The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

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...

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Title:The Wedding Date
Author:Jasmine Guillory
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The Wedding Date Reviews

  • Roxane

    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. Alexa Monroe is a great heroine—smart, funny, and full of the anxieties women know intimately. And when she meets the handsome doctor Drew Nichols in an elevator, it’s the beginning of an adventure in falling in like and then lust and then love. It was also nice to read a fun novel about an interracial relationship. One of the best books I’ve

    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. Alexa Monroe is a great heroine—smart, funny, and full of the anxieties women know intimately. And when she meets the handsome doctor Drew Nichols in an elevator, it’s the beginning of an adventure in falling in like and then lust and then love. It was also nice to read a fun novel about an interracial relationship. One of the best books I’ve read in a while. Oh. One weird thing. The characters ate CONSTANTLY. Like it’s kind of hilarious how much they eat.

  • Erin

    I LOVE this book!!!!!!

    I want to thank Roxane Gay, I never would have read this book if I hadn't read her review of this book. You should know that I will read anything Roxane Gay tells me to.

    The Wedding Date is a Hallmark movie in novel form and I mean that as a compliment. The Wedding Date a sugary sweet delight. This book had me smiling despite myself the whole time. I don't usually read Contemporary Romance, I'm more of a Mystery/ Thriller, Celebrity Tell-All type of girl but this book thor

    I LOVE this book!!!!!!

    I want to thank Roxane Gay, I never would have read this book if I hadn't read her review of this book. You should know that I will read anything Roxane Gay tells me to.

    The Wedding Date is a Hallmark movie in novel form and I mean that as a compliment. The Wedding Date a sugary sweet delight. This book had me smiling despite myself the whole time. I don't usually read Contemporary Romance, I'm more of a Mystery/ Thriller, Celebrity Tell-All type of girl but this book thoroughly enchanted me.

    I'm making The Wedding Date a must read for 2018.

    Book-Riot 2018: Romance novel by or about a POC.

    Around the Year in 52 Books: An authors debut book.

  • Christy

    by Jasmine Guillory is charming, sweet, and downright adorable! I had trouble believing this was a debut novel- it was so well written and a pleasure to read!

    Alexa and Drew meet in an unconventional way. They’re stuck together in an elevator. Being stuck together leads to them going to a wedding together. After that, this couple just can’t seem to get enough of each other. Drew is a pediatric surgeon from LA and Alexa lives close to San Fransisco as the mayor’s chief

    by Jasmine Guillory is charming, sweet, and downright adorable! I had trouble believing this was a debut novel- it was so well written and a pleasure to read!

    Alexa and Drew meet in an unconventional way. They’re stuck together in an elevator. Being stuck together leads to them going to a wedding together. After that, this couple just can’t seem to get enough of each other. Drew is a pediatric surgeon from LA and Alexa lives close to San Fransisco as the mayor’s chief of staff. Both have important jobs and busy lives, but they can’t seem to stop seeing one another. They figure out a way to make it work. Although nothing is defined with them, you can tell (even if they can’t) that they starting to fall. It’s just unclear how this will work between them…

    Alexa is a refreshing heroine. She is spunky, fun, independent, and career driven. I loved her personality. Drew was also a fun guy- he was sweet, charming, and smart. These two truly were a fantastic match! Even if they didn’t see how perfect they were for each other at first, as a reader, I could see it! Their love story was fast paced and light, and also felt realistic. I adored them both and their connection.

    I love a good, swoony romance, and

    really hit the spot for me! I found this book highly entertaining, flirty, fun, and sweet as can be. I recommend it and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author!

  • Joce (squibblesreads)

    SO GOOD, definitely one of my new favorite romances!

    - Interracial relationship (black female and white male protagonists)

    - Fake to real relationship trope (one of my faves!)

    - Explicit practice of safe sex

    - Alexa works for the mayor of Berkeley and she is trying to obtain funding for an arts program for underprivileged youth. Author has a background in law, as does Alexa, and it shows.

    - Drew has to

    many times in the book and I am here for it because it is a real issue if tw

    SO GOOD, definitely one of my new favorite romances!

    - Interracial relationship (black female and white male protagonists)

    - Fake to real relationship trope (one of my faves!)

    - Explicit practice of safe sex

    - Alexa works for the mayor of Berkeley and she is trying to obtain funding for an arts program for underprivileged youth. Author has a background in law, as does Alexa, and it shows.

    - Drew has to

    many times in the book and I am here for it because it is a real issue if two people are going to embark into a serious relationship.

    - STEAMY!!!

    - Acknowledgement of power constructs in Eurocentric beauty standards being "conventional" or the "norm" and how that can result in fuller-figured WOC living in Western countries feeling insecure or out of place with their own beauty.

    - The food is legittttttt

    - Local Bay Area references 100% checked out, author is local. Love it.

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    is an adorable romance about two people who aren't quite sure how to navigate a "relationship" that was never part of their plans. With a cuter than cute meet-cute, you'd expect things to go smoothly. But when you put together two people who aren't in their element, things are bound to get complicated.

    It's serendipitous when Drew Nichols and Alexa Monroe first meet. Drew needs a plus-one last-minute, and a

    is an adorable romance about two people who aren't quite sure how to navigate a "relationship" that was never part of their plans. With a cuter than cute meet-cute, you'd expect things to go smoothly. But when you put together two people who aren't in their element, things are bound to get complicated.

    It's serendipitous when Drew Nichols and Alexa Monroe first meet. Drew needs a plus-one last-minute, and after getting stuck in an elevator together, Alexa agrees to become the good doctor's date to the wedding of his ex-girlfriend. From there on out, things go neither of them expect, not that their first meeting is something you'd expect to happen on a daily basis anyway.

    Drew isn't quite sure how to be in a relationship, and Alexa has never been in a situation like this. Both stand on shaky ground and are afraid that any step they take might ruin everything. They need to figure out what they are to each other and if it's worth fighting for.

    Drew clearly loves being a pediatric surgeon, and he's a pretty great one at that. So is Alexa. As the mayor's chief of staff, she has the power to start change. She's working hard to lobby a project that will help at-risk teens and is doing everything it can for the project to get the green light.

    It's sad how casually those issues came out in this story because it is how it is in real life. It's usually not a shout or a huge scene. It just is. So,

    This book was as cute as its cover!

    It was exactly what would happen when a couple like Alexa and Drew are in that situation. Once reality came knocking down their sexed-up and infatuated bubble, they didn't know how to handle it since they've never been in that situation before. I have to admit though that somewhere in the middle, things became a little repetitive. The story gained traction again soon enough, and I kept crossing my fingers they'll finally figure it out.

    There was Drew's best friend, Carlos, Alexa's officemate and friend, Theo, and her sister, Olivia. While they weren't always on screen, they helped keep the story going in their own ways.

    This book was a sweet and lovely debut novel, and I'm definitely keeping an eye out for Ms. Guillory's future works. If you're looking for a sweet and charming book with intense chemistry and realistic tension between two promising characters, you might enjoy

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    Fake Relationship, Long Distance

    Third Person, Dual POV

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  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Contemporary-A-Thon challenge #6: read a diverse contemporary -COMPLETE!

    This was mega cute. A little corny at times, but honestly what new adult romance isn’t a little corny at times? Would definitely recommend for someone looking for a fast and fun read set in the Bay Area!

  • Lola

    3.5 stars. While it’s true that the best day to read this contemporary romance is on Valentine’s Day, as the cover loves to imply, I wasn’t sure about it back in February.

    Then I changed my mind. Sometimes you really do need to trust a book’s cover when it tells you that you’re about to read an adorable and romantic story that will entertain you and warm your heart.

    THE WEDDING DATE did that to me. How could it have not? My experience reading it turned out to be exactly like watching a romantic co

    3.5 stars. While it’s true that the best day to read this contemporary romance is on Valentine’s Day, as the cover loves to imply, I wasn’t sure about it back in February.

    Then I changed my mind. Sometimes you really do need to trust a book’s cover when it tells you that you’re about to read an adorable and romantic story that will entertain you and warm your heart.

    THE WEDDING DATE did that to me. How could it have not? My experience reading it turned out to be exactly like watching a romantic comedy movie. That’s because this author doesn’t overdo it, meaning that you won’t find entire pages filled with the characters trying to figure out their own emotions, pondering, pondering, pondering.

    Thank goodness. I often do not read contemporary romance because of this reason. Although I think descriptive emotions can help create a connection between the reader and the protagonists, if it’s not done well, it can make for a tiring and repetitive read.

    I don’t know anyone whose love story started with getting stuck on an elevator with a hot guy, so I can’t tell you that it’s a plausible situation, but I *can* tell you that once you get past the awkward encounter and fake relationship, you’ll enjoy the story more.

    For the first hundred pages, the dialog feels very forced. It didn’t make me cringe, fortunately, but I couldn’t picture anyone in real life saying those things without the other person pointing out how corny, cliché, cheesy they’re being.

    After the wedding, however, the characters can start to act normally, without pretending to be each other’s boyfriend and girlfriend in front of the bride, groom and the rest of the guests. That’s when we’re able to see Alexa and Drew’s real personalities and attitudes toward one another come out.

    I also appreciated the fact that the author didn’t just focus on Alexa and Drew’s relationship, actually diving deep into Alexa’s community project, making me care enough about it to wish I’d been there to encourage her on it myself. And though the times Alexa brought up race with Drew were a little uncomfortable, I’m glad she did. It would have been unrealistic if she hadn’t.

    I’m tempted to give this one a four-star-rating, since the more I read, the more I warmed up to this couple, but I can’t forget how disconnected I felt in the beginning. But to end this on a bright note, I know I will be rereading this in the future and will enjoy it even more the second time around.

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  • Theresa Alan

    This is a super cute romance. When Alexa is stuck in an elevator with handsome stranger Drew, the spark is instant. He’s going to the wedding of an ex-girlfriend and former best friend, and he doesn’t have a date. After knowing each other for only a short time, he asks if she’d want to be his pretend girlfriend. She agrees because it’s only a couple days, and then he’ll fly back to LA while she stays in Bay Area.

    There is a lot of sex, which I don’t normally like reading, but this isn’t raunchy,

    This is a super cute romance. When Alexa is stuck in an elevator with handsome stranger Drew, the spark is instant. He’s going to the wedding of an ex-girlfriend and former best friend, and he doesn’t have a date. After knowing each other for only a short time, he asks if she’d want to be his pretend girlfriend. She agrees because it’s only a couple days, and then he’ll fly back to LA while she stays in Bay Area.

    There is a lot of sex, which I don’t normally like reading, but this isn’t raunchy, it’s tender and romantic. However, there was way too much of this stuff for my taste. While everything is well done, I found myself getting bored about halfway through and skipped to the last twenty percent of the book, which ends like you’d imagine.

    If you’re looking for a cute, light-hearted read, Guillory does a great job of writing the race differences between the couple, and this is a fun book.

    Thanks so much to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.

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  • Thamy

    2.5, it's not that terrible a 2-star.

    Alexa and Drew meet while stuck inside an elevator and they start talking. Drew is really handsome but his ex-girlfriend not only is to marry his best friend but also he was called to be the best man. To make things worse, he's dateless. As an impulse, Drew ends up inviting Alexa to play his girlfriend for the weekend.

    This book all happened in the first quarter. I wasn't that excited but it could have been a good book if it had kept the essence. Instead, it t

    2.5, it's not that terrible a 2-star.

    Alexa and Drew meet while stuck inside an elevator and they start talking. Drew is really handsome but his ex-girlfriend not only is to marry his best friend but also he was called to be the best man. To make things worse, he's dateless. As an impulse, Drew ends up inviting Alexa to play his girlfriend for the weekend.

    This book all happened in the first quarter. I wasn't that excited but it could have been a good book if it had kept the essence. Instead, it turned into a book on a long-distance and immature relationship because the two of them were just too stupid to commit or at least state their feelings. I'm not saying these things don't happen, I'm just saying it's boring.

    With that title and that cover and that summary, the book could at least have been funny. Wrong. It was an endless succession of picking up at the airport, eating, having sex, thinking about things and never ever suspecting the other thought the same, going to the bathroom, going back home. We have two scenes with a party and the author felt the need to introduce characters in both of them that wouldn't appear again. What I mean is Alexa goes around making friends the whole book and never sees them again. It does happen but why waste our time talking about them, then?

    This sounds like a book out of some NaNoWriMo-type of event. That's completely fine. But editing was much too lenient, and the summary just tells us what the author thought she was going to write about.

    I'm sorry for just pointing out flaws, I'm a real complainer. They're still flaws.

    I do have one very good point, a black main character who is a badass at her job, deals with prejudice in a believable manner but doesn't let it be the main plot. I give it to the author for how she has used the theme. We do see she's a good writer. I do blame editing more than anything else. Perhaps, had this been advertised less like an upbeat rom-com and more like another romance I wouldn't have been so disappointed. I'm sure there's are readers for this, who won't mind the flaws, but that wasn't me.

    Honest review based on an ARC provided by Edelweiss and by BookishFirst. Many thanks to the publisher for this opportunity.

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