It’s hard to describe The Wedding Date as anything other than average – it’s the perfect three-star romance.
It’s possible that The Wedding Date didn’t work because Guillory is not a good match for me. I found the conversations between the love interests to be stilted, the way the characters’ bodies are described was clunky and awkward, and the smut was… not good. Every scene felt like a timid replay of the last, and it was like spying on two boring people pretending to like each other.
I wanted to like The Wedding Date, mainly because it’s the start of a relatively long series, but it felt like a paint-by-numbers of what a contemporary romance should be. Lots of ‘insert white privilege’ followed by ‘we don’t need to talk about what this relationship is because it’s casual’ with a little ‘body positivity quickly overwhelmed by insecurities’ to round it out.
I’m going to give The Proposal a chance – mostly because it’s an interesting premise, but also because Carlos was a much more mature and emotionally aware character than Drew. But it needs to be excellent to make me want to commit to a six-book series after the extremely average The Wedding Date.