Romancing the Stacks: The Wedding Date
Welcome to Romancing the Stacks! This is a series of reviews featuring one of my favorite genres: Romance Novels! Nothing is better than curling up with a good romance. This review will explore The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.
My sister asked me to pick up a book for her, but she couldn’t remember the title, just that the plot involved a wedding. This was not that book, but I loved the summary, it was available, and I had to read it. I still haven’t found that book my sister was looking for, but if anyone has any ideas please leave a comment down below.
A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover whether or not a fake date can go the distance in this 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 enjoyed this book, and it was a fun read. I enjoyed how the couple was mixed raced and that was addressed. We live in a world where racism is, unfortunately, still present. There are some issues that mixed race couples might encounter either from friends or from strangers on the street. It opens your eyes to prejudices people have to endure. The racism was also not the point of the book, the point is that it is a romance book, but the topic kept popping up like it would in the real world.
I loved Alexa! She is what I look for in a heroine: a confident and successful woman. She didn’t have to pick between romance and her career, she managed to balance both.
I did have a problem with Drew, though. He took too long in my opinion to decide to be in a relationship. He was just against calling Alexa his girlfriend even after he flew her down for the weekend. He was just one of those people who didn’t want a relationship. I might have forgiven this more if Drew had a real reason to be against relationships. For example if his parents had a horrible marriage, if getting serious went awful for him in a past relationship, or something. Also, Drew invited Alexa to a party where she meet a majority of ex-girlfriends, and even left her alone with them. She snapped at him after, and it took his friend to explain to him why it was his fault.
I did enjoy it when Drew was sulky becasue Alexa stopped talking to him after he blew up at her. He had to chase her. In other romance novels, the girl would have to apologize and get back together. I think Drew could have been better, but it was still a fun read that I would recommend to anyone. Also, I just found out it was part of a series, and I am planning on reading them all!
The Wedding Date Series by Jasmine Guillory: