Title: Her Best Man
Author: Jana Richards
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
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? How is she supposed to pretend that she and Will are on their honeymoon? Even worse, how can she keep from falling in love with him? Sarah discovers the best man for her really is the best man.
“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."
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HER BEST MAN has a lot of heart and plenty of laughs. It’s about learning to stand up and ask for what you want instead of letting people, especially family, walk all over you. For too long, Sarah has left life happen to her. But after being humiliated by her fiancé by being dumped at the altar, she’s had enough. She realizes she settled for her fiancé partly to get away from her family, and partly because she didn’t think she could do better. Sarah decides she’s going to live little, starting with a honeymoon cruise for one. No more settling!
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Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to full-length paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side. She believes there’s nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.
When not writing up a storm, working at her part-time day job as bookkeeper, or dealing with dust bunnies, Jana can be found pursuing hobbies such as golf (which she plays very badly) or reading (which she does much better).
Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren. You can reach her through her website at http://www.janarichards.com
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