The Gay Best Friend

Sourcebooks Casablanca. Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781728270296. pap. $16.99. F
Chock-full of comedic mishaps, sarcastic banter, and a not-so-pretty but very realistic journey of self-discovery, this second novel from DiDomizio (Burn It All Down) is impossible to put down. Thirty-year-old Domenic Marino has it all: a stable job, a fiancé, and amazing friends who are getting married to each other. But Dom’s world is flipped upside down when his fiancé calls off their wedding, and Dom is left single, heartbroken, and responsible for making his friends’ wedding the happiest event of their lives. As the groom’s best man and the bride’s gay best friend, Dom has to navigate his loyalties carefully when the bachelor party gets out of control. The pressure builds as Dom has to keep too many secrets from too many people, especially the relationship he’s just started with a closeted pro golfer who is one of the groom’s best friends.
VERDICT Sure to have readers laughing, crying, and cheering on the protagonist to the very last page. Fans of works by Alexis Hall, Casey McQuiston, Alison Cochrun, and Alice Oseman will enjoy.
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