Review: The Best Man (Alpha Men #2) by Natasha Anders

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It has all the makings of a picture-perfect wedding. There’s just one detail that could have used a little more planning…

Hulking ex–rugby player Spencer Carlisle has crushed on Daffodil McGregor since high school. On the field he knew the moves. Off, he was a clueless clod who never gained an advantage. Rejected and rebuffed, his infatuation finally cooled—like ice.

Now, it’s impossible not to feel the chill—since he’s the best man and she’s the maid of honor at their siblings’ wedding. For the sake of harmony, they’re calling a truce.

Daff has her reasons for being a cynic when it comes to romance. And twice as many for not letting on that she finds Spencer attractive—although she’d rather gnaw off her thumb than admit it. Still, there’s more to the sweet and sexy lug than meets the eye. Maybe he is the one who can heal her emotional scars. Maybe he’ll give her a second chance. Because Spencer could be Daff’s own best man—if it’s not too late to come to terms with the past.


I was curious to read Daffodil's book since she was definitely not my favorite sister. She is rough around the edges and can be mean and I was interested in getting to know her so I could understand her. 

Spencer has always had a thing for Daffodil, but he is kind of clumsy with flirting and doesn't really know how to win her over. He has tried and tries with her in his ways, but she has made it pretty clear that she is not interested and never will be. So he has finally learned his lesson and is not going to go after her anymore. He is going to try and move on. 

Only Daff doesn't like it when he stops trying to get her. Because she kind of likes him even though she won't admit it. She always has. But she has to be tough and mean and...okay so I know some reasons why she is like that, but even after reading this story I feel like I still don't understand her. I don't know why she would be cruel when she doesn't need to be. I...I don't know. She was an odd one. I didn't hate her at the end of the story, but I didn't love her either. 

But Spencer? Oh, he was a sweetheart. Oh, I loved him. And if Daff makes him happy I am happy they are together. Because he deserves everything. He gives so much of himself to everyone. He might be quieter and a bit awkward at times, but he was wonderful. His employees are treated well, he is amazing with Daff, he was wonderful to read. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2


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