Series: The Wedding Date #1
Also in this series: The Proposal, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date, #4)
Published by Berkley on January 30th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this 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 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...
Charming, sexy and funny, The Wedding Date delivered a swoon-worthy romance!
Drew finds himself stuck in the elevator where he’s staying for the wedding of his friend and ex-girlfriend. He’s the groomsman without a date, without his plus one! But getting stuck in the elevator happened to be what set in motion the best times of his life with a girl he can’t get out of his head.
Alexa is at the hotel to meet her sister to celebrate Olivia’s promotion to partner. Getting stuck in an elevator did not fit in her plans. But at least she had cheese, crackers, champagne and a hot guy to keep her company.
Drew takes a chance with this girl who makes him laugh and asks if she will be his fake date to an already awkward wedding. And while Alexa is normally a straight-laced, play by the book, don’t stray too far from the center, kind of girl, she can’t deny her attraction to and fascination with Drew. Throwing caution to the wind, she agrees and has the time of her life!
The next day, Drew has to fly back to LA and his job as a pediatric surgeon and Alexa has to go back home to Berkeley, where she works as the mayor’s chief of staff. Miles apart, the two can’t stop thinking about each other and the fun they had. One chance weekend turns into alternating weekend flights to see each other. Both are focused on their jobs, neither has experience with a good, solid relationship, yet they both find peace and solace in one another.
I found it fantastic that this couple actually talked about their feelings. They discussed their hurts, their fears, and their worries. And they genuinely loved each other. The kind of love that hurts when you aren’t with the other person. When you stare across the room and ache to touch them, kind of love. Neither fears nor distance would keep them apart and I loved their struggles and their fights and their “I can’t keep my hands off of you” moments.
I am a sucker for a good epilogue, and Guillory gave us a FANTASTIC one. It was tender and reverent, sexy and loving. It was the perfect ending to a perfect book!