Review – The Best Men by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely

Posted January 18, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publicist. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – The Best Men by Sarina Bowen & Lauren BlakelyThe Best Men by Lauren Blakely, Sarina Bowen
Series: The Best Men #1
Published by Troliver Books on January 18, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ+ / Gay
Pages: 330
Format: ARC
Source: Publicist
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four-stars

Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely team up for the first time in an enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, irresistibly sexy standalone romance between the best man and the other best man!

In my defense, I was left alone with a bottle of single-malt and a life-long penchant for protecting my baby sister. Still, that's no excuse to send ten drunk-texts on why her hasty marriage would be a mistake.

If only I had just texted my sister. But nope. I accidentally sent the message to her, her groom, and his super hot wingman.

I also used the phrase “super hot wingman,” so I’d like to die now.

Instead, I have to plan a wedding with the aforementioned hottie and share a too-small guesthouse in steamy Miami. 

Three days in the sun with the cocky, charming former athlete who likes to push my buttons? Fine, two can play at that let’s-infuriate-each-other game.

Until Asher ups the stakes with one wildly sexy suggestion. A no-strings fling, then I go back to my single dad life in New York, and he returns to his star-studded one.

Sign me up.

But the more nights I spend with the other best man, the more I want days too, and that just can't happen. Especially when I find out the real reason why…

Contents Include: First times, a secret to-do list, champion-level flirting, fast cars, #eggplants, and two men who look good in formal wear.

This was fantastic! I have really enjoyed both Sarina Bowen’s and Lauren Blakely’s books in the past so when I heard that they had written a book together, I knew that I had to get my hands on a copy. It was just as good as I had hoped it would be. I couldn’t help but cheer Mark and Asher on as they worked towards their happily ever after.

Mark is a recently divorced single father. He works in finance and hasn’t met a spreadsheet he doesn’t like. Asher is a former professional soccer, or football as he calls it, star turned photographer. He leads a much more glamourous life and isn’t quite sure what to make of the straight-laced man pushing all of his buttons. When Mark’s sister decides to marry Asher’s best friend, these two men are both named Best Men and are asked to work together to get everything set up for the wedding the week before the ceremony. They end up getting a lot more more than they bargained for during their trip to Miami.

The chemistry between Mark and Asher was off the charts. I loved each of these characters and thought that they were so much better together than they were apart. It was great seeing Mark let loose with Asher and I loved how they both seemed to trust each other with anything. If you are looking for a book with a lot of steam, this book would certainly qualify. They really just seemed to be perfect for each other and I couldn’t wait to see them figure out how to make things work.

I would highly recommend this book to others. This was a fantastic MM romance filled with a lot of heat, heart, and characters that left me swooning. I could see myself picking up the audio of this one in the future so that I can experience the story all over again. I will be on the lookout for future collaborations from this pair of authors.

I received a digital review copy of this book from the publicist/authors.

About Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs.

With more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. She enjoys comedies, cake and good company.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list sixteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents.

12 responses to “Review – The Best Men by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely

  1. So happy to see you enjoyed it! I loved the prequel and it had me so ready for the novel. I preordered the Audible version and it was delivered overnight so I’m super excited to get started.