”there’s no single way to be a badass.”
The worst besT man by mia soSa
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…
I love it when I find a gem from a new to me author! That’s exactly what THE WORST BEST MAN is! A true gem and wonderful treat!
Here’s what I loved:
LINA!! Her character is everything. She’s hardworking, regimented, and a true go-getter!
I love that she was in complete control of her faculties and planned (no pun intended) everything to a T. Her character is truly three dimensional and the reader is allowed so many glimpses into her family life which made her that much more real to me. She was exquisite.
Speaking of her family…the secondary characters in this novel truly shine. I enjoyed their interactions immensely. Their family dynamic is amazing and a great featured aspect of the storyline.
A major selling point for me was the diverse nature of the book and I have to say that I was not disappointed. Lina’s culture is front and center throughout! I truly enjoyed getting to know her and her family.
Max was wonderful. His character’s progression from beginning to end was phenomenal. I truly adored him and immediately wanted to root for this couple regardless of the awkwardness of their situation.
I happened to snag an audio copy from Hoopla. So it was definitely a treat! The narration was solid, though not my favorite.
Overall, this was a great read and I’m so glad I ignored the ratings and gave this author a shot. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!