The Wedding Party
Score: 4/5 Bookmarks
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory is the third book in her series. In each book a supporting character from a previous book becomes the lead and we follow them as they inevitably find love in an unlikely situation (and partner). Guillory’s writing is witty, light and steamy and The Wedding Party is no exception, it’s the perfect summer read.
Guillory also creates wonderful female leads who are strong, successful, and usually African American which is a refreshing change for the romance genre!
If you enjoyed The Wedding Date you’ll love how Alexa’s two best friends (who previously hated each other) find themselves thrown together. Both characters are fleshed out a lot more and it’s fun learning about them in a deeper way.
You can grab a copy of the book on Amazon here, or why not listen to it on audiobook. I almost exclusively listen to ‘books on tape’ these days while I’m driving, cooking, working out etc. And if you haven’t heard, Libro.fm is the only audiobook service that gives a percentage of the proceeds back to a local brick-and-mortar bookstore (you get to nominate which one). So I feel doubly good about my purchases now! Get three for one audiobooks by using my affiliate link on the button below.
Maddie and Theo have two things in common:
1. Alexa is their best friend
2. They hate each other
After an "oops, we made a mistake" night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right?
But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love.