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Wow, this was not a good book. I have no problem with a story being "light," "cute," or even "chick lit," but it still has to be well written. In addition to the corny character cliches, the repetition - as mentioned by other reviewers - got plain tedious. The constant (nonexplicit) sex scenes were not only irritating, the author somehow managed to make them downright boring. I don't think I could have handled more description of "Drew stroking Alexa's arm" or Alexa thinking about "how hot!" Drew was. And don't get me started on Drew's abusive treatment of his best friend, Carlos... It was as if the author just gave up trying to come up with new ways to describe things - probably because nothing new happened.
I know it’s a popular book. I found it boring and the story line repetitive. Made it to 60% and skipped to the last chapter. It was meh.
I am having a tough time reviewing this book as I am torn between I loved this book and I hated it so I am going the in between route.
I wanted to love it which I did for about almost half way through but then it got very annoying. Yes, the whole story was predictable which I would have been fine with (to be fair I am fine with the ending) but it did get very repetitive and I felt like things were thrown in there just to increase the length of the story.
I loved the interracial couple thing and did not know about this particular bit until I started reading it. I liked Alexa for the most part but she did annoy me when she was being so immature and had a fit at the party just like that. And speaking of immature, Drew was immature for the most part and although I liked him I liked Alexa better. I liked how they were carrier driven. I also liked the instant chemistry between them.
I did not like the repetitive things from half way through to the end of the story. I did not like how Carlos were there just help Drew realize his feelings for Alexa and how he got abused for being a good and caring friend. I know nothing else about Carlos except that he is best friends with Drew and his ethnicity. I still don't know why Theo was in the story except for sending few work emails and get donuts and stuff like that.
I wish the characters were a bit more mature and the story had a bit more depth to it and a lot less annoying to read.
Review excerpt: "'The Wedding Date' is charming and delightful, and it saved me from getting overly hysterical on a flight to Costa Rica. It’s not a perfect book, and I found myself giving the hero my “WTF” face a few times, but the awesomeness of the heroine thrilled me."
I wanted to enjoy this book, but I could never really get into the story. I blame Drew for this- I just couldn't feel much attraction to his character. It wasn't that he was bad- it was that he was blah and entitled. I constantly felt like Alexa was the only real person in the relationship.
I enjoyed the love story of Drew and Alexa. It was very satisfying to read. I can't wait to find out more about them!
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.
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.
Cute story, but too drawn out for an entire book. I got bored in several parts, thinking, this again?
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...
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.
A meet-cute encounter that leads to a great contemporary romantic page-turner.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed this book it is not my usual genre but it read like the one of the best romantic comedy movies I have ever seen. I really could not book the down and found it to be one of the more realistic and emotionally connected relationships depicted.
4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy a more realistic take on a romance novel.
When Alexa and Drew get stuck in a hotel elevator together, he talks her into attending his ex's wedding with him that weekend. What starts out as a no-strings-attached, pretend dating weekend, quickly turns into something more. Starting a long distance fling, dealing with busy career lives, issues of race, and communication cause trouble for the two of them. Will they be able to make it work? Or was their relationship better left to the pretend weekend?
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I loved Drew and Alexa's meet cute in the elevator and I loved their banter. I found this book to be a much more realistic portrayal of romance than many romance books. Because of that it felt a bit less exciting, there wasn't a ton of anticipation... but I did really enjoy seeing their journey as the book went on. I liked that this book features diversity in it's characters as well. I liked that race and privilege were discussed some in this book. It wasn't a huge focus, but I really appreciated that it wasn't ignored. I also liked that body image was mentioned from time to time and that wasn't an issue in their romantic relationship. I really didn't like Drew very much... haha, but I did like his bromance with his friend Carlos. (Guillory's next book is about Carlos and I can't wait to read it!) Probably my favorite bit of the book was when it mentions that feeling of homecoming that you get after a hard day, knowing someone is there for you. It's so so realistic, and very under used in romantic fiction. I highly recommend if you're looking for a realistic romance novel.
This book is pure fluff and zero substance. If you're looking for something to pass an idle summer Sunday that requires almost no thought or brain power - this is the book for you. The characters are likable enough, though incredibly infuriating ... it's definitely written in the hopes of being made into a movie. There's plenty of sex scenes, but are quite PG13; the word 'nipple' is as racy as it gets.
Reading this book is like boarding a plane and taking off as planned only to fly in a holding pattern for six straight hours. Worse, when the plane finally does land, it's only 10 feet away from where it took off.
In short, it's a frustrating read.
It's starts off pretty good: the meeting in the elevator and the fake wedding date are fun to read. Again, the dialogue by this point is already a bit silly, but it's easy to ignore with a good plot. (There is an extended flirty banter scene about cheese and crackers. Lunchables ain't sexy; quit trying to make them so.)
After the wedding, though, it all just stalls. The main couple spend boring weekends with each other, eating boring meals and having boring sex. (Honestly, there are so many vaguely described sex scenes in this book, it became tedious. I just started skipping them after a while.)
Our main couple are also kinda dumb, reminding me more of middle schoolers than the thirty-something professionals they're supposed to be. They nearly blow their whole relationship up because they don't know how to have an adult conversation.
If you've read a lot of romance, there isn't much new here. Save your time and maybe skip this one.
A fun interrracial romance which is funny and pretty realistic. Is it the best book you'll read this year? Probably not. Is it an entertaining read? Yes. I think I still like the Hating Game a bit better, but it's just as great.
Meh. Good/easy beach read, but everything felt very predictable. It was a quick and feel-good read though!
I haven't posted a review on here yet, but I will for this one. I was really disappointed with this book. I just felt like I was reading a poorly written fanfiction.