The Wedding Party is Steamy and Complicated | Review: The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

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Jasmine Guillory does it again with The Wedding Party--and your favourite characters from the previous two books make cameos!


Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend

2. They hate each other

After 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 require more interaction 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.

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory 
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

So, if I haven't made it abundantly clear this past year: I'm very fond of the enemies-to-loves trope. I'm even more fond of Jasmine Guillory's particular brand of romance because it is constantly a big source of the warm and fuzzies. I really loved both The Wedding Date and The Proposal so reading The Wedding Party was a definite must for me.

As with the other books in the series thus far, you don't need to read them in any order. They are connected by a cast of characters but each story is pretty much a standalone. We see familiar faces pop up quite frequently throughout all three.

That being said, I enjoyed The Wedding Party, although it is my least favourite of the three. (My favourite being The Proposal.) For me, it had some pacing issues and bordered on a bit repetitive. Which doesn't necessarily take away from the good in it, but it did cause me to put it down a few times and drift out of the story.

Let's get back to the good!

There is something about these two characters that feels magnetic and frustrating--I genuinely liked both Maddie and Theo as characters. Their chemistry is off the charts and a little bit hilarious. Honestly, they're both a mess when it comes to their stubbornness and feelings, and their inability to admit that their relationship is more than sex, and that they don't hate each other, but it's the kind of mess that tugs a smile to your lips and leaves you feeling a little buzzed.

Guillory takes her readers away and teases us into something indulgent, fun and lively. Not only is her writing as smooth as ever, her plotlines are steamy and fluffy. There's this song and dance to these two character's relationship that makes everything all the more entertaining. She makes you believe in romance and will leave you swooning, and possibly craving pizza with roasted garlic on it. The Wedding Party is steamy and captivating!

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