Monday, February 17, 2014

VBT Review: Battling The Best Man


On the cusp of a brilliant Chicago medical career, Dr. Kory Flemming rarely gets a vacation from her demanding brain injury fellowship, but she can’t say no to maid of honor duties in her best friend’s wedding. Hometown or not, being in Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania, isn’t easy, especially when the only man smart enough to trump Kory’s high school academic achievements turns out to be a sexy, accomplished adult up to his old, flirtatious tricks.

Will Mitchell has been destined for success since the day he was born. After spending his formative years racking up academic honors, it was only natural for him to be named the chief operating officer of his family’s thriving company. He has it all—more or less—so when the target of his high school infatuation turns up hot and haughty at his brother’s wedding, Will decides he wants her, too.

An innocent dance at the wedding reception leads Kory and Will to an illicit tryst in the coat checkroom, and the game they’ve been playing since high school changes into something more serious. The new attraction takes Will and Kory by surprise, until a failed merger and family tragedy threaten both their professional goals.

Now, Will’s struggling to preserve his reputation as “the successful one” and Kory’s stuck in Harmony Falls watching her illustrious medical career slip away. Worse yet, maybe the only way to get things back on track is to work together. Can they put aside their rocky past and ignore their titillating present in order to secure the future for the people they adore?

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Review Rating: 3.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS 

Review: It all started with a wedding.......

Actually no. I lied. It didn't. It started long ago in their teen years. Kory and Will were always fierce competitors. Didn't have to be sports or a club, they were just both that way with the other.  Now, Kory is home for her best friends wedding and runs face to face with the best man. Feelings are a little different, but Kory doesn't belong here anymore. Feelings are heightened that night, but both ignore it. She'll be gone soon.

Except she isn't. Things happen, and she stays longer.

Battling The Best Man is a light hearted story that keeps the reader turning the pages. The way Will and Kory battled their feelings made for some great tension.  However, at times, the actions and feelings felt a little forced. We know that they'll get together, but the feelings just didn't flow in a natural way.  I wasn't always 'feeling' what they felt.  This is an enjoyable story, the pacing is good, other than a few parts where the narrative is too much, but other than that, I liked this book. This is my first read by this author and I would look for more.

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