I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Published by Berkley on January 30, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic
Format: Kindle eBook
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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...
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...
Two professionals fake a relationship for a wedding in this cute, if formulaic, romance. Time to review The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.
Drew and Alexa are two attractive and successful professionals stuck in an elevator. When Drew asks Alexa to attend a wedding as his faux girlfriend, their lives change forever. These two characters are engaging and funny, particularly when they are flirting with each other. However, Alexa is by far the more engaging of the two. She deals with interesting personal and professional issues on top of the romance, creating an authentic and captivating character.
While this book is cute, it’s also formulaic and angst-filled. Alexa and Drew’s drama felt contrived at times. It would have been far more interesting to see these two characters deal with the drama of long distance dating than how to define their relationship.
tl;dr A cute romance with a captivating female protagonist and angst-filled drama.