When wedding planner Carolina “Lina” Santos was mere moments from her own wedding, the best man, the groom’s younger brother came to tell her that his brother had cold feet and would not be showing up to the ceremony. Since that moment, Lina has kept a very tight check on her emotions and is now proud of her reputation as trusted, efficient, and very unflappable She obviously doesn’t want anyone to know about her own wedding disaster a few years back. So it’s not all that surprising that she panics a bit, when offered a very lucrative and potentially life-changing opportunity, and finds herself face to face with her former fiancée and his brother, the best man. She lies and claims never to have met either of the men before, and agrees to work with Max Hartley (the best man, she really can’t even contemplate having to work with her ex) for the next few weeks.
Max was looking forward to a chance to really show the client (the managing director of a very successful hotel chain) that he is better at marketing and promotion than his brother. For years now, Max has felt like he’s basically doing all the work, with his brother keeps getting most of the credit, since their boss, who also happens to be their mother (no, it’s not a good look), keeps insisting that they work together. So when their client insisted that she wanted two teams, with each of the brothers working separately to prepare a presentation with different wedding planners, it should have been Max’ sure win. Except the person he has to work with to land the deal that might secure his career, is a woman who (quite rightly) hates him.
Lina starts out determined to make Max’ life difficult, but he seems to so gamely accept that it’s her due to gently torment and blame him, and before long, she can’t really make herself stay too angry with him. Once she discovers that Max isn’t exactly his brother’s biggest fan and that he feels awful about possibly having influenced his brother into jilting Lena, she tries her best to make their partnership work. Of course, the more time they spend together, the more their chemistry sizzles. Of course, Lena is determined to stay single, and she certainly has no plans to ever fall for a Hartley again, while Max, for all the attraction he feels towards Lena, can’t forget that she was with his brother first, and can’t stand the idea of being in his brother’s shadow.
Full review on my blog.