The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date

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 ...

Details The Wedding Date

TitleThe Wedding Date
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary, Adult, Contemporary Romance

Reviews The Wedding Date

  • Roxane
    What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel. I couldn’t put The Wedding Date down. I love a good romance and this delivered from the first page to the last. Alexa Monroe is a great heroine—smart, funny, and full of the anxieties women know intimately. And when she meets the handsome doctor Drew Nichols in an elevator, it’s the beginning of an adventure in falling in like and then lust and then love. It was also nice to read a fun novel about...
  • Christy
    4 stars!!!The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory is charming, sweet, and downright adorable! I had trouble believing this was a debut novel- it was so well written and a pleasure to read! Alexa and Drew meet in an unconventional way. They’re stuck together in an elevator. Being stuck together leads to them going to a wedding together. After that, this couple just can’t seem to get enough of each other. Drew is a pediatric surgeon from LA and Al...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    4.5 stars <3The Wedding Date was exactly what I needed an ad even more.The writing was beautiful and the story refreshing.I adored Alexa and Drew.Alexa is smart and funny.Drew is charming,sweet,cute and kind.I really like how they met and I enjoyed that they start first as friends.They have some flirty,funny and sweet moments.It was fast paced and lighthearted.I will probably add a little bit more in my review closer to the release     
  • Ginger at
    My new favorite adult contemporary novel of the year! What a fun, sweet, HONEST portrayal of two people falling in love. I felt like I knew these two characters from the beginning. As the story progresses, so did my attachment to them. As most love stories go, there will be hiccups along the way, and since I felt so invested in these characters, my heart broke right alongside them. But I was also cheering for their happily ever after, too. Mark y...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Rating ~4.5 *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This book is a lovely gem. Fun, flirty, romantic, sexy and charming, it is a delight from start to finish. I do not read adult contemporary romances often, but when I do this is what I like to find. It was also great to find a book about an interracial couple with the sort of real-life situations and conflicts that could arise for them. Alexa Monroe is a smar...
  • Manda Collins
    This book is a sheer delight. Full review closer to release date.
  • Malia
    This is the story of Alexa and Drew and their complicated, long-distance relationship. I was drawn into the story quickly and the characters were strong and interesting. Sometimes the dialogue was a little stilted, but the story moved well and the pace was good. I rooted for the two characters and their relationship and though the beginning felt a little forced, it all became more logical and believable as the story progressed. The setting and mo...
  • Rachelle
    3.5 starsI was trying to decide between 3 and 4 stars, so I decided to settle in the middle. 3.5 it is. ***I received a free eARC in exchange for an honest review***Alexa and Drew have the perfect little meet cute in an gets stuck and they have to wait it out. Sparks fly, the flirting comes out, and honestly it's everything I hoped and dreamed would happen to me if I were single and stuck in an elevator with a hot guy. After gettin...
  • Rosie J.
    Review to follow ... soon.
  • Lauren
    As soon as I saw the title and cover of Jasmine Guillory's The Wedding Date, I knew I had to have it! Books about weddings are some of my favorites. Plus anytime the word "fake" is involved - be it a fake date or a fake relationship - I'm 100% sold. The verdict? Adorable, charming, and highly romantic, The Wedding Date is a fantastic addition to the romance genre. I seriously can't believe this is Jasmine's debut novel - it's just that great! The...
  • Milena
    2.5 starsI was very excited to receive The Wedding Date from the Bookish First Program. The cover is gorgeous, the book already generated a lot of buzz, and the premise sounds so much fun. Drew meets Alexa in an elevator, Drew needs a date for the wedding of his ex that he is attending, so he asks Alexa to be his wedding date and his pretend girlfriend. Their relationship develops from there. Based on the cover and the premise I was expecting a s...
  • Jessica B.
    Early work perk read! And so freaking cute and swoony.
  • Neda
    THIS IS THE CUTEST SHIT I'VE EVER READ. I got to read this one early (~*~perk of the job~*~) and I'm so glad I did because I've been itching to get my hands on it for months. This book is light and frothy and sexy and fun (and did I mention sexy), but it also deals with some more difficult topics like interracial relationships and class/race struggles. I couldn't put it down, and I honestly never wanted the story to end. AHHH SO CUTE SO SEXY, PLS...
  • Caryn
    I read a lot of thrillers and books with serious storylines and dramatic turn of events. So when I had the chance to read this one, I jumped at the chance figuring it would be a good escape and palate cleanser. It was exactly that. We meet two characters, Alexa, who works for the Berkeley mayor and hopes to effect policy change. Drew, who lives near LA, is a doctor. The book opens with them literally meeting on an elevator. The author did a good ...
  • b.Reading
    While on her way up to her sister's hotel room, Alexa gets stuck in the elevator with a hunky white guy who steals her purse snacks along with her heart. Pediatric surgeon Drew is in San Francisco as a reluctant groomsman in his ex's wedding sans-date. When he gets stuck in the elevator with the adorable Alexa he can't help but ask her to be his fake girlfriend.Alexa agrees even though she'll need to put some of her important work for the Mayor o...
  • Lauren Rochford
    Tacos & doughnuts & sex, oh my!
  • Ang
    Okay, this was adorbs. I am in awe of the way that Guillory took weighty topics and just...incorporated them into this cute little romance novel. (for example, microaggressions and body issues)Totally recommend.
  • Sharon
    I won this book after giving my first impression of the first 40 or so pages on Bookish First. I have to say I was immediately drawn in to the story of Alexa and Drew. Who doesn’t love a fake first date story? The characters weren’t annoying or unbelievable in their flirting with each other either.This is definitely one of those books you can turn to when you’re in a reading slump or if you’re looking for something light and fun to read. ...
  • Alisa (worldswithinpages) H.
    To be honest, this book was definitely not for me. I tried to get into it, but after 4 chapters, it just didn’t do enough for me. I love plots like this and was really hoping to be swept off my feet, but the writing was cheesy and definitely not my cup of tea. Decided to not finish this one after all.Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to review this novel.
  • Chris Markley
    When Drew and Alexa get stuck in an elevator neither expects what comes next. After an instant connection Drew begs her to be his plus one at a weekend wedding. But being his 'fake' girlfriend doesn't seem fake but neither is willing to be the first to reveal their feelings. A fun story of instant connection, fear of revealing too much too soon, and finding happiness that will have you rooting for Alexa and Drew.
  • Becca
    I just didn't click with the writing style, I think. It felt too tell-y instead of show-y. Alexa was a strong character until she wasn't - both the leads felt like they had inconsistent characterization and could flip a switch from being mature to really immature with almost no reason at all. I know many people are excited for this book, and I like the author from her Twitter. So I really wanted to enjoy this, but I just didn't click with it. I h...
  • Andrea
    A great, fun romance from the meet-cute (stuck in an elevator), to the proposal (Alexa going as Drew's fake date to a wedding he's dreading), to the development of real feelings as they navigate visits to each other in LA and Berkeley, and all the sex in between. I loved that they both had jobs they cared about, and I appreciated the way Alexa worked through physical insecurities. I enjoyed that it was about an interracial relationship.
  • Jilly
    Added on the recommendation of Margaret Willison on Pop Culture Happy Hour.Really charming and surprisingly relatable and realistic modern romance (despite the HEA).
  • Sarah
    I was excited to give The Wedding Date a whirl - the premise was cute, like something out of a lifetime movie, and the promise of a POC main character was great! But after the initial few chapters it fell into the predictable pattern of most romances - there's physical attraction, the characters don't know if the other feels the same way... there's a sexytime weekend, then a separation and the requisite hashing out of said sexytime weekend with t...
  • Virginia
    A fun delightful read for any hopeless romantic who longs for an improbable romance with a predictable ending. I know that usually those words don't make for an enticing read, but hear me out! This one is a great fun read, filled with delightful characters and an easy-to-follow story. I love reading complicated books, but sometimes you need a palette cleanser and that's exactly what this book is. It's filled with heart and humor and provides a gr...
  • Victoria Bunce
    Drew had me at cheese. Seriously. I love sexy banter and Alexa and Drew had it in spades. Ms. Guillory rocked these several chapters with skyrocketing chemistry, fast-paced writing, and well-developed characters. Thank you to BookishFirst and the author for the excerpt.First, I loved the book cover. You get the idea that THE WEDDING DATE is an interracial romance and the cover's colors hint that this story is a rom-com with a hella-hot, happy end...
  • Kellyanne
    I received this ARC from Bookish First’s raffle for early review. What a treat (or more appropriately, warm doughnut!) of a book. Alexa finds herself stuck in an elevator with Drew and they hit it off. After spending the weekend as Drew’s date to his ex’s wedding, Alexa doesn’t think she’ll see him again. Despite the fact that they live on opposite ends of the state, the duo finds time to see each other on weekends and their relationshi...
  • Ashley - Book Labyrinth
    Absolutely charming! This is potentially a 4 or 4.5 read for me (I'll have to re-read to decide, I think), but I just had to round it up to 5 stars because of how lovely it was. I can't believe this is a debut novel! It makes me sad because I want to read more from this author ASAP.I loved the characters, I loved how they interacted, and I loved the progression of their love for one another. If you're at all a contemporary romance fan you must re...