Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
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 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...
The Wedding Date was a super frustrating read. I thought it was going to be a fun, lighthearted read where Alexa and Drew fall for each other when they go to a wedding, but Alexa was so freakin annoying. I should have stopped before finishing it because she never gets any better as the story goes along. She might have actually gotten more annoying as I read... *note - some spoilers ahead*
Drew is going to the wedding of his best friend and his ex-girlfriend. They didn't cheat on him or anything, but they are so nice to him and he doesn't really deserve it. But he can't not go since he is their friend...but he doesn't have a date and he doesn't want to show up alone and have everyone talk about it. So when he gets stranded in an elevator with a girl who is cute and fun and he wants to spend more time with she seems like the perfect fake girlfriend. She can come to the wedding festivities with him and then they will go their separate ways.
Alexa wouldn't normally agree to go to a wedding with a super hot guy she gets stuck in the elevator with, but she has a moment of crazy and agrees to be his fake date. And then they go to the wedding and have a great time and that turns into them wanting to spend more time together. Only issue? She lives in Berkeley and he lives in LA. So not exactly close, but not crazy far either. The wedding happened right away and most of the book was what happens with them afterward.
Now that could have been okay if Alexa wasn't so incredibly insecure and annoying. She was constantly like he doesn't like me, even when he would call all the time or fly up to see her after having a bad day and wanting to talk to someone. He was constantly showing her through his actions that she was special to him, that he cared about her, but she was always boo hoo poor me he doesn't like me. I could not stand her. Seriously. After a night where he tells her how he cares she runs away because she knows he is going to break up with her. Like what? He just told you he was in it to win it and you take that to mean he is done? It made no sense. And anytime he would try and talk to her she would just run away like nope - I know what he is going to say so no point in talking to him because he doesn't like me and will try and let me down easy like he did with his past girlfriends. I know this even though his actions and words clearly state otherwise, I know he is going to break up with me so I am just going to ghost him and everything will be fine. Man, I felt bad for Drew. He might not be my perfect guy, but I don't know how he put up with Alexa. I don't know how these two managed to make it in the end. Really I don't believe they did because you do not go from being THAT insecure and he hates me even though he obviously doesn't to happily ever after in two seconds. You just don't. So I could see Drew getting few up with her and leaving. Or it taking much longer for her to work out her issues and actually believe that he loves her and will stay with her forever.
Overall this book was not for me. I hated Alexa so so much. Her insecurities got on my last nerve and she acted like she was 12. Not good.