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