Waiting on Wednesday Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event (although I've been slacking of late) hosted over at Breaking the Spine. It highlights books we just can't wait to get our greedy, book-loving hands on. 

I've read the first two in this series via Netgalley. (Yeah, yeah, I broke my NG boycott for them. What can I say? I'm weak).  The first one (out August 30th) is good, the second one is better. I'm unsure how much I'll like the 3rd one. Why? Because I didn't like the prequel story set up contained in the Guy Next Door anthology. And because the oldest brother is a bit of an uptight jerk.

But it's Victoria Dahl, so I want to read it anyway. Like RIGHT NOW. Anyhoo...

Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl
Publisher: HQN (Harlequin)
Pub Date: October 25, 2011
Format:mass market, ebook
Donovan Brothers Brewery #3

The Blurb:
It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.

But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.


  1. This sounds good! I'll have to check out this series, because I haven't read it yet! Great pick! You can see what I'm waiting on over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if you like! I'm a new follower!

  2. I love books where a one night stand turns into so much more :) THis sounds like a great book! Nice pick!
    Here's my WoW! Happy reading!

  3. Oh I've read the first one from NG too and have the second one waiting. Great pick.

  4. @Courtney,

    Thanks for stopping by. It's a great series. I love Victoria Dahl's books. They are so funny.


    I'm curious how Dahl will explore that angle because so far, it's a really BIG secret. No one in his family has any idea it happened, because he is SO uptight. lol


    They are addictive, aren't they? I love the way Victoria Dahl can make me laugh.

  5. Why were you boycotting Netgalley? Was it due to some publishers arbitrarily denying your requests? Just curious because I've heard a lot of these complaints.

    I just started Good Girls Don't. It's okay so far. I don't read a lot of contemporaries so it's hard for me to judge it really. I'm not crazy about the perky heroine. If the 2nd one is better though I'll keep reading the series. They're really quick reads anyhow.

  6. @Hannah,

    Yeah, that was why. The influx of "big" publishers meant that fewer and fewer people were having their requests approved. The overall atmosphere is very anti-small blog. I will say, Harlequin and Carina Press remain some of the few publishers who approve the requests from most bloggers.

    Tessa (from Good Girls Don't) bugged me. She's perky and compulsively dishonest. I still liked the book overall, but I definitely prefer #2.

  7. Ahh! I can't wait to read this series, since I'm completely & utterly in love with Dahl's contemporary romances! Great pick!

    Our WoW at Badass Book Reviews.