The Stand-Up Groomsman

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Publisher Description

"A low-angst charmer."—New York Times Book Review

A bridesmaid and groomsman put their differences aside to get their best friends down the aisle in this opposites-attract steamy romantic comedy.

They say to never meet your heroes, but when Vivian Liao's roommate gets engaged to her favorite actor’s costar, she has no choice but to come face-to-face with Melvin Lee again. He's just as funny and handsome as he is on-screen...but he thinks she’s an ice queen and a corporate sellout. It's none of his business how she chooses to live her life, no matter how charismatic he is.
 
Mel is used to charming audiences as an actor and stand-up comedian, but he can't seem to thaw Vivian’s defenses. If she can ignore the simmering attraction below the surface, so can he. The only thing uniting them is their goal for their friends’ wedding to go off without a hitch.
 
As they collaborate on wedding cake and karaoke parties, Mel realizes he might have seriously misjudged this bridesmaid, while Vivian discovers the best man might just be as dazzling off-screen as he is on. With the wedding underway, maybe more than one happily ever after is in the future.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2022
October 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
4.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Cmgarton ,

Amazing!

I love Jackie Lau—I think I’ve read everything she’s written except 2 novellas. This is without a doubt my favorite. The build up to the two characters finally getting together is perfect. I read a ton of romances but the first kiss in this book gave me butterflies. Both characters are wounded and raw, and their individual growth arcs were well done and satisfying.

My only qualm (and it’s a small one) is that it is very difficult sometimes to render funny stand up routines in writing even professional stand up comedians have trouble with this. Delivery is so important (as a character points out in the book) but even though some of Mel’s routines fell flat to me, they were worth it to help me see his character better.

Just wonderful—if you’ve enjoyed any of Jackie Lau’s past books you’ll love this one.

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