Wednesday, 11 July 2018

New Release Spotlight and Review: Here Comes The Best Man by Angela Britnell

Here Comes the Best Man by Angela Britnell

Being the best man is a lot to live up to …

When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s going to mess it all up somehow.

But when it becomes clear that the wedding might not be going to plan, it’s up to Josh and fellow guest Louise Giles to make sure that Chad and his wife-to-be Maggie get their perfect day.

Can Josh be the best man his brother needs? And is there somebody else who is beginning to realise that Josh could be her ‘best man’ too?

Discovering and enjoying novels by new authors is always fun especially when you finish a great book and want to read more from the series. Here Comes The Best Man is a Nashville Connections novel and standalone. I'm eager to read more of them.

Veteran, Josh Robertson promised his younger brother he'd come home for his wedding even though Nashville is the last place he wanted to spend any time especially when his old family house is full of guests. So he's surprised when the assistant of the bride's godmother catches his eye and makes him realise it's time to make peace with his past.

Louise Giles is more than happy to help out with last minute wedding preparations for her employer's god daughter’s wedding. It means joining forces with the best man, someone who has caught her eye. However, with flights booked back to England a couple of days after the wedding, is it worth getting to know Josh or should she walk away?

I particularly enjoyed the blend of Southern charm and Britishness as the two cultures collide in Nashville, Tennessee for a wedding. Set during the run-up to the nuptials, emotions run high as everyone pulls together to give the bride the wedding of her dreams. With a best man who oozes southern charm, I enjoyed the interactions between the protagonists and loved how Josh manages to pull Louise out of her protective shell to take a chance on him. In return, Louise helps Josh to put his past into perspective as an opportunity surfaces for him to find a worthy purpose in his life which enables him to pursue his passion for music. As I've come to expect within small community-based novels, there's a flamboyant ensemble of secondary characters to enhance the light-hearted and amusing narrative.

Overall, this is a fast-paced, well-written and quick to read novel with a short time-line plot. Whilst the relationship between Josh and Louise escalated quickly, the fact they are both mature adults made their happy ever after believable.
***arc generously received courtesy of Choc Lit via NetGalley***

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she's visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s published over 20 novels and several short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

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