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Falling for the Best Man

(Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  45 reviews
What's worse than running into your ex-hookup at the airport? When said 'hookup" is the best man for the most important wedding of your career, and he's on the hunt for a fake girlfriend. Between a hysterical bride and a wedding party gone wild, wedding planner Emmy Watson can’t afford any more disasters if she wants to save her beloved Wishing Bridge Farm. Which is why sh ...more
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published January 9th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and Tasty Book Tours***

This book had all the elements that I look for in a book. The writing was strong and there were no areas where I was pulled out of the story by the writing. The dialog believable and Emmy and Christopher spoke like real people. I liked the characters, and it was a second chance romance. yet, this one didn't totally work for me.

Emmy and Christopher met a couple of years ago, had a couple of day romance and then, for reasons you find out in t
Tales Of A Bookbug
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
I've mostly read Amanda's YA books before a few years back and I loved them.So I was quite surprised and excited to see that she was writing a new contemporary romance series!

This is a second chance romance with a beautiful setting and lovely characters!
Emmy and her sisters have inherited the Wishing Bridge Farm after their aunt's death, and though her other two sisters aren't too keen on keeping the farm, Emmy desperately wants to save it.And she has the plan.If she manages to plan and pull off
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emmy loves living at Wishing Bridge Farm in a small town in Connecticut. She owns this farm together with her sisters Pepper and Bec. Her sisters want to sell the farm, but Emmy is working hard to prevent this. She's determined to turn it into a vintage wedding venue. If she can convince the bank manager that her business will be successful she can get a mortgage on the farm. Her plan is to buy her sisters out, so she will be the only owner of Wishing Bridge.

Emmy is a wedding planner and is ma
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Something neither of them planned for but it turned out to be the best decision that either of their hearts could make for them. Emmy was just looking so secure the future of her farm. Chris was looking for a leg up. Neither would guess that the very event would change their lives forever. I had fun watching these two do what they do and then work to not get caught in the lie that was real. This one had laughs from the start of the thing being set in to motion. Emmy was working so hard to keep t ...more
Juliana Philippa
Bottom Line. This is my first book my Amanda Ashby and although I wasn't blown out of the water, I think I'll probably be checking out the next two books in this trilogy. I liked Emmy and Christopher—they were both very nice and sweet characters, basically already in love with one another (or at least hung up on one another) when the book starts. The reason for the 3-star rating is that it was a little bit slow-going and kind of boring at times; I hate stupid conflict ploys, so I can't believe I ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Emmy needs for this weekend to go perfectly. It's her first wedding in her new business as a wedding planner and up to this point, things just haven't been going that great. So she finds herself at the airport to pick up the best man - who ends up drawing the lucky straw and will be staying with her at her farm, since the groom's brother caused a flood at the inn everyone was staying at, leaving no place for the man to stay.

The last person she wanted and thought she would see was Christopher...
Clean and relatively light hearted small town, opposites attract, second chance romance

Falling for the Best Man by Amanda Ashby is my first read by this author but won’t be my last as I really enjoyed this relatively clean and light hearted small town, opposites attract, second chance romance.

Told from dual perspectives, Emmy and Christopher appear as complete opposites but when put together they have an incredible chemistry and compliment each other nicely. Emmy, a wedding planner determined t
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Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Emmy Watson is just trying to make it happen. It being the saving of her family farm, Wishing Bridge Farm. She’s bound and determined to hold onto her heritage—even without the support of her two sisters—and make their small Connecticut farm a destination site for a beautiful vintage wedding. But first she needs to get through the first wedding with a bride who’s worse than the worst bridezilla ever recorded, oh and learning that her weekend hook-up from the past is now squarely in her present—h ...more
Bette Hansen
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun, flirty, light read that sucked me in from the very first page. Emmy and Christopher are great characters and their story will have you chuckling and rooting for them all the way through.

Emmy Watson is working hard to save the family farm. Getting her event planning business of the ground by pulling of a wedding that is full of disasters is the first step. She's determined not to give up though even when she goes to pick of the best man at the airport and he turns out to be the man
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet full of heart story. I loved Emmy's antics on her dealings with Christopher. The two of them together were hilarious, sweet and a lot of fun. They made a great team. I enjoyed the quaint town she lived in along with the neighbors and their meddling. They took care of each other and pushed each other to want more and get out of their comfort zone.

This is such a feel good story that draws you in and makes you want more from this town, especially Emmy's sisters' stories.

I received thi
Amy Vida
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was grateful to receive a free copy Falling For The Best Man. It was a quick fun read. The characters were likeable, and there was just enough plot twist to keep the reader engaged. I would recommend this book to friends and family.
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

Wanting to keep Wishing Bridge Farm in her family; the farm that she inherited with her two sisters, Emmy Watson is planning her first wedding as a wedding planner to be hosted at the farm. But with a hysterical bride, the groom's brother being a handful and the best man being her house-guest; a guest she'd rather not have, Emmy doesn't know whether she can pull it off or not.

Christopher Henderson can't believe that the woman he hooked up with two years ago is the wedding planner for
Book Gannet
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this sweet and easy small town romance with its hint of second chances and strained sisterly relationships. Emmy and Christopher couldn’t be more different in what they want from life, yet somehow, someway, they manage to understand each other better than anyone they’ve ever met.

I liked Emmy a lot and I got really angry at the way her sisters kept trying to force her to go out into the world and spread her wings. She’s a home body, she loves the farm and the town of Sunshine, an
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another sweet read with many twists and turns that kept me glued to my reader.
What I really loved about this book was the fact that even though the hero and the heroine sometimes caved in when things got rough but miraculously they are capable of talking to each other, of not misinterpreting things every five seconds but to communicate - with each other to boot. Novel idea, right?

Despite the odds are rather stacked against them, somehow Emmy and Christopher just can't help falling for each oth
Emmy Watson and her sisters inherited Whishing Bridge Farm from their aunt. Her sisters want to sell the farm, but Emmy loves it and is trying to establish a wedding and event planning business there in order to buy out her sisters. As she tries to get everything under control for her first wedding, she's shocked to find out the best man she's been tasked to pick up from the airport is her one-weekend-stand from two years ago! Christopher Henderson is a travel writer who spends his life on the r ...more
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An adorable, quick read!

If you're like me, once you start a book you have a hard time doing anything else until you know the whole story. While I did manage to put it down and sleep, it didn't take too many hours to read and it was utterly adorable. -which makes me happy I read it and even better than I haven't "lost" too much time to it. Perfect.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read from Amanda Ashby and I really enjoyed it! It had every aspect a good romance novel would have, the love story, the heart break, the feelings!!!

Spoiler (I guess?)- one thing I didn’t really care for was the constant need of pushing each other away. It kind of made the main characters somewhat annoying. Obviously you’re going to end up together why fight it!!!
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Sweet small town girl meets traveling boy. Boy invites girl to Fiji and she stands him up. 2 years later they meet up again and romance begins. Cute story and a quick read. I enjoyed Emmy and Christopher's story.
*arc provided by netgalley for honest review
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful setting and characters!

This story was beautifully written. The characters were lovely to get to know and you really embrace the setting of Wishing Bridge Farm and Sunshine, CT. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Lynn Cheryl
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun and flirty romance. A light-hearted novel laced with nostalgia. A quick read with loveable protagonists and an interesting collection of secondary characters.
Anne Hagopian
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of A Ashley books l read, l have so many books t read on my list, l may look or the others in time. I did enjoy it
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are looking to a beautiful, fun, flirty and sweet read then go no further than Amanda Ashby's Falling For The Best Man.

I devoured this book without realising it. I picked it up and before I knew it, I was done and turning the last page with a big fat smile on my face. I got lost in the small town romance and sweetness of the story.

Emmy and Christopher were a delight to read as they circled each other and the snap and crackle of attraction that surrounds them like air.

Add in a wonderful
Dec 08, 2019 added it

0.5 extra just for the guy.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I knew right away that I was going to enjoy this book. The way that Amanda Ashby writes is so down to earth and she makes you feel like you are a part of the story as it unfolds. I got sucked into this one and could not put it down until I was done. The best part about this is that it is a series and we get more!! Yay!

Emmy is bound and determined to save The Wishing Bridge Farm that she and her sisters have inherited, even if her sisters have no interest in the farm at all. Emmy is trying to tur
Ana Tereza Ferreira
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Angel Hatfield
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Emmy was at the airport waiting to pick up the best man of the wedding that she had spent the last two months organizing. Emmy was letting the best man stay at her farm . Emmy’s sisters didn’t love the farm like she did and wanted to sell their shares of it Emmy was hoping to get a big enough mortgage to buy her sisters out. The best man was Christopher Henderson and Emmy hadn’t known that. It had been two years since Emmy had seen Christopher. Emmy had known him as Kit and they had spent a week ...more
Eva Scalzo
amanda ashby's falling for the best man is the nice kick-off to a category romance series. pepper, emmy, and bec are sisters who have allowed their differences to come between them. especially when it comes to their legacy from their great-aunt ivy, wishing bridge farm. homebody emmy is trying so hard to keep their great-aunts legacy in the family. she won't listen to her sisters' arguments that they should sell. and so as a last ditch effort she's started a vintage wedding planning business, us ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my voluntary review for netgalley. The book was ok, not bad but also not great. Chris and Emma had previously met years ago, they were actually a hook up. Emma has just started a new business as a wedding planner trying to save the family farm, which is not only falling apart, but both of her sisters whom have equal shares in, want to sell. Since there was a accident in the small towns inn, due to water damage and all the other guest were relocated elsewhere, there were no ro ...more
Claudia Blanton
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Now this is my kind of romance novel. Falling For The Best Man drew me in from the first page, and kept my attention, the entire length of the book. The two main characters are from a different world, yet, they are each other's soulmates, no matter how much they do not want to admit it.
The conflict is real, and understandable, from both sites. What was refreshing was, that the intimate scenes were toned down, so if you prefer cleaner (not completely clean) fiction, this book is one of the bette
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars.

This was a sweet read.

Here, we have Emmy and Christopher. They met years ago in NYC and spent a hot weekend together, only to part at the end of it. Now they meet again at a wedding Emmy is organizing, and things couldn’t be more awkward between these two… except now Christopher has to stay at Emmy’s house, lol.

There were a lot of unresolved issues between these two, mostly why Emmy didn’t want to stay with Christopher years ago. Also, they both live completely different lives with E
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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nomin

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