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The Wedding Date (Mass Market)
While I'm not a huge fan of romance, this book was a lot of fun and perfect if you're looking for something cute and lighthearted. Drew and Alexa had chemistry that left me grinning like a dork and Alexa's existence in general--as a full figured, successful black woman--was a novelty for the genre. Overall, this was a fun, quick read with one of the best fake-to-real romance tropes that I've read outside of fanfiction.— Ciera B., bookseller
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER
#5 LibraryReads Pick
Author of Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick, The Proposal
Entertainment Weekly's "12 Romances for V-Day"
Cosmopolitan's "2018 Anticipated Reads"
Elle's "2018 Must Reads"
Harpers Bazaar's "New January Must Reads"
The Fug Girls' "Best Books of the Year"
Elle UK's "Books to Get You Through 2018"
Nylon's "January Must Reads"
Hello Giggles' "New Release Recs"
Electric Lit's "Books by WoC to Read in 2018"
Bitch Media's "2018 Must Reads"
BookBub's "2018 Romance Must Reads"
Bookriot's "Must Read 2018 January Releases"
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"A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm."--Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)
"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 bestselling author of Hunger
I vow to take thee as my date, to pretend to have and to hold, from rehearsal dinner to reception end, till Sunday do us part.
Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. She’s definitely not the spontaneous type. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.
Drew has never found it hard to meet women—or to know just when to leave them. But now, on the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, he’s minus a plus-one…until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend.
From the best man’s toast to the bouquet toss, Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible. But before they know it, 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—and neither of them can 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…
About the Author
Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She has been published in The Toast and The Hairpin, has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upwards of fifty lipsticks. She is The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal. Visit her online at jasmineguillory.com and twitter.com/thebestjasmine.
Praise for The Wedding Date
“Guillory’s debut is as enchanting as her characters—bright, bold, warm and wonderful. Even better, there’s a proposal to rival any commercial that Madison Avenue can deliver.”—The Washington Post
“This novel reads like a truly contemporary contemporary romance in that the hero and heroine grapple with issues anyone dating today will relate to.”—NPR
“What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel. I couldn’t put The Wedding Date down. I love a good romance and this delivered from the first page to the last. . . . One of the best books I’ve read in a while.”—New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay
“Kudos to Guillory, whose lively dialogue is matched by her multifaceted characters.”—Essence
“The Wedding Date brims with personality. It’s funny, deeply honest, and above all, truly swoony—the kind of all-consuming romance where you hold your breath with delight as two wonderful people start to find each other, like the best possible version of real life. We can’t wait to read more from Jasmine Guillory.”—Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, bestselling authors of The Royal We
“[An] incredibly delicious meet-cute. . . . Guillory keeps this contemporary romance fresh with well-drawn multicultural characters navigating the perils of long-distance relationships.”—Booklist
“Will charm rom-com fans.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The novel is a light-hearted and quick read with fully drawn characters.”—The Associated Press
“[An] effervescent, witty, and sexy novel, which serves as a reminder that romantic fiction doesn’t need to be a guilty pleasure—it can just be a straight-up pleasure. . . . Sometimes it’s liberating to read a book not just for a happy ending, but for the joy it contains on every single page.”—Nylon
"Guillory declared herself as a major force on the romance scene with this thoughtful interracial romance that both plumbs real-world issues like race and gender politics, while still offering up plenty of swoon-worthy moments."--Entertainment Weekly
Praise for The Proposal
“With sharp banter, a well-rounded cast of characters, and plenty of swoony scenes, Jasmine Guillory defends her position as one of the most exciting rom-com writers out there.”—Buzzfeed
“There is so much to relate to, and throughout the novel there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”—New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay
“The Proposal is the modern romance novel readers are hungry for.”—Marie Claire
“Rollicking, charming, and infinitely zesty. . . . The Proposal magnifies Guillory’s delightful voice; showcases her sharp, invigorating wit; and keeps her considerable momentum going strong.”—NPR
"The real pleasure here is the little world Guillory has created...a Los Angeles populated with a diverse, devoted crowd of nice people who hold each other up, treat each other to cupcakes, have each other’s back, and occasionally fall in love."—BuzzFeed