THE BEST MAN by L.A. Witt
The Best Man by L.A. Witt
Reviewed by Cassie
Being asked to serve as best man in a wedding is an honor—unless the wedding is that of your ex-boyfriend, who’s now marrying a woman. Jon’s still not over his ex, Craig, and being asked to be the best man at his wedding is a crushing blow. Still, he agrees, pretending to be okay with everything.
That night he takes Craig’s advice to get out and have some fun, and meets sexy bartender Liam. Their one night stand soon turns into more. They plan to keep it casual, but scorching sex and budding emotions make that difficult to do. Unfortunately, Liam seems to be blowing hot and cold. What is he hiding?
The Best Man is a sweet, emotional tale of what happens when the best man is not who you thought, but someone totally unexpected. Although Jon came across as a bit pitiful for pining over his ex for so long, I felt bad for him rather than wanting to kick him. I really liked the way he changed from a doormat to a man who knew what he wanted and was willing to fight for it. Since the whole story is told from Jon’s first-person point of view, Liam is less developed. He’s hot, great in bed (and there are some very nice scenes between them), sweet, and often evasive. His “he wants me, he wants me not” behavior toward Jon keeps Jon confused, but he has a good reason for his strange actions. I thought Liam’s secret was pretty easy to figure out, but that didn’t keep me from wanting to read on. Sometimes Liam’s behavior baffled me, because he seemed strong at times and weak at others, but I sympathized with him and hoped he would be able to get himself out of his bad situation. With a lot of emotion, difficult choices, and hot love scenes, The Best Man is a very entertaining read.