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The latest standalone novel from bestselling author Katy Evans.

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
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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published December 10th 2019
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



He slides his nose down mine. My breath is his breath. My want is his want. My heart is his own.






”BEST MAN” is a short and steamy second-chance/forbidden romance between a bride to be and her fiance’s best friend. Lia Ripley comes off as your typical annoying bridezilla. Not a heroine to be easily liked but as the story unfolds, we learn that she hasn't been living a fairytale life. Her prince charming has never been careful with her heart
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-When you find love, you need to hold on to it, treasure it, never let it go.

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Dahlia Ripley “Lia” is a 23 yr. old engaged woman living in Boulder, Colorado. She’s planned her dream wedding, and has waited her whole life for this perfect, special day. She’s about to get married at the Midnight Lodge underneath the Rocky Mountains. Her fairytale fantasy is about to come true. Then she learns her fiancé Aaron forgot the rings. She decides she can make it home and
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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We're at a fancy resort in Colorado. Lia is getting married to Aaron tomorrow.

But after a very long and drunken bachelor night, the idiot groom suddenly remembers that he forgot the rings back home. Lia decides to leave the guests to their spa day to drive the five hours to Denver. Aaron sends his best friend Miles along.

Lia can't stand Miles - and vice versa.

There was this one drunken night five years ago ...

Plus also ... it's supposed to start snowing any time now!

LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN!!!!

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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4-4.5 's

The story begins right before Aaron and Lia's wedding starts but then it goes back in time a few days when everyone starts arriving at the venue.

Lia finds out that Aaron forgot the wedding rings. It's only five hours away so Lia decides to go get them. She just didn't count on the best man (that she hates) to come with her.

At first, I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. Aaron and Lia just didn't grab me. I thought Lia was way too involved in her wedding planning and don't even
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Rhonda Ziglar
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 I DO STARS!! All I can say is.... I Do!!! You need this book on your ereaders or in your hands. Miles, Aaron and Lia have one heck of a story to tell and you need to hear it. Their story will hit all your emotion buttons from laughing, sad, mad and love. You definitely need this book....it is so good.
Jessica Alcazar
hmmmmm le sigh

The concept of the story gets a high 5 from me.
The execution of the story gets a high 5 from me.
The choices the author made for her characters get a BOO from me.

Cute story and I liked it but man did Lia rub me the wrooooong way! Wait, no, not all of her, but that whole five year with a person like Aaron just BAFFLES ME and honestly, it comes down to choices. Authors make choices every day about how/who they want their characters to be. This choice didn't do it for me and it almost
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

I wasn't expecting Best Man to turn up on my Kindle, however I dived right in when I saw it.

Now, I have adored all the Katy Evans, this one - not so much.

We can tell right from the get go that the fiance is a douchenugget - which is fine, he is what he is.

I adored Miles - the best man - right away. You get the feels right away that he is not what he is made out to be.

However, my problem in this story is our leading lady Lia.

Oy, what a doormat! I get you love the
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Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
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***4.5 Stars***

Have you ever had that moment when reading a novel, the moment you know you're going to love this novel but as you're in the process of reading it you quickly come to the realization that love isn't a strong enough word for how you feel?

That pretty much sums up my life right about now.

I always knew I was a fan of Katy Evans. Ever since the moment I read Real (Real Series, #1) I knew Katy Evans was going to go down in history as one of my top three favorite authors and to be
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The big day has finally arrived and Lia wants to make sure that everything goes as she has planned it. She's making sure to cross her t's and dot her i's yet she didn't plan on "the love of her life" forget one of the most important things needed- the rings. And what she doesn't need nor expect is to spend time with the "chip on his shoulder and mad at the world man" that she never thought she would see again.

Miles and Lia had me wanting to chew my nails because the more I read the more I was
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I enjoyed this one from Katy Evans, albeit predictable. However, I loved that Miles (the best man) was so different than 'normal' book heroes. I wish these two would have communicated better and of course, there is a fine line between love and hate, but our heroine was just oblivious. TOO oblivious. But, it made for a heart-warming story with the right result at the end.
Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
3.5

thanks to Social Buttefly PR for the arc!

Review to come.
Vivian



Well I'm not technically SPEECHLESS because I actually have a lot to say in regards to this book. Could there be anymore tropes added to this story??? Mafia. Second chance. Insta-love. Cheating. Fiances best friend. One night stand. Some stories can withstand having multiple plot lines within but I didn't feel this was one of those stories. There was too much, but yet not enough going on. It lacked substance, depth. I honestly did not like the heroine and did not feel the connection with the
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The Smutbrarians
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feels 3
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

What’s amazing about this story is the majority of it takes place in the span on 24 hours. I really liked Lia and her blinders she wore around Aaron drove me a little insane. Miles...he’s one tall, dark and brooding hottie. The two were like oil and water but stuck together the hidden feelings are slowly revealed. I loved the tension and twist but with just 24 hours and flashbacks...I wish they’d had more
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Michelle Claypot_Reads
Loved this one! What a complicated love story. Had me hooked from the first page and I have to say I have a major soft spot for Miles. Plenty of emotions and chemistry in this one and I loved the style if storytelling with the countdown of time.

I received an arc of this book
Cocktails and Books
3.5 Cocktails. Full review to come
Heather andrews
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miles is such a smart***, “yeah. We wait. This is a public rest stop. Someone’ll be around eventually.” For me this was a quick read, wasn't in love with it, but I also didn't hate it. I liked Miles, and I wish Lia had more backbone, she kinda came off as a pushover.
Three Chicks
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review by Lisa Kane

When you know, you know.

I loved the way this story was laid out. Each chapter arranged by time. Going back and forth. Slowly building up the suspense. Lia is about to marry Aaron. Now it doesn't take long to figure out that Aaron is a jack ass. He doesn't deserve Lia and I was a little confused as to why she stayed with him for five long years. He doesn't appreciate her and I have a sneaky suspicion he might have "appreciated" a few other women in their time together.

Aaron
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Sandy S
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 10,2019

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
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Zoe
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sexy, sweet, and wickedly entertaining!
Xanthi patera
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Best Man is another steamy, passionate, heartaching and sweet love story from Katy Evans. She made me live and love every single confusing, arousing, intense, angsty and intoxicating emotion!
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I adore Katy Evans. So I knew I would totally enjoy tis book. I wasn't disappointed. I absolutely adored the unique storyline but above all else I loved the characters. Especially Miles.I think I have a new book boyfriend! And is he broody?? He totally is. The best man is a man tough on the outside but that's not all there is .
As the story progressed, so did the amazing character development. THIS is why I adored this book so much. A totally new favorite book from Katy Evans. I highly recommend
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Kate R
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Best Man is a new standalone from Katy Evans. Lia is getting married tomorrow in December in Colorado. After a drunken bachelor party, her fiancé, Aaron, realizes he left the rings at home 5 hours away. Since this is Lia’s most important day of her life, she takes it upon herself to go back and get the rings, and her fiancé sends his best man, Miles, back with her. Lia and Miles have a past, but don’t get along anymore. With an impending snowstorm, and a lot of hate between them, they end up ...more
Michal Inbar
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*Lisa*
4.25-4.5 stars!
Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
Are you looking for a short but angsty and romantic story to read? Well, look no further because this is the one!

Best Man is Katy Evan's latest book and SHE IS BACK. This was a fairly short read because I was able to finish it in a sitting. I wanted more! Miles and Lia have so much history and they wasted so much time notbeing together. It was frustrating, heartbreaking, angsty, and sexy. I felt like this story could be the beginning of something more.

I went into this book not knowing much about
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PP's Bookshelf
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best Man is another steamy, passionate, heartaching and sweet love story from Katy Evans. She made me live and love every single confusing, arousing, intense, angsty and intoxicating emotion!

Lia is getting married to her love of life Aaron in her dream wedding. She is hundred percent committed and engaged in this extravaganza. She believes Aaron has changed from his obnoxious college frat boy days. But when she is forced to spend the day before wedding on snow filled road with the best man
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Rebecca
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The twofold meaning behind the title of Katy Evans’ newest release, Best Man, applies to Miles Foster - the man who is the best man in the upcoming wedding of his best friend, Aaron Eberhart, and his girlfriend of 5 years, Lia Ripley. But even more, he’s the man who is best for Lia, despite the fact that they seem to hate each other and her wedding to Aaron is just days away.

The idea that things aren’t what they seem dominates the story line until it reaches the point of no return, but the
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Dena
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t know what to expect going into Best Man. I just knew the blurb sounded really good and I couldn’t wait to dive in. Let me tell you, I was hooked right from the start and loved this story! Lia and Aaron have been together for years and finally find their way to the alter. Unfortunately, she needs to rush back to Aaron’s to grab the rings and gets caught in a storm...with the best man. I loved how this story played out and the best man, he is amazing!!!!! The groom...yeah he’s a douche! ...more
Michele McMullen
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Lia and Miles are going to give you an emotional ride where secrets are revealed and feelings are finally made to be seen! Lia is preparing to marry Arron her college sweetheart. Miles is the best man and could he be "The Man " . Miles is a quiet brooding young man that had one fabulous night together and then he left. They have now danced around one another for five years while Lia was in a relationship with Arron now is it wedding day or judgement day? Lia soon must face that the man she is ...more
Angelito Espinoza
When you know, you know.

Katy has a way to make a direct line to your heart. And it works every time.
Best Man is about Lia’s day dream. The wedding dream. The perfect groom. The perfect everything.
But all is not so perfect.
Miles, the best man and best friend of Aaron, the groom, is an enigmatic man and has been a constant pain in Lia’s side. But not everything is what seems. And soon Lia is going to discover that all her dreams aren’t what she really wants.
This was a easygoing and funny
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 10 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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