The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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...
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...
Alexa is visiting her sister Olivia’s hotel room in order to celebrate with her as Olivia just made partner at her law firm. While in the elevator on the way up to the room the power goes out and she’s stuck in an elevator with Dr. Drew Nichols who is San Francisco for his ex’s wedding. They have such a good time conversing on the elevator that when they finally get out, Drew asks Alexa to the wedding with him as his date. He unfortunately slips and says she’s his girlfriend so she has to play the part. After the wedding their sexual tension gets the best of the two and they end up having a great time in bed together. After that they make arrangements to fly to each other on weekends to see each other.
Alexa really liked Drew but he says that he doesn’t really “do” relationships so she tries to keep her emotions separate, but it turns out to be impossible. Drew never has a girlfriend but when he thinks of breaking it off with Alexa it practically gives him hives because he doesn’t want that. Unfortunately life and his ex’s get in the way of things and soon Alexa is seeing that any future relationship with Drew is impossible, or is it?
This was a really cute story. I liked how it was light-hearted for the most part and only had a couple of angsty moments. Drew was a pretty big player but once he’d found Alexa that was it for him. Of course it took a while for him to admit that to himself but I thought he was great with her.
Alexa fell for Drew hard and fast but was reluctant to admit her feelings, which might have been a good thing. Sometimes I think that it’s best that couples get in these arguments because it makes them see what life would be like without the other and I think it makes them appreciate the relationship so much more. That’s not always the case, but in this book it was true.
The story is pretty simple and straightforward, getting a tad bit slow in the middle, but overall a good read.
Rating: 4 out of 5