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…
A super-cute debut!
I’d heard a lot of buzz about this book–author Jasmine Guillory was on both the Wicked Wallflowers Club and Smart Podcast, Trashy Books podcasts, two listens that bumped her book way up on my TBR. Happily, it did not disappoint! Alexa and Drew’s story is flirty and fun, with characters who really feel as if they’re good friends of the reader by the end of the book.
From their meet cute in an elevator to their fake-for-a-weekend relationship to their real relationship, this book kept me hooked. Though most of their relationship issues could have been resolved with some good, solid conversation, Ms. Guillory makes their reluctance to do so believable (the long distance nature of their relationship, Alexa’s unfortunate recall of Drew’s initial words about him and relationships, Drew’s dating history). Drew’s grand gesture makes everything that went before worth it, and the epilogue is beyond cute. I’ll definitely be looking for more from this author 🙂
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.