Alexa gets on the elevator in Fairmont Hotel, heading to her sisters’, Olivia, room to celebrate as Olivia just made partner at a law firm. In the Elevator is also Drew, who is staying at the hotel as well, to attend a wedding as a groomsman. On their way up, the elevator gets stuck and these two strangers try to make their predicament easy by keeping each other company.
In this short time, Alexa finds out Drew’s ex-girlfriend is getting married to his friend and he is a groomsman (talk about complicated) who needs a date to the wedding. There is an attraction between the two and Alexa decides to humour Drew by agreeing to play ‘fake girlfriend and date’ to the wedding.
The wedding comes and with some drama, but these two seem to pull off their fake relationship so well it leaves both of them wanting more of each other, but there is a slight problem, they live in separate cities and Drew is not quite ready to be in a relationship and did I forget to add, Alexa is black and Drew is white.
The Wedding Date follows the story of this interracial duo as they navigate their way through possible romance or a difficult ‘situationship’. If you are a huge fan of chick lits, witty exchanges and proper dialogue, you would enjoy this 25-chaptered novel.
Jasmine did a great job with developing the characters of this novel, which makes sense as she explores these characters in the different spin-offs after The Wedding Date. I would describe the novel as charming, not shying away from romance narratives as some authors do and relatable too.