The Wedding Date

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 06 Mar 2018

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After his date cancels on him last minute for his ex's wedding, a wedding in which he's also a groomsman, fate steps in and traps Drew in an elevator with Alexa. While waiting for rescue, the two strike up a rapport that has Drew asking Alexa to be his plus one to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding itself.

Normally, Alexa would never have dreamed of agreeing to go to a wedding with a stranger, but something in the air had her readily agreeing to accompany Drew to the wedding. Of course there's no expectations and it could never go past the one evening. Or could it?

As the night rolls along, both Drew and Alexa are reluctant to see it end, and from there they begin a long...

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**ARC provided by the author for an honest review**

Sexy, delightful, and witty. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory is as charming as it is enticing. A debut novel that will leave you wanting more.

Alexa Monroe is the definition of a strong, intelligent, independent woman. She isn’t a risk taker by any means, but when she gets trapped in an elevator with the attractive Drew she makes a rash decision. For the first time in a long time Alexa does something, without overthinking it.

Drew Nichols is an established pediatrician, handsome and successful. He never had any problems finding women willing to date him. In an interesting turn of events, Drew ends up dateless to a very important...

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Review & Giveaway: THE WEDDING DATE by Jasmine Guillory https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-azA
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4 Stars

This debut novel is a fun, flirty take on the “wedding date” story. Alexa and Drew are witty and sexy people caught up in their careers, trying to come to terms with finding the perfect partner. Alexa is an intelligent and accomplished woman, so I cringed a few times when her behavior was a little immature. The same could be said about Drew. That didn’t ruin this lovely romance. I liked how it was a realistic look at the trials of a long-distance romance. I enjoyed this sexy romance.
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I am so in love with this one. For a debut author she has done a wonderful job!! I went into this completely blind and fell completely in love, I so didn't want to be at work I needed to finish this as soon as possible.



Not knowing how this was going to go I went in knowing it was supposed to be a strangers to lovers story and I can't tell you how much I loved the book and it's take on this genre. Written in a way that a woman like me can see herself in the story I was so happy to read it. Alexa was a fun relateable character who had a lot going on and wanted just a little fun for herself, and Drew as just trying to not look like the loser at the wedding. Their meet...

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Jasmine Guillory's debut novel, The Wedding Date, is a delightfully sweet romance that I just DEVOURED. I connected with these magnetic characters and their relatable love story immediately. With smart dialogue and a storyline packed with humor, social relevance and blissful romance, it's hard to believe this is a debut at all.

It was so refreshing to read about characters who aren't emotionally stunted or carrying around trunk loads of broken baggage. This story follows an LA doctor and a San Francisco mayoral chief-of-staff through an exceedingly authentic course of events after they meet in a broken elevator. Alexa agrees to play pretend for one evening as Drew's...

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The Wedding Date was cute and quick. It wasn't my favorite but I've never been a big fan of long distance relationship as the obstacle. However that being said I will be reading her books in the future. She is great with dialogue and descriptions. I just never really clicked with the overall book.
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This is a quick read romance that I received through Net Galley . By chance two people meet in a stuck elevator, he needs a date for a wedding that weekend, she agrees to be his date. They begin to see each other without any commitment. After a series of bumps in their relationship something more happens.
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In case you live under a rock—or have never read any of my reviews—fake relationships are the apple to my pie. There is absolutely nothing I love more than a fun and romantic fake relationship story with lovable characters, a bunch of it’s-getting-hot-in-here moments and even more falling-off-my-chair-from-all-the-swooning moments. You could say my expectations for books containing a fake relationship are beyond sky-high. Well… guess what?! The Wedding Date just surpassed all of those expectations and became one of my favorite books containing a fake couple AND one of my all-time favorite books.

Alexa and Drew met in an elevator. As life would have it, the elevator got stuck while Alexa...

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A lovely debut by Ms. Guillory. Alexa a woman of color and Drew a caucasian man ends up in an elevator that stop working. Alexa is off to see her sister and he is in the Berkley area for a wedding. Right away sparks fly with a beginning flirtation in the elevator. Alexa finds out Drew is in town to go an ex girlfriend wedding and her groom happens to have been a close friend to him in the past. He has not date and ask Alexa if she would go with him. What ensues after that is how easily they played off of each other at the wedding with just knowing each other two days prior the wedding. Just when both of them things this is going to be a one night stand they find themselves flying back and...

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I really don't know why I didn't enjoy this book, but it didn't click with me.  I thought it fell flat and I wasn't surprised at anything that happened.
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The Wedding Date was sweet and sexy.  This was a basic stand in date for a wedding story where your leading characters fall in love with each other.  This story was Funny, Witty, and Charming. Really Enjoyed.
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Alexa and Drew meet during an elevator mishap at the hotel where he is staying for the wedding of his ex-girlfriend. On a crazy whim, Drew asks Alexa to be his plus one and pretrend to be Drew’s newest girlfriend, newest being the operative word as he has a player reputation. Weddings are a fine place to have lots of fun drama especially with Drew as a reluctant groomsmen. They are both successful professionals: Alexa is the mayor of Berkeley’s chief of staff while Drew is a pediatric surgeon in Los Angeles. Alexa enjoys herself quite a bit beautifully navigating the shark infested waters of wedding party. Drew is captivated by Alexa and she is equally drawn to him so they relationship...

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It's not you - it's me. We all know for me to love a contemporary romance the book has to be out of this world (I'm looking at you The Hating Game) or have some weird kink or twist. A sweet, vanilla, love-story just doesn't flick my Bic.

Alexa and Drew have a super meet-cute in an elevator. Which leads to an invite to be his fake date for a wedding. Which leads to relationship ups and downs of the realistic variety.

<b>"Yep, this was how she usually acted around hot guys. Scared to make eye contact, stared at his abs, said something awkward."</b>

Alexa has a lot of doubts about her attractiveness to Drew. She's curvy - and spends a lot of...

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, a charming romance between two likable characters, Alexa and Drew, who have to learn to trust themselves and each other on the way to a HEA.

Alexa Monroe is a chief of staff for the mayor of Berkeley, and she’s in San Francisco one evening to meet up with her sister who is in town for the weekend. On her way up the elevator in the Fairmont Hotel, the power suddenly goes out and the elevator grinds to a halt. There’s a handsome white man in the elevator with her, and they strike up a friendly, flirtatious conversation. It turns out that Drew is in town for the wedding of his friend and an ex-girlfriend, and his date had to back out...

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I just thought this was a sweet happy book. No long prolonged "Big Misunderstandings", just two people who liked each other, learned to communicate with a realistic HEA. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a pick me up. This author is now on my auto buy.

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Rating 5 stars
Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I would highly recommend this book & it’s the first book in a long time that you really are not sure the 2 main characters are going to find their HEA but you really really hope so !!

Drew & Alexis story begins in an elevator - a chance meeting where sparks fly from their mutual attraction. Drew is comitment shy never staying with the same girl for more than a few months - he needs a date for his ex’s wedding - who better to ask to be his fake girlfriend then elevator girl ..,

Alxis has a great career & is not looking for a boyfriend she decides to take Drew up on his fake girlfriend offer - they...

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Overall I liked this book, and I will definitely check out any of Jasmine Guillory's future books. Her writing is sharp and smart, as are her characters.

What bugged me slightly about the book was how low the stakes were. Two people have to navigate a long-distance relationship (only an hour plane ride, tickets for which each character seems to be able to easily afford), and the only obstacle was their unwillingness to admit to their feelings. I wanted a bit more characterization of Drew into why he's not into committed relationships (that was sort of thrown in midway through the book) and why Alexa might be reluctant to admit to being in love with him.
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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory is a debut romance featuring Alexa and Drew who meet while stuck in a hotel elevator during a blackout. She’s there to pick up her visiting sister and he’s in town for a wedding and dateless—with Drew desperate for a wedding date a fake romance ensues but real sparks fly from the start. It’s witty, sexy and sweet.
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My Rating: 3.5 Stars
You know those romance books that just leave you with a cute dopey grin on your face? They're the ones you curl up with when you're having relationship issues, or a bad week at work. Sometimes those books are just what you need to get over your bad mood.
 
The Wedding Date was one of those books for me. I started it tonight around 7pm and finished it 11pm. It was a quick read, full of easy humor, cute flirtations, and a sweet romance. The premise was super adorable, and one of my favorite tropes honestly. I LOVE books where two characters who don't know each other pretend to be dating. It was so well done in this book!
 
The conflict between the...

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