The worst best man is a story of Lina a wedding planner left at the altar on her wedding day because the best man her fiance’s brother told him something that made him change his mind about marrying her the night before.
According to a text Max received from Andrew, something he said while drunk the night before resonated with him and he’s realised he’s not ready to get married. Max can’t remember what it was and feels terrible but there is little to do but tell Lina there will be no wedding.
Years later she has to work with the best man to get a job that might just change her life forever.
Max has lived in his brother’s shadows for so long and needs this opportunity to break out and prove that he is the man for the job, the only problem is that they start to get attracted to each other. Can they get over this and focus on the job at hand or is they a way they can have a lasting relationship?
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…
The plot of the story is a classic enemies to lovers plot, even though I never got the hint that they were enemies and maybe that was because Lina was supposed to be over the breakup she didn’t seem as angry.
I tried to relate with the female character I just couldn’t. The only part I could relate with was the part where she had to deal with adulting I related to that. I loved Lina’s family too. How they related to each other and cared for Lina was great
However, apart from not connecting with the female character, I found it hard with the whole swapping brother’s thing. Like it was mentioned in the book imagine how awkward it’ll be at family dinners. It just doesn’t sit well with me. We already have pacts with our best friends to not date the same people I never bothered making one with my siblings because I never imagine it happening so I struggled with that a bit.
Regardless, Mia has spun a tale so lovely that it didn’t bother me much. The thing about rom coms is that they are already kind of predictable. I always say it’s not about the end of the book, it’s about the journey – how they get there and I actually enjoyed the journey. I like how Max cared for her and let me say I actually did like Max if only he’d believe in himself a little bit more.
This is good for a light read. I read this in a day so it’s also comfortable as a quick read.
What would do if you were in Lina’s position and fell in love with the brother or sister of someone you were once engaged to? Would you go for it or move on?