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.
Book Review Rating: 5/5 stars
Cover Review Rating: 5/5 stars
I wanted to read this book the moment I saw the cover.
It told me everything from plot to characters to humor. Even the jilted bride has an attitude with her body language, the groom is lost, which is so on point, and the best man has no clue what’s about to happen. The play on the characters as the wedding cake topper, the cake leaning over as if to tumble apart.
This cover 100% hits everything this novel encompasses and don’t you love how the WORST has emphasis aka the sparkle lines surrounding it. Did you see that tag line? Let me enlarge it, but you can definitely spot it. Which thank you cover designer! This is a pet peeve I have with a different publisher using font size too small for tag lines.
The cover gives us all the details we need to want to pick up and turn over to discover the bride that’s scorned is a wedding planner too. Like having a bit of J-Lo The Wedding Planner movie put it in a blender, hit pulverize and twist that plot.
And can I get a…
The bright color combos! Damn, I love it when designers aren’t afraid of bringing their ‘A’ game with the color wheel. I have not a single complaint. The cover is perfection and a 5-star cover, though I shouldn’t expect anything less coming from HarperCollins.
I’m not totally sure, but the inside notations mark designed by Diahann Sturge. Thank you, Diahann Sturge, for enticing readers with this amazing design work.
“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… 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.”
I for one can never understand how a dick joke can fall flat. In fact, they seem to elevate if tickled correctly. No? Some of you will have no clue what I’m referring too, and that’s alright. It’s not meant for you, more so the lovely author, Mia Sosa. I can always tell if I thoroughly enjoyed a novel when I keep reading to end of the acknowledgments.
So thank you, Mia Sosa, for writing and sharing your romantic comedy when, I quote from Mia Sosa’s acknowledgments, the “world is on fire.”
If there is anything that can tame the flames, spread the joy, and allow the issues of today to fade away, then it’s Mia Sosa’s novel THE WORST BEST MAN. Have you ever opened a novel and tasted flavor from the first words? That’s the greatness of THE WORST BEST MAN. You start off right with the main character, Lina getting the news no bride wants on her wedding day. The groom is a no show and he’s leaving his little bro to tell her through his text.
Can we all agree, what an asswipe!
Fast forward a few years and they all run into each other again. Only now Lina has to work with the little bro, who helped break her heart while trying to not screw up the best wedding planner job opportunity. The stakes are set, the characters are dynamic, the story is layered with rich cultural elements, and I’m hooked. Not to mention, I’m ready for the petty revenge, the path to attraction, denial, and letting go. I have never had a pão de queijo, but I sure as hell want one now.
One aspect I enjoyed about Mia Sosa’s character development sizzled in her approach to her love scenes. For those biddies who can’t go there, then you can stop reading. I, though, found the way she approached how her characters communicated their needs for sexual reciprocation to be refreshing from quick lustful lovemaking scenes typically associated with some romances. There are two main characters, therefore two needs, and this transfers over into everyday life. Which is a great, right along with not being afraid to say what one’s body needs to achieve satisfaction.
I hate it took me so long to get back to my TBR list, where this darling novel waited so patiently for me. I’m a romantic comedy fan and Mia Sosa’s novel, THE WORST BEST MAN did not disappoint and at times it made me quite hungry.
Let’s be honest here. If it was great or sucked, I have no problem writing it out.
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And rather than saying my traditional MOTHER COVER LOVER OUT! Today, it’s my BIRTHDAY!!!! What a better way to spend it, then to share this beautiful Romantic Comedy review with you!