Only Mia Sosa can make me laugh and absolutely go with a trope that rarely works with me. The hero and love interest in THE WORST BEST MAN is the brother of the heroine’s former fiancé. It just gets weird for me if I think too hard about it! Lina and Max are forced to work together on a proposal that would ultimately further both of their careers. It’s been years since Lina’s canceled wedding, but she still harbors (justifiable) resentment towards Max for his role in the whole debacle.
Rich with culture, humor, and secondary characters that brought each page to life, THE WORST BEST MAN, and Lina and Max, worked their way into my heart. While they began as adversaries, Lina and Max’s undeniable connection was apparent from the very beginning. I love that Sosa didn’t shy away from the problems that would face both our hero and heroine if they did get together, especially on Max’s side. His deep and often hilarious conversations with his best friend highlighted what could, and would, go wrong if Max and Lina became serious about each other.
One of the main reasons this book stuck the landing was the perfectly paced, growing, and developing relationship between Lina and Max. The unexpected couples’ retreat was a fun touch. They were #communicationgoals once they stopped playing pranks on each other, especially during the love scenes. It was hot and super refreshing!
I thought the outside conflicts wrapped up a little too quickly, but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this book as a whole.
Overall, this book made me laugh out loud many times, swoon over the romance, and root for Max and Lina’s HEA every step of the way; what’s not to love?? I hope we get more books within this particular world! Sosa builds series around friend groups SO well!
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**