The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date

By Jasmine Guillory

  • Release Date: 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4
4
From 463 Ratings

Description

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER
#5 LibraryReads Pick

“A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)

What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel....One of the best books I've read in a while.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger

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...

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Reviews

  • Loved it and couldn’t put it doen

    5
    By Destinys-book-worm
    I really loved this story. It was a refreshing love tail that gave me warm and fuzzies. I’m still thinking about the characters even though I finished the book.
  • Repetitious

    2
    By Justambie
    The kick off of the story had some promise and intrigue, but it seemed like the author could never pull us out of the endless loop of casual sex that wasn’t really casual sex but nobody wanted to say that it wasn’t casual sex tap dance. Also I found the racial concerns a little bit one sided; there should have been a little angst for Drew as well as Alexa. I could see that the author was trying to weave in some character complexity with Drew’s patient concerns, and Alexa’s TARP project, but this story was definitely heavy on the “fooled around and fell in love” gambit which made it drag at times. Not something I’ll re-read.
  • Couldn’t put it down!

    5
    By Brandy Swena
    I started this book this afternoon and finished already! What a beautiful love story!!
  • This was a very stupid book

    1
    By Toscabella
    Sorry. But true. Predictable. Smutty but not smutty enough to be interesting. Waste of time.
  • Couldn't put it down!

    4
    By myyogaparty
    Such a cute love story. Very creative, bubbly, and all around happy story. The author really makes it easy to fall in love with the characters. Such a cute quick read for any time of day!
  • Cute. Romantic. If you love love, you’ll love this!

    5
    By shoco324
    I loved this book! I was a child-induced, raging toddlers hiatus from reading for almost 4 years and this was the perfect book to start with. Finished in less than a day, Alexa and Drew’s story pulled me all the way in. Jasmine Guillory did fantastic job. Can’t wait for The Proposal!
  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Romance Lovers

    5
    By C Reader
    In an era where so much of the romance has been taken over by erotica/soft porn masquerading romance, Guillory gets it right while mixing in socially progressive subplots. Enjoyed it immensely.
  • Where's the Heat?!

    4
    By rjreads
    Dr. An(Drew) Nichols and Alexa Monroe, meet in a malfunctioning elevator that is stuck with just the two of them. Resolved to their fate, they strike up a conversation. Eventually, Drew shares his tale of woe of being harangued into being a part of the wedding party of his ex-girlfriend and his ex-best friend. Cue the violins for the last minute drop-out of his wedding date and you can see why he'd ask a perfect attractive stranger to be his date. Alexa says yes, and it goes as well as can be expected and the wedding party and guests are intrigued with her. Afterwards, realizing they like one another, they embark on a long distance relationship, traveling back and forth between their respective cities. They both have high-powered careers, she's an attorney and works for the Mayor and eventually, misunderstanding(s) and the distance causes a wedge between the two of them and they take a break from one another. Alexa (unfairly IMO) gets angry at Drew when clear communication would have resolved the issues. To his credit, Drew doesn't kowtow to her by calling and pleading his case. I wish heroines would STOP getting angry and start being more honest about what "they" want in any type of relationship. Overall, I liked the story, but not the fade to black sex scenes. The story lacked heat. I don't need explicit details, but I definitely needed something more. I voluntarily received, read and reviewed the paperback version of this book courtesy of Penguin and BookishFirst.