Author: Barbie Bohrman
Date of publication: March 2017
Veronica Webber is single again after being in a loveless marriage way past its expiration date. For the first time in a very long time, she feels free and after being burned so badly by love in the past, any thought of romance is the last thing on her mind.
In walks a man from her past, Trevor Allen, a tall, dark, and handsome womanizer who is usually all about the bottom line. For Trevor that bottom line has always been made up of the countless notches on his bedpost. But when he sees Veronica after so many years, he can’t help but be drawn to her and know her again… even if that means being friend-zoned from the start.
As this unlikely pair spends more and more time together, they quickly realize that there might be something between them that goes past "just friends." But there’s just one tiny detail that makes this situation slightly more complicated… Trevor was Veronica’s ex-husband’s best man at their wedding nine years ago. So when past mistakes and indiscretions come back to haunt them, will their happily ever after end before it even gets started? Or will the best man win this time.
I'll say it again, I'm a huge fan of friends to lovers stories. So,I was really looking forward to reading The Best Man. Trevor was the best man at Veronica's wedding. Now she is divorced and living in the city. A chance meeting might mean a chance at love for them. I wanted to love this story. I did like it, I just didn't love it.
My favorite part of the story was Veronica. I loved how she got on with her life and stood up for herself no matter what. It took a lot of guts to walk away from her cheating ex-husband a start over. I was even buying into her friendship with Trevor. I liked how they hung out and got to know each other before giving into the attraction. Had it stayed like that, I would have loved it.
The thing that made the book lose a star for me was Trevor. When he reveals to the reader what he knew about Veronica's ex-husband and what he helped him do, I just lost any respect for him. His justifications were just so weak, I just couldn't get past it. I also thought Veronica gave in way too fast. I'm not saying it's a bad story, it was just that one thing that I got hung up on. The writing is good and the plot moves along quickly. It's just something I couldn't personally get past and that is on me. I do want to read Max's book next. He had me intrigued.
About Barbie Bohrman:
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Barbie Bohrman dreamed of becoming an author. Long after she had given up, a book club’s prologue contest enticed her to give it one more go. What emerged were the beginnings of her debut novel, Promise Me. Now she’s living her dream and writing stories that entice readers to escape and break away from reality. When she’s not writing, you can find her trying to get through the books on her Kindle (more than a thousand at last count) or watching Lost or Seinfeld. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
Connect with Barbie:
Amazon Author Page~ https://www.amazon.com/Barbie-Bohrman/e/B00DJASPA0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1482419573&sr=8-1