Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
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 absolutely love a good romance novel and The Wedding Date did not disappoint. I finished this book in a day if that tells you anything! I just could not put it down once I started reading. I am so glad that there are two more books already out for this series and another one coming in October.
Alexa and Drew were definitely relatable and I loved their interactions, but I must mention how much I appreciated Jasmine Guillory making them an interracial couple. Drew definitely had a few things to learn when it came to race and his privilege. It was very refreshing to read the difference between Alexa’s experiences and his. I think that making them an interracial couple made it easier to approach the topic of race and not make it too heavy. I also loved how Alexa was just as hard-working as Drew. They both had to learn how to balance work and their relationship, which they made seem super easy with the flights and being so understanding. Drew was very supportive of what Alexa was doing with her community project and she was very supportive of his work as a pediatric surgeon. I liked how the focus was not just on their relationship, but also their lives outside of each other.
I think they got caught up in trying not to confront their feelings and that is what made everything a little more difficult. Drew was afraid of commitment and Alexa was afraid of getting her heart-broken, but they didn’t want to let each other go. Their inner thoughts within the novel frustrated me so much because they were two adults who just would not use their words. They have so much fun together and can’t get enough of each other, but were both too afraid to tell the other exactly how they felt because they feared taking that leap. Love is beautiful when people let it blossom.
Overall, I say that this is a great read and that if you love contemporary romance novels, you should definitely give this series a try. I still need to read The Proposal and The Wedding Party, but I am sure I will enjoy those just as much. Leave comments below!