The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
**Editor’s note: Ginny titled this post ‘The Best Worst Man’ and I find that hysterical and couldn’t let it slide without commenting on it**
What I drank: so much white wine. Sam and I had a good old fashioned hangout, the kind where we both cried and ended up laughing at the end of the evening.
Critically acclaimed author Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about a woman whose new job requires her to work side-by-side with the best man who ruined her wedding: her ex-fiancé’s infuriating, irritating, annoyingly handsome brother. Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Helen Hoang, and Sally Thorne!
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…
Drunk Overview: this book is so much fun. I love an enemies to lovers done well. Lina is a wedding planner left at the altar. Max is the supposed-to-be-brother-in-law who is responsible for the groom leaving Lina. Three yearsater they get paired on a proposal for Lina to work as the wedding planner for a fancy hotel.
Drunk Thoughts: Lina is just a ton of fun. Her family and the Brazilian culture they bring was just fantastic. The descriptions of food, people, and customs was so comforting.
- Max’s family didnt hace the same impact but considering his brother was basically moist white bread thats not surprising.
- Lina has a fear of being known while Max has a fear of being overshadowed by his bro, which is what made this story so interesting.
- Okay, ao details
- This book did a decent job with details about DC, so the world felt real.
- 5 weeks seems like a lot of time to pull a proposal together but hey what do I know about wedding planning (spoiler alert, there afe no wedding bells in my near futute)
- There was a couples retreat included that felt like it was mostly there to get us to the next point.
- Seriously though, Linas family was amazing. Her mother and her cousins were such delights
- I love a good family dynamic where teasong is both loving and of makes you want to die.
- Max’s bro is a hige dick (if you didnt get that from mh descriptiom earlier). I personally think its pretty clear from the beginning, but especially as someone who has siblings, what the fuck dude?
- Also major cringe warning for this book, there are some lies that are told that get foind out that will mostly likely make you yell “why!”
- (The reason is anxiety)
What I’d Pair it With: Rose, something tart with a bit of sweet.