The Worst Best Man by M.J. O’Shea #mm #review @dreamspinners @mjosheaseattle

It was her special day… but his worst nightmare.

A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan.

Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend—who happens to be the love of August’s life and the one who broke his heart eight years ago: Christopher Burke.

How’s August supposed to pull off the event of the year with Christopher distracting him and old feelings crashing the party uninvited?

Christopher has let money and status dictate his life, but no more. His failure to stand up to others’ expectations cost him his future with August—one he hoped would include marriage. Now he has to face August’s hurt and anger and prove he’s still the best man to make August happy.

The Worst Best Man by M.J. O’Shea is a contemporary romance about clashing of the social classes. The last person wedding planner August O’Leary expects to see with his latest client is his ex-boyfriend Christopher Burke. Luckily for them, Christopher is there as a supportive friend in the busy groom’s place. It doesn’t take long for their romance to rekindle, but will their social statuses still stand in their way?

The Worst Best Man is a strangely deep look at the effect of family wealth – or lack, thereof – on romance. The characters are so fleshed out the reader alternatively wants to smack them upside the head and cheer for them. Christopher gave his parents too much power in his life all those years ago, but the way he works to prove to August that he’s changed is heartening. August is strong man in his own right – ambitious and level-headed, yet a romantic at heart. O’Shea had me hoping for this couple’s happy ending from the first time I saw their chemistry in action.

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