Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman
Released date May 20, 2013
Kissing her best friend’s brother never felt so right… Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.
As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?
This was a great and sweet story to read. This was my first read of Ms. Bielman’s work and I’ll say it was amazing.
Sela Sullivan has had a crush on her best friend’s older brother and her own brother’s best friend, Luke, for years. After a humiliating event that took place during their high school years, Sela had vowed never to be in associations with Luke ever again, that is until she found out she was paired up with him as maid of honor and him as the best man at her best friend’s wedding. Vowing to be on her best behavior her vow to stay away from Luke-emotionally- was going to be a piece of cake-or a disaster.
Luke had finally came back home after years away making a name for himself. When he first arrive back home he didn’t even notice that the beautiful young lady amidst his family was the same little sister of his best friend. Harboring his own secrets and demons it was hard for him to hide it from Sela’s knowing and trusting gaze. As unknown feelings began to cloud his responsibilities as best man and best friend, will Sela be the one to bring him home for good?
I was hooked from the start of the story till the end. Although towards the middle I got frustrated, but in a good way, and I loved the story.
I enjoyed seeing Sela try to keep herself sane by keeping her mind occupied with anything else but Luke. And her trying to be the best maid of honor her best friend will ever have even if it means she’ll have to spend time with Luke; she’ll suffer through it. I like her spunk and rational mind of keeping distance from Luke and always thinking of what’s best for her best friend and the wedding. She has a responsible tendency and caring factor that she carries with her throughout the story which I loved and worked very well with her personality.
Luke on the other hand was a great character. From the gecko he knew it was Sela in his parent’s kitchen he knew where he was to stand on their relationship, being best friends with her brother and all. But he couldn’t help but remember their shared kiss and the humiliating end he brought to it upon her in high school. He regretted humiliating her but he couldn’t bring himself to admit that she was an amazing kisser in front of her brother! And he knew he had to apologize before he had to leave again after the wedding. Yet every time he spent with Sela was like sun shine to his cloudy day and didn’t realized he missed home until Sela came into his life again.
This was a fun fast paced read and Robin did a great job taking you through their history and obstacles to get them to their HEA.
This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing.