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…
I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
You know those romance books that just leave you with a cute dopey grin on your face? They’re the ones you curl up with when you’re having relationship issues, or a bad week at work. Sometimes those books are just what you need to get over your bad mood.
The Wedding Date was one of those books for me. I started it tonight around 7pm and finished it 11pm. It was a quick read, full of easy humor, cute flirtations, and a sweet romance. The premise was super adorable, and one of my favorite tropes honestly. I LOVE books where two characters who don’t know each other pretend to be dating. It was so well done in this book!
The conflict between the characters was good, I understood both of their points of view. However, I wish there had been more sexual tension between them, I’m a huge fan of angst and longing, butterflies in my stomach as I wait for the characters to brush hands or finally kiss. Drew and Alexa had chemistry to be sure, but they were together throughout pretty much the entire book, so I didn’t get the longing I was hoping for.
I did, however, really like them individually as characters, and felt that they were well suited. It just felt as though they spent the majority of the book eating, and watching movies, and having sex. Like I said, I just really missed the angst.
My Takeaway: The Wedding Date was a cute light read with charming characters and a great supporting cast. I just wish that there had been more angst, more buildup. That being said, it was a one sitting book for me, and one that had me smiling by the end.