Besides horror and gore I am a sucker for romance and sappy chick lit.
Yes, I will spend my weekends off huddled in my bed watching Korean dramas SOBBING my eyes out at cheesy romance and I have binged 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl more times than I can count.
Love is flawed and wrenching but it’s also pure and unsoiled and makes you believe that there is some kind of right in this relentless world.
I have to admit that in the recesses of my melancholy and depression a cute romance is the last thing I want to read. I am very glad that I did however. The Worst Best Man follows the formula for a romantic comedy novel but it sets itself apart with the wittiness if it’s characters.
Lina is a wedding planner and she does her job well, VERY WELL, considering the fact that she was left at the altar years ago by her prick of an ex fiancé Andrew. She’s an ambitious, strong minded Afro-Brazilian woman who has an amazing opportunity in front of her but to achieve it she has to work with the brother of her ex who encouraged him to break off their marriage the day of the wedding…
Ya…Talk about awkward.
There are few books that genuinely make me laugh out loud and this is one of them. The dynamic between Lina and Max is excellent and reminds me of the bickering between me and my significant other.
Major props to Lina being a black woman as well. SO RARE and so nice to see. Represents is everything people especially in the book romance world.
I won’t spoil the sexy times but ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) there are many and GREAT sexy times in this book.
I did feel that the end was slightly rushed and was wrapped up a bit too nicely for me. Overall I enjoyed this story, this ride, this gorgeous smutty chick lit very much and I give it all its props for making me feel again.
Dramatic? Yes. Yes, I am.
Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC.
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Avon