Review of The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I listened to the audiobook and followed along in the physical ARC!
Critically acclaimed author Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about a woman whose new job requires her to work side-by-side with the best man who ruined her wedding: her ex-fiancé’s infuriating, irritating, annoyingly handsome brother. Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Helen Hoang, and Sally Thorne!
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…
This was incredibly good, no qualms about it. I honestly can’t find anything I’d fault it on (and am surprised by the lower overall rating it has …). It was hilarious, romantic and sexy. The pacing was great, the story and setting were fun and interesting.
I loved the characters, their chemistry, their willingness to communicate. And gosh, I adore Lina’s family (can they adopt me?) and just everything about this is exactly what a rom-com should be, in my opinion.
I am a sucker for star-crossed romances like this, where the characters have a shared history and can’t exactly acknowledge their relationship around their friends and family (at least, not all of them). This one checked all of those boxes for me.
Highly recommend! I also listened to the audiobook and definitely approve of the narrators if you’re considering going that route! Oh, and definitely cannot wait for Dean’s story in The Wedding Crasher!
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