Type: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Copy: Sent
Each a Best Man at a wedding
One chance to get it right
Jase Foster can’t believe his bad luck. He’s been paired with the she-devil herself for his best friend’s wedding: Emily Klein of the miles-long legs and killer smile. She may be sin in a bridesmaid dress, but there’s no way he’s falling for her again.
They can barely stand each other, but given how many of their friends are getting married, they’ll just have to play nice-at least when they’re in company. Once they’re alone, more than just gloves come off as Jase and Emily discover their chemistry is combustible, and there may be something to this enemies to lovers thing after all…
Jase Foster. Essential at weddings. Always the best man.
Emily Klein. Bridesmaid extraordinaire. Keeps the wedding moving smoothly.
Emily and Jase have a love hate relationship. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago he loved her, she loved him but neither of them knew. Jase pushed Emily to be in a relationship with his best friend, Eddie, while he watched from the sidelines. It’s something he never quite got over. Nor did she, as she desperately needed Jase to help her with a tragic situation. Not being honest with each other cost them their friendship and has turned them into people who cannot stand to be around each other.
All of their friends can see there is something more to their relationship. Emily is truly affected by Jase and vice versa but they just don’t see it until one dance at a reception. Then the battle of who can test who more starts. Little touches here and there, catching each other staring. But when Jase asks the question, “Out of curiosity, when did you actually start to hate me?” something starts to change.
When Jase sees Emily sprinting across the church parking lot in 13 degree weather, he saves her from falling and takes her to his car to warm up. Jase finally succumbs to his need for Emily and kisses her “just to put an end to the curiosity”, which turns into so much more. After their one night together, they both go their separate ways determined not to think about each other, until the next wedding comes along.
Emily and Jase keep insisting that one more time together and then that’s the end of it. However, when Emily brings a date along to the rehearsal dinner, Jase realizes that there is some sort of connection between the two of them. When Jase finally apologizes to her for all that happened so many years ago, things change for the both of them. Jase wants to take her out on a date but Emily just cannot trust him as of yet. Jase decides to make an effort to show Emily that they can start out as friends and see where it takes them. The relationship starts to progress into what they both want until they disagree with a cheating issue that happens between their friends, and it all falls apart.
“Because, Jase, when I look at you now,” she said, the tears in her eyes knocking him back a step, “all I see is the lie I fell in love with. And the truth just hurts too much.” ~Emily
May the Best Man Win is a quick, fun read with lots of sassiness along with a huge side of seriousness to it. The sex was AMAZING. OFF THE CHARTS HOT. The characters of Emily and Jase worked well together and I liked the banter back and forth, especially when they did not like each other. However, I did get a bit confused as to who all the other characters were at times. There seemed to be too many people in the story that just didn’t need to be there.
I give May the Best Man Win by Mira Lyn Kelly 3 stars!