Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blog Tour, Interview & Review: The Best Man by Ana Blaze

Today at Waves of Fiction we are participating in the blog tour for The Best Man by Ana Blaze hosted by Entranced Publishing.  As part of this tour we have a very special interview, giveaway as well as a  review to share with you!
The Best Man
The Best Man by Ana Blaze
Published on April 29, 2013 by Entranced Publishing
Book Trailer: Here
About the book
Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a man, she wouldn’t be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn’t possibly cause a fuss at his own brother’s wedding. He’s clearly never met the man in question. Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner. Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no idea that he’s only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior. Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he convince her that he’s the best man to share her happy ever after?
My Thoughts:
So sweet!  The Best Man was just what every romantic wants in a story.

I love weddings and there is a part of me that has always wished I would have been a wedding planner.  All the hustle and bustle and craziness just calls to my inner romantic.  Since I chose a different career path I rely on books like The Best Man to scratch my wedding planner itch and this book did just that.

This is a short story about Beth, a wedding planner, and Colin the drunken best man.  I mean seriously what more do you need to know?  Oh wait Colin is British with an incredible accent..okay now there if that doesn't make you want to read it I don't know what will.

These two get into a few hilarious moments and their banter was awesome.  Colin is the like the little engine that could!  The more Beth tried to push him away the more he pushed back.  I loved seeing his determination and I liked that Beth questioned everything since it was really fast.  I think the author did a fantastic job with her characters and I for one am a fan.

These stories always have a formula and even though I have read it before I still enjoyed the story.  If you are looking for a quick romance read with humor then you won't regret picking this one up!

3.5 suns

Welcome Ana!
Hi. Thanks for having me and The Best Man on Waves of Fiction. I really like your sunshine rating system.

1. Please describe your book in five words or less.
Sweet. Sexy. Snarky. Nerdy. Fun.

2. What is it about Beth that draws Colin to her instantly?
She’s very confident and that is definitely something that Colin is attracted to. He likes strong women.
And as much as Beth gives off an air of professionalism and competence, but Colin sees these glimpses
of humor and kindness and he wants to see more. She’s a bit of a mystery for him.

3. Colin was hilarious and I loved his banter! Where did you come up with his character?
Thank you. I love that about him too. Colin was inspired by a bunch of people real and fictional. There’s
definitely a bit of my husband in there and some William Thacker from Notting Hill. I like that he is a
genuinely nice guy, that he was kind of overlooked by woman in the past, but a little attention from
Beth was enough to inspire the emergence of his flirty alter-ego.

4. The Best Man centers around a wedding planner, have you ever wanted to be one?
I think it would be a lot of fun! It would be a lot of work of course, because there is so much pressure
to have things perfect at weddings. But I’d love to help people put together big parties celebrating love
and fun and family. I did a lot of things for my own wedding myself, including the flowers, and I’d love a
chance to do it again.

5. What are you currently working on?
I am really excited to have another novella coming out from Entranced Publishing. It’s called A Late
Thaw, it takes place in rural Vermont and features a hunky Christmas tree farmer. I just signed the
contract recently and I expect to be working on edits soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

About the Author:
Ana lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive
husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian
food, IKEA, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television
and she swears that someday she’s going to learn how to play the guitar
resting on the bookshelf in her office.

Giveaway time!
One lucky reader will win The Best Man ebook and a goodie pack to share with the best man
or woman in their life. The pack contains candles, Godiva chocolate, Tuscan lavender soap,
Sensual Massage Oil from The Body Shop and two lip treatments from The Body Shop. It
will come packaged in a pretty photo box.

Mr. Right, a free novella by Ana Blaze, is available now at Smashwords.
Mr. Right
Find out more HERE!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for helping with my Blog Tour. :) I love your beachy themed site. Now I'm craving a day at the ocean.