The Best Man's Problem

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Pub Date 21 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 21 Mar 2023
HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada) | Harlequin Special Edition

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He can’t forget the kiss he shared with the best man.

But is he the best man for him?   



His sister’s wedding isn’t the ideal place for Rafael Navarro to reconnect with the man he kissed in a moment of reckless abandon. But it’s impossible to avoid best man Étienne Galois! The gorgeous Haitian photographer hasn’t forgotten the intimate moment they shared, even if Rafi is the most maddening person he’s ever met. Can the two find common ground, proving opposites not only attract—they can become lovers for life?

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

The Navarros

Book 1: The Best Man's Problem
Book 2: The Trouble with Exes
He can’t forget the kiss he shared with the best man.

But is he the best man for him?   



His sister’s wedding isn’t the ideal place for Rafael Navarro to reconnect with the man he kissed in a moment...

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ISBN 9781335724540
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PAGES 288

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Sera Taino is a new author for me. And this book is a wonderful introduction to her work. An engaging, passion-filled story of two men who are opposites in many ways, but who are actually perfect for each other. It was quite fun watching their relationship rekindle after a passionate kiss shared between them. When Rafi ghosts Etienne afterwards, it shakes Etienne up. But then they get together through the manipulation of Rafi's sister who is marrying Etienne's best friend. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and loved how the Taino threw in Spanish and Creole dialogue in. It helped to provide an authentic flavor to the story. I intend to read more of her work.

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I loved this! This is my first read from Sera Taino, but I will check out her future releases and her backlist. The Best Man's Problem follows Étienne and Rafi as they have to share Best Man duties since Rafi's sister and Étienne's best friend getting married. This wouldn't have been an awkward task if Rafi hadn't ghosted Étienne after they shared a passionate kiss. I enjoyed watching them build a good friendship which eventually developed into a dynamic romance with high emotional stakes. Taino including Creole and Spanish throughout the story felt really authentic and grounded the characters. I am rooting for Enrique to find love with his 'new friend'!

Thank you to HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada) and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This is the 2nd book in “The Navarros Book Series” and my first time reading a book by Sera Taino and I will be reading the next book in this series after I go back and read the 1st book in this series “A Delicious Dilemma”. This is awesome read that is tasteful done, witty, entertaining, fast-paced easy quick read, with great characters and a plot that held me captive turning page after pager. I enjoyed reading about Etienne who is a Haitian photographer and Rafi whom he shared an unforgettable passionate kiss with. Rafi and Etienne have history and when the two find themselves reconnecting at Rafe’s sister’s wedding these two are finding that neither can forget the other.

Is there a future in the romance department for Etienne and Rafe?

I received an ARC via NetGalley HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada), Harlequin Special Edition LGBTQIAP+ | Romance and I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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The Best Man Problem
By: Sera Taino

📚💕⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💕📚

Can opposites become everything?

Can two of the sweetest men find happiness together? Can they put themselves first? Only time and trust can answer that question. In my first read from this author I found myself rooting for both me and begging for patience throughout the entire book. Both men have huge pain in their pasts but are even close when it comes to meeting in the middle it’s either all or nothing or running scared. The author writes with so much intensity and emotion pulled from each book it’s felt page after page. Some are quick witted story lines are so perfect and lets you believe you have a front row seat. So being able to read this love story didn’t disappoint. The authors ability to have two separate individuals struggling in their everyday life and try to navigate someone else’s thoughts, needs and desires was intense and gives all the

Authors blurb: He can’t forget the kiss he shared with the best man.

But is he the best man for him?   

His sister’s wedding isn’t the ideal place for Rafael Navarro to reconnect with the man he kissed in a moment of reckless abandon. But it’s impossible to avoid best man Étienne Galois! The gorgeous Haitian photographer hasn’t forgotten the intimate moment they shared, even if Rafi is the most maddening person he’s ever met. Can the two find common ground, proving opposites not only attract they can become lovers for life?

This book has everything I love in a book. Then you add that it's beautifully written and believable. It is easily a five star read. Written in dual POV my personal favorite this story flows so incredibly well that the next thing you know your 80% into the book and loving every second of it. The believable way the characters interact is perfect. Run, Hop, Jump or use your (1 click) finger to do whatever you have to do and get this amazing book. It'll break your heart, you'll want to scream with frustration and it'll let you discover that love just might conquer all. The chemistry is steamy and sweet and oh so romantic.

Thanks Netgally for letting me read and review.📚💕

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Four and a half stars

The Best Man’s Problem by Sera Taino is the second in her series about the Navarro siblings. Rafael Navarro and Etienne Galois don’t seem to have much in common except their fierce love for their friends and families, which is how they find themselves tasked with ensuring that Philip’s bachelor’s party goes off without a hitch. Etienne is Philip’s best man, and Rafi would do anything for his sister, Philip’s fiancée. So this inconvenient attraction they can set aside, can’t they?

Sera Taino writes Etienne and Rafi’s intense chemistry beautifully, as well as Rafi’s uncertainty about a future together and their gently growing friendship and trust as the time they spend together reveals the people they are to each other. I also enjoyed her portrayals of Rafi and Etienne’s Puerto Rican and Haitian heritages, and their families and traditions. I very much look forward to reading more by this gifted writer.

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I loved this book, from both Rafi and Etienne's characterization to the dynamic around Rafi's somewhat large family and their own partners/friends. It was a book that immediately immersed me in its world, and I didn't want to come up for air.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this ARC in exchange for my honest review!

This was so cute. Like adorable from start to finish. I loved Rafi and Étienne they were so cute and I wanted them to be together forever. Reading this actually makes me want to read the first book with Val and Philip as well. I’d love to see how they got together.

Rafi is used to having things go according to plan. He has to have everything structured and written out and he can’t do anything spontaneous. Kissing Étienne at was one of those things. Étienne is a photographer who is always away doing fantastical things and isn’t like Rafi, who is a high school math teacher. They are completely opposite, but sometimes opposites attract.

I loved their banter and sweet talk the most. It was so freakin cute. When they started being sweet and then it got sad again, I wanted to shake Rafi. Like come on! This man is your dream! I also love how accepting everyone was. Both of their families were on board with their sexualities. Étienne’s family might have been a little pushy about his job, but they accepted who he was whole heartedly. I love that. I want to get more of their story and what comes after now.

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Full disclosure: Sera is a one of my fave new authors on Harlequin. This was so cute. When I heard she was writing M/M for Harlequin, I couldnt believe it. SO glad to see some diversity amongs Harlequin and their Presents offering and they realize queer folks read these too. That being said, this was a cute book. Very hot. Very steamy and sweet.

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I was provided an arc e-copy by the publisher Harlequin special edition by the author
Sera Taíno so I can give a honest review thank you so much so I can give a honest review.

When I saw the cover of The Best Man's Problem I knew I had to request I was so thrilled when I got approved. I have enjoyed reading books by Sera Taíno. I finished reading this gem off a book a few hours. I will buy a physical book and ebook as well. 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟











Happy Reading
Lisa 📚

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Thank you so much Netgalley and Publisher for this advanced copy.

First thing first... I didn't really like the cover...
But, then, when I started read this book, I couldn't stop. I finished this 281 pages in a day. Yes, the storytelling was so good, so the book wasn't cheesy and cringey at all. The relationship dynamic between Étienne and Ravi was so realistic to me. I loved how Sera Taino wrote the characters' feelings and problems, just made me felt the same way.

Overall, I really loved and enjoyed reading this book. I am gonna check the first book about Val because God, she was such a sunshine.

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I received a copy for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this story. It is part 2 of the Navarros Series, so it begins with events directly from the first book. Even though I didn't read the first book, I could still follow the story without getting lost. The main characters, Rafi and Etienne had chemistry and history. I was routing for them from the beginning. The story progressed nicely, was funny, entertaining and emotional is some parts. I'm glad they get a happy ending. I would enjoy reading more LGBTQ+ stories from this author.

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