Title: The Wedding Crasher
Author: Mia Sosa
Publication date: April 5th, 2022
The USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man is back with another hilarious rom-com about two strangers who get trapped in a lie and have to fake date their way out of it…
Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.
Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.
Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham… there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?
The Worst Best Man was an average read at best for me – but I wanted to give Mia Sosa’s writing another chance and I’m so glad that I did. I loved The Wedding Crasher – it is the perfect fake dating trope where the main characters end up faking it for both of their gains instead of just one of them. There’s drama, difficult conversations, family struggles, and one very intensely sexual scene at a group sex party.
Yeah, you read that correctly.
From the start I loved Solange right when she interrupted Dean’s wedding to object. That takes some serious lady balls to do, especially for two people you don’t even know. But, it was the right decision and it changed Dean’s life for the better. Dean and Solange both needed a shake up in their life goals and routines – and neither of them really knew it. It might have been an odd pairing to start with but the feelings grew and showed what they both were missing out of life.
I liked seeing Lina and Max as well, in the background, even if I wasn’t a huge fan of their book. So I do recommend reading this book, even if you’re like me and The Worst Best Man wasn’t your favorite rom com of all time. The Wedding Crasher made up for it in my opinion.
Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!