Her Best Man -- Jana Richards

Her Best Man

Sarah Stevens experiences a bride's worst nightmare; being dumped at the altar. When she goes on the Caribbean cruise meant to be her honeymoon in order to lick her wounds, she discovers her ex-fiancé has sent his brother, Will Marshall, the former best man, on the cruise as well. Everyone on board thinks they're newlyweds, and Sarah is too embarrassed to set them straight. How is she supposed to share a tiny cabin with a man she barely knows? Even worse, how is she supposed to pretend that she and Will are on their honeymoon? Sarah discovers the best man for her really is the best man. 

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A fun story that will make you laugh out loud. Will and Sarah have such a strong chemistry, you’ll be rooting for them to get together on the first page. The secondary characters are equally enjoyable. The cruise setting creates an adventure of a rocky romance. I’m looking forward to reading more Left at the Altar series.
Still Moments Magazine

Take a cruise in the Caribbean with a fun, entertaining tale of a woman who ultimately discovers she was about to marry the wrong man, but ends up finding her best man. You won’t want to miss the boat on this one, so head on over to Uncial Press for HER BEST MAN.
Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today

Being dumped at the altar is horrible enough, having your mother attack the groom like a rabid animal moments afterwards is absolutely mortifying. In order to escape it all for a little while, Sarah opts to go on her honeymoon cruise alone. What she doesn't expect is to be sharing the room with her ex-fiance's best man.

Sarah is a strong woman who refuses to wallow in self pity despite the horrible embarrassment of being left at the altar. I loved her determined spirit and the gutsy personality that is gradually revealed throughout this storyline. I've never been on a cruise so I loved reading about the bizarre passengers and all the onboard activities. I especially adored Will's struggle to not fall in love with Sarah out of loyalty to Brad. Jana Richards HER BEST MAN is fun adventure you won't want to miss.
Chrissy Dionne,

Jana Richards’ Her Best Man is a charming book of finding love when and where you least expect it. Sarah and Will are enchanting characters that will touch the readers’ hearts. The pair finds themselves in a complex situation and each struggles with what they feel for the other. The sexual chemistry between Sarah and Will is tempered by the emotional pull they feel towards each other. I enjoyed that while Will and Sarah wanted each other, they were reluctant to jump into a new relationship. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Richards.
Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews

I am in love with this series and the author. I loved reading about people that were jilted at the altar get back up again. Each of the characters had their own issues and have a different way of dealing with them. If you read one you will want to read the rest in this series. I give this series a 4/5.
3 Partners in Shopping Blog

Sweet story, the beginning grabs the reader’s attention and you are entertained until the very end.   I liked that it wasn't just instant rebound for Sarah, she and Will take time to cultivate a friendship.
Musing from an Addicted Reader

The build-up is awesome and the story is bittersweet to start and just plain sweet to finish.
My Favorite Things Blog

I got hooked just by reading these blurbs and wanted to read all three of them. I enjoyed each one for what they were. The humor make you laugh and the sad moments really breaks your heart…I love lovelove this story, all of them. I think she has done a wonderful job with writing all three and you are left with wanting more. Even though they all begin with someone being left at the Altar. I gave all three novels of the Left at the Altar Series a five. I really enjoyed them and I recommend them to all my girlfriends.
Adrienne Woods Blog

Jana Richards created a pretty amazing heroine in Sarah. Rather than wallowing in self-pity and allowing rubbernecking well-wishers to invade her space, she gets on that cruise ship and worries about herself. She leaves her melodramatic mother and awful Aunt Mabel at home and heads for international waters. After the initial awkwardness, Sarah and Will get on really well, challenging each other to do things outside their comfort zones. Their love story was so much fun. Their adventures drew them closer together which, I think, enhanced the love story. Will helped Sarah realize her strength and she supported his dream, and together they made pretty great friends and fantastic lovers.
Natasha Jackson for Reader’s Favorite



“What the hell are you doing here?” Sarah demanded, clutching the top of her towel with both hands. The gesture only succeeded in hiking the towel a little higher up her thighs. She didn’t know which end to hang on to.

“I could ask you the same thing,” Brad’s brother said, a hint of amusement, and an equal measure of annoyance in his voice. “I thought you didn’t like boats.”

“It’s called a ship and I changed my mind. I thought I was entitled to a vacation after what I’d been through.” Whether it was getting dumped at the altar or being taken advantage of by her family, Sarah wasn’t sure. Either one applied. Her heart lurched at her next thought. “Is Brad with you?”

“No, Brad’s in Ottawa, looking for you.” Will sighed and ran his hand through his hair. “Yeah, I’d say you were entitled to a vacation.” He set his duffle bag on the floor and took off his backpack. “Brad gave me his ticket. He didn’t figure you’d show.”

Sarah lifted her chin and stared defiantly at Will. "I guess that goes to show how little he understood me." Another thought suddenly occurred to her. "What do you mean Brad gave you his ticket? I thought the tickets weren't transferable."

Will grinned, his smile slow and incredibly sexy, and Sarah could have smacked herself for noticing how attractive he was. "Luckily our passport photos look amazingly similar. They really should do something about the security on this boat."

For a second Sarah stared at him openmouthed, too stunned to speak. "Are you saying you're pretending to be Brad?"

He pulled a passport from his pocket. "Actually, for the duration of this cruise, I'm not just pretending to be Brad. I am Bradley William Marshall. Oh, and by the way, if anyone asks why you call me Will, tell them I go by my middle name."

Sarah almost forgot to hold on to her towel. "Oh my God! You're using Brad's passport? Do you have any idea what they'd do to you if they found out you're using false documents? You're insane if you think I'm going along with this!"

The whole situation was insane, and a little surreal. Had the whole universe decided to gang up on her, first with her wedding debacle and now this? She was standing in front of a man she barely knew wearing nothing but a towel while he calmly informed her that he'd just committed an act of - Sarah hunted for the right word. Fraud? Perjury? Impersonation? Sedition? Whatever the correct legal word, it wasn't good. In these security conscious times his actions would hardly be laughed off as a boyish prank. But first things first. She needed to put some clothes on.

"If you don't mind," Sara said with all the dignity she could muster, "I'd like to get dressed. I can't think properly like this." She waved her free hand to indicate the towel.

An amused grin curved Will's lip. "I'm having a little trouble with that myself."