Be My Best Man by Con Riley

About the Book Jason’s third time as a best man lead to first-time love for Vanya?

After fleeing violence in Moscow, student teacher Vanya Petrov winds up lonely in a run-down London hostel. At least visiting the Bond Street store where his roommate works lets him practice his English, but as Vanya’s vocabulary expands, so does his isolation, especially when he sees happy couples planning their perfect weddings.

According to Jason Balfour, weddings are a waste of time and money. After all, he’s been best man for his brother twice already. Saying that a third marriage will end in divorce too leads to an angry ultimatum: to save his relationship with his brother, Jason must meet his fiancée, at last, and make a good first impression.

Jason’s need to dress to impress brings him and Vanya together. Language is no barrier to falling in love with the young and fragile Russian, and neither is their age difference. But Vanya’s bruised soul carries secrets that could rip them apart. As the wedding draws near, Vanya must confess, and soon, or risk losing Jason—his own best man in Britain.

The Finer Details

Narrative Arc: Standalone

Publication Date: September 7, 2017
Publisher: Figment Ink Ltd (Self-Pub by Con Riley)
Editor: Labyrinth Bound Edits
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh, Black Jazz Design Website
Length: Novel, 260 e-book pages
POV: 3rd person, limited to two main characters
Tense: Present
Pairings: Male/Male
Identities: Gay
Age Range(s): 40 to 44, 22 to 25
Genre(s): Contemporary

Tropes and Tags: slow burn, chosen family, opposites attract, age-gap
Settings & Locales: London, England
Ending: HEA

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