Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Happy Wedding Date Release Day!




It's finally here! The book I've been raving about for months!! I am so excited to celebrate the release of THE WEDDING DATE by Jasmine Guillory. This novel is one I connected with right away and immediately knew I'd be sharing with all the readers in my life. I've mentioned it quite a bit through my social media platforms, and possibly a time or two here on the blog. I hope you're able to get a copy from your local bookstore, online retailer, or library! If not, I may have an opportunity for you to read a copy below, hehe...



About the book: A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend...

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other...

They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want... [goodreads]
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THE WEDDING DATE by Jasmine Guillory (an excerpt)

Alexa danced with Lauren, letting the movement and the laughter shake away her annoying thoughts. When she felt a hand on her waist, she turned to see Drew behind her and laughed again, at how ridiculous the evening had been and how much fun she was suddenly having. He took ahold of one of her hands and swung her around to face him and laughed back down at her. Other members of the wedding party joined their group and danced with and around them, but song after song came on, and he never moved from her side.

“Water?” he said in her ear after they’d been on the dance floor for a long time.

“Yes, please.” She walked with him over to the bar.

She glanced up at the ornate clock over the bar, surprised at how late it had gotten. And how much she didn’t want this night to end. Damn it, it had been fun to be Drew’s fake girlfriend, but she knew that once the clock struck midnight, so to speak, the fairy tale would be all over.

He leaned against the bar, his jacket off, his bow tie untied, a little sweaty and disheveled from dancing. Good Lord, this guy was hot.

He rolled up his sleeves, exposing his tan forearms. She wanted to run her fingers up and down them and feel how warm and strong they were.

She needed to stop letting her imagination run away with her.

“Um,” she said. “It’s getting late, and if I want to make the last BART train back to the East Bay, I should probably leave pretty soon.”

Why had she said that? Why, when she was standing next to a hot guy, basically panting over him? If she was Maddie, hell, if she was Amy, she would have grabbed one of those hot forearms and wrapped it around her body, letting him know what she wanted without having to say anything. 

Sadly, she was Alexa, so she would flee instead.

He put his water bottle down and looked at her.

“Okay.”

“Okay,” she said. 

Olivia and Maddie would get mad at her for not throwing herself at him, but they didn’t understand that she just didn’t know how. Plus, rejection from this guy was the last thing her self-esteem needed. Talk about the opposite of getting back on the horse; that would make her avoid horses, and stables, and all farm animals for another few years. So to speak.

He stepped closer to her and put his hand on her waist. Her hand landed on his arm, and, without even meaning to, she ran her fingers up and down. Oh God, touching him like this was as good as she’d thought it would be.

“Or”—he looked straight down into her eyes—“you could stay.”

A question was in his eyes, and a smile hovered over his lips. His thumb drew slow circles on her hip and then moved up her side to her ribs. His other hand moved up to her face and traced the outline of her lips with his fingers.

She shivered.

He waited.

“Or,” she said, “I could stay.”

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15 comments:

  1. If I was suck in an elevator I would be with my best friend! We would probably snack on Doritos and discuss who is better Milton or Shakespeare!

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  2. Stuck in an elevator with my husband because he'd probably be able to keep me calm, lol. And Bold Party Blend Chex Mix - I'm addicted!

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  3. I'd bring my husband because he's my favorite although he probably wouldn't want snacks because he's weird like that. I always have almonds in my bag so there's that at least.

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  4. Dark chocolate covered pretzels - and a book!

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  5. If I were stuck in an elevator I would definitely want to be with my husband... I would need him to calm me down! As for snacks, I don't think I would be able to eat at a time like that but I'm always up for Oreo's!

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  6. I would want to be stuck in an elevator by myself so I wouldn't have to deal everyone else's panic. I've been there and done that. And I don't want to have to do it ever again. So in lieu of a person, I'd want my fully charged Kindle, a Pepsi, and a bag of Cheetos if I was stuck in an elevator. Maybe some jerky.

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  7. Definitely my best friend, he's hilarious to be with and we would probably have the best of times. As for snacks, gimme all the sour candy and hot & spicy Pringles.

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  8. I only need a book to survived

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  9. This book sounds so fun! If I was stuck in an elevator with someone I'd hope it was with someone that's calm and entertaining.

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  10. I have to say Neil Gaiman and he can bring his wit and cherry pie.

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  11. I'd have to go with my husband or even better...maybe by myself with a good book, a coffee, and some cookies. ;) Thanks for the great giveaway. I am looking forward to this book!

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  12. I'm going to give a totally shallow answer and say stuck in an elevator with Tom Hardy because he is very nice to look at.

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  13. If I was going to be stuck in an elevator with someone, I would want it to be my son. He wouldn't panic and he'd think it was fun, and I wouldn't panic because I wouldn't want to freak him out. I always have the iPad on me if we're out, so we could watch movies and play games. As for a snack: popcorn.

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  14. Mads Mikkelsen and hot fudge covered strawberries!

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