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I actually enjoyed the book. I may be the only one who enjoyed it. lol I liked the different dynamics of the two characters. I wasn't expecting the ending, but was happy it happened. Ready for the next book.
I cannot understand why this book is highly rated. The writing is juvenile at best. Completely predictable. I can't stop reading a book once I start, but I wish I had.
Okay, I read the Wedding Date and it was "so-so". In that book, all they did was eat and have sex, the plot was predictable, but somehow I decided to give her another shot, will leave my review after I finish "The Proposal".
I do not understand why this book has such good reviews. The writing is painfully juvenile. I could not finish it.
I read this for the "A Humorous Novel" part of my 2019 reading challenge. This book was a fantastic surprise, I loved the bits of humor, the steamy scenes, and her hilarious revelation at the end. I expected a fairly generic, romantic chick lit and this was a treat.
4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance, and especially if you are looking for more diversity within the romance genre.
When Nik's boyfriend unexpectedly proposes to her at a Dodger's game (live on the JumboTron) she is angry, mortified, and publicly shamed when she doesn't say "yes". Carlos and his sister sitting a few rows behind Nik decide to swoop in and save her from more on-camera humilation. To thank them, she buys them a drink. Nik has sworn off men after the proposal, but she can't help but appreciate how kind and good-looking Carlos is. What's the harm in meeting up for dinner? Carlos and Nik aren't looking for a serious relationship, but things can get blurry pretty quickly in a new relationship. Can they keep it casual? Or are they looking for more?
I really loved this book! Carlos was my favorite character in Guillory's other book The Wedding Date, so seeing him as the main character of this book was a lot of fun. I definitely liked Nik a lot, and their chemistry together was really great. They were both honest and sarcastic characters which was refreshing in a romance novel. I loved the foodie aspect of the story, and Carlos's love of food and cooking. My favorite part was that the side characters and especially Carlos's family members played a large role in this book. I loved the family dynamics with Carlos and his sister, cousin, etc.! I think once again Guillory shows a modern take on dating and relationships that feels fresh and romantic, but more realistic. Overall I really enjoyed this book, and it definitely has me excited to read Guillory's next novel!
Well-drawn characters, lively dialogue, a feminist lead, and a happy-ever-after ending. Another feel-good romance by the author of The Wedding Date. Sweet!
Fans of Jasmine Guillory's first book "The Wedding Date" should love this loosely based sequel that picks up with freelance writer Nik and doctor Carlos. Following a very public and disastrous public proposal by Nik's clueless man bun-wearing boyfriend, she and Carlos embark on what they both intend as a casual fling but may actually be something more. If you're looking for a cute, contemporary romance, this is it.
An unlikely meet-cute ends with a satisfying HFN (happy for now). If you enjoyed The Wedding Date, you'll love Nik and Carlos, and their surrounding family and friends. Don't worry, I'm sure the'll return in The Wedding Party (out in 2019).
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A public proposal gone very wrong sparks a fun, smart, utterly charming tale of friends-to-friends-with-benefits-to-definitely-more-than-friends. I really enjoyed Guillory's previous novel, "The Wedding Date," and I think this one is even better! Jump on the holds-list now; you won't want to wait.