by Kelly Eadon
A LITTLE FAKE RELATIONSHIP NEVER HURT ANYONE . . .
Kate Massie has big dreams-they just haven’t worked out. Yet. In the meantime, she spends her days clerking for a judge and her nights fantasizing about her tall, dark, and sexy gym crush. So when she runs into him one night, she’s shocked to realize he was her shy, nerdy junior-prom date. But that isn’t where the surprises end . . .
James Abell needs a date to his sister’s wedding. So when Kate agrees, he’s relieved . . . until one little lie turns their wedding date into a full-blown fake relationship. Only it doesn’t feel fake-not the toe-curling kisses and definitely not the electricity. Neither of them is looking for something real . . . but they just might fall for their own little white lie.
This is another one of those times when I wished the couple would just talk to each other more, but I’m pleased to say Eadon handles it in a way that never made me want to smack either of them 🙂 Usually these things just frustrate me but she makes it work. There are little points of drama here and there throughout the story but nothing was ever too big.
Kate and James get together under false circumstances and jump straight into a pretend relationship so they skip a lot of the get-to-know-you steps. The crash course method of dating seems to work for them though (outside of that pesky sharing thoughts and feelings thing) … for the most part. But that’s where those small bits of drama comes in.
Because they skipped over the more traditional parts, there are things about both of them that would have come up but instead bites them on the behinds. With more time together and a trust built up between them, that’s where the good communications skills would have fixed it but without it there’s a bit of trouble. Plus everyone has baggage, it’s just that with the speed that things happen it seems heavier here 🙂 and Eadon does a great job of resolving everything smoothly.
A fun story of a backwards romance, The Wedding Date is entertaining and best of all not too frustrating. The couple has their issues but they come across as real and the resolution is smooth.