- Alexa is a curvy queen
2. Drew has a healthy infatuation with Alexa’s intellectAs a pediatric surgeon, Drew has a pretty impressive career, so he isn’t intimidated when he meets Alexa–the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Berkley, California. When Alexa focuses on a project that is close to her heart and sometimes takes her away from Drew, his ego isn’t bruised but rather, he becomes her biggest cheerleader.
3. Their sex sounds amazingWith every great romantic novel, the main characters fall in love and of course, details of their sexual escapades are included. Alexa and Drew are of no exception to this trope. From Guillory’s descriptions, there is no shortage of heat between the two and the intimacy between them definitely made my heart skip a few beats.
4. There’s a sequel on the way!Immediately after finishing the book, I wanted more of Alexa and Drew. I took my Twitter fingers to Google and was delighted to discover that part two of their love story would arrive on bookshelves and in my own personal library in October/ It’s safe to say that I’m counting down the days for The Proposal to become available for pre-order.
5. I think I could cast the movie perfectlyAs I do with most books I read, I tend to cast the characters for the blockbuster film I want it to be in my mind. While I don’t know if there are any major networks in the running to get this novel on the big screen, if there are Mudbound‘s Garrett Hedlund should be the frontrunner for Drew and I’d die to see Teyonah Parris as Alexa. Ugh, someone from Hollywood just call me so I can help you make this happen. As if my singular love for The Wedding Date wasn’t enough, I told my best friend and frequent reading companion about it. She too is a member of The Wedding Date hive after closing the door to her office on a Monday and burying her nose in book and read it all in an afternoon! When I asked her thoughts after she was finished, she candidly shared: “It was a refreshing narrative in the romance genre that is more inclusive and representative of what a couple in 2018 looks like that also explores some issues that an interracial couple faces in the early dating stages. The author allows for the characters to explore those themes without it taking away from the overall story of the book.” So, if you’re looking for a romantic and somewhat comedic book to fall in love with as the summer whines down, I say, read The Wedding Date, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.