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A wedding planner left at the altar. Yeah, the irony isn’t lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina’s managed to make other people’s dreams come true as a top-tier wedding coordinator in DC. After impressing an influential guest, she’s offered an opportunity that could change her life. There’s just one hitch… she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials.
Tired of living in his older brother’s shadow, marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. Then he learns he’ll be working with his brother’s whip-smart, stunning—absolutely off-limits—ex-fiancée. And she loathes him.
If they can survive the next few weeks and nail their presentation without killing each other, they’ll both come out ahead. Except Max has been public enemy number one ever since he encouraged his brother to jilt the bride, and Lina’s ready to dish out a little payback of her own.
But even the best laid plans can go awry, and soon Lina and Max discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them. Still, this star-crossed couple can never be more than temporary playmates because Lina isn’t interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again…
Title: The Worst Best Man
Author: Mia Sosa
Publication Date: February 4, 2020
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Another solid rom-com review coming your way. This one was filled with pranks, awkward situations (and exes), and a whole lotta chemistry.
I love that both the main characters, Lina and Max, had agendas. They both had things they wanted to accomplish and achieve and it just so happened that they could accomplish those things together. Some rom-coms lean heavily on one character accomplishing a goal or just rely on the romance to move the book along. Don’t get me wrong. I love the romance. I just really appreciated that there was more to this book than just romance.
There were some great tropes represented in this book as well. I love the whole ‘have to sleep in the same bed, but it’s only for one night so we’ll deal with it’ trope. As well, there was the classic ‘we must pretend to be a couple in order to avoid embarrassment, but our relationship is strictly professional.’ Yeah. Nothing romantic eeeeever happens because of those tropes.
Loved the Brazilian culture that was represented in this book. I feel like I don’t read near enough books that have Brazilian characters in them so it was great to learn a little more about the culture through the eyes of Lina.
It was a little hard to get a grip on Lina’s personality. It would confuse me sometimes trying to figure out what she wanted in her life and what she was actually happy with. Because of that, I dropped this book down a star. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book!
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I'm All Booked Up YA says
Great review! This is one of the few non-YA books that we want to read!
The Book View says
It was pretty good! And I love a good rom-com so I was practically smitten from page one.