The Wedding Date
Published April 5th 2016
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A little fake relationship never hurt anyone...
Kate Massie has big dreams-they just haven’t worked out. Yet. In the meantime, she spends her days clerking for a judge and her nights fantasizing about her tall, dark, and sexy gym crush. So when she runs into him one night, she’s shocked to realize he was her shy, nerdy junior-prom date. But that isn’t where the surprises end...
James Abell needs a date to his sister’s wedding. So when Kate agrees, he’s relieved ...until one little lie turns their wedding date into a full-blown fake relationship. Only it doesn’t feel fake-not the toe-curling kisses and definitely not the electricity. Neither of them is looking for something real . . . but they just might fall for their own little white lie.
About the Author
Kelly Eadon is a romance writer living in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and a house full of rescue animals, aka “the kraken”. She swears like a sailor and says whatever pops into her head. In order to counteract her big mouth, she wears high heels whenever possible. In her spare time she spins, kick boxes and attempts to renovate her farmhouse. She hates sanding drywall, loves to cook, drinks lots of wine, gets scary competitive at trivia, and enjoys time spent exploring with her rescued beagle mixes – see more.
I really enjoyed Eadon's writing in The Wedding Date. It's witty and funny, and kept me engaged. I really like Kate's best friend, Ryan - he's one awesome dude. In the first few chapters, you get to see a lot of him, then, sadly, he kind of just drops off the map. It bummed me out a little bit. Ah, James, a sweet and swanky dude (...I'm not entirely sure what I mean by swanky, but it feels like the right fit - just roll with it). The best part? He's and an aerospace engineer. It's not a profession you often read about, and it's extra cool because my BNBF (Best Non-Book Friend) is one. As far as the rest of his character goes, he's a bit too much of a pushover for my liking - grow a pair, mate! Then there's Kate. I know she's a MC, but honestly? I could take or leave her character. I didn't feel too emotionally attached to her, but, speaking of emotions, she definitely has some emotional issues she needs to work on, like stat.
[Warning: The following paragraph is kind of spoiler-y, proceed at your own risk]
The only real issue I had with the book was the ending - maybe the last 2 or 3 chapters. Up until that point, everything is rolling along smoothly. We get to see Kate and James develop as their relationship begins to blur the line between fake and real, and they overcome a few minor problems that make them stronger. Then shit hits the fan, and they argue and break off what I'm not even sure was an actual real relationship. Queue some soul searching, and suddenly they've made a huge mistake and now they have to go pour their hearts out in a big mushy scene that has me rolling my eyes. AND after only 3 weeks, they're suddenly in love, so queue a HEA. That came out a bit more like a rant than intended... but I really hate it when books have an ending like that.
The Wedding Date is a cute and funny read that had me in stitches in places, and gave me a serious case of the feels in others. I've got my fingers crossed for a Ryan spin off novel. Anyone with me?
3 out of 5
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