Title: Best Man
Author: Katy Evans
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 10 DEC 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads
When the wedding of your dreams is just around the corner, everything needs to go as planned. Only problem is, the groom didn’t get the memo.
Aaron forgot the rings, and Lia is determined to make the long drive home to get them in time for their “I do’s.”
But there’s a catch. There always is with Aaron, isn’t there?
Aaron is too hungover to come, and sends a replacement.
The best man.
Miles Foster. The cocky, arrogant, sexy best man…and the last person Lia wants to be trapped in a car with for hours.
But Aaron insists, and Lia wonders if there’s another reason Aaron wants Miles tagging along—aside from sticking her with a hot, surly babysitter.
Yet how bad can it be? It’ll be over before she knows it, and she’ll never see him again. Just like in college.
But when secrets are revealed, and Lia’s whole world is turned upside down, she realizes she’s been living a lie—and so has her groom.
Miles is supposed to be the best man at her wedding.
But what if he is simply the best man she has ever known? The best man for her?
Best Man is a little something different from Katy Evans. Don’t expect warm and fuzzies from the beginning, in fact you get the exact opposite. There is a giant clusterfluff within the narrative – you see Lia and Miles hate each other but Miles is the Best Man at her wedding. However, there is a lot more to the story than you are able to see on the surface.
As the plot unfolds so does the relationship between Lia and Miles. Their shared history and the mistakes they both made. Forced into each others company to retrieve the forgotten wedding rings, Lia and Miles get the opportunity to re-examine their history with a new perspective.
While Best Man is a romance at it’s core, it is also a journey of self-discovery on Lia’s part allowing a deeper level of understanding not just between Lia and Miles but also for each of them as individuals.
I’ve got to be honest, while I adored the characters, the plot was something I wouldn’t normally engage with. Mistakes and the lure of popularity are to blame for the most part but also the continued image of the future as opposed to the reality. Having the comparison of Miles and her future husband, Aaron, directly in front of her makes Lia realize the disassociation she has between her dreams and her current reality.
Best Man is a compulsive read with a high level of angst but also a second-chance to find fulfillment in all areas of your life.
You will have to read Best Man if you want to find out just how Lia and Miles are able to find their own slice of happiness.