The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Synopsis – from Goodreads
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…
You know those rare moments when you pick up a book and find it extremely hard to put it down? I’m talking you’re eyes have officially given up on you yet you’re propping up the book with one hand and trying to keep at least one eye open with the other. This was the case while reading The Wedding Date. I had seen and heard great things about the book all over bookstagram and various channels on Booktube. But I was hesitant to read it. I have a habit of already feeling like I can predict a story just because I know maybe one or two tropes the author may have used. (as per my Love & Gelato review) But once again this book has proven me wrong. Man, I should maybe stop doing that lol
The number one reason I fell so deeply in love with this book is because it’s extremely relatable. No, I’ve never met someone in an elevator, pretended to be their girlfriend, developed a relationship and… i’ll stop there so I don’t spoil anything. BUT I struggle with a lot of the internal conflicts both Alexa and Drew discuss throughout the book. Jasmine did such a fantastic job maneuvering the twisty roads of own voice writing coupled with multiracial perspectives. Okay, okay I’m gushing way too much now.
But seriously, if you haven’t read this book, READ IT! Even if you aren’t a huge fan or a fan at all of contemporary books, READ IT! If you don’t want to take my word for it, then how about these folks below.
Praise for The Wedding Date
“A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Guillory’s debut is as enchanting as her characters — bright, bold, warm and wonderful. Even better, there’s a proposal to rival any commercial that Madison Avenue can deliver.”—WashingtonPost.com
“This novel reads like a truly contemporary contemporary romance in that the hero and heroine grapple with issues anyone dating today will relate to.”—NPR.com
“Kudos to Guillory, whose lively dialogue is matched by her multifaceted characters.”—Essence Magazine
“The novel is a light-hearted and quick read with fully drawn characters.”—Associated Press
“A romance novel that will make you believe in happily ever afters.”—Nylon.com
“What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel. I couldn’t put The Wedding Date down. I love a good romance and this delivered from the first page to the last…One of the best books I’ve read in a while.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger
As you can see, I’m not the only one who fell in love lol
For those of you who’ve read it, please tell me your take on the book down below in the comment section.I’d love to hear your thoughts. Even if you didn’t love it as much as I or someone from the esteemed Essence magazine did.