Theme for today: Amazing enemies to lovers books! Be sure to read the posts on Sarah Hogle & Angelina M. Lopez too!
I’d read a couple of Mia Sosa’s books before THE WORST BEST MAN, and they were great, but this one is terrific and will probably be considered her break out book.
You only need to read the description below to understand how potentially luscious this book could be, and Sosa truly nails it.
A slight quibble—that Max and Lina kind of get over their animosity a little too quickly—feels completely forgivable, given how completely entertaining all the other elements are, including the relationship Lina has with her family, and the way Max and Lina choose to work together despite their shared animosity, which leads to détente and then a sweet, engaging partnership between them.
Sosa is a great writer, and we’re completely engaged with this relationship from the first sentence through all the unexpected and sexy twists and turns. We also love her Brazilian family and the hilarious and devoted interactions among them. I’m so excited to see what comes next from her.
THE WORST BEST MAN
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 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.
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 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.
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 review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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