Sometimes good things come in multiples. Especially if that means reading great books back to back. I remember seeing The Worst Best Man mentioned in our FB group on a rec post and downloaded it through KU, but didn’t really think about it anymore. Today, I picked it up and was immediately sucked in.
The Worst Best Man – Lucy Score
The bride is a doll. The groom is the perfect gentleman. But the rest of the wedding party? They’re the stuff of nightmares. Rich? Check. Vapid? Double Check. Entitled? Not enough checks in the world. And the Best Man? More like the Worst Man.
But Maid of Honor Franchesca takes her duties seriously. Kidnapped groom? She’s got this. Rude attendees? You just watch her handle them. So a best man with a big attitude and an even bigger…checkbook? Yeah, there’s no way she’s going to let that pretentious, judgmental jackhole ruin her best friend’s wedding. No matter how sexy he is. (Well, that’s the plan anyway…)
Aiden Kilbourn doesn’t do long-term relationships. He’s busy ruling the business world, and has yet to find a woman he can tolerate for longer than a month, two at the outside. Conquering the unconquerable is basically his bread and butter. And he hasn’t met a challenge that he can’t win. But Franchesca Baranski? This smart-mouthed girl from Brooklyn may just be his downfall.
Lucy Score is a new to me author, but boy is she GOOD!!! She managed to balance the witty, snarky, and smart-mouthed characters I adore, with a story that was refreshingly different.
But honestly, it’s all about the characters for me.
Franchesca Baranski was my kind of girl. A smart-mouthed girl from Brooklyn, taming Aiden Kilbourn Manhattan’s most eligible unicorn bachelor with a down to earth personality, spunk, fearlessness, and a careless attitude towards all things society. He was enchanted by her from the very first moment they met, and couldn’t get her out of his head. Unfortunately he made a wretched first impression and had to bring out the big guns to get back into her good graces, aka her pants.
Frankie was EVERYTHING I love in a heroine. She managed dicey situations with aplomb and in her own fashion. Her family was the hoot. She was smart, confident and utterly entertaining. She literally opened her mouth and I already was grinning. There is not much that I love more than witty dialogues and characters that aren’t afraid of being themselves, including loud, sarcastic and someone that always stands up for friends.
Getting further into the novel, Frankie and Aiden had a great grasp of each other. They understood one another, and were able to discern certain mannerisms and traits in each other. For me nothing is more annoying than petty misunderstandings, rash decisions, and emotional meltdowns between couples that are supposed to love each other or even be soulmates. In this novel the author created a couple that worked, made sense, and was meant to be together.
Frankie and Aiden were a delight together.
And OMG they had scoring and HOT chemistry. WOWZER!!! I was turned on, hot and bothered and pretty much goo whenever they got it on between the sheets, on the sofa, in the limo, office, and music room. Sizzle!!!!
There were more than a couple scenes where I wanted to shout from the rooftops how much I enjoyed this book. I had the urge to talk to someone about it, maybe even message the author telling her how happy her book made me. I did neither.
Except now, I’m telling you all, that this delightful, adorable, swoony, just wonderfully entertaining novel should be on your reading list. The Worst Best Man, is the best example of being funny, without turning into a rom-com. And I LOVED it!!
The Worst Best Man – Lucy Score