The Wedding Date

digital download. 8:30 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2018. ISBN 9780525530909. $66.50. F
Guillory’s protagonists meet cute at the beginning of her sparkling debut and remain that way throughout this dual point-of-view novel. Alexa’s impulsive decision to help Drew save face at the wedding of his former girlfriend and former best friend leads to a relationship that neither of them could have anticipated. Despite its fairy-tale elements, Alexa and Drew’s story is imbued with the type of realistic concerns one might expect to arise in a long-distance (although both live in California, they are an airplane ride away) interracial relationship between two busy, successful people whose pasts still haunt them. Although Janina Edwards’s narration would have been improved with more differentiation among the characters, Guillory’s personae are so well realized that it’s usually clear who is speaking even when most voices sound similar.
VERDICT This debut romance is highly recommended for all public libraries.
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