

It was nice to see how they both realized what was keeping them from moving forward. Both Noah and Wendy were marked by their past. Sometimes it takes someone else to make you realize what are you going to miss out in life if you keep on running. 

Thank you Forever and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary copy of It Takes Two in exchange for an honest review. 

Cliffhanger: No

3/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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