- Author Jaci Burton
- Release Date July 7, 2020
- Publisher Berkley Publishing
- ISBN/ASIN 9780451491282
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Raonaid
Dr. Jason Callum is a small-and-large animal veterinarian. He has always had feelings for Erin Bellini. When his best friend jilts her, Jason steps in to help Erin deal with the aftermath. He hesitates when she proposes a fun yet emotionless fling. Jason wants forever. Can Jason persuade Erin to take a chance with them? Or will she break his heart?
Erin Bellini handles the business part of her family’s vineyard and wedding venue. She is devastated when her fiancé breaks up with her days before their wedding via email. Erin decides a ‘revenge fling’ is what she needs. However, the man she has in mind balks at the idea. Will Erin’s no-strings-attached fling turn into true love? Or will she ruin her friendship with Jason?
Jason is an absolute doll. I love his concern over Erin’s wounded feelings. Even though he felt conflicted between his two friends, Jason knew that Erin needed him more. He had no ulterior motives in helping her. What I adore the most about Jason is his morals. He continuously refuses to take advantage of Erin when she is most vulnerable. Instead, he holds back his wants and desires until she is more receptive to them.
I had a tough time connecting with Erin. She came off too bossy and pushy for my tastes. I understand, even empathize, with Erin’s need for revenge. However, I did not like that she was willing to jeopardize a friendship to achieve it. I like Erin’s closeness with her sisters and family. They look after each other. Also, they are not afraid to step into another’s business when the need arises. What I like the most about Erin is her willingness to adopt and care for the stray she found. That really helped me warm up towards her.
THE BEST MAN PLAN is book one in Jaci Burton’s new contemporary-romance series, BOOTS AND BOUQUESTS. The premise of the story intrigued me enough to want to read this book. It did not disappoint. I like how the author incorporates dogs into the story without them dominating the plot. Of course, being a dachshund mom, I adore that one showed up briefly in the book.
THE BEST MAN PLAN is a fun and cute friends-to-lovers tale. I cannot wait to see which Bellini sister is next. I hope the author plans to pair Brenna with Finn.