The Best Man (Wilde’s #1) by L.A. Witt

BestManJon Beatty thought he’d found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig’s got a new lover—a woman—and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man…at his wedding.

Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde’s, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.

Their one night stand turns into a rebound fling, but as Jon moves on with Liam, Craig starts having second thoughts about the break-up. His tiresome antics are the least of Jon and Liam’s worries, though. The least annoying, and the least dangerous…

This is the book that started it all… well, at least it’s the first book that introduced Wilde’s night club. Even though it’s not ‘officially’ attached to the Distance Between Us series, there’s definitely a connection. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter when you pick this one up though. Of course, I’m not the best judge since I read the 5th book in the series (No Place that Far) then I read the 1st book (The Distance Between Us) before I even picked up The Best Man. *sigh* No need to judge, I’m back on track now.

Jon was totally hooked on his ex… so much so that he spent months pining over him even though he was obviously committed to not just another lover, but a woman. He knew that he was being ridiculous in his head, but his heart still hadn’t let go. He finally got the hint when his ex asked him to be his best man in his wedding… and by the way… who does that? Craig proved over and over again he wasn’t worth the devotion Jon wasted on him. The final push for Jon was the wedding and the realization that he was living in the past which finally led him straight to Liam.

Jon and Liam were so great together. I loved the way Jon opened up to him and Liam’s attentiveness was just what Jon needed. Watching them try to convince themselves and each other that they weren’t looking for anything serious was laughable since they were obviously so good for each other.  Even so, I ended up getting really annoyed at Jon when things started to self destruct in The Best Man. Why? I could see what was going on with Liam and his ex way before Jon did. I’m not going to say much more on the off chance that other readers don’t pick up on it quite as fast as I did. I’ll blame it on the fact that Jon was gun shy, which he deserved to be, but still.

Regardless of the ups and downs, this still turned out to be a really sweet love story between Jon and Liam. Even if I hadn’t already read more than one book in the series, The Best Man would have made me want to find out more about this series. I can’t wait to learn more about the guys at Wildes and check in on Liam and Jon while I’m at it. 😉


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