Book Review: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

I was still in the mood for a little romance – it was the perfect genre to take my mind off of the strike action the teachers in the province are participating in. I decided to pick up The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa as the cover of the novel appealed to me.

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance


A wedding planner left at the altar. Yeah, the irony isn’t lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina’s managed to make other people’s dreams come true as a top-tier wedding coordinator in DC. After impressing an influential guest, she’s offered an opportunity that could change her life. There’s just one hitch… she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials.

Tired of living in his older brother’s shadow, marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. Then he learns he’ll be working with his brother’s whip-smart, stunning—absolutely off-limits—ex-fiancée. And she loathes him.

If they can survive the next few weeks and nail their presentation without killing each other, they’ll both come out ahead. Except Max has been public enemy number one ever since he encouraged his brother to jilt the bride, and Lina’s ready to dish out a little payback of her own.

But even the best laid plans can go awry, and soon Lina and Max discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them. Still, this star-crossed couple can never be more than temporary playmates because Lina isn’t interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again… 

My thoughts:

The Worst Best Man is an pleasurable read with characters that a reader will enjoy spending time with. However, there is not much depth to the characters who are portrayed in a superficial way. No growth occurs in them as a result of their experience and I missed reading about characters who experience a significant change in their outlook. In writing this novel, Sosa has followed the traditional romance template instead of branching out into the more modern romance which focuses on the character growth of the female character.

Even though The Worst Best Man is an old-fashioned romance novel, it is the perfect read when you need something lighthearted to boost your mood. The novel contains some moments which made me smile and certainly was a pleasure for me to read. The novel is the first in the series and I will probably pick up the second to find out the story of the other characters in the story.

If you are looking for a novel that is a quick read with not too much detail, Sosa’s story is perfect. It will lighten your mood and leave you smiling.

I give this novel ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This novel was the 13th novel in my book pledge for 2020)

4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

  1. I like Lina’s character yet I don’t quite get her in hating Max so much. I understand she assumed that M was the cause of it all but I was quite annoyed in that scene where she brought M to her family so he could be in the hot seat and get all the hate (which didn’t work out since the table’s turned). And I was like “Why are you getting so worked up with him. He’s not even the one who ditched you on your wedding. Besides even if he said something to make A changed his mind, if he truly loves you he will not be swayed by anyone.” (but M actually said it in the book so I guess you can say that I’ve transported my thoughts to her – in a way) On the other hand, Max for me is the kind of person that you can count on, a sincere, responsible guy, very charming and funny. He knows what he wants and very considerate specially to Lina. They really deserve each other and becomes the better versions of themselves whenever the other one is around. And I also agree with you on the x-scenes. Its just too detailed for me? Idk, its just not my thing I guess. As for the side characters, I really love Natalia and Dean so much! Natalia has this strong personality but you know she got your back. And for Dean, idk I like the bromance between M and him. They’re both hilarious when they’re together.( Gonna check out his story on 2021!) Lina’s family is great, and loud and tightly bonded you want to be a part of. I also liked how everything wrapped up at the end of the story. Andrew admitted his mistakes and ready for a new start. Max getting over his issues with his brother, and Lina with herself. Everyone had a good character development. Its not the best book Ive read, but I really liked it.


    1. Like they say, there is a thin line between hate and love – and maybe she didn’t like that she was attracted to him!
      I know what you say about Dean – his story sounds like it could be a fun read!!
      Good to know that you liked this one 🙂


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