The Worst Best Man (Dreamspun Desires)

Author: MJ O’Shea

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 3.5 stars

Buy Links: DSP & Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: It 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.

 

Review:  This was a cute little story about two guys who find their way back together. August is an American who got a scholarship to go to prestigious college overseas. Christopher is the wealthy high society type but the guys fell for each other in college. Thanks to the threat of being cut off by his father Christopher makes the biggest mistake of his life by breaking it off with the August. The break up crushed August. Jump to today when Christopher just happens to be the best friend to his latest client, Libby. Planning a wedding for his client means spending time with Christopher. Who is persistent in proving he’s sorry and still in love with August.

This book is charming and predictable. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I knew what I was picking up the minute I read the blurb. Things get a little angsty for my tastes but it’s resolved quickly. I did like how Christopher’s relationship with his parents is strained because of their ultimatum but Christopher takes full responsibility for being young and stupid. For being too much of a coward to stand up for the love they had. He’s resolved to make up for his mistake. To get his man back! August is very likable. He struggles with what he still feels for Christopher while working through his fear of experiencing heartbreak again. I liked August’s friends. Libby was the only likable one from Christopher’s side. This did feel a bit one sided but the point that the higher society rich folks were snobs and not accepting of those outside their circle was a theme in this book. Kind of cliché’ but again I don’t mind that in this type of story. If you’re looking for a shorter sweet romance with some English charm you might give this one a try. It’s a short cute easy read.

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