The Best Man

Ana Blaze
The Best Man
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AB Publishing
Release Date
April 2014
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a man, she wouldn't be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn't possibly cause a fuss at his own brother's wedding. He's clearly never met the man in question.

Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner. Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no idea that he's only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior. Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he convince her that he's the best man to share her happy ever after?

Book Review by Angie Just Read... (reviewer)
May 29, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
151 people found the following review helpful
When a cast-off groom sweeps his former fiancée's wedding planner off her feet, is he just on the rebound or is there a bit more depth to The Best Man?

Los Angeles wedding planner Beth Chase couldn't help but feel a bit sorry for inebriated and endearing best man, Colin Pratt. The bride dumped him for his half-brother and Colin was an absolute mess before the ceremony even got started. Fearing he'd cause a scene and blow her chances of making partner at her firm, Beth did her best to sober the handsome Brit up, keep him occupied, and make sure he delivered a proper and non-offensive toast to the happy couple. Before Beth could even give herself a pat on the back for averting a potential wedding disaster, Colin showed up at her firm with flowers, apologies, explanations, and a request for a date.

There was just something about Beth Chase that had sexy, geeky Colin Pratt thinking along the lines of permanently moving to the U.S., marriage, and happily ever after—and it wasn't Beth's chosen career; it was Beth the woman. Even through the haze of the alcohol he'd consumed, and the Xanex he didn't know his father's doctor had slipped to him prior to his half-brother's wedding, Colin was utterly smitten. A scary but convenient earthquake, which caused him to receive a blow to the head and subsequent minor concussion, gave Colin the opportunity to spend some personal time with Beth and things quickly got physical, as well as emotional. But convincing a skeptical wedding planner that he was suffering from love at first sight, and that her heart mirrored his own, would take more patience and convincing than Colin ever counted on needing to finally win Beth's heart.

Ana Blaze's THE BEST MAN features a hero you can't help but like. He's a handsome, creative, intelligent geek who's warm, biting, witty, impetuous, and single-minded in his persistence to win over his true love in a whirlwind courtship. Beth is Colin's polar opposite. She's neatly organized, on time, in control, adept at smoothing things over and keeping them running, and not given to letting her heart or hormones have free reign.

When these two meet, Colin at first seems a bit like a needy devil-may-care, but he's a very appealing devil, even when he later describes himself and his life as boring. It's that bland existence he describes in London that lets you know how willing he is to do the unexpected to capture Beth's heart, and what he does when he's with Beth is pure madness and magic.

Highly recommended for a few hours of warm fuzzies and a sweet, happy ending!
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