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The Wedding Party This had the potential to be my favorite of the series because it was enemies to lovers but I didn t love it and I am SO SAD I didn t really feel a ton of chemistry between the characters and the overall writing felt really stilted Blah This definitely wasn t a terrible book, but I think I set my expectations too high Womp Maddie and Theo have two things in common 1 Alexa is their best friend2 They hate each otherAfter an Oops, we made a mistake kiss, neither one can stop thinking about the other With Alexa s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that requireinteraction with each other than they re comfortable with Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won t fade It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn t looking.But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by First and foremost, don t fall in love. Jasmine Guillory s third book The Wedding Party is in my opinion her best yet In her signature style, this book is steamy, sweet, sassy, and has depth to it that will help us all learn a bit about what it is like to be a minority in a majority industry I thought the enemies turned lovers storyline worked so well, with the added element of their personal connection through their mutual friend Alexa.This is a perfect summer book About the BookProfessional style consultant Maddie doesn t need a man to feel fulfilled Especially not a man like Theo Theo is her best friend Alexa s work bestie Several years ago when they first met, Theo asked Maddie what she did for a living and it was clear from his reaction to her job that he found her shallow and beneath him Maddie has never told Alexa the specifics, but suffice it to say Maddie isn t interested in befriending Theo.When Alexa begs Maddie to go with her to Theo s birthday party, Maddie begrudgingly agrees Little did she know that despite her hate for Theo and his uptight beliefs, they would end up in bed together total oops But no matter how good it was, Maddie and Theo remain enemies It was a mistake, not to be repeated.Alexa s engagement may through a wrench in the works, though, when she names them both as part of her bridal party Forced to work together, they agree that some sleeping together on the side is only a way to alleviate the tension between them And only when Alexa isn t looking there s no way she can find out.Rules must be followed Don t tell Alexa This ends when Alexa gets married Only get together when they ve already been with Alexa No dates Don t fall in love But they may find some of these rules are harder to keep than they realized ReflectionMaddie and Theo are both complex, well developed characters that I absolutely loved When I read this book, I couldn t help but think how wonderful it is that Jasmine Guillory consistently pushes the boundary of the genre This is part romance, part contemporary fiction, and a must read books.I learned a lot from Maddie and Theo s characters As different as they are, they both are people who feel they have to put on a certain demeanor to be taken seriously in their careers a feat that is made difficult by the color of their skin While I think a lot of us can relate to feeling pressure to be a certain way, Maddie and Theo brought to light an interesting and unfortunate societal truth that is important to discuss When you re the minority group in the industry you work in, you don t have a chance for slip ups There is pressure to work harder, dress the right way, and be perfect than your majority counterparts I don t want to get preachy, nor does this book read that way at all This book is fun, steamy, and touching The chemistry between Theo and Maddie is HOT I also loved their relationship with Alexa, and how they both put aside their differences to support her And the ending is SO fun I won t spoil it but it left me with a huge smile on my face.This book should be next on your summer reading list Thank you Berkley for my copy Opinions are my own. The plot of The Wedding Party is pretty straightforward Theo and Maddie have the same best friend Alexa Unfortunately for Alexa, they themselves don t like each other at all Maddie thinks Theo is pompous and boring, while Theo is convinced Maddie is as shallow as it gets Despite all this, they suddenly find themselves madly attracted to each other to the point of starting a secret sexual relationship They both agree to keep it secret from their best friend, but where will all this go they are way too comfortable with each other especially since Theo is not pompous, but rather insecure and over responsible, while Maddie really has a heart of gold.I must admit I didn t connect with the characters straightaway Not until I read about Theo alphabetising Maddie s spice rack and Maddie shoving in a wardrobe her piles of clothes previously scattered all over her uber messy home The characters suddenly became relatable, although I still felt a bit annoyed with them for not realising they should give up their pretense and just admit they need each other.What I liked the most about this book is Jasmine Guillory s impeccable writing style Not a single false note in the whole book I will definitely try to read and review the previous books in the series as well as the sequel.Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion. Jasmine Guillory won my heart with this delightful romance This is her third book and in my opinion the best one yet And I defy you to read this entire book and not crave pizza I am even half tempted to try roasted garlic on my next Pizza Theo and Maddie have never really liked each other, but they tolerate one another because they are both BFFs with Alexa Then one night they accidentally uh oh kiss and then hoops they sleep together What follows is Theo and Maddie trying to find any excuse to be together and every reason not to fall in love Enemies to lovers is one of my absolute favorite tropes, but I am not even sure I would classify this book as such The banter between Theo and Maddie was almost too sweet too tame to be called enemies to lovers This is irrelevant because I really loved both Theo and Maddie, something about them together just worked for me I also really liked them as individuals and their friendship with Alexa And can I just say Alexa towards the end this was just a Sweet straightforward romance that really made me smile many thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book Aw, this is so much fun I ve read and loved Jasmine Guillory s other two contemporary romances, and The Wedding Party is just as entertaining Maddie and Theo don t like each other however, they have a best friend in common, Alexa You can probably already sense where that tension may lead them They had an oops night together, and ever since, they are each obsessed with each other Alexa is about to get married, and both Maddie and Theo are in the bridal party That attraction will not go away They make a pact that they will end their tryst once Alexa is married, but when Alexa s wedding is suddenly moved up, the pair don t know what to think of it They are actively trying not to fall in love The Wedding Party was such an engaging read with nice tension I loved the witty banter between Maddie and Theo They were so cute together This is the perfect book to pack in your beach bag when you are craving an easy, sweet romance with a touch of edge Jasmine Guillory only gets better and better I see a new book on the horizon in the fall Woo hoo I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog I mean this was alright This is my second book from Jasmine Guillory, and even though I liked this one than The Proposal I still had some issues with it I think this is way too mild for a book claiming to be a hate to love romance These two characters didn t really hate each other, they just made fun of each other sometimes and there was not nearly enough banter They would just pretend they disliked each other and then have sex a bunch of times A pet peeve of mine in romance is when the characters get together right away, and in this one they were having sex by page 30 The pacing in the beginning was strange too, because the first few chapters are like six weeks later, ten months later, etc and there s a lot of weird time jumps So the two main characters hook up 30 pages in and then decide it ll never happen again, and then of course it happens again twice in the span of the first 60 pages Then they decide that they will continue to hook up until the wedding is over their shared best friend is getting married I don t know why I just never really care for Jasmine Guillory s writing, it s always so meh to me The romance scenes are either skipped entirely or glossed over so much, and I never felt any real chemistry between the characters Not to mention they eat pizza in this book like 50,000 times and I wish I was exaggerating but I m not lol I just found myself feeling mostly bored by this story and never really caring about the romance, which is a bad sign to me I liked these characters Maddie and Theo a lot than the main characters in The Proposal though, and I found them a lot interesting probably because of their unique jobs and the whole wedding party thing I just really love books that revolve around weddings for some reason I mean this book was okay, but it s totally forgettable and probably the last time I m gonna read a romance from this author Thanks to Berkley Romance for the ARC, this goes on sale July 16th This book was received in a GoodReads ARC Giveaway I m love, love, loving Jasmine Guillory s Wedding Date series The Wedding Party is the 3rd installment and the perfect contemporary romance summer read I ve been crushing on Theo since the first book and this pairing gave me the feel good HEA I needed right about now This book was the perfect antidote to some of my heavier reads this summer, light and delicious and leaving me hungering for the next one Oh, what s one when you are already reading six Thank you, Berkley Romance I am so excited to jump into this one Jasmine Guillory s The Wedding Party is her best book to date so far I read The Proposal and was disappointed but am so glad I was able to get an advanced copy of her newest book because it was so much fun Jasmine delivers a steamy, sweet, sassy, and oh so sexy romance novel This isn t just a typical romance novel it definitely as depth to the characters and you just fall in love with the entire crew Maddie and Theo have two things in common 1 Alex is their best friend 2 They hate one anotherHahah what a combo right So, this sexy duo of Maddie and Theo land in bed with one another one problem the sex is so good they can t stop They put down some rules and have a plan that it will be over once Alex s wedding is done Of course doesn t always work out like we planned right This one was super fun and you can definitely see Guillory s talent in this novel.I am so looking forward to reading her next book in the series 4 5 stars Thank you so much to Berkley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.Publication date 7 16 19Published to GR 7 16 19

About the Author: Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.

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