Title: The Wedding Date
Author: Jasmine Guillory
Published: January 30, 2018 by Berkley
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Women’s Fiction
Reading Period: October 3, 2018
A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.
Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.
On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…
After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…
They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…
Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.
As well as writing books, Jasmine sometimes writes about books, pop-culture, and food, some of her favorite things.
Alexa Monroe was on her way to her sister suite when she got stuck in the elevator with a stranger named Drew, a doctor and was there to attend his ex-girlfriend’s wedding.
The Wedding Date is an okay read for me. I’m unused to Jasmine Guillory’s writing style, but the story is exceptional. The intensity between Alexa and Drew is overwhelming. You could feel the desire and emotion of the characters. However, it came to a point that I don’t see a point of their “relationship.” I mean, the first chapters are okay but then in the middle, there are no something to spice the story. Alexa and Drew are enjoying each others company, excited to see each other, make things possible to see the other and it is somewhat getting boring. What they have is like a bliss that it seems Alexa and Drew are both feeling euphoria and feeling overwhelmed to each other (including steamy parts) that they are both confused with their status. Twists are okay and most parts are predictable.
The book also introduces other characters like Carlos, Drew’s bestfriend. He is a great friend and I really like him. He is funny, understanding and caring. I am more swooned of Carlos. Haha. Another character is Maddie who is Alexa’s bestfriend. She has charming personality and a constant friend. I imagined they are suited to each other but only to my dismay both has different to story to tell!
As well, I appreciate the diversity it is promoting. Also the message that this book would like to send to its reader that regardless of race everyone is entitled to be loved. Further, that love seeks it way because despite long distance it will find its partner.
Highly recommended if you prefer steamy hot romance story!
“That was the problem with good friends: they were too damn supportive sometimes.”
“It’s good to be able to help, if you can.”
“But people stop caring about kids once they hit the age of eleven or twelve. And everyone hates teenagers. Which sucks, because that’s just the time of life when everything is changing and scary and you need help. And then when teenagers screw up, no one ever wants to give them a chance again. Especially teens of color.”
“I’m not saying you need to overthink things . . . just don’t under-think them.”
“Just because their standards are low does not mean that we should lower ours.”
“Time will tell if it’s a bump in the road or more of a brick wall.”
“What does she want more than anything, even if she hasn’t told you? Do that for her.”