First and foremost I would like to thank you guys for taking the ride with us into the new year. 2020 seems surreal and yet feels like it’s going to be a hell of a year. The month of December was a hectic one for me. Finals took over my life and I didn’t even get to bake Christmas cookies (sad face) but, I finished my exams strong and still had a week and a half to read some of the books I picked up during the semester. During December I read ” The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory. This book caught my eye while shopping and I didn’t buy it at first but it was bothering me so much that I went back and had to make the purchase lol. What can I say, I love books.
The summary in the back says “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 had high hopes for this book. The cover is adorable and definitely had me hooked even before opening the cover. I’m always here for a love story, interracial couple? even better. It had such a cute foundation of meeting in the elevator and faking the relationship to later fall it love; it could of been perfect! Unfortunately, it was a huge miss for me. Once the wedding scene was over and they went back to their lives it was basically the same scenes over and over again. I just hated how Alexa and Drew both liked each other but insisted on denying it to each other which led to a fight every other chapter. The fight would lead to Drew being rude to his best friend Carlos, (who actually was my favorite character) and to Alexa being sad. It was repetitive and I was not expecting how explicit it was lol. I’m far from a prude but this book just wasn’t what I thought it would be. I just felt like there was no depth to their relationship and them falling in love didn’t seem realistic. Maybe I’m crazy but the writing just didn’t it sell it to me and I found it a bit confusing at times because it was told in 3rd person but we could still read their thoughts and sometimes I would have to go back to figure out who was thinking what lol. Overall I would say this book was EH at best.
If you guys have read this book feel free to comment and let me know what you thought! I would love to hear your opinions and if you want me to do my book club posts a little different I’m all ears!
&& again thank you for taking this journey with us into 2020.
We appreciate you!!