Book Review | The Best Men by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely

In my defense, I was left alone with a bottle of single-malt and a life-long penchant for protecting my baby sister. Still, that’s no excuse to send ten drunk-texts on why her hasty marriage would be a mistake.

If only I had just texted my sister. But nope. I accidentally sent the message to her, her groom, and his super hot wingman.

I also used the phrase “super hot wingman,” so I’d like to die now.

Instead, I have to plan a wedding with the aforementioned hottie and share a too-small guesthouse in steamy Miami.

Three days in the sun with the cocky, charming former athlete who likes to push my buttons? Fine, two can play at that let’s-infuriate-each-other game.

Until Asher ups the stakes with one wildly sexy suggestion. A no-strings fling, then I go back to my single dad life in New York, and he returns to his star-studded one.

Sign me up.

But the more nights I spend with the other best man, the more I want days too, and that just can’t happen. Especially when I find out the real reason why…

Contents Include: First times, a secret to-do list, champion-level flirting, fast cars, #eggplants, and two men who look good in formal wear. 

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How was it?

I’ve read Sarina Bowen‘s work before (Him series with Elle Kennedy) and I’ve like it enough that they are among the books I own in audiobook versions as well. So Lauren Blakely was the unknown variable to me.

This book has a cute predictable story with a lot of warmth and heart. It’s surprisingly low angst even if the dual P.O.V. from Mark and Asher gives us a lot of pinning on both sides. It almost gets to the point where I was like “you’re grown men! Talk to each!” but the authors limited this kind of childish behavior even if Asher and Mark’s history could explain why they were hesitant to ask for what they wanted.

There’s also some attempt at humor that didn’t always work but weren’t bad enough to warrant an eyeroll or lower my enjoyment of this bit of cheesy fluff. My favorite thing about the story is a bit of a spoiler but I’ll stay vague, I like that one of them didn’t abandon their dream for the other.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Best Men is available on The Book Depository, Amazon, Audible and other book retailers near you.

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