Thursday, September 22, 2016

Book Review - May the Best Man Win by Mira Lyn Kelly

ABOUT THE BOOK


An Amazon Best Book of the Month!
Four friends
Each a Best Man at a wedding
One chance to get it right
Jase Foster can't believe his bad luck. He's been paired with the she-devil herself for his best friend's wedding: Emily Klein of the miles-long legs and killer smile. She may be sin in a bridesmaid dress, but there's no way he's falling for her again.
They can barely stand each other, but given how many of their friends are getting married, they'll just have to play nice-at least when they're in company. Once they're alone, more than just gloves come off as Jase and Emily discover their chemistry is combustible, and there may be something to this enemies to lovers thing after all...

REVIEW

This is one of those books that stuck with me for a couple of days after I read it.  On the surface it should have been a really light, almost too many coincidences to handle, forgettable romance.  But it wasn't.  I found myself telling my husband about these characters and he was doing the obligatory husband eye roll, because lets face it... trying to explain the plot to this story to him does seem a bit absurd.  Which is when it became obvious that it wasn't the story that was so compelling, but the characters that really got me.  This isn't a friends become lovers story.  This isn't exactly an enemies become lovers story either.  It is just a story about two people who have such strong chemistry that no set of circumstances are going to keep them apart no matter how hard they try.   These characters were easy to relate to because they are real and make real mistakes and have real pasts.

Kelly has built a world that I am very much looking forward to reading more books in.  While I obviously connected with Jase and Emily, the secondary characters were also engaging and interesting as well.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in fine arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he d been living right around the corner from her. They live in rural Minnesota.