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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Best Man by Willa Okati

Best Man by Willa Okati
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (44 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint

Alexander's a man with an uncommonly happy disposition. His luck always holds true, and he takes chances with cheerful abandon. When he sees a New Year's Eve wedding running amok and a hot best man in need of help before Bridezilla goes boom, it's second nature for him to step in to lend a hand with the last-minute disasters that plague every wedding. The way Alexander sees it, he's earning good karma, winning over the adorable best man -- and he might just already be falling in love.

Alexander hadn’t even realized that Noah was his New Year's wish until he found himself trapped by his pretty looks and witty personality.

The chemistry between the main characters was instantaneous and believable. Their personalities seem to complement each other, since they both had quick tongues and minds. Even though the relationship seems to progress quickly, I couldn't help but hope and expect that their togetherness would last to celebrate more New Years to come.

While I enjoyed the beginning of the story, which featured Alexander, Shawn, and their mother, Josephine, I felt it took away from the romantic development of the story. The book is fairly short and a good portion of it is based on Alexander and his family before he even met Noah. I really appreciated the connection that was obvious between Alexander and his family, but I strongly wished that more of that time could have been spent contributing to the romantic development between Alexander and Noah.

This is a story that really drew me in from the beginning because it had such lovable characters. The characters are really larger than life and I would love to see more of them in the future.

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