TGIF book friends!
Thrilled to share with you today my review for this delightful romance that starts off with a proposal at Dodger Stadium! Keeping my fingers crossed that the Dodgers can pull off a win tonight!⚾️💙⚾️💙
This was another fun read with my BOOK BESTIES who I’m sure are all rooting for the Dodgers as well! Although one of them wasn’t sure they were a baseball team, I won’t single anyone out though😉
Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and propose to me???
Man bun… doesn’t know how to spell your name… proposes at a Dodgers game… 3 STRIKES YOUR OUT! The opening scene to this book was epic, something I’ve always thought every time I’ve watched one of those scoreboard proposals…. what happens if the girl says, “ KNOW“? Well this book shows you exactly what happens to Nik after the very public proposal…. and can I just say, if this were to happen to any of us I would certainly hope we’d all have a Carlos in the stands to come to our rescue!
A sweet, fun, love story, about two people determined not to fall in love… so, after Carlos and his sister rescue Nik they head to a bar and meet up with Nik’s Besties…. I have to say the relationship between these three girls was really the highlight of the story, it was kind of “ Sex in the City“ on the West Coast… I loved how there for one another they were, how supportive, how non-judgemental, and I loved how bourbon and cupcakes cured everything…. Looove strong female friendships in books!
The book perhaps was predictable, but it is a romance, there is generally only one satisfying outcome… for me what makes or breaks a romance is the characters and the chemistry…. this book was filled with wonderful characters including all the secondary characters…. both Nik and Carlos had wonderful friends, and Carlos had an amazing family…. also loved all the food talk, can’t get enough cupcakes, enchiladas, tacos, etc. etc. etc. where this book fell a little short for me was in the chemistry I didn’t always buy into the chemistry between Nik and Carlos… but what I did believe was, they had a very strong connection and friendship, and truth be told that is what will get this fictional couple through the years! My other little niggle was the Los Angeles stereotyping, I grew up in the LA area and we all ate carbs especially Pizza! Just saying😉
Recommend when you are in the mood for a fun Romance filled with fabulous characters!💕
*** A huge thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own…
When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise–or happen in front of 45,000 people.
When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the hard part–they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans…
At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik’s rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik’s social media blows up–in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes…
be sure to stop by all the Bestie’s blogs today and read their wonderful reviews!💕