The Best Man by Winter Renshaw
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: March 25, 2020
You need to have an open mind when reading this book. A second chance love story filled with angst, it broadens the contrasting perspectives of fate and free will.
The Best Man is a fascinating story that completely captivated me from the very beginning. There are so many different elements that develop within the story line – suspense, mystery, forbidden, star-crossed, and friends-to-lovers. The development and flow of the story blends beautifully with the growth of the characters, both individually and together. But what pulled me in was the bewitching and compelling connection between Cainan and Brie…how one serendipitous encounter set forth fate’s plans for their HEA. But alas, it is not a pretty one. The battle between the head and the heart is an emotional roller coaster of love, loss, and sacrifice…challenging the strong bonds of friendship and loyalty with the yearning desire for love and devotion. The story makes you believe in a destiny that at most times is very hard to accept but is worth it in the end.
This slow burn romance takes two very emotionally vulnerable people and brings them together when they are needed for one another the most. Its meaningful and diverse story line paired with the author’s superb writing makes this a highly enjoyable and very memorable must-read. You won’t be able to put it down.
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I didn’t know her name, but I heard her laugh, tasted her lips, felt her warm skin as I held her in my arms. Together we watched our young children playing in the sand, the warm ocean lapping the shore behind them as the setting sun painted the sky. She was my soulmate and this was our life, our beautiful forever …
Then I woke up—alone in a hospital room, connected to wires and machines.
There was no wife. No kids. Not a single soul waiting for me. That life I dreamt of … never existed.
I’d been in a devastating wreck, a nurse told me when she rushed in. Comatose for weeks. I’d have a long road to recovery, but I was going to make it.
From that moment on, the dream haunted me. I saw that woman’s face every time I closed my eyes, searched for her in every crowd, ached to be with a stranger I felt I’d known my entire life … and I swore that if I ever found her, I’d do anything to make her mine.
Then I found her.
And it was both the best and worst day of my life because the woman of my dreams … was about to marry my best friend.