Thursday, February 29, 2024

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Release Blitz for Never Fall for the Bride's Father by Julia Kent

Title: Never Fall for the Bride's Father
Series: Whatever It Takes #2
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Tropes: Age Gap/Single Dad/Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: February 29, 2024


Power outages. Runaway brides. Collapsed wedding cakes. Tainted caviar. Handsy grooms.
And the always classic: jealous MILs who wear white.
No wedding catastrophe can faze Katie Gallagher, because when you plan for the worst, you deliver the best.
The best wedding ever.
Her company, Wedding Protectors, Inc., promises happily ever afters. Guaranteed. Whatever it takes.
But always-prepared Katie? She’s steering clear of her own HEA. Years of dating older, wealthy, alpha businessmen who treat her like an ornament has left a bad taste in her mouth.
And some bruises on her ego.
Love is her job. Not her destiny.
So when she falls for silver fox and self-made millionaire Patrick Cooper, she breaks a rule so taboo, it doesn’t technically exist:
Never fall for the bride’s father.
Enter Patrick, a widowed art dealer with salt-and-pepper charm. He can't resist trying to share an Uber with the captivating, enticingly stubborn blonde. Their encounter? Classic enemies-to-lovers. Sparks fly, but not the good kind... at first.
Starting off on the wrong foot left a terrible impression, but when a series of coincidences pushes them together, the more time they spend with each other, the more the lines blur.
Chance favors the risk-takers, so when he takes a leap of faith and gets a passionate kiss that rocks his world, Katie opens closed doors in his heart.
Can he really have a new soulmate —
Or is this just a May-December fling?




On the wall behind her, taking up the entire space, was an enormous contemporary oil painting. Bold loops of black paint seemed to dance across a white ground, dominating the room. It was so dramatic, so unexpected and somehow energetic, a rush of excitement flooded her.

“It makes me want to twirl!”

“Exactly!” He reached for her free hand, lifting it and turning her so suddenly and smoothly, the graceful spin finishing with their mouths inches apart. He looked as surprised as she felt, but the most surprising thing wasn’t the spontaneous twirl, or even the fact that he’d done it.

It was the rush of pure desire that flooded her–a raw, burning, melting desire that was like nothing she’d ever felt before. And it was matched by the equally desperate desire to run out the front door, go home, pretend this “meeting” had never happened.

But she didn’t move, and neither did he. Gathering her courage, she peeked up through her blonde wisps to see him looking down at her intently. His scent filled her nose–there was a faint, spicy cologne and the starchy smell of his shirt, but mostly, it was his skin, and she wanted to press her mouth against it. A brief moment passed in silence, then he lifted her hand, touched it to his lips, and released it, taking a small step back.

“Thank you,” he said lightly. “It justifies my existence when someone understands the art. You brought my painting to life.”

Momma says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I love an age-gap/silver fox romance. I'm sure that has a lot to do with my own age-gap romance - or maybe it's just because there's something totally yummy about a silver fox. Anyway, this one is Katie and Patrick's love story, and I absolutely loved this pair. Their journey to HEA is sweet, sexy, and, in true Julia Kent form, hilarious. You can't read this book without laughing, and we can all use some of that. Needless to say, Never Fall for the Bride's Father is everything I've come to expect from Julia Kent. I thoroughly enjoyed the first Whatever It Takes romance, and this one even more so. I can't wait for the next in the series, and I'm thinking I may need to visit with this couple again while I wait.  




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French, German, and Italian, with more titles releasing in the future.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

She loves to hear from her readers by email at, on Twitter @jkentauthor, on Facebook at @jkentauthor, and on Instagram @jkentauthor. Visit her at


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