Release Date: Jul 16, 2019
Heat Level: Warm
Publisher: Penguin Group
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.