Book: The Worst Best Man
Author: Lucy Score
Series: a standalone
Main characters: Franchesca Baranski, an ambitious graduate, maid of honour, struggling with the reality of having rich friends. Aiden Kilbourn, arrogant, CFO of his family business and obnoxious best man to their mutual friends.
The bride is a doll. The groom is the perfect gentleman. But the rest of the wedding party? They’re the stuff of nightmares. Rich? Check. Vapid? Double Check. Entitled? Not enough checks in the world. And the Best Man? More like the Worst Man.
But Maid of Honor Franchesca takes her duties seriously. Kidnapped groom? She’s got this. Rude attendees? You just watch her handle them. So a best man with a big attitude and an even bigger…checkbook? Yeah, there’s no way she’s going to let that pretentious, judgmental jackhole ruin her best friend’s wedding. No matter how sexy he is. (Well, that’s the plan anyway…)
Aiden Kilbourn doesn’t do long-term relationships. He’s busy ruling the business world, and has yet to find a woman he can tolerate for longer than a month, two at the outside. Conquering the unconquerable is basically his bread and butter. And he hasn’t met a challenge that he can’t win. But Franchesca Baranski? This smart-mouthed girl from Brooklyn may just be his downfall.
Why you should read it: Oh my goodness – it’s been a while since I’ve read a book that entertained me this much! Prepare for my gushing…The dialogue was SUPERB. It was razor sharp, made me guffaw (right, who the hell guffaws these days?) out loud and the sexual chemistry was INSANE. In places, it reminded me of an old-time screwball comedy, and I imagined Aiden at times as a modern Cary Grant. I loved Frankie’s wit, her camaraderie and the fact that she refused to be less than she was. She sticks up for herself and takes crap from no-one. Yet at the same time, she makes mistakes and isn’t perfect and I loved that too. Aiden – what can I say? He gave as good as he got, but also had hidden depths beneath the insouciant demeanour. He’s got it bad for Frankie and is kept on his toes throughout the book. I loved the banter, the romance and the family intrigue on the side.
What you might not like: You like romance? Strong heroines? Cocky heroes, with vulnerability? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then I think you’ll love it. If you don’t, let me know.
Rating: Easy – 5/5 – I’d give it more if I could. And I don’t write that often enough!