10 Ways to Handle the Best Man by Heidi Rice
January 14th 2014
by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin
Review Copy: Provided via NetGalley
Pre-Order: Amazon -- Barnes & Noble
Description From Goodreads:
The maid of honor's to-do list for handling the best man:
#1 Charm him.
#2 Find out everything about him from friends and family.
#3 Size definitely matters: especially when it comes to the ego. Tread carefully if he has a big one....
Millard has a plan and a list for everything, including her role as
maid of honor at her BFF's wedding. The best man is a whole different
matter. She knows Connor McCoy is trouble--she once had a disastrous
encounter with him years ago. Now that he's super sexy and super successful, it's even worse. Especially as he's just proved who's
in charge by shattering her legendary control...under the table at the
Connor's having fun seducing prim Sabrina.
Which is so wrong--she's the ultimate good girl, while his past
is...complicated. Only Sabrina has him breaking all his own rules....
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this short read.
It was both sexy and sweet, and even though I didn't care for Connor in the beginning, I finished the story loving him.
10 WAYS TO HANDLE THE BEST MAN does follow a lot of the usual cliches. Sabrina is the good girl - a "vanilla girl", as branded by Connor, who is the playboy. The usual. But honestly, I didn't mind the cliches with this novella. In fact, they actually kind of worked.
Connor comes off as a bit of a jerk in the beginning. Okay, not a bit. A huge jerk. But, once the reasoning behind his cold exterior is explained, it's understandable.
It's fun watching as the relationship between Sabrina and Connor develops, mainly because she's a spitfire. Yes, she's a good girl, but she's quite sassy. I enjoyed watching them play off of one another.
This novella is only ten chapters long, but in those ten chapters, there is plenty of character development and smexy scenes to please everyone. And there are quite a few swoon-worthy Connor moments near the end.
To sum it up: This novella is sexy, fun, and worth reading if you enjoy romance stories. Consider yourselves forewarned: These Cosmo Red-Hot Reads are addictive!
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Thanks to Harlequin for providing a digital ARC for review!