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The Best Man [PDF / EPUB] The Best Man It has all the makings of a picture perfect wedding There s just one detail that could have used a little planning Hulking ex rugby player Spencer Carlisle has crushed on Daffodil McGregor since high It has all the makings of a picture perfect wedding There s just one detail that could have used a little 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 iceNow, it s impossible not to feel the chill since he s the best The Best PDF/EPUB ² man and she s the maid of honor at their siblings wedding For the sake of harmony, they re calling a truceDaff 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 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.

    EPUB is an ebook file format impossible not to feel the chill since he s the best The Best PDF/EPUB ² man and she s the maid of honor at their siblings wedding For the sake of harmony, they re calling a truceDaff 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 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."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 332 pages
  • The Best Man
  • Natasha Anders
  • English
  • 16 October 2017

About the Author: Natasha Anders

Since making her publishing debut in , Natasha Anders has drawn praise and attention as a unique voice in romance Montlake author and RITA Finalist, Anders was born in Cape Town, South Africa She spent nine years as an associate English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva Anders currently lives in Cape Town.



10 thoughts on “The Best Man

  1. says:

    3.5 4 StarsFirst of all, let me say, my apologies to Natasha Anders She s a total sweetheart and gave this ARC to me and how did I repay her By taking MONTHS to finish it For real though Not cool of me I m sure you can all relate to this, but I am a moody AF reader on super steroids I will binge on one trope of romance and blow through six books in one weekend and then I will turn around and not touch that genre for months Also, confession time straight contemporary romance with no sp 3.5 4 StarsFirst of all, let me say, my apologies to Natasha Anders She s a total sweetheart and gave this ARC to me and how did I repay her By taking MONTHS to finish it For real though Not cool of me I m sure you can all relate to this, but I am a moody AF reader on super steroids I will binge on one trope of romance and blow through six books in one weekend and then I will turn around and not touch that genre for months Also, confession time straight contemporary romance with no sports or military angle is a genre that I am usually in the mood for the least What can I say, I am a paranormal, fantasy, MC club, mafia, dark romance slut of the highest order And I think that accounts for the bulk of my lackluster pace here The other part is probably this The main character in this story, Daffodil, is one ginormous C U Next Tuesday She was a bitch in the first book and she was almost even worse in the beginning of this one She treated Spencer the H like complete shit and I wanted to punch her ass in the face However Once I pushed past that hump I was stuck behind, we got to see where Daffodil was coming from and why she was the way she was I still don t think it excused some of her behaviorbut at least I didn t still want to smack a ho at the end of the book Is this book as good as Unwanted Wife No But then again, I love that book so hard I don t know if anything else in this vein will ever come close Still Once I finished this book, I appreciated the character development and I think I will like it evenwhen I re read it in the future

  2. says:

    I don t dispute this author s talent the writing I always rate and review the plot, the characters and the message moral of the story.I didn t particularly like the previous book in this series The Wingman and I didn t plan on reading this one, but then I saw some reviews saying that the heroine was a bad one, even an a And since my understanding of the strong and different heroine leaves me often in the minority, I took it as a sign, that this heroine could be a sassy, maybe even b tc I don t dispute this author s talent the writing I always rate and review the plot, the characters and the message moral of the story.I didn t particularly like the previous book in this series The Wingman and I didn t plan on reading this one, but then I saw some reviews saying that the heroine was a bad one, even an a And since my understanding of the strong and different heroine leaves me often in the minority, I took it as a sign, that this heroine could be a sassy, maybe even b tchy woman nothing like her wallflower sister from the previous book and hopefully not a doormat.The one with a hope is a lucky person Review contains mild spoilers view spoiler The setting.For the most part I had a feeling the story took place 200 years ago The communication, the expectations, double standards and benefit of the inexperience , defining the main role of the woman as a wife and a mother, and indicating to the old dying ovaries etc And I don t only refer to the old brainless aunts of the h this streamline went through the whole book Every woman needs a strong man, who would save her, aka Prince Charming Okay.The heroine, Daff.I didn t quite like her, but I pitied her a lot.Let me start with saying my opinion about the snobby side of her character I didn t see it She said some rough and partly unfair things about the hero and thanks to her another weak sister who didn t warn her about the hero s presence his eavesdropping she was put into the bad light and needed to apologize to everyone till the very end of the book It could be one of the winner books with the amount of times the heroine said she were sorry and yada As she was young and the hero apparently had a crush on her she was still a child and what shall we expect from a teenager girl and an awkward shy slightly antisocial teenager boy It s not that he chased her OTT, he wrote her some poems which was sweet btw but then moved on with his life It s not that he lived like a monk and waited for her, it s not that he tried to show her his appreciation or and sympathy His behavior was weird and, maybe it s not nice from me to say, but he was slightly weird too It s like the universe expected from the heroine to smell his good heart and to pursue him Okay Since we constantly read about the couple from the previous book the smart ugly duckling Daff s sister and her fianc aka the male model, who dated a princess I can t stop to roll my eyes even months after I read it , I compared all 3 sisters and saw very many similarities Well, the couple from the 1st book consist of a very insecure heroine with very low self esteem, who found her Prince Charming and yada yada HEA totally implausible, if you ask me but please spare you this question Ditto for the couple in this book, and very probably the next.So, what do we have A family with 3 daughters, 2 of them were officially insecure, had zero self confidence and apparently many complexes The 3rd one, which book would be the next, didn t radiate self confidence either And here I have a question What did their parents do wrong What a mother had raised 3 weak unconfident daughters with low self esteem What went wrong A mother should encourage her daughter s , she should make her daughter believe in her worth, she should help her to find her inner balance and to embrace her nature And she should support her daughter The mother of those 3 women wasn t successful at all Sorry but not sorry.Let s see Daff left the school and didn t go to college why not all fine, it was her choice But she had a job for 16 years, which she hated And she didn t quit, and no one from her family helped her to move on Daff daten a couple of men, but of course had only 2 lovers of courseat the end they even made her call some OWs sluts ..yeah, see, she wasn t a bad slutty girl at all Only 2 See Okay.Daff s 1st man and her bf of 3 years forced her into BDSM sex I repeat, she dated him for 3 years and hated everything he did, but never did anything against it She just tolerated him.Okay Where was her mother Where were her sisters In this book every single Daff s step was immediately noticed and analyzed the chatted with a new man over the phone everyone noticed it she had a new admirer everyone sensed it and started to gossip etc etc etcWhere were all those observers , when this woman was in 3 years relationship with a man, who sexually forced her to the acts she didn t want I would even say, that he sexually assaulted her.Why no one noticed her depressed mood, her fear, her sadness WHERE WERE ALL THESE LIFE COACHES aka family friends, when Daff suffered for years Her 2nd bf had the same tastes And she went with it At the end it s all was the fault of her evil former BFF, who told all Daff s boyfriends that Daff were submissiveI mean, really Your friend spreads lies about you and you never try to assure your bf s you were NOT a submissive Everything about this twist is wrong, e.v.e.r.y.freaking.t.h.i.n.g I just can t even Ugh Just No After she woke up and wanted to change find herself she finally saw hero s beauty abs kind heart good looks white horse I guess their foreplay was meant to show how the heroine gained her strength and how respectful the hero was But I couldn t finish any foreplay sex scene because the only thing this h did was to beg I find it anticlimactic Well, to each his own but to me no begging, please The hero, Spencer.He was ok I wouldn t say he was a sweetheart or the opposite of it He was just ok.I mean, this man was for 3 years in the relationship with a woman, whom he suspected of cheating, but broke up with her only after he found her with 2 guys in bedHe was a good man, but not perfect He was always so hurt after the words of the h, but when he insulted her and he did, IMO , it was ok and he never apologized.Okay The twist with his sister was sweet, but his reaction was too slow at the beginning.He and his brother the princess charmer from the 1st book met apparently homeless girl, but did nothing to find her for days only spoke about how they would find her and help her and yada It s a miracle nothing bad happened to her till they finally found the time to go save her Overall not what I expected I really tired of the portrayal of women as damsel in distress waiting for the white horse to save her Ups, sorry, for the Prince Charmit ass of course.I didn t have a feeling the author loved her heroine I tend to be on the female side, in RL and in romance, I support women I m not that objective, that I could say I feel for both characters the same I m a heroine s cheerleader Women are not my competitors or enemies, if you know what I mean.I won t read the next book Male protagonist UGH Just NO And the h the 3rd sister wasn t any stronger than her siblings hide spoiler

  3. says:

    3 STARSAs a long time fan of all things Natasha Anders, I don t even bother to read the blurb before adding her books But when I saw that this book will featured Daisy s sister and Mason s older brother from The Wingman, I was that muchexcited.If you haven t read this series yet and are expecting it to be on the same level of angst as some of Natasha s previous books, you re in for some disappointment While there s definitely emotion brimming from the pages of these stories, it s not tha 3 STARSAs a long time fan of all things Natasha Anders, I don t even bother to read the blurb before adding her books But when I saw that this book will featured Daisy s sister and Mason s older brother from The Wingman, I was that muchexcited.If you haven t read this series yet and are expecting it to be on the same level of angst as some of Natasha s previous books, you re in for some disappointment While there s definitely emotion brimming from the pages of these stories, it s not that angsty overload the likes of The Unwanted Wife or A Husband s Regret I love a little variety from authors, so this didn t bother me one bit.With a delicious unrequited love setup in the previous book, The Best Man was sure to deliver some feels, and it certainly did I ll admit, I struggled quite a bit to stay engaged to the story in the beginning This is a character driven story and was entirely too slow paced for my particular taste Having said that, the pacing fit the story and anythingthan that would have ruined the effect Spencer Carlisle was a bit of a bumbling alpha in the previous book, I fell head over heels for him in this one You truly get to know the heart of this incredible man, and it was full of love and depth He s been in love with Daffodil McGregor since high school only to get her scorn and be ignored time and time again, almost cruelly This is ultimately where my rating lowered I m a reader that has to love the heroine in my book, and if I don t, it will color my entire reading experience And truth be told, I struggled hard with Daffodil The author did a wonderful job with her character development and peeling back her true self layer by layer to reveal the scared and somewhat insecure woman beneath the boastful and sassy exterior And even though I wanted so badly to connect with it and empathize, most of the time I just wanted to throttle her Her constant hot and cold personality with Spencer drove me out of my ever loving mind I adored how understanding and patient Spencer was with her and even though Daffodil tried to wrong her rights, most of the time it just didn t feel like enough.Because of this, I really struggled to completely buy into their romance That s not to say I didn t still enjoy the story, because I did While it was frustrating at times, it was still satisfying And the set up for the third McGregor sister is nothing short of delicious so of course I can t wait for that ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on

  4. says:

    ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to get this ARC for the follow up to The Wingman This was Daff and Spencer s story We got a glimpse of Spencer and Daff in The Wingman and I just knew their story was going to be good.Spencer and Daff s story went all the way back to school, where Spencer had a hopeless crush on the popular Daff Caving to peer pressure and the need to fit in, Daff was a typical mean girl to Spencer.On the surface, this seemed lik ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to get this ARC for the follow up to The Wingman This was Daff and Spencer s story We got a glimpse of Spencer and Daff in The Wingman and I just knew their story was going to be good.Spencer and Daff s story went all the way back to school, where Spencer had a hopeless crush on the popular Daff Caving to peer pressure and the need to fit in, Daff was a typical mean girl to Spencer.On the surface, this seemed like it was going to be a story of opposites attract, but I was pleasantly surprised by the depth with which we got to know Daff and Spencer This book did not go in the direction I thought it would In fact, based on the way Daff and Spencer were behaving in the beginning, I couldn t see either of them getting it together in enough time to find their way to one another.This is a story about two damaged souls One who wants so badly to belong to a family and the other feeling like they don t deserve to be happy Let me know if you need help with the cleanup Somehow Daff didn t think she meant the cleanup of the house, and that made her feel small and petty Daff really rubbed me the wrong way when we were first introduced to her She really did not do herself any favours and came off as a very stereotypical shallow mean girl It was so nice to really get to know her and see where her behaviours stemmed from Though, I have to say that I didn t really get her reasons for the choices she made, I enjoyed watching Spencer chip away at her wall She wished that she could just wake up tomorrow and find herself living the perfect life But she wasn t entirely sure what constituted a perfect life, and she had no idea what would make her happy It was a grim and disturbing awareness What can I say about Spencer except that he was pretty much a perfect hero God love him for sticking with Daff long enough for the two of them to develop feelings We need to invent another word that describes someone who is patient to the nth degree and then put a picture of Spencer beside it in the dictionary I seriously loved him Every scene with the McGregors had me feeling such emotion at Spencer s reaction The news, while unsurprising, had shaken himthan he cared to admit After Mason and Daisy left, he d be alone onceWhile I enjoyed Daff s journey to figuring out what made herself happy, I have to say that Spencer made the book for me Very enjoyable read

  5. says:

    DNF due to bad heroine behavior.She was a bitch to him, I mean a B.I.T.C.H., in junior high view spoiler He wrote her poetry, and she read it to her as mean as snakes friends Let s face it, there is nothing worse than a middle school junior high girl for cruelty hide spoiler She is a bitch now Stupid or desperate view spoiler On top of that, she s either too stupid or too desperate for a man so she stayed in several dom sub relationships, and she s not even into that. One for three y DNF due to bad heroine behavior.She was a bitch to him, I mean a B.I.T.C.H., in junior high view spoiler He wrote her poetry, and she read it to her as mean as snakes friends Let s face it, there is nothing worse than a middle school junior high girl for cruelty hide spoiler She is a bitch now Stupid or desperate view spoiler On top of that, she s either too stupid or too desperate for a man so she stayed in several dom sub relationships, and she s not even into that. One for three years Who does that Tied up, spanked and almost asphyxiated, etc for three years hide spoiler Nope He deserved better

  6. says:

    5 The menu has changed and you re now on it Stars Can t lie Natasha Anders is an author that takes me to my happy place I have adored every book that she has written and book two in the Alpha Men series, did not disappoint Daffodil McGregor had been treating him like a second class citizen since well, since forever, really, and he was done with herThe Best Man gives us Daff and Spencer Carlisle s story, we met both of them in book one The Wingman and this story is based around Dai 5 The menu has changed and you re now on it Stars Can t lie Natasha Anders is an author that takes me to my happy place I have adored every book that she has written and book two in the Alpha Men series, did not disappoint Daffodil McGregor had been treating him like a second class citizen since well, since forever, really, and he was done with herThe Best Man gives us Daff and Spencer Carlisle s story, we met both of them in book one The Wingman and this story is based around Daisy and Mason s wedding H h book one You can absolutely read The Best Man as a standalone, but you do getof an understanding of this couple if you read the first book beforehand Because initially Daff s feelings towards Spencer seem to be mainly disdain and dislike, while Spencer leans to ambivalence and disinterest Its only as you get into both of their heads you realize that the reasonings for their behavior stem back to their school days, and Daff s treatment of Spencer back then She was beginning to discover that she liked pushing his buttonsI won t lie it was difficult to like Daff initially, and it was wholly due to the authors characterization, prickly and sometimes outright rude, I struggled to find any common ground with her, or her behaviour towards Spencer, who was an absolute darling, but then I realized that the author was doing to Daff s personality exactly the same thing she is so good at doing with her men on occasion, and making her dislikeable in order to have her redeem herself as the book progressesI don t know how to be what you wantThat s okay You are exactly what I want This was a quick read, the plot was pretty predictable, although the author did manage to throw in a couple of curve balls along the way You can t help but love Spencer, his actions towards Daff, even when she was behaving at her worst highlighted just how deep his feelings ran for her As I said Daff was a tougher nut to crack, although as things were revealed in the stories progression, I did understand her behavior a littleIt s not that I don t like you It s that I like you too much And that terrifies me I don t want to like you Not when I m just starting to like myself The stage has firmly been set for Lia and Sam to have their story told next in The Wrong Man, due for release in September, and once again it would seem that opposites attract I cannot wait to see what type of story the author gives them, although I have an idea after the way things were left between them in this one No regrets ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for the above honest review

  7. says:

    The Best Man Alpha Men, 2 by Natasha AndersExpected publication April 24th 2018 Genre Contemporary Romance Adult A short excerpt It was just a kiss, for God s sake, Daff said with some of her old spark Why do you have to overthink things like this Why can t we just be in the moment and share a kiss Because we weren t just in a moment You showed up at my house at two thirty in the morning, soaking wet, rambling on about liking me, and then you planted your mouth on mine in the mo The Best Man Alpha Men, 2 by Natasha AndersExpected publication April 24th 2018 Genre Contemporary Romance Adult A short excerpt It was just a kiss, for God s sake, Daff said with some of her old spark Why do you have to overthink things like this Why can t we just be in the moment and share a kiss Because we weren t just in a moment You showed up at my house at two thirty in the morning, soaking wet, rambling on about liking me, and then you planted your mouth on mine in the most desperate excuse of a kiss I ve ever had the misfortune to experience 5 Learning to Love Stars The Best Man is the second book in Natasha Anders Alpha Menseries.I really enjoyed this story.Spencer and Daffodil Daff were great, complex, volatile characters to get to know and read about.This is an emotional, slow burn story about learning to love and trust.Purchase Links I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy which has been provided by the author

  8. says:

    4 StarsI loved the first book of this series The Wingman It was a ugly duckling story, but with The Best Man we get the complete opposite Daff our h is not a nice person She s bitchy, self centered and treats Spencer the H like dirt Spencer is in love with her since high school and she never ever even thought about giving him a chance Sounds like a great start for a romance, doesn t it It s a complicated story and I truly understand why everyone seems to hate Daff Spencer is su 4 StarsI loved the first book of this series The Wingman It was a ugly duckling story, but with The Best Man we get the complete opposite Daff our h is not a nice person She s bitchy, self centered and treats Spencer the H like dirt Spencer is in love with her since high school and she never ever even thought about giving him a chance Sounds like a great start for a romance, doesn t it It s a complicated story and I truly understand why everyone seems to hate Daff Spencer is such a great guy, but she just doesn t see it Or she doesn t want to see it Throughout the story we learnabout why she is the way she is Are her reasons good enough to justify her actions I don t know All I know is that the end made me very happy This not Natasha Anders best book If you haven t read anything by her, give The Unwanted Wife or Ruthless Proposition a try These two are my favorites

  9. says:

    The heroine was a snobby piece of sh tDNF d at chapter 3

  10. says:

    Disappointed with the shallow, vacuous, loser heroine The hero was a darling and deserved so much better Could not get past 33%.

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