The Best Man

The Best Man is filled with family, love, heartbreak, grief, and hope. It tackles some serious issues and is heavy on the emotions (and the steam!). It makes for a heart warming friends to lovers romance!

 

Synopsis:

The Best Man by A.S. Kelly tells the story of two close childhood friends from a small town in Ireland that went separate ways after high school. Despite some major life changes, they can’t deny their continued feelings when they’re reunited several years later. Can they overcome the distance to find their way back to each other?
 

Review:

This book was an overall fun yet emotional story!

It started out slow and a little confusing, but after a few chapters, I was really drawn in to the story of Ellie and Alex and love where their story went. Their friends to lovers romance feels real and flawed and strong, and I enjoyed their story.

The lack of communication was at times frustrating – there was a lot more brooding silences than verbal sparring, which I sometimes prefer. However, their bond seems to go really deep, as evidenced by the things they’ve helped each other through in their lives.

I also really love the location in Ireland where this book takes place. Look up Connemara – you can’t help but fall in love with that scenery, and imagine magical romances taking place there! The descriptions of the local towns, culture, whisky distillery, and colloquialisms gave it a really rich atmosphere that added depth to the characters.

There are a few times that the translation (from the original Italian) got a little jumbled, or the phrases just didn’t translate well. They were pretty minor and rare, but did trip me up once in a while.

The Best Man is a sweet story filled with family, love, heartbreak, grief, and hope. It tackles some serious issues and is definitely heavy on the emotions (and the steam). This is the 1st in the From Connemara With Love series, and I’ll be excited to see where the next book in the series takes us. I’m hoping one of the rowdy brothers…
 

Thank you to A.S. Kelly for a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
 

Book Details

The Best Man
(From Connemara With Love #1)

by A.S. Kelly
Abigail Prowse (Translator)
Published May 25th 2020

Summary

The Best Man is a sweet story filled with family, love, heartbreak, grief, and hope. It tackles some serious issues and is definitely heavy on the emotions (and includes a fair amount of steam). There are some places that fell short in execution, but overall it's a heart warming friends to lovers romance! Add it to your summer reads!

— Cassie
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