"A romantic comedy that's fun and flirty, young and fresh." – Popsugar (22 of the Best Books This Winter Has to Offer)
One of Oprah Magazine's 21 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020, EW's 20 New Books to Read in February, and PopSugar's 25 Brilliant New Books Hitting Shelves. A LibraryReads Pick for February and Amazon Best Romance of the Month!
Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy #ownvoices enemies-to-lovers novel, perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Helen Hoang, and Sally Thorne!
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 offered an opportunity that could change her life. There’s just one hitch… she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials.
Marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. Then he learns he’ll be working with his brother’s whip-smart, stunning—absolutely off-limits—ex-fiancée. And she loathes him.
If they can nail their presentation without killing each other, they’ll both come out ahead. Except Max has been public enemy number one ever since he encouraged his brother to jilt the bride, and Lina’s ready to dish out a little payback of her own.
Soon Lina and Max discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them. Still, this star-crossed couple can never be more than temporary playmates because Lina isn’t interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bursting with humor and drama, this enemies-to-lovers rom-com is worthy of a Hollywood treatment. The last person Lina Santos wants to see is Max Hartley, her ex-fiancé’s brother (and the man who broke the news that she’d be left at the altar.) But her wedding planning business needs help—and her best shot is to partner with Max and his marketing firm. Mia Sosa peppers her storyline with moments in which Lina’s supportive friends and family provide her with warmth and community. The Worst Best Man takes an awkward situation and turns it laugh-out-loud funny, making it a dangerous book to read in public!
Sosa (the Love on Cue series) imbues a soap operatic premise with weight and heart in this fantastically fun contemporary rom-com. Three years ago, Afro-Latina wedding planner Carolina Santos was left at the altar. Lina's white fianc , Andrew Hartley, sent his brother and best man, Max, to deliver the awful news, and Lina has blamed him ever since. Now, Lina's up for a potentially life-altering job but to get it, she'll have to work closely with Max. Sosa's characterization of Lina is masterfully nuanced, depicting her experiences as a woman of color, her struggle to balance her parents' expectations with her own happiness, and the double bind of being accused of being overly stoic when she controls her feelings and overly emotional when she expresses them. As Max and Lina work together, sweet, deeply apologetic Max wrestles with his attraction to his brother's ex-fianc e while learning to understand Lina in a way that Andrew never did. Romance fans are sure to be swept away by Sosa's empathetic characters as they make the most of a ridiculous situation.