Beyond that, all that happened was long-distance, fly-back-and-forth-every-other-weekend, what-even-is-our-title, neither-of-us-wants-to-bring-it-up-even-though-we-both-know-we-like-each-other, nonsense. But this book is really sex positive, and I was here for that from start to finish! I'll definitely be picking up Guillory's newest book The Proposal very soon. They end up flirting and suddenly Alexa is going to a wedding with Drew as his new girlfriend. That sounded to me like a recipe for the perfect guilty pleasure romantic comedy—I would 101% get sucked into this plot if it were a movie like I did with the book. I doubt you'll rush to the marquee to see Stephen Root, but he's good as the frustrated dad; Sugar Lyn Beard now there's a name does more with the little sister bridal role than she probably needs to, hamming it up to good effect. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey Jeremy Sheffield , the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best man. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates isn't a good movie, but it does get you from a to b.
I would not recommend this book. That is the moment you see a hint of love in the eyes of both Kat and Nick. You need to understand that I went into this thinking that it would be cute. Again, Guillory does not unpack these dynamics in the friendship at all, she just lets the romance's success supersede a fulfilling and reciprocal friendship. Alexa Monroe found herself trapped at a hotel elevator with a handsome, charming Drew Nichols. But a relationship that starts out as fake cannot end up real, right? Plus, In-N-Out was eaten and mentioned several times over the course of the book. I wish the racial dynamics had been unpacked further or had been written with more complexity and care.
Perhaps, had this been advertised less like an upbeat rom-com and more like another romance I wouldn't have been so disappointed. But they cannot stop thinking about each other. Other factors lead to them faking a relationship to save face, and so the trope begins. That sounded to me like a recipe for the perfect guilty pleasure romantic comedy—I would 101% get sucked into th My rating makes me really sad because I had very high hopes for this novel. All in all, this one gets 5 stars for its beauty, for turning what could have been a distasteful theme into something amusing, for making me laugh out loud in parts, and most of all for surprising me. As the mayor's chief of staff, she has the power to start change.
Nick Mercer Dermot Mulroney is perfect for the job. Alexa goes to see her visiting sister in her hotel room and gets stuck in an elevator with a cute man Drew. While they were on their weekend of fake dating at the wedding, Drew tells Alexa to make sure to tell him if he does anything that bothers her. The story gained traction again soon enough, and I kept crossing my fingers they'll finally figure it out. Alexa Monroe is a great heroine—smart, funny, and full of the anxieties women know intimately.
From Drew letting Alexa know if she is going to be the only black person at an event, to Drew realizing the different opportunities and free passes he had growing up just based off his skin color. The more this continues, the deeper Alexa's feelings develop for Drew. Sometimes that'll be brushed over, but that wasn't the case with The Wedding Date. Many thanks to the publisher for this opportunity. These characters are thin and none has much of an arc save for bouncing around like pinballs between wholly artificial deep reveals. I like romances, but I usually prefer either historical romances or paranormal ones - something not set in our world, present time.
Drew is charming,sweet,cute and kind. I adored them both and their connection. Well, I have several complaints about their romance and its unhealthy dynamics. See all of my reviews at , or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at. From there on out, things go neither of them expect, not that their first meeting is something you'd expect to happen on a daily basis anyway.
I love them, but who doesn't like to see a guilty pleasure movie every now and then? Blink and you'll miss one of them. I do have one very good point, a black main character who is a badass at her job, deals with prejudice in a believable manner but doesn't let it be the main plot. Oh my word, what a confirmed angel! I'm definitely a big romantic sap, so I guess I'm surprised it's taken me this long to get hooked on the romance genre. What started out as a disaster getting stuck at an elevator became so much more. This book was as cute as its cover! This book was a sweet and lovely debut novel, and I'm definitely keeping an eye out for Ms.
I'm not saying these things don't happen, I'm just saying it's boring. I enjoyed the choice of Sam Richardson as her fiancé, and similarly that the filmmakers made precisely no mention of the fact that the pending marriage was interracial. Alexa is smart and funny. The incident led to a wedding date, a pretend relationship which quickly escalated into something more. The wily ladies hatch a scheme to clean themselves up, land the guys, and score a free trip to Hawai'i. Set in and around England's London and countryside, this film is a great way to spend some time. I first heard of Jasmine Guillory's The Wedding Date when I saw that Roxane Gay said it was one of the best books she's read in a while.
I wasn't that excited but it could have been a good book if it had kept the essence. I was debating whether or not to make it a bit higher, but if I'm being honest, I did not like this as a whole. None of the friends in this book receive meaningful development or affection, which is unsurprising considering how friendship is devalued in society, but Drew takes this disregard of friendship to an extreme. Right off the bat they hit it off and Drew asks Alexa to be hit date at a wedding the next day and she agrees. I don't know how to explain, but that was when I knew how great they were. A likable read that I personally feel has been over-hyped, but if I wrote my first book, I would want the world to know too so no judgment. Sweet, fun, enlightening and romantic, this debut novel needs to be your next read!.