You may remember a couple reviews back when I read The Proposal. You can check out that review to remember how much I enjoyed that novel… well, this is actually Jasmine GUillory’s first book. The Wedding Date’s main characters, actually make an appearance in The Proposal. And the one thing that they both have in common is that they are fun, extremely readable, and you won’t be able to put them down!
When strangers, Alexa and Drew are trapped in an elevator, they crack into some cheese and crackers, and of course of some flirtatious conversation. When the elevator starts moving again, Drew awkwardly asks Alexa if she’s free Saturday night… to be his “wedding date”. The two of them had nothing more in mind than a fun night. Well, after a really fun night, and then multiple trips back and forth to the separate cities that they both live in, they’ve fought themselves unexpectedly falling in love. Neither are the long-term relationship type, but neither can admit to themselves that this is something more than just some fun weekends. Now they both just need to figure it out!
This is Jasmine Guillory’s first novel, and at moments you can tell, but honestly it doesn’t matter. Her wit and driving plot make up for it! The Wedding Date fits into the romance genre, but it isn’t your typical tropey romance. There is an interracial relationship, and the problems that the couple face because of it are touched on. Alexa is a very successful woman, who doesn’t necessarily fit the conventional Western thoughts on what a woman should look like. She’s also a woman after my heart with a love of Anne of Green Gables, and here’s a great quote I’m going to share with you;
Anne was right to smash her slate over Gilbert’s head—fuck him for calling her Carrots.
One thing that is across both of her books is her description of food is INCREDIBLE. From donuts, to wine, to tacos, you are instantly craving whatever you are reading. This book actually made me want to go run out to the nearest Tim Horton’s and pick up a sprinkle donut. It’s so fun, and refreshing to read an author describe food with such love.
Anywho, if you’re up for a really fun book that you want to rip through next weekend. This may be your next read!