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The Worst Best Man

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  22,374 ratings  ·  3,576 reviews
A wedding planner left at the altar. Yeah, the irony isn’t lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina’s managed to make other people’s dreams come true as a top-tier wedding coordinator in DC. After impressing an influential guest, she’s offered an opportunity that could change her life. There’s just one hitch… she has to collab ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Avon
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great news!!!! Project X Entertainment acquires the feature rights to this gem! It’s gonna be a movieeeee!!!! Yayyy!

THIS.IS.SOOOO.GOOD. I didn’t understand why some readers skipped this book or wrote some negative comments. I know exactly books arise some different feelings and bring out different opinions. But come on we have a sweetest, charming, so much likable, adorable book-boyfriend in da house.
Yesss, let’s make some noise for MAX! If it is not for him, I could give the book four stars bu
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Super cute and loved Lina’s strength/family/culture that was beautifully laced throughout but I’m having a hard time accepting that this relationship would actually WORK when considering the very, very, very real hurtles in their way (specifically around Max’s family).
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
mkay, this wasn't terrible, but it also didn't end up holding a candle to any of the other titles i've read in the recent months.

- there were some adorable mishaps and scenarios (that couples counseling retreat?? weirdly sweet)
- super enjoyed the inclusion of Lina's family and culture
- points for the main characters knowing how to use their words & communicate!!!

- the story was really trope heavy and by the end had failed to do anything unique with them,,,it felt quite generic in a low
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This wasn't a perfect book for me, but I did end up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. I really felt the chemistry between the two main characters and I appreciated that, although the book starts off on a pretty ridiculous note, the characters grow A LOT by the end of the novel and ultimately end up making some very Adult decisions. I will say though, the sex scenes in this one were p awkward. I felt like the author was trying to make them overly ~sassy~ and it really just took me out of ...more
A fun, steamy tale of self-worth and learning from your bad choices

Three years ago, wedding planner, Carolina Santos was jilted on her wedding day (ahh how awful anyway but to happen a wedding planner?!!). Lina's ex fiancé's brother, Max broke the news, and was also apparently the cause of her fiancé's departure. Now Lina has to work together with Max if they both want to succeed in their careers.
Firstly I am really surprised at the bad reviews of this book, compared to the ratings of similar bo
Nothing better than reading a story with two main characters you absolutely root for in every way possible. Whether they’re together or apart.

That’s what solidified my 5-star rating. I got to a point where they received some good news, and I was genuinely happy for them.

I loved the story. There was the inevitable awkwardness but all in all, it was dealt with in a mature manner. Because at the end of the day, you gotta do what you gotta do. Keep it pushin’, keep it moving.

Also the side charact
h o l l i s
On paper (hah), there's nothing wrong with this story. It's diverse, there's communication, it's sorta-enemies-to-lovers, or reluctant-rivals-y-to-lovers, whatever, there is friction, and there's other good things. But I was bored pretty much from 8% right on through to the end. Suffice it to say, my Wheel of Fortune app got a lot of attention the last day or so.

But anyway.

Yes, points for diversity, points of tackling sensitive and relevant topics such as "acceptable" behaviours for people — spe
Larry H
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Over the last 12-18 months, I've read a lot of rom-coms. They're the perfect foil for some of the heavier stuff and thrillers I read, and they never fail to put me in a good mood—and in some cases, even choke me up. (Not that that should surprise anyone who follows me, given that I cry watching television commercials sometimes.)

I've found that rom-coms fall into one of a few tropes: friends-to-lovers, where long-time friends suddenly realize their feelings for one another but are afraid to voice
4 stars

The Worst Best Manis a super cute and fun enemies to lovers rom-com. It's my first Mia Sosa book and I enjoyed it so much!

Lina is a wedding planner who was jilted at the alter years ago. Now, she has an opportunity to take her business to the next level. The catch? She has to work with her ex-fiance's brother. Talk about awkward.

I listened to the audio book which was narrated by Rebecca Mozo and Wayne Mitchell, and while I enjoyed it for the most part, some of the times when the male n
Whitney Atkinson
Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy!

I read this book as a palette cleanser between two long, dense fantasy books, and it checked that box. I thought this book was fun and easy with a great main character and representation of Brazilian culture, but it was also just cheesy and rushed and convenient. I'm not mad because it's a romance book so I didn't have the highest expectations ever, but the dialogue was often cringy (especially during sex, oof) and the male main character was too mu
Talia Hibbert
I knew from the moment I saw this epic cover that The Worst Best Man would be a ton of fun, but I wasn't prepared for HOW much fun, or for the unexpected feels it hit me with.

When I like things a lot I become incapable of discussing them coherently, so let me try to stay on track by approaching this like a list. Thing I Loved #1: Carolina Santos. What a badass, relatable heroine with a wicked sense of humour and a commitment to the petty life that I admire and respect. I loved being in Lina's he
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a hate to love romance between an ambitious wedding planner and the brother of her fiancé from 3 years prior who left her at the alter. That premise sounds like it would make for a lot of drama and a potential love triangle, but it is actually very clear from the beginning that Lina and her ex were not a good match. This makes the potential drama of finding out she's a better match with his brother to be a non-issue, as neither one still holds a torch for the other. There were some parts ...more
3.5 stars
This story is cute. It follows this girl Carolina/Lina who is a wedding planner and she gets stood up at her own wedding. Years later she runs into her ex and his brother when she is trying to get a job she really wants and she is forced to work with her exes brother Max. We get this really cute banter-y hate to love romance that forms between them!

The first 200 pages of this book were great, I thought the characters were hilarious and the banter between Lina and Max was on point, I wa
TheBibliotheque ♡
Feb's pick for the Romancetheque Book Club! (Yes, that's right, I started a Book Club. And yes, we read only romance. And yes. You totally need to join.

*clears throat* We need more romance books with heroines of diverse heritage like Carolina Santos.

“Thing is,” he says, his chin resting on my head, “there is no single way to be a badass. Your mother and aunts coming here and making new lives for themselves? Badass. My mother running her own firm even after she and my father divorced? Badass. Yo
Has a character ever frustrated you so much that you just wanted to jump in and shake them a bit? Some of the characters here made me feel that.

This book follows the love story between Carolina, a wedding planner who was left at the altar, and Max, the brother of the runaway groom. In that sense, it's your basic hate-to-love trope that we all love and much. We get all those good rom-com tropes that are overdone but so incredibly entertaining. The hate to love, the awkward situations, the one bed
✨ A ✨
IDK guys. These two made me tired. DNF @ 80 %

«ARC received from publishers via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review»

• Publication date: 4 February 2020 •
Aoife - Bookish_Babbling
THIS was just the funny steamy romcom read I was craving. I have no doubt that the current state of the world & social distancing is skewing my rating upwards but tbh I really don't care...I needed a laugh and some feelgood feelz & this came through for me in spades 🤣🤩😂😍🔥
4.75* rounded up

The double entendres and bff interactions were interchangeably hilarious and much communication on many fronts I almost overdosed 😅
This wasn't purely laugh out loud moments as it sensitively ta
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
3.5 stars, rounded up because I really, really appreciated the time taken to explain why it can be so difficult for women of color (such as our Afro-Latinx MC, Lina) to allow themselves to fully express their feelings. I thought that was such an important topic and it's one I haven't seen addressed in many books.

This was cute! I definitely struggled with Lina from time to time, just for how petty she could be with her pranks, but all's well that ends well and I grew to love her and empathize wi
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
3.5 STARS!
"I want you to know that if there's any chance for us, I'll take it."
I'm not sure what went wrong here. I should have liked this one more. The ingredients for a great read were all here: cultural diversity, a strong heroine, great secondary characters (I loved Natalia!) and a solid premise.

I might have been negatively influenced by the audio . . .

Female narrator, Rebecca Mozo: 5+ STARS
Male narrator, Wayne Mitchell: 3 STARS

. . . but overall, there was just something missi
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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I almost didn't buy this book because some of the positive reviews for it made it seem like it was going to be one of those trying-to-hard-to-be-quirky cookie cutter romances that all seem to share the same identical pastel covers and too-plucky-to-be-believed heroines. I am so, so glad that I bought this book anyway because that really couldn't be farther from the truth. THE WORST BEST MAN is like a smart rom-com in book form, only bett
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Sep 02, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
i am absolutely living for this girls-being-bitches-to-men cover trend:

they bring me so much joy

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Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I started this book, I was loving this story and these characters. Nothing gets me like a good enemies to lovers romance and Lina really hated Max when he encourages his brother to break up with her on their wedding day. Flash forward five years and Lina and Max have to work together on a project that could earn Lina the job of a lifetime. Of course, she wants to keep Max as far away as possible, but Max is determined to do his fair share and help her win the job.

My favorite part of this b
Nella ☾
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
4.5 stars

Warning folks: Steamy context

I freaking loved this!


Max, who gave you permission to be a gorgeous, funny, introspective, good-natured, caring bae? WHO?

Lina and I are so similar, at one point I felt like I was reading about myself. I related to her on a myriad of levels: the parallels between our cultures and family dynamics, our personalities, and our outlooks on life in general. Not to mention, we love an afro-brazilian queen 🇧🇷 Luh you, girl!

The romance w
jess ✨
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
I was provided an ARC via Edelweiss Plus in exchange for an honest review.

It is always a sad day when a book you were so excited about doesn't deliver and The Worst Best Man fell that pattern. 

One important thing to know is that as a Brazilian, born and raised in Brazil, currently living in it, having a Brazilian main character was a very exciting thing to witness. 

And that brings me to the good sides of this book: it was really nice seeing my culture on the pages, I think for people that don't
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Cute story, took me exactly a month to get through the paperback. Romantic comedy with some good scenes but it never fully engaged me in the story. A fun in-between read.

myo (myonna reads)
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: black-author, romance
very wholesome and cute, exactly what i needed to read right now. also the forbidden love.. the shared bed trope. wow, this is everything
***2 stars***

I wanted to like this book, I swear I did.
The premise is cute and I had high hopes after reading a positive a review on here recently. The Worst Best Man seemed to have potential, but in the end it didn't work out for me.

The story follows Lina, a wedding planner who had the misfortune of being left at the altar. She got the news that the wedding won't happen from her fiance's brother, Max, and he kind of is to blame for the whole thing. Or so Lina thinks. But she moves on, and come
NAT.orious reads ☾
3.5 worst best STARS ★★★✬✩
This book is for you if… if you’re not weirded out by the idea of someone falling for the sibling of the person they almost married but got bailed on by. I found this story phenomenally cute to read.

Raise your hands if you crushed hard on Max!

My book buddy was very unhappy about this group read but the reasons she gave didn't put me off and are not what impacted my rating for The Worst Best Man at all. I had absolutely no quarrels with the idea of the
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh wow! I do love this book. It is more chick lit than dirty naughty romance. There is no angst in this book. What I like the best is the character development, the banters between Max and Lina. They are so perfect. I especially enjoy how they chase one another and then falls in love.

I love Lina who is confident and own her own sexuality. I like how she is doing a fair share of chasing Max. I do love how Miss Sosa injects Brazil culture into the banters. The food, the tight family, the language
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, romancelandia
This was perfectly enjoyable, especially in this totally crap time. Even the ick factor of a woman falling for her ex-fiancé’s brother sort of works itself out okay. There are weddings, cakes, delicious food, sexy smut. I especially enjoyed the narrator of the audio version speaking in Portuguese. Brought back the sweet memories of Brazilian soaps I used to watch. Diverting, low on angst and moderately funny.
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