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Best Man

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  1,636 ratings  ·  305 reviews
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
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 an
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meet Dahlia. She is a young woman about to get married. She pictures and plans her wedding to be perfection. She is marrying Aaron, her boyfriend of 5 years. Dahlia is shallow, immature, demanding and selfish woman. She also have no back bone. She suspects her boyfriend cheating but she turns her eyes away and insisting on marrying him.

Then meet Miles. He is Dahlia's ONS way back in college year. Due to lack of communication, they separated and Dahlia ends up with Aaron. Some twist of fate happ
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
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
There was absolutely nothing likable about the heroine.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



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!

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
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 is so good.
✰  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
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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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 li
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
***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 comp
Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)

thanks to Social Buttefly PR for the arc!

Review to come.

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 her
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.
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 fo
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 tim
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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
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
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Cocktails and Books
3.5 Cocktails. Full review to come
☘ Lily ☘
Maybe it's just me. Or maybe I'm biased. But I like it very much.

Nothing to say much other than I wish Katy Evans will never stop writing. Her books are just so easy to read.
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 per
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!
Patricia Wonderland
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
1 BOOK =
2 DAYS. A few hours road trip. Too much snow.
2 characters who can't stand each other... On the eve of our heroine's wedding. A hero who is not the groom...
I loved the concept!
I was a bit skeptical at first but finally it's brilliant. Katy Evans had a great idea.
Lia had a one night stand a few years ago with Miles. He left and never returned... Now she's going to marry his best friend Aaron.
AARON is a real douche. Immature, selfish, mean...
I've spent the entire book wondering why LIA
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 hav ...more
Love & Lavender Book Review
3.5 Stars

I hate to say, because I’m a die hard Katy Evans fan, but Best Man wasn’t my favorite. The story was simple, the feelings real, but the heroine, Lia, just drove me bonkers. Caught in a love triangle, unbeknownst to her, she must make a decision on her Wedding Day Eve that will change her life. I get that it’s hard, she’s a young adult, but surely one would have more sense of self than she was letting on, or at least more self worth than what she deemed for herself.

Aaron, the fiancé, an
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 wa ...more
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
Best man was a pleasant read and Katy Evans knows how to write sexy alpha Male.
Miles Foster is the best character- his personality has it all. He is strong, intelligent, witty and HOT HOT!!

He’s the best friend of the groom Aaron and met the bride to be during a frat night party...

Lia is obsessed with her wedding , actually everytime Miles was calling her shorty or bridezilla it made smile as it was so so true!

At the start I struggled with the heroine and her obsessive personality.

I enjoyed t
Jenny Jo Weir
Had the whole "I hate him" drama not been overdone, I would have loved this book! As is, even with her over the top "hate" and bashing him, I still very much liked this book (once she moved past the putting him down part).

I really liked his character and the explanation of events. I enjoyed the insight and revelations on his part. I just wish she would have been less annoying and that the hating part would have been tuned down some notches.
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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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