The Best Man
by Ana Blaze
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Publication date: April 29, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher in exchange for unbiased review
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I am going to be totally honest here; I am a sucker for this
type of synopsis. Predictable? Yes, but the ride to my HEA is usually a fun one.
So when the publisher dangled The Best
Man in front of me, I jumped at the chance to review this novella. I am so
glad I did. Ana Blaze gave me a yummy
hero and a smart, commitment shy romantic. I consumed this in a single sitting
and it was delightful. Three word review: funny, sexy and romantic.
Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry
about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a
man, she wouldn’t be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man
Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn’t possibly cause
a fuss at his own brother’s wedding. He’s clearly never met the man in
question. Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final
obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner.
Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no
idea that he’s only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior.
Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he
convince her that he’s the best man to share her happy ever after?
Beth Chase is a wedding planner and has her sights set on
making partner at the company she works for. Today’s wedding hinges on that
promotion, so when she sees the best man Colin Pratt arrive disheveled and obviously drunk, she will do whatever it
takes to make the wedding go off without a hitch. The tale that unfolds was filled with a mix of
hot and romantic moments with characters that quickly drew me in.
Beth Chase is successful, and as she states she“dates” but never
really moves into the relationship department. Her career takes up too much of
her time for anything. Colin Pratt is a jilted, smexy scholar and writer
with the most delicious British accent. *swoons* The chemistry between them is
hot from the start, and it was fun watching the tango these two performed. The banter was funny, and watching him unnerve her was delicious. While there is some one-sided insta-love, I totally bought it and loved
watching this romance develop.
The Best Man is the type of book that you easily slide into.
The author engages you from the beginning and allows you to connect with the
characters. While the plot is predictable, Blaze added her own blend of humor,
heat and lovable characters to make it all work. This is a novella but I
appreciated that it didn’t feel rushed, things unfolded naturally and
gave me exactly what I wanted; a delightful afternoon escape.
Fans of Happily-Ever-After, heat and
world-wind romances will love slipping into the pages of The Best Man. I will
definitely be trying this author again! Mr.
Right is currently available and A Late
Thaw will release later this year.
Four coffee cups out of five
Labels: Ana Blaze, contemporary romance, Entranced Publishing