Title: Best Man
Author: Katy Evans
Side note: The majority of the book takes place in two days.
Tie up loose ends: 5
Length: 4 (wish it was longer)
Have I read other books by author: Yes
Recommend: Either the Man Whore series and/or White House
Will I read more: Absolutely Yes
Thoughts on author: Katy Evans books all have concepts I really enjoy. Since I read the book "Real" I have been a fan. She has a way of writing which is very detailed and has characters
that do not fit inside the normal character box. This book was really good!!
Kindle unlimited: No
P.O.V.: 95% is told by Lia mostly goes by time and dates
Main characters: Dahlia ( Lia) and Miles Foster
Lia has been waiting for this day her whole life. She needs everything to be perfect because you only get your fairy tale wedding once in your life. When Aaron (soon to be husband) forgets the rings at his apartment Lia decides she has to drive the 5 hours to get those rings. Crazy, yes, but everything has to be perfect with everything in place. Aaron volunteers his best man Miles to go along with her. The problem is they can't stand each other. And lets not forget a spectacular night that they both need to forget.
Miles has been best friends with Aaron since the fifth grade. He knows he is the quiet one and always making the right choices. So, when his best friend asks him to go with Lia he does just that. Even though he thinks she is a bridezilla and always makes the wrong choices he wouldn't let her go alone.
One picture, one relationship that is a lie, one snow storm, and being stranded. Can anyone's heart make it out in one piece?
Okay I am about to tell you a story that is similar to Lia, Aaron, and Miles story, but not as dramatic. This was a life lesson for me and I hope I will never make this mistake again. I'm going to give you a little bit of a backstory which might help to put some pieces of my life together. My hubby and I dated on and off through out our teen years. We were immature and sadly ended up hurting one another. For years of up and downs we called it quits for good. We ended up (no planned) not speaking for four months. In the four months we did speak or see one another. If you knew us back then even if we were broken up we still talked. Looking back I think we needed those four months for "healing". We did start talking on a regular basis and end up becoming friends. It ended up were we were separated romantically for three years. For the three years we both did a lot of growing up and we also did a lot of living. I will only speak for me when I say in those three years I made lots of mistakes, bad decisions, and had a lot of fun.
Right before hubby and I got back together I was dating a guy and let's call him "John". " John" and I at first were a pretty good couple. We fit in a way which gave me hope we could possibly have a future. Honeymoon period with us was very short lived. I started to realize he was not at all that I wanted and the future I thought I seen was a delusion. I was really pathetic in the fact that I stayed with him because I didn't want to be alone. I was in a place in my life where I thought very low of myself and thought this is the best I am going to get. Still to this day I am disgusted by my own behavior and when giving advice to others my biggest point is loneliness is better then being in a tumultuous relationship.
I would like to congratulate myself because I finally woke up. I finally seen how much our relationship was a disaster and how much I was a disaster. I found his behavior and the person I had become very unattractive. In return I didn't want him to touch me or even talk to me. The more I pulled away the better I felt about myself, the worst he got. I did pull the plug on our relationship and I was ready to move forward with my life. Of course he wouldn't take no for an answer. He refused to leave me alone. He got so desperate he proposed, in a grocery parking lot, outside my car.
You are probably wondering why I was in a parking lot with him especially since we were broken up. I should have never given in, but I don't always make the best decisions. I know somewhere along the line I lead him on to believe this is what I wanted. I hate that I did that to him!! As he got down on one knee in my head was screaming at me, " NO GET UP!!". I did try to stop him, but he just wouldn't listen and he proposed. I would have never said yes because I didn't love him but I did not want to be proposed to in a parking lot. Does that make me sound like a b**** yes it does but it also shows me he did not know me. This showed me it was his desperate attempt to keep me. I am not a showy person quite the opposite. I kept thinking when I finally do say yes I wanted it to mean something and to be a thoughtful gesture. Just in case you are wondering my husband did get it right and his proposal was very thoughtful, romantic, and very simple.
My parting advice to all is don't stay because you are lonely it doesn't make anyone happy. Two, never allow someone to control your emotions. Three, sex does not equal love. And last but not least LOVE IS NEVER ENOUGH.
Shh!! Me Time!!