The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

Book - 2018
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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. From the best man's toast to the bouquet toss, Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible. But before they know it, 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.
Publisher: New York : Jove, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399587665
0399587667
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages ; 21 cm

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Drew is in San Francisco for his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. When he finds himself stuck in an elevator with Alexa, they hatch a plan to go to the wedding together, pretending to be a couple. Told in alternating points of view, this is a delightful multicultural romance


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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy a more realistic take on a romance novel.

When Alexa and Drew get stuck in a hotel elevator together, he talks her into attending his ex's wedding with him that weekend. What starts out as a no-strings-attached, pretend dating weekend, quickly turns into something more. Starting a long distance fling, dealing with busy career lives, issues of race, and communication cause trouble for the two of them. Will they be able to make it work? Or was their relationship better left to the pretend weekend?

Overall I really enjoyed this book. I loved Drew and Alexa's meet cute in the elevator and I loved their banter. I found this book to be a much more realistic portrayal of romance than many romance books. Because of that it felt a bit less exciting, there wasn't a ton of anticipation... but I did really enjoy seeing their journey as the book went on. I liked that this book features diversity in it's characters as well. I liked that race and privilege were discussed some in this book. It wasn't a huge focus, but I really appreciated that it wasn't ignored. I also liked that body image was mentioned from time to time and that wasn't an issue in their romantic relationship. I really didn't like Drew very much... haha, but I did like his bromance with his friend Carlos. (Guillory's next book is about Carlos and I can't wait to read it!) Probably my favorite bit of the book was when it mentions that feeling of homecoming that you get after a hard day, knowing someone is there for you. It's so so realistic, and very under used in romantic fiction. I highly recommend if you're looking for a realistic romance novel.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Aug 01, 2018

Super fun romantic escapism!

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KatG1983
May 14, 2018

This book is pure fluff and zero substance. If you're looking for something to pass an idle summer Sunday that requires almost no thought or brain power - this is the book for you. The characters are likable enough, though incredibly infuriating ... it's definitely written in the hopes of being made into a movie. There's plenty of sex scenes, but are quite PG13; the word 'nipple' is as racy as it gets.

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dani_lacey
Apr 18, 2018

Reading this book is like boarding a plane and taking off as planned only to fly in a holding pattern for six straight hours. Worse, when the plane finally does land, it's only 10 feet away from where it took off.

In short, it's a frustrating read.

It's starts off pretty good: the meeting in the elevator and the fake wedding date are fun to read. Again, the dialogue by this point is already a bit silly, but it's easy to ignore with a good plot. (There is an extended flirty banter scene about cheese and crackers. Lunchables ain't sexy; quit trying to make them so.)

After the wedding, though, it all just stalls. The main couple spend boring weekends with each other, eating boring meals and having boring sex. (Honestly, there are so many vaguely described sex scenes in this book, it became tedious. I just started skipping them after a while.)

Our main couple are also kinda dumb, reminding me more of middle schoolers than the thirty-something professionals they're supposed to be. They nearly blow their whole relationship up because they don't know how to have an adult conversation.

If you've read a lot of romance, there isn't much new here. Save your time and maybe skip this one.

JessicaGma Apr 10, 2018

A fun interrracial romance which is funny and pretty realistic. Is it the best book you'll read this year? Probably not. Is it an entertaining read? Yes. I think I still like the Hating Game a bit better, but it's just as great.

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acibicki
Mar 14, 2018

Meh. Good/easy beach read, but everything felt very predictable. It was a quick and feel-good read though!

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midori_hon
Mar 03, 2018

2-1/3 stars. this was like a bag of plain air-popped popcorn, somewhat exciting in the beginning when it's hot but ultimately leaving you wishing for more flavor and substance. (note to self, go to movies soon and eat buttered popcorn)

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hannah_m_huie
Mar 02, 2018

I haven't posted a review on here yet, but I will for this one. I was really disappointed with this book. I just felt like I was reading a poorly written fanfiction.

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WildcatCare
Feb 26, 2018

I was looking forward to this book, but was really let down. I thought it would be a cute, warm, charming, and enjoyable romance. Instead, the story was laced with profanity and the relationship between the two characters was shallow and based purely on sex. The story was predictable with sex being the main event every time the two characters got together. The offensive and vulgar language that littered almost every page was a real turn-off. This was just smut in my opinion. I’ve crossed this author off of my reading list and will not be reading anymore of her books.

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heidijoemonty
Feb 26, 2018

Cute love story, I loved the portrayal of the interracial relationship. The two main characters had great chemistry (Yowza!) but like every great romance, good communication is key. If you love someone, tell them! A very light, quick read.

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dani_lacey
Apr 18, 2018

Sexual Content: Book contains sex scenes between two adults. The sex between the two leads is pretty vanilla and is vaguely written. Readers of other romances won't find anything too distressing.

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WildcatCare
Feb 26, 2018

Sexual Content: There are a lot of distasteful sex scenes.

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WildcatCare
Feb 26, 2018

Coarse Language: This book has very offensive and vulgar profanity laced throughout.

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dani_lacey
Apr 18, 2018

dani_lacey thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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