Aug 5, 2011
Title: The Best Man
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Carnal Passions
Genre: Erotic Romance, M/M
Length: 227 pgs.
Reviewed By: Madeline Smoot
Writing Ability: 3.5
Overall Card Rating:
About the Book:
Jon Beatty thought he had the best man in his ex, Craig. But in the six months since their break up, Craig’s managed to find a new lover—a woman—and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man…at his wedding.
Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another. Jon heads for a local club to get drunk and laid. Bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.
Their one night stand turns into a rebound fling which enables Jon to move on. Craig, however, is having second thoughts about the break-up. While inconvenient and annoying, Craig’s antics are nothing compared to the danger posed to Jon and Liam’s relationship by another, more sinister threat.
Captivating and eye opening, The Best Man follows the lives of Jon and Liam as they attempt to find peace and each other in the face of past relationships. When we meet Jon, he is pining away for his ex-boyfriend, Craig until he is asked to be the best man at Craig’s wedding. After repeated prompting to move on, Jon decides to go out and find a hook up to calm his sexual frustrations, instead he finds Liam, one of the sexy bartenders at a club called Wilde’s. One night turns into the powerful and honest love that each have been craving, but will it withstand the many obstacles that are designed to crush their happiness?
Overall, The Best Man is a glimpse into the real problems and relationship issues that both heterosexual and homosexual couples face. Even though the story is fiction, it does have a bit of truth woven throughout the lives of the main characters. There were a few hiccups with the editing, and some were glaring almost to the point of annoyance. Along with the editing mishaps, some of the love scenes felt like an afterthought, more filler than an event to move the plot forward.
The Best Man combines real world issues and a blazing fictional love affair that can’t help but be endearing to the reader. Even with its occasional faults, the story itself wraps around the reader and before you know it, you are transformed into an active participant. The well-developed characters elicit strong emotions; they are either loved or hated. All in all, this is a very powerful piece and an author to watch.
Pagan Elements: none