ARC Review | The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Contemporary Romance
Publication Date | January 30th, 2018
ARC provided by the publisher


Book Blurb:

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…

| Book Review |

The Wedding Date was a book I wanted so much to love, and I will say, for the first 20 or 30 percent, it was pretty good. It was fun and flirty and cutesy and sweet. There really was a lot to enjoy about the beginning. But overall that’s precisely what was wrong with it for me – I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but I had no problem putting it down, no draw to pick it up when I wasn’t reading it. The scenes at the beginning of this book with the wedding were by far the best. Alexa and Drew in the elevator was absolutely adorable, meeting Drew’s friends and acquaintances was hilarious, and seeing Drew and Alexa being more and more into each other was something I loved seeing. Then the wedding was over, and so was all the goodness.

There was a huge disconnect from who Alexa was in her career with who she was as a person. And I can buy that to a certain extent, but she was a go-getter and very vocal at her job, but she never stood up for herself or was honest with Drew about wanting more. I liked Alexa’s drive at work and her desire to help other people, but she fell super flat for me when she judged Drew’s friend Carlos for driving a red sports car. Gasp The horror! There was just a lot of inner dialogue leading up to that scene, and it was a huge turn off. To be fair, Drew wasn’t vocal about things he wanted from Alexa, either, but it didn’t feel as much of a disconnect with him because I felt like the demands of his job were different. Also, the conversations between Carlos and Drew felt more new adult than adult, and again, it was something that just didn’t work for me.

And possibly the biggest letdown for me – for an author what didn’t want to write a sexy graphic sex scene, there was a lot of sex in this book that, pardon the pun, made it all feel pretty anticlimactic. It pretty much alternated between banging and eating, and in the end, I felt like Alexa was just too immature to be in an adult relationship. Running out after spending the night with Drew and saying you’d stay and talk things out doesn’t scream adult relationship to me. I would have loved this book more if Drew had let Alexa go and moved on. Overall, The Wedding Date was a huge letdown and I won’t be reading the next one in the series.

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15 thoughts on “ARC Review | The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

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  1. Yes! During the whole middle section of the book, I had the strongest urge to lock them in a closet together which would force her out of her head and actually talk. The end was alright, but that middle just annoyed the heck out of me after I enjoyed the opening part.

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    1. Yes, I wish they had communicated more and been more open.The part at his friend’s party really frustrated me when she withdrew and then said she’d talk and disappeared the morning after. Oh, man. I was seething! LOL


  2. This sounds really disappointing. I hate it when a book is easy to set aside and it is even worse when the book has some obvious issues. I will be skipping this one. I hope your next read is better.

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  3. Wonderful review!!! And yes if you don’t have any difficulties to put the book down it’s not a really exceptional one. Happy weekend already!

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