Series: The Wedding Date #3
Also in this series: The Wedding Date, The Proposal, Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date, #4), While We Were Dating (The Wedding Date, #6)
Published by Penguin, Berkley on July 16, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Berkley
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The next charming romance by the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.
Maddie and Theo have two things in common:
1. Alexa is their best friend 2. They hate each other
After an "oops, we made a mistake" night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking.
But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
‘The Wedding Party’ was a feel-good book. And sometimes, you just need to feel good!
Do you remember Alexa’s best friend from ‘The Wedding Date”? This is Maddie’s story!! I was so excited to read her story and I wasn’t disappointed!
Maddie is funny, smart, and has a sharp tongue when feeling vulnerable. She’s not opposed to relationships she just hasn’t found anyone who accepts her for the “real” Maddie. She hasn’t found anyone with whom she can be herself. That is until a moment of weakness has her in the arms of the one man she cannot stand.
Theo is Alexa’s other best friend; although their relationship is more like brother and sister than friends. He can be pompous and arrogant and use his intelligence as a weapon at times when he’s feeling vulnerable. Relationships? He can take them or leave them. But the idea of leaving what just got started with Maddie has Theo on edge and out of sorts.
The two have a deal. They will keep their tryst a secret from everyone, but especially Alexa, and once her wedding has ended, so will their tryst.
Guillory’s stories are about relationships and the struggles that come along with them, about trusting your gut and having faith in others. In every story, the struggle is about having faith in their love interest. It is about being able to be vulnerable and being willing to take the leap.
Her characters seem so real, and genuine like they could be your sister, your best friend or your co-worker. They have real, troubles real fears, and genuine emotions.
However, I felt like this book strayed a little from the first two, in that both characters continuously questioned the other’s actions and feelings. Admittedly, this drove me a little crazy. Because while I understood both characters were a little new to and leery of serious relationships, their constant inner monologue that questioned the other person made each character come across as immature and not smart, which could not be further from the truth.
Overall, I loved this story, it was a little sexy, a little funny and a whole lot of fun!