Book Review – The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Title: The Wedding Date (The Wedding Date #1)

Author: Jasmine Guillory

Publisher: Berkley

Publication date: January 30th, 2018

317 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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…


“Just because their standards are low does not mean that we should lower ours.”

Jasmine Guillory, The Wedding Date

This was my first Jasmine Guillory book and it was frankly amazing. Starting off with Drew and Alexa getting stuck in an elevator together. They started as strangers but left as wedding dates, which turned out to be a great idea and they both had a good time. Unfortunately, they can’t stop thinking about each other.

These two were so well matched, and I loved the conversation around interracial relationships and being a black woman at social events – especially white dominated ones. Alexa really held her own and shined through the pages and I am utterly obsessed with her. Frankly, I want her confidence and career aspirations! It’s great when characters feel so real they could walk off the page, flawed but in a very real way. And Drew was no slouch either, he was a great hero and his grand gesture was so incredibly sweet.

I’m looking forward to continuing on this series and reading more of Jasmine Guillory.

Happy reading, folks!

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