We’re so pleased to bring you the exclusive cover reveal for author Con Riley’s upcoming novel, Be My Best Man. She’s also offering one lucky reader the chance to win an e-copy of the book, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget below for entry details.
I’m so delighted to be here on The Novel Approach to reveal the gorgeous cover Garrett Leigh made for my new novel, Be My Best Man. Thank you so much, Lisa, for letting me show it off here first!
Be My Best Man is a gay romance novel set in London although Vanya, the younger main character, is originally from Russia. Depicting his escape from fear, and how he finds acceptance in Britain was a real labour of love! As the summary below suggests, the key to Vanya’s happiness in a foreign country turns out to be a man twenty years older than him…
About the Book
Will 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.
I’m particularly pleased that Garrett Leigh agreed to make the cover as she is my angst twin! She understood that the fragility and loneliness Vanya conveys at first glance hides his real strength—and strength is what he truly needs to fight for a ‘best man’ of his own in Britain.
So, without further ado, I’m delighted to reveal the stunning cover for what my pre-readers suggest is my most romantic book yet…
Be My Best Man is out September 7th via Kindle Unlimited and can be preordered here: