Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Release Day Reviews ~ The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever by Andrew Grey

Release Day Reviews ~ The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever by Andrew Grey

Title: The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever
Author: Andrew Grey
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
Pages: 180


How can heartbreak turn into happily ever after?

Tommy Gordon is all set for happily ever after—until heartbreak strikes when his husband-to-be leaves him at the altar. In a bid for distraction, his best friend, Grayson Phillips, suggests he takes advantage of the luxury honeymoon anyway! But the last thing Tommy wants is to go alone, so he invites Grayson and his son, Petey, along.

Beautiful Bonaire lends itself to romance, and along with close quarters, relaxing on the water, and a matchmaking kid, Tommy and Grayson soon find themselves closer than ever… and considering more, much to Grayson’s delight. But before they can plan the best best honeymoon ever, dark clouds descend in the form of Tommy’s ex and a sting from paradise that could ruin everything.

**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by DreamSpinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.**

The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever is a stand-alone book by Andrew Grey. If you’ve read this author before, you know he typically writes sweet love stories and this book is no exception.

I liked Tommy, Grayson and Petey and thought they made a wonderful family. When Tommy is left at the altar, he struggles with figuring things out and hearing from friends and relatives their true feelings on his almost husband. His friend Grayson talks him into taking his honeymoon and Tommy insists that Grayson and Petey join him so they can have a vacation. Tommy was not quick to throw away his feelings for his ex-fiancee and for me, that dragged on a little too long but, he does move on. The vacation made him and Grayson spend more time together, which didn’t allow them to continue hiding their feelings for each other.

This was an enjoyable friends to lovers story with little angst. The ex did turn up to try and make things difficult but, fortunately, Grayson was there to keep Tommy together. Grayson was a terrific friend and didn’t allow his feelings to interfere with what was really best for Tommy or for Petey.

Be assured that when you buy this, or any Andrew Grey book, you’re going to get likable, genuine characters. I love the books that include children in the story, and this author does it so well. He creates a family with a strong relationship. He allows anything that stands in their way to just make them stronger together. With this book you’re going to get a HEA, a relaxing vacation read, and learning about a new 
(to me) area.

Rating: 4 Stars

4 Stars!

I like the Dreamspun Desires books that I've read so far. This one was fun, not overly full of angst, and the jilted at the altar, best friends to lovers story that you would expect from the blurb.

Tommy is jilted at the last minute and devastated. He tends to internalize things and his best friend Grayson suggests that Tommy take the honeymoon trip to get away from everything. Tommy asks Grayson and his son to go with him and keep him company.

Tommy was one that I could sympathize with. He works hard, but is not the best at socializing. Tommy's time with Grayson and Petey really opened his eyes to how his ex treated him and used him for his money. The pacing might seem fast considering the wedding jilt, but it is in line with a Dreamspun Desires book. It also helps that Grayson and Tommy have been friends for so long and both have been interested in dating each other, but reluctant to say anything due to timing.

Grayson is a good guy. He is patient, a good friend, as well as a great father to Petey. Grayson had his own worries about starting a relationship with Tommy. Grayson's last relationship did damage to not only himself, but Petey, as well. I think they handled things well in that respect. Their vacation sounded fantastic. I loved how everyone rallied around Tommy; Petey defending him against his ex was fun to read.

If you're looking for a fun, mostly angst-free read of friends to lovers with a nasty ex that likes to show up like a bad penny, this book is for you.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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