"Best Man" by Shelley Munro is a smoking hot m/m erotic romance from Ellora's Cave set in exotic New Zealand. The story centers on Grayson and Jesse, two burly rugby players who are the best men at their teammate Nolan's high society wedding. Neither knows the other is gay, but their pal has some inkling of an idea when he decides to bunk them together for the wedding.
Their attraction to one another is solid and the sex scenes are smolderingly hot, yet there's still some talk of emotional attachment. These are clearly two guys who are in it for the long haul, not just a weekend fling. The lovers are helpless in the face of their newfound desires, willing to risk "outing" even as an unscrupulous tabloid photographer stalks the wedding for incriminating photos.
"Best Man" is a quick read at less than fifty pages, but Jesse and Gray will stay in your mind as two men unwilling to ignore who they truly are, in spite of their macho careers as professional rugby players.
A society wedding — the celebration brings both joy and regret for groomsman Jesse Peters. Jesse wishes things were different and his dreams of becoming a professional rugby player didn't come between him and fellow groomsman and rugby teammate Grayson Lynford, the man he craves and has secretly lusted after for months.
One chance encounter and everything changes — hot, steamy lovin', blistering passion and primal heat. Hunger between Jesse and Grayson blazes searing and intense. A future seems possible until reality intrudes and threatens to destroy Jesse's relationship with the best man he's ever found.