Review: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

The Worst Best Man
by Mia Sosa
Publisher: Avon
Publication date: Feb. 4, 2020
Genre: Romance
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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..

 

 

My thoughts

Three years ago, Lina was stood up on her wedding day. She’s walled herself up sine then and is definitely not looking for love. Which is ironic since she’s a successful wedding planner. When a new job venture opens up, where she’d get to be the wedding concierge at a prestige and renowned hotel, she is excited and ready to give it her all. However, there’s a catch. She has to come up with a proposal and will be teamed up with a marketing director to help her build her case as to why she’d be perfect for the job. Which is when he ex and his brother walk in the door. Thankfully she’s not forced to work with her ex. However, she is forced to work with his younger brother who was not only the one that broke the news about her future husband calling the wedding off, but apparently he talked her ex out of marrying her in the first place. So, really… she didn’t luck out, and her life just got a whole lot more difficult.

At the beginning of the book Lina pulls a lot of immature moves in order to get back at Max. To say she’s still salty about the roll he played in the failure of her wedding day would be an understatement. Even though she says she doesn’t care about that day anymore, she still gets irritated about Max over his mere presence. Honestly, for the entire book, I just felt bad for Max. Here he is trying to atone for this role he played. He was so drunk, he doesn’t even know what happened with his brother, only that his brother texted him on his wedding day thanking Max for their talk and the insight he needed to realize he shouldn’t marry Lina. However, not knowing doesn’t stop him from wanting to make things right. He’s ready to try to put the past behind them and work out an amazing presentation to help Lina get the job.

Now obviously with this being a romcom, these two develop feelings. I have to say, I rather enjoyed watching them go from enemies, to friends, to lovers. To say they have a lot to overcome would be putting it mildly. I mean, Max is the reason she isn’t married. And she was supposed to marry his brother of all people. There’s just so much stacked up against them, that you just know this is gonna be juicy. As one character in the story put it, this is a soap opera, and just like any good soap opera, I devoured it.

This was a really good story. It had me laughing out loud at times and swooning at others. It had a great mixture of solid MCs, an amazing supporting cast, and just enough drama to keep you on your toes without it being unbelievable. If you’re looking for a romcom where the cards are stacked against the main characters, then you should pick up this book and give it a read.

 

Favorite part

“When I said you should be petty,” she says, I was thinking you’d be more subtle.”
I grimace and drop to the ground. “The peppers were too much?”
She snorts. “Yes, Lina, yes. It’s as though someone told you to flirt and you decided to flash your tits instead.”
I snap my brows together and pretend to be confused. “Flashing your tits isn’t flirting?”

 

 

 

4 Thoughts on “Review: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

  1. This sounds like such a fun read. I love the cover too. 🙂

  2. I definitely need to read more rom com’s, its the covers that turn me off from them most of the time here but you are definitely tempting me to grab this one up here.

    Great review.

  3. I’ll keep this one in mind when I’m in the mood for a rom-com, sometimes they are just what we need. I mean, laughing and swooning is good for the soul, right? 😉

  4. I haven’t had great luck with this author but so many people love this one so I might give it a go.

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

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