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The Worst Best Man
The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa
Critically acclaimed author Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about a woman whose new job requires her to work side-by-side with the best man who ruined her wedding: her ex-fianc's infuriating, irritating, annoyingly handsome brother. 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 managed to make other people's dreams come true as a top-tier wedding coordinator in DC. After impressing an influential guest, she's offered an opportunity that could change her life. But there's just one hitch... she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials. Tired of living in his older brother's shadow, marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. But then he learns he'll be working with his brother's whip-smart, stunning--absolutely off-limits--ex-fiance. And she loathes him. If they can survive the next few weeks and 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 they discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them and the more time they spend together, the more Lina realizes she may be wrong about Max. But this star-crossed couple can never be anything other than temporary playmates because Lina isn't interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again.
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NikkiCureton
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“ You‘re neither my first choice nor my second choice. You‘re my only choice.” 💕💕💕

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Pickpick

I love, love, LOVED the first half. The dynamic between Max and Lina was cute, flirty, and enjoyable. The storyline was amusing and I was excited to see where it would go. However in the second half, they went to Pennsylvania and stayed over-night, this changed their relationship and kind of stripped them of their personalities . The ending was cute tho especially the rooftop scene, but it felt rushed. Overall, it was a good cliche rom-com book.

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booksaremyfavorite
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Pickpick

A light book after a heavy one was exactly what I needed.

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mars.beautiful
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⭐⭐⭐
#BookishBingo

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Bookdragon217
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"It's refreshing to speak with someone who not only relates to my experience but also doesn't think the way I respond to it is entirely flawed. Protecting yourself from hurt doesn't mean you're broken. It means you're human...Every person has to decide whether to lower their shield and when."

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monalyisha
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Pickpick

Read this romance in the blink of an eye. Thought it was pretty damned near perfect. Vulnerable characters, SEXY AF, & includes descriptions of mouthwatering Brazilian food as an added bonus. Will definitely be looking for more from Mia Sosa.

monalyisha Note: While Lina works with lots of queer couples, helping to create their dream weddings, the sex described within the story is all *very* hetero. Could be off-putting for some. 11mo
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

Loved this book so much! A fun sassy sex positive read with amazing characters! I can‘t wait to read more from her!

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TheLucindaLife

Lina & Max, one bed trope, fake couple trope

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kimmypete1
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Cute novella, loved that it didn‘t have a big conflict at the end.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I tore through this rom-com super fast! A few years after being left at the altar, Lina is up for a job that leaves her collaborating with (the worst!) Best Man, her ex's brother who was apparently behind the breakup. We see two people who despite some misunderstandings, use their words to communicate and act like adults. This one pulls out some common tropes and while they're not groundbreaking, they sure are fun! ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick We get a steamy romp with two people who both have something to prove in their collaboration & actually use their words to communicate with each other! I'm not sure if some of Lina's Brazilian culture references are stereotypical or over the top, but it was a nice nod to the character's heritage.
#booked2021 #BakedGoodsOnCover @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen #pop21 #oxymoronintitle @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo
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AutumnRLS I really liked this one! ❤❤🔥 1y
Cinfhen Great choice for #bakedgoods 🥰💕🍾 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my shelf!! 1y
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MaggieCarr
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Pickpick

Read completely like a rom-com movie complete with history, family drama, occupational obstacles, personal triumph/reflection. Would totally watch it too, except for all the descriptive open door sex scenes lol

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Tagged by @Butterfinger

1. We don't really celebrate, so I'm not expecting anything. Maybe a card.

2. I finished Beauty and the Beast, need to read The Worst Best Man, then might squeeze in some hockey smut and a Highlander romance.

Want to play? @Traci1 @BayouGirl85 @AmyK1

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤ 1y
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meglynn86
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Pickpick

I finished this book the other day.
I thought it was a cute book. Gets a little steamy at times. Great start to February.

#bookspinbingo

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Julsmarshall
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A heartwarming and sassy romcom filled with smart, kind characters, mild family drama and a bit of Brazilian spice. Loved all the food tidbits and event planning nods; such a fun read! #FoodandLit #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks @Texreader @Butterfinger

Texreader How fun!! 1y
Butterfinger I have not been tagging you. I apologise. I will put you on my list. 1y
TheAromaofBooks I just got this one in a swap box last month - can't wait to read it!!! 1y
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DanaManiac
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4 ⭐️

This book was exactly what I needed and expected- a cute romance, a protagonist that causes a little bit of exasperation, and a predictable ending!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

Cute romance about a woman who has to work with the former best man at her own wedding, which didn‘t happen.

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theladygreer
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Enjoyed this on audio! Especially since it‘s set in Washington DC and references familiar landmarks not everyone knows (e.g. the Brazilian restaurant in Adams Morgan called The Grill From Ipanema.)

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Mini library haul from a couple of days ago

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Sharanya
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Mehso-so

This was...meh. I liked Lina a lot, but the chemistry between her & Max was...fine. I wasn‘t riveted by their heart-to-hearts, nor was I invested all that much in their future. I think this stems from the fact that this was specifically marketed as an “enemies-to-lovers” romance, & this is more... “lukewarm-to-lovers.” Way less enticing. Also, the writing felt really awkward & the plot SUPER contrived. All in all, more miss than hit for me. ★★½.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | switching gears to good, fun enemies-to-lovers trope for a bit!

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behudd
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️My favorite aspect was having a Brazilian Afro-Lantina as the main character & experiencing that culture. While a lot of this book was a bit over the top, I liked that the big 11th hour conflict wasn‘t ridiculous &didn‘t stem from a very obvious misunderstanding.Their hesitations made sense to me, and I wasn‘t expecting that part to be as subtle as it was. So, not a stand out, but a fun, quick read, and I‘d read more from Sosa in the future.

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Mowen036
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Mehso-so

I love weddings. I work at a wedding venue part time and was so excited for this book since the main character was a wedding planner. I was really let down by this book though it was slow and dragged at some points. It had the potential to be good but it just fell short for me.

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AutumnRLS
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One down fifteen more romances left to read in August. Starting this one tomorrow morning.

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wen4blu
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Liatrek
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The perfect RomCom❤️ I loved Lina family and friends they were hilarious. I loved learning a little bit more about Brazilian culture. I loved how Lina and Max fell in love. This was my first Mia Sosa book ANS Im looking forward to reading more.

InBooksILive I‘m currently reading this one as well and enjoying it too ☺️ 2y
Cheshirecat913 This sounds fun. Stacked.😁 2y
Vansa I really enjoyed this book. Memorable characters! 2y
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hes7
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Lina‘s own wedding proved disappointing when the groom decided against marrying, but that doesn‘t stop her from coordinating weddings. Now, she has a chance for a life-changing career opportunity—except she has to work with Max, her ex-groom‘s brother who may have said a thing or two that caused her jilting. The complicated enemies-to-lovers romance that comes out of their time together is highly entertaining. #bookspinbingo #readblackauthors

TheAromaofBooks You're on a bingo roll!! This book is on my TBR as well, so I'm excited to see you liked it!! 2y
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ravenlee
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I really enjoyed this romance read - it was just fluffy enough to perk me up and had enough substance in the characters to make it feel real. Enemies to friends trope, a no-shit-taking Afro-Brazilian heroine, and a hero who is remarkably self-aware and open to new ideas. I will be looking for more of Sosa‘s work.

Crazeedi This title made me laugh, I have an old old friend who says shes my "worst best friend" ? 2y
ravenlee @Crazeedi that‘s funny - my best friend from college and I always say we‘re the worst people, which actually makes us the best people - because we don‘t BS each other and don‘t have time for games. But we‘re always there for each other. 2y
Crazeedi @ravenlee those are the very best kind of friends! 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Loved this #romance #audiobook! Sosa did an incredible job piecing together my fav romance tropes (enemies-to-lovers & off-limits, with a touch of fake relationship & forced proximity) w/ creative twists. I loved how Sosa addressed Lina's emotional shield and how negative stereotypes about Black & Latinx women played into her reluctance to be vulnerable. Also wonderfully done: Lina's career plot & close relationship w/ her Afro-Brazilian family.

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MidnightBookGirl
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We read this for our romance book club, and our discussion was so much fun! Loved the relationship between Lina and Max, the push and pull, the sexy and the snarky. I would have liked to see Lina and her former almost mother in law meeting again, but otherwise this was a fun swoony read!

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Airykah13
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Super cute rom-com! I do seem to love the enemies to lovers trope and Max and Lina didn‘t disappoint. I loved the Brazilian culture that was mixed in and the Portuguese banter between Lina and her family.

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MidnightBookGirl
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#AllAboutMe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

1. It's my social media name, inspired by a Christopher Pike novel.
2. Full time as an Activities Coordinator in a memory unit in an assisted living facility (we've been lucky here so far!), and part time as a bookseller- just hosting Zoom book clubs atm.
3. My days look pretty much the same, just less running around.
4. Tagged!
5. DNFing books that don't distract, watching the Great British Bake Off.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for playing 💛💛 2y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Mehso-so

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘m a sucker for an enemies to lovers trope, but this felt so forced to me. It had its moments of cuteness and being funny, but something felt like it was missing from the book. I wish I felt more connected with the characters as well.

#litsy #littens #soso #meh #threestars #3stars #bookreview #review #bibliophile #bookstagram

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Brookebickel
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Cute read

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khooliha
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Never speak to that trash brother again

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tularecountylib
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I loved this book! It's a fun romance that genuinely made me laugh out loud. If you like enemies to lovers and workplace romance tropes with tons of sassy banter and FOOD this book is for you.
-Erika
Find it as a eBook and eAudiobook on Libby!
#romantsy #recommendsday #mustread

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YummyLibrarian
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Enemies to loves, a dash of forced proximity, and a cinnamon roll-alpha hybrid.
Yes, please & thank you!

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LetsGetHawkward
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I loved this book! It's a fun romance that genuinely made me laugh out loud. If you like enemies to lovers and workplace romance tropes with tons of sassy banter and FOOD this book is for you.

#romance #romansty #mustread

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Verity
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Mehso-so

Wanted to love this, instead just liked it. I didn‘t think it was as funny as the write ups suggested. Would read more from this author though. Oh and I liked the Washington DC setting - partly because I‘ve been there so I could really imagine it.

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Nessavamusic
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A delightful, romcom and a fun quick read. I have definitely been in the mood for lighter reads and this fulfilled that craving. Also bonus for a diverse read, I loved the infusion of Brazilian culture. #romantsy

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Verity
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Next library read!

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Melmar
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This is Ash our cat laying on top of me and face to face as I try to listen to an audiobook and chill. Social distancing?? I think not. #catsoflitsy

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Melmar
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Just started this. I have been enjoying rom-coms a lot. It‘s the kind of distraction I‘ve been needing.

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rrkreads
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Panpan

This was a cringe-fest for me. I listened to the audiobook and while I enjoyed the first couple of hours immensely I struggled to complete the rest. Read my full review of this book here. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3222683383

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Purrfectpages
Mehso-so

I‘m the first to admit I can be picky about my rom-coms. They have to have just the right amount of sweet and heat. Like all love stories, you knew where this one was going, but I felt like it got there too soon for me to really buy in. Then when the fallout came (and you knew it would) you were only left to shake your head as to why the main characters couldn‘t have seen it coming. I guess you could say I prefer more conversation and less action.

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rrkreads

Listening to the audio book, is it just me or are some parts super corny? I know romantic novels are famous for tropes but I hv a problem when the maturity level of adults r dumbed down to new adults or worse gawky teenagers. I haven't finished the book yet, am abt 60% in & God do I need the motivation to continue! 😓The older I get the more I yearn for some solid romance books with deep characters & better stories & this just isn't it.

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Purrfectpages
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Downloaded this one today and saw its got some positive reviews on here. Diving in next!

Reggie It‘s cute. 2y
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Owlizabeth
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Stayed up all night reading this, just wish I loved it more!! It‘s cute and I appreciate that the MCs actually talk to one another, but the premise was so ridiculous and I just never fully connected. Cute banter, multicultural cast, overall a pick and I‘ll read more from Mia Sosa. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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