The Best Men - Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen

The Best Men

By Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Gay & Lesbian
Score: 4.5
From 141 Ratings


Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely team up for the first time in an enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, irresistibly sexy standalone romance between the best man and the other best man!

In my defense, I was left alone with a bottle of single-malt and a life-long penchant for protecting my baby sister. Still, that's no excuse to send ten drunk-texts on why her hasty marriage would be a mistake.
If only I had just texted my sister. But nope. I accidentally sent the message to her, her groom, and his super hot wingman.
I also used the phrase “super hot wingman,” so I’d like to die now.
Instead, I have to plan a wedding with the aforementioned hottie and share a too-small guesthouse in steamy Miami. 
Three days in the sun with the cocky, charming former athlete who likes to push my buttons? Fine, two can play at that let’s-infuriate-each-other game.
Until Asher ups the stakes with one wildly sexy suggestion. A no-strings fling, then I go back to my single dad life in New York, and he returns to his star-studded one.
Sign me up.
But the more nights I spend with the other best man, the more I want days too, and that just can't happen. Especially when I find out the real reason why…

Contents Include: First times, a secret to-do list, champion-level flirting, fast cars, #eggplants, and two men who look good in formal wear.


  • Finding yourself before you loose…!

    By hubbabbubbahhz
    An encounter between two, very, unusually different, “gentle-men” … requested to participate in a wedding: MARK BANKS, brother of his baby sister HANNAH, his sister’s BEST MAN…! ASHER ST. JAMES, wIngman of the groom, FLIP’s BEST MAN for the ceremony…! MARK’s tolerant disdain for twenty-nine year old … playboy ASHER…! Asher, inquisitive interest in Hannah’s twenty-nine year old brother…MARK BANKS…! A scenario’s introductory premise delivering a smashing - snapping - good time…read…! Great unique, definitive, teasingly, untypical, motivated descriptive strong willed, minded character’s - forced into a shared situation, working together…!
  • Yowza

    By Doingthisforcoinsssssdzzzzz
    Mark and Asher’s story continues in earnest as they head to Florida to set up for Hannah and Flip’s wedding. As some misunderstandings get cleared up, some new ones arise in the midst of an intense week of mutual exploration and appreciation. It will they be able to be fully honest with themselves and one another about where they hope this fling goes?
  • 4.5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Stars!

    By mpatane5
    4.5 🔥🔥🔥 stars. I love both of these authors on their own. Put them together, Lauren Blakely and Sarina Bowen nailed it! Pun intended. This M/M enemies to lovers storyline will grab you from the beginning and captivate you until the end. Prepare to laugh, swoon and need a fan because Mark and Asher’s chemistry is on FIRE! Jacob Morgan and Teddy Hamilton’s narration is fantastic, you can feel the HEAT between these two characters!
  • Opposites definitely attract!

    By Stacyotr
    I couldn’t help but devour this story!! If I wasn’t reading it, I was listening to the audiobook. And hello, nothing is sexier than listening to Teddy Hamilton and Jacob Morgan. The Best Men is a M/M standalone enemies to lovers romance that will make even the reader who doesn’t usually read M/M romances fall for these two. Watching them go from ragging each other with their flirty banter to falling hard. Mark is an amazing dad who could take the title of “super dad.” He’s smart and cautious. Then we have Asher who is an ex-football(soccer) star who is now a photographer. He lives life out loud with no commitments. Mark and Asher are forced together when Asher’s best friend marries Mark’s sister and they become the best men. Together they have to help make this wedding magical. The chemistry is off the charts and the magic is in the air. Will these two opposites attract or will they explode? You have to read this book to find out!
  • Opposites Attract

    By bookaddict100
    Mark Banks will do anything for his close sister Hannah who has just fallen super fast in love and getting married. It’s a destination wedding in Miami and Mark and the other best man Asher St. James are sent early to check on all the wedding details. Mark’s a busy single dad but, he’s been thinking about his missed opportunities lately and Asher’s incredible looks and likability are driving him crazy. A few incredible days together in Miami is starting to feel like something more until a dream job takes one of them out of the country. Two men that are complete opposites that balance each other out greatly, a ton of fun banter, plus plenty of sweet and sexy times too. A great read you won’t be able to put down. I received an ARC for this book and this is my review.
  • Charming MM Romance

    By gabbysreading
    4.5 stars The Best Men was one of my most anticipated reads this year and I’m thrilled to say it exceeded my expectations. I loved this book. Lauren Blakely and Sarina Bowen gave us a charming, opposites attract, forced proximity M/M romance that's an incredible mixture of heat, wit and heart. I really enjoyed Mark and Asher's journey together. Opposites in so many ways. Mark is a structured, divorced, single dad with a little bit of a nerdy side. Asher is a sexy, ex-athlete turned photographer, playboy. But when they got together it was just perfection. The guys are asked to stand as best men for Mark's sister and Asher's best friend's wedding. With the ceremony quickly approaching, Asher and Mark are sent to the destination the wedding is being held to help with the preparations. The close quarters they're forced into created the most delicious tension and some fun, flirty, bickering. Ultimately, leading to giving in and agreeing to a vacation tryst. What I loved the most about this book is seeing both guys realize they could have more, especially Mark. He came alive with Asher. He had been so stagnant for so long. Only really focusing on his adorable little girl. With Asher, he had the opportunity to let go and explore his desires. The Best Men was such a cute, delightful read. Amazing character. Easy to read. Fun tension. What's not to love?! I hope Lauren Blakely and Sarina Bowen write more books together.
  • Loved It!!!

    By MaryW fan
    What’s better than a new book by one of your favorite authors? A collaboration between two of them, Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely. This opposites attract story has it all - Asher (aka Super Hot Wingman) and Mark (aka Captain Filthy Mind) are thrown together when Asher’s best friend Flip starts dating Mark’s little sister Hannah. When they head to Miami together as co Best Men to finalize wedding plans for Flip & Hannah, sparks not only fly they sizzle right off the pages. Can they turn this fling into something more? I can’t get enough of these two hot guys!! And I’m hopeful these two hot authors will write together again. This book was magic!