The Worst Best Man by MJ O’Shea ~ Book Review by Karen

Title: The Worst Best Man

Author: MJ O’Shea

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Bree Archer

Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/01/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary

Blurb:

was her special day… but his worst nightmare.

A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan.

Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend—who happens to be the love of August’s life and the one who broke his heart eight years ago: Christopher Burke.

How’s August supposed to pull off the event of the year with Christopher distracting him and old feelings crashing the party uninvited?

Christopher has let money and status dictate his life, but no more. His failure to stand up to others’ expectations cost him his future with August—one he hoped would include marriage. Now he has to face August’s hurt and anger and prove he’s still the best man to make August happy.

My View:

I really like these slightly more traditional style romances of the Dreamspun desires series, they remind me of being a teenager ans reading my Nan’s Mills and Boon. Starting to read The Best Worst Man it seemed it was exactly what I expected, and more !

August and Chris were very much in love at University, but Chris let his wealthy parents dictate how he was to behave, and they broke up. Both of them have been unable to find anyone else who comes close, August stayed in the UK, and lives in London working as a wedding planner. Chris’ friend Libby is getting married, and Chris comes to meet the wedding planning meetings. As soon as Chris and August meet again Chris is on a mission to get August back again. And he really does woo him (Chris is extremely rich) . They work through the issues that they had when they were younger, they make friends with each others friends, and in the main talk to each other. As their romance re kindled it was a very romantic and sweet story, because of the past, and Chris’ rather unpleasant parents there was sufficient tension to balance the sweet.

Then at about 85% August and Chris have a Massive Misunderstanding, and it totally ruined the book for me. All the communication, and effort that they had put into the relationship was wiped away, based on one comment. I am not much of a fan of the big misunderstanding as a plot device in general, although there are times when it works, but I felt it was totally unnecessary here, and took this from being a 4-4.5 star read for me.

Links

The Worst Best Man on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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