Book Review: Just One of the Groomsmen (Getting Hitched in Dixie #1) by Cindi Madsen

This was my first time reading Cindi Madsen and it certainly won't be my last. Just One of the Groomsmen was such a fun story and I had a blast reading it.

Book Review: Just One of the Groomsmen (Getting Hitched in Dixie #1) by Cindi Madsen | About That Story
Just One of the Groomsmen (Getting Hitched in Dixie #1) by Cindi Madsen

Addison Murphy is the funny friend, the girl you grab a beer with—the girl voted most likely to start her own sweatshirt line. And now that one of her best guy friends is getting married, she’ll add “groomsman” to that list, too. She’ll get through this wedding if it’s the last thing she does. Just don’t ask her to dive for any bouquet.

When Tucker Crawford returns to his small hometown, he expects to see the same old people, feel comfort in the same old things. He certainly doesn’t expect to see the nice pair of bare legs sticking out from under the hood of a broken-down car. Certainly doesn’t expect to feel his heart beat faster when he realizes they belong to one of his best friends.

If he convinces Addie to give him a chance, they could be electric…or their break-up could split their tight-knit group in two.

Hiding the way he feels from the guys through bachelor parties, cake tastings, and rehearsals is one thing. But just as Tucker realizes that Addie truly could be the perfect woman for him—he was just too stupid to realize it—now she’s leaving to follow her own dreams. He’s going to need to do a lot of compromising if he’s going to convince her to take a shot at forever with him—on her terms this time. 

4 out of 5 stars

So fun! So entertaining! So sweet! Loved this! Addie and Tucker were awesome. I love friends to lovers’ stories and this one was excellent.

I adored Addie. She had such a great attitude and big heart. She was totally comfortable in her own skin, I loved that about her. Tucker was wonderful. So sweet and totally caught off guard by his attraction to one of his best friends. I loved learning about them and their histories growing up. It was so fun! I loved the build to their growing feelings, the looks and smiles and their simmering chemistry. They had such great banter and fun dialogue. I understood Addie and Tucker’s dilemma and why they were holding back. They both could be stubborn so there was tension as well as a lot of emotion as everything played out. I was filled with so much anticipation and couldn't wait for them to get together.

There are ups and downs and bits of drama here and there that kept things moving along at a good pace. I really liked all the guys in their group and the different dynamics they all had with each other, they were an entertaining bunch. They shared a lot of good-natured ribbing and fun but I liked how they were all truly there for each other.

This was told from dual, third-person POVs and it was done really well and I thought it had a great flow. I loved the small-town setting which was super entertaining thanks to gossipy neighbors. Those extra characters and their nosy selves had me smiling.

This was just one of those stories that I enjoyed reading; time flew by as I turned page after page. There was good conflict, a lot of sweet and a bit of heat and just the right bit of emotion and I thought it was a well-rounded story. This one was a winner!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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