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 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. From the best man's toast to the bouquet toss, Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible. But before they know it, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399587672
0399587675
9780399587665
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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“Drew is in San Francisco for his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. When he finds himself stuck in an elevator with Alexa, they hatch a plan to go to the wedding together, pretending to be a couple. Told in alternating points of view, this is a delightful multicultural romance.”--Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwau... Read More »

List - Romance is Political
EmilyC_KCMO Feb 14, 2018

Contemporary romance. Refreshing heroine who is a hard-working professional and has a platonic work husband. The story doesn't shy away from the issues of interracial relationships, including Alexa (who is black) explaining to Drew (who is white) his privileged status. (Warm)

List - Romance Isn't Dead
SethE_KCMO Feb 14, 2018

What do you do when your ex invites you to her wedding? Bring a fake girlfriend, of course.


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pattyconroy
Feb 20, 2021

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.

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karla_16
Jan 18, 2021

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.

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Patricia_T
Sep 19, 2020

An easy and enjoyable, if predictable read.

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feliciay49
Aug 01, 2020

funny,entertaining

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813JazmineB
Jul 24, 2020

1st book in the series

terryginz Sep 10, 2019

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.
2.5 stars

RandomLibrarian Jul 25, 2019

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."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/wedding-date-jasmine-guillory/

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WoodneathKristie
Jul 10, 2019

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.

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Qhodges
Jul 08, 2019

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!

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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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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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