Book Review: ‘Best Man’ by Lila Monroe

Title: Best Man (Billionaire Bachelors Book 6)

Published: 11th March 2019

Publisher: Lila Monroe Books

Author: Lila Monroe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lilamonroebooks

Twitter: @lilawrites

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7109533.Lila_Monroe

Amazon page: www.amazon.com/Lila-Monroe/e/B00SRZKWN0

 

Synopsis:

Arthur ‘Fitz’ Fitzwilliam is the hottest, most reckless playboy in town… and my new husband?!

Believe me, I never dreamed that I’d be walking down the aisle to a quickie marriage with a total stranger, but thanks to my eccentric god-mother, an iron-clad will, and a blind, three-legged cat called Alfred (don’t ask), I need to get hitched ASAP. And when the perfect candidate leaves me at the alter, there’s only one person crazy – and drunk – enough to step up at the last minute.

The best man.

Also known as the man most likely to get caught romping with three Rockettes in the back of a Sex and the City tourbus. The man who could melt my panties at twenty paces – and make me want to pour a bucket of ice-water over his head. The man I just pledged to love and honor and… oh god, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!

Our arrangement was clear: keep up the charade long enough for me to claim my inheritance and send my slime-ball cousins packing. Our plan is working perfectly.

Then Fitz decides to change the rules….

Can this fake marriage turn into something real? Find out in the latest hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe

 

BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS SERIES:

1 Very Irresistible Playboy

2 Hot Daddy

3 Wild Card

4 Man Candy

5 Mr. Casanova

6 Best Man

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – The last book in a series. That one being the fabulous Billionaire Bachelors one, I may have to do a re-read soon.

Becca needs a husband ASAP – as in that day – to be able to claim an inheritance in the form of the building her and her artistic friends live. The terms were that the building would be left to her and her “husband”, well she was engaged before but sounds like that went tits up so she’s in a bit of a bind. Marigold, the eccentric lady who owned the building, thought she was doing something nice by leaving it to Becca so that everyone would be ok but it seems to have put her in a tailspin. If she can’t get married the house will pass to Marigold’s nephew Brett, who she can see making everyone leave so the building can get turned into condos for millionaires, well that’s her guess anyway. She knows he is willing to play dirty so she needs to think big to get what she needs for everyone.

So she hires Olivia to find her a husband for a month, after that’s all squared away and the building is hers they can divorce. Thing is because its a rush job Scott isn’t really up to the challenge, so lets see if the best man can step in. Hello Fitz, seems Olivia is getting you on her books afterall. Is the bachelor playboy about to go off the market? Her 106page contract from Olivia is about to get signed, “Do you have a pen?” After hearing her story when he sees her after the failed wedding in a bar it seems he wants to help out. What’s the worst that could happen?

“That’s it?” I blink. “You’re willing to marry a total stranger because, what, you’re bored?”
“Seems a good enough reason to me.” Fitz offers me his hand. “Clock’s ticking, princess. What’ll it be?” Well the British accent usually turns heads and the fact he’s hot doesn’t hurt either.

When Olivia finds out that Fitz has taken on the role of fake hubby she is a little concerned. She knows what is riding on Becca getting the building to keep everyone at home. She doesn’t need to be messed about or it made into a joke – something Fitz likes doing, jokes and having fun. She also wants him to be clear in the whole fakeness of his marriage. Don’t blur the lines between fake and real. But who will start to feel more emotions first? Chemistry rising is sure to happen but at what speed?

Strangers connecting quickly, which is good, as they need to appear as the perfect head over heels whirlwind romance couple as possible. One connection being that they both seem to really like Alex Chase books. Umm… I wonder who writes them? Connecting aside they need to really convince Brett their for real or it’s game over. After dropping the bombshell on him that she’s hitched so can inherit he insists on meeting the new husband. Dinner date from hell commencing in five, four, three, well you get the gist. Stories evolving from each of them to make the others head boil but in a very funny way. All leading to the first ‘fake’ kiss but as these stories go that first one is always the key because the whole ‘fake’ part goes right out the window the moment their lips meet. Hello hotness how far are you going? Her contract says no touching but creative talking on a phone doesn’t count, right? Interesting start with how quick off the mark they both were with creative words.

Fitz needs to help sell the happy marriage and what better way than moving in. Close spaces plus sexual tension rising equals a lot of fun in the making. Her friends are all for her jumping her husband, is she going to do it? From the tension building you know it won’t be long. All that aside can we just note how romantic he can be – from bowling to a night helicopter flight over the city – well and silly too in the best way. You can see how their lust is sure to keep building. Is it going to be the start of something or a complication to deal with later? A little trip to England gets them closer still. Starts as a means to meet his parents now the cats out the bag with the whole marriage – man are they hard to please. Good job they have ways to distract each other when tensions start to rise. Holy hell they hot together. Shame Brett finds a way to freeze them over.

Feelings growing stronger with each moment together so it just hurts so much more when things fall apart. Can Fitz fix the mess they’re in? ‘Fake’ turn real, what can you trust and where do you want to go from here? These are the questions running through both their heads. Lets see if they come up with the same answers.

Side note: I just loved all the artistic people from her building, all a bit eccentric characters themselves too. A home for all that turned into somewhat of a family. Can she save their home?

Another fun filled sexy read with loads of heated passion and amusement. End to a series but start of another with spin off for Becca’s friend Poppy. Can’t wait to check out her story next.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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