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Review ❤️ The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

July 16, 2019

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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.


Release Date: Jul 16, 2019
Heat Level: Warm
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley
Price: $11.99


 

Theo and Maddie have disliked each other from the start. They are only cordial to one another because of their mutual best friend, Alexa. After attending one event together, they find themselves entering a secret relationship. The two former enemies wonder how their blossoming romance will last and will it change the dynamics of their friendship.

This is the third book in the wedding date series and I will admit it is probably the best one so far. I haven’t been the biggest fan of the series but Maddie and Theo’s relationship is fun and light. Guillory’s world also shows diversity among the characters in a realistic manner without throwing up glaring neon signs.

I couldn’t really find any logic in the reason behind Maddie and Theo’s “hatred” of one another. They both made assumptions about each other after their initial meeting and held on to it. I would not call this an enemies-to-lovers romance because it was all so trivial and they moved past it pretty quickly.

Theo and Maddie seem to have a lot of sexual chemistry. Though the author is hesitant or shy to display the intimacy, I found it interesting that they got it on so many times throughout the story while denying that they were falling for one another. The tug and pull dramatics are a bit repetitive but it didn’t annoy me as I was following their relationship plus the friendship with Alexa.

The author uses Alexa’s relationship with Drew to help coax Maddie and Theo’s story line. The problem with this is that if I had not read the previous books, I may have felt a bit lost, as if I was thrown in this world without any knowledge of the characters and their stories.

I strongly recommend reading the other books just to get a feel for everything. Overall, a cute story with light romance.

~ Samantha

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