LD Blakeley – Best Worst Ever

bestAuthor: LD Blakeley
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary
ISBN: 9781632161017

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Summary: Carey English spends his days planning extravagant parties and lavish weddings and generally making people’s lives brighter. He spends his nights wishing for a man he doesn’t have to share and who won’t try to drag him back into the closet. It doesn’t help that the man he wants most doesn’t need a closet to begin with — his straight best friend, Sky.

Skyler Wood has been dumped — again — just days before the holiday season, leaving him with an ex-fiancée, a nonrefundable New Year’s Eve getaway rental, and nothing to ring in the New Year but a broken heart.

For Carey, rushing off to offer Sky a shoulder will either be the best decision he’s ever made — or it will lead to the worst heartbreak he’s ever experienced

Review: Days before the holiday, Skyler’s fiancé, Elise, has dumped him and the weddings off. Hurt and sad, he calls the one person he can count on – his best friend, Carey. For his part, Carey is a party planner extraordinaire who just happens to have an unrequited thing for his best friend. Ouch for both of them.

At thirty-two and friends since their first year of university, the two have shared a lot, including quite a few break-ups. This one really sucker-punched Sky, who had planned on a romantic getaway in the mountains as an “almost married”. No refunds available, so Carey does what any best friend would do; offers to go with, get drunk in the snow and help Sky.

Helping Sky includes playing the game Best Worst Ever, which is how things start to come out in the open and it’s sexy and lovely. I like the banter between these two and the comfortable way they interact.

The problem for me was the phone call from Elise. One phone call, now Sky won’t look at Carey as he states he’s going back to the city, staring at the floor. I needed to know about that call (because I don’t care how fast Carey was, Sky had two seconds to say something and didn’t) because it made the ending seem “less” for me, like Sky’s feelings weren’t true or clear, if he was willing to drop his best friend in a second after Elise’s phone call. Could be just me over-thinking it.

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