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The Wedding Date Audiobook

The Wedding Date

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Publisher's Summary

"What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel...One of the best books I've read in a while." — Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author of Hunger

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...

©2018 Jasmine Guillory (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • Mike
    06/02/18
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    "A Perfect Rom Com with Sexy Consent!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is a perfect example of the genre. The pacing is great, the sweet love story and romcom hijinx hit all the right spots. Best of all, the author does a fabulous job writing POC characters and providing a model for consent-driven sex that's as romantic, spontaneous, and frenzied as one could hope for.

    It's a quick read because it's great fun from start to finish. Highly, highly recommend for anyone who enjoys romantic romps without the usual sexist tropes and racist undertones.

    The narrator did a great job of matching the playful tone of the book. Janina Edwards' voice is warm and personable, so the immensely likable and bubbly protagonist, Alexa, really comes to life in the audio format.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Audiobookhoe
    07/02/18
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    "Cute, but was hoping for more"

    I felt like it this was more like a 3-3.5 star for me, but I rounded it to the four, solely based on the conversation about white privilege.

    The wedding date was a cute book. It had more of a chick lit feel, which I liked, but it was being helmed as the romance book black women have been waiting for, and I just don't know about all that...

    Alexa and Drew(which he was absolutely forgettable) had a really awesome meet cute, but their lack of communication made the book topsy-turvy. I think because they were in their 30s, it felt immature at times. A lot could've been solved if they'd just HAD a conversation. They lived long distance, so they texted each other, but I would've loved if they talked more, or even skyped so they could get used to each other's voices and relish the moments seeing each other or hearing each other.

    They had sex quite a bit, but it was so vague, a lot of it could've been used as devices for having a conversation. I typically like my romances steamy, so it annoyed me I couldn't see what they did to each other, lol.

    Alexa was also a safe look for a Black girl to be. She described herself as Beyonce's color several times, and even though she was on the curvier side, she felt safe for me. I look when an author explores darker skin in romance, especially with romances with Black heroines being so fair skinned already, but I may have to wait a little longer considering the state of things.

    Drew was kinda corny. I really didn't see that she saw in him. I can't think of a single line, or exchange where I routed for him to get Alexa. The only time I enjoyed his screentime was when they had the white privilege convo, and I only liked it because he LISTENED. White folk tend to talk over or get defensive with these conversations so it was the only real time I liked where the author went with him.

    I think I overall enjoyed the book, and it was a good debut for this author but I hope to see something I enjoy more from her in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    Loganville, GA
    06/02/18
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    "Loved it!"

    It was the perfect lighthearted romance story of the perfect length. Not too short or long.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • b00kw0rm
    06/02/18
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    "Short but worth the credit"

    I loved how relatable the characters and their problems were—and that they had friends and jobs and concerns. Both were likable people who you could cheer for. Also, maybe I need to read more romance, but this is the first I’ve read that had a real portrayal of an interracial relationship. The narration was pleasant and unobtrusive. Highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bmccull3
    07/02/18
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    "Couldn’t get into this. "

    This is the first bad review I’ve given but I just couldn’t get into the story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rhoda Goltra
    17/02/18
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    "It's basically sex and junk food."
    Would you try another book from Jasmine Guillory and/or Janina Edwards?

    Maybe


    Has The Wedding Date turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Janina Edwards?

    Yes.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wedding Date?

    A few. Too many mundane details about donuts, burritos, and boring sex.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was fine, the story was a bit boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    NEW YORK, NY, United States
    16/02/18
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    "This book gave me all the feelings"

    Enjoyed both the narrator and the writing. Made me really happy to listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teri Dougherty
    10/02/18
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    "Terrible"

    This book was unimaginative and boring. The story could have been told in 30 minutes but instead it took 8 hours. The narrator was awful. A waste of a good Audible credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • chellej
    09/02/18
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    "I cannot stop smiling!"

    Finally a smart, relatable, and FUN romance with a black woman at the center. Alexa and Theo’s journey, was great to go on.

    Also awesome pic for a narrator- what a performance!

    #BlackGirlJoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cecilia carmichael
    amelia Island, fl
    07/02/18
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    "Disappointed"

    Doughnuts, coffee, cheese,crackers,and wine seem to be the main characters in this book. I had to force myself to continue listening. The main characters were not well developed, and a storyline where they always had the crutch of doughnuts and coffee or cheese and crackers was not interesting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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