The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

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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
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"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

Author of Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick, The Proposal

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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Publisher: New York : Jove, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399587665
0399587667
Branch Call Number: ROMANCE GUILLORY
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages ; 21 cm

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LPL_MeredithW Jan 17, 2018

Adorable! Great chemistry between the leads, and I liked that they both had other things going in their lives than one another. As in many books, the main conflict could have been resolved with a single honest conversation, but the author did a pretty good job of making it believable that the lea... Read More »


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jmath_
Mar 26, 2019

I thought the initial wedding date was a cute intro, but then the story continues to repeat the same scene seemingly over and over. The small things the main duo fights over are really idiotic and not worth writing a book about.

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Halo00
Mar 21, 2019

little to no chemistry. The wedding (arguably the best part) is done within the first hundred pages. The main characters have sex, fight, have make up sex, repeat. Drew is an asshole and his perspective really wrecks his character 99% of the time. Alexa is an insecure mess. All of their problems could’ve been solved with some simple communication.

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miska8041
Mar 16, 2019

Cute story, but too drawn out for an entire book. I got bored in several parts, thinking, this again?

ArapahoeMarcia Mar 16, 2019

A light-hearted and entertaining book about a fake date between Alexa and Drew. Their attraction keeps drawing them together until they realize they may just have a real relationship...

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leiahricks7
Mar 04, 2019

I actually enjoyed this book! It didn't take you "around the world" to get to the point. I enjoyed the sweet yet "hey this couldn't possibly happen" love story of Alexa and Drew.

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doeringjo128
Feb 16, 2019

This was just okay. It’s a easy read that moves quick. The issue with her sister was overly dramatic and the reasoning for her program were questionable. The main character eats terribly which is an odd comment but seriously it’s noticeable!

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bibliomum
Feb 11, 2019

A meet-cute encounter that leads to a great contemporary romantic page-turner.

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nayoh
Jan 19, 2019

I thought it was boring and very predictable. I'm so tired of the heroine in these types of novels being so, 'woe is me, I'm so homely. A hot guy like him couldn't possibly want a mess like me! Blah, blah, blah...'. Hooey.

JCLHeatherM Jan 02, 2019

A chance meeting in an elevator thrusts two strangers together for a weekend wedding and both parties end up with much more than they bargained for.

It's unfortunate that the presence of strong profane language dominates the story and takes away from what should be a meet cute turned extended relationship.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 13, 2018

This book has possibly the most straightforward, least twisty plot of any romantic comedy I've ever read -- and yet it's still one of the most enjoyable books I've read all year, which is a testament to how good Jasmine Guillory is at other, non-plotty things. Listen, this is just flat-out fun -- a meet cute in an elevator leads to the heroine going to a wedding with the hero as his fake girlfriend; sexy times ensue; they catch feelings; all ends, eventually, happily. And it's DELIGHTFUL. The fact that the heroine is black and the hero is white adds an extra layer of interest to this, and leads to some really interesting conversations between them as he struggles to understand her lived experience and some of the ways he needs to check his privilege, but beyond all of that good stuff, the fact remains that if you want to read something romantic and charming that will leave you with a smile on your face, you need look no further.

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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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