Saturday, September 8, 2018

Book Review: Best Jerk: A Bad Boy Best Man Romance by Lulu Pratt #Review #ContemporaryRomance

Best Jerk: A Bad Boy Best Man RomanceBest Jerk: A Bad Boy Best Man Romance by Lulu Pratt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Someone for everyone is BS

Me a best man? No f*cking thanks but I’ll keep it up until I can stop the wedding.
Then Callie the wedding planner turns up, all smiles and enthusiasm.
Who does she think she is, trying to make people’s dreams come true?
Happy ever after isn’t going to happen.
I don’t care how hard she makes me, I’m going to make this wedding job hard for her.
But I can’t stop looking at her big eyes and her even bigger @ss.
She says she hates me but that won’t stop me from getting her naked.
And when I have her under me, quivering as she yells my name?
Maybe I’ll start believing in love.
At least until our secrets come out.

*** A steamy STANDALONE contemporary full-length romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after.***


My Review:

Callie is the owner of Somewhere Special Weddings. As a wedding planner, she has seen it all – from bridezillas to overbearing mothers or in-laws and everything in between. When her best friend Abigail announces her engagement to Carter and fairly quick wedding plans are made, Callie never expects to have any issues planning the nuptials. Enter one moody, broody best man named Grayson. He is doing everything he can think of to sabotage his best friend’s upcoming wedding. Between upsetting the bride and groom-to-be, Grayson has also made it a mission to annoy the wedding planner. Callie may be hot but her condoning this wedding makes her an enemy. Grayson carries some emotional baggage and he may just ruin the relationship between Abigail and Carter and alienate Callie before all is said and done.

Best Jerk is a book full of various emotions. Grayson can’t believe his buddy is shacking up with someone he just met and is preparing to take the plunge. Carter and Abigail don’t even really know each other. Part of Grayson’s issues stem from a tragedy in his past and the fact that Carson will be moving to where Abigail is, essentially leaving Grayson behind. When he meets Callie, sparks fly but he denies them right up until he doesn’t and they end up in a situation neither expected. The more time they spend together, the stronger their connection becomes until it just can’t be denied anymore.

I will admit, I didn’t really like Grayson all that much – but considering the title of the book is Best Jerk, that’s exactly what the author was aiming for. Grayson comes across as a whiny teenager throughout the majority of the beginning of the book. It’s hard to tolerate an alpha male that grumps around all the time. As he had to be reminded multiple times, this wedding and the relationship between Carter and Abigail is not about him. How he could even think otherwise blew my mind.

Some of the dialogue in the book wasn’t very strong or written conversationally. What was said between characters seemed somewhat forced and unnatural. This made it hard for me to remain engaged in the book, at times. I didn’t stay away for long, however, because I needed to know if the emotional baggage Grayson carried got resolved. I needed to see if Grayson succeeded in ruining the wedding and relationship between Abigail and Carter. I also needed to see if the author did the chemistry between Callie and Grayson justice.

A fun story with steamy moments, I enjoyed Best Jerk and am glad I stuck with it through the grump phase of the best jerk… um, man – I meant best man.

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