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A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory—author of the Resse Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick The Proposal.

#5 LibraryReads Pick

“A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)

What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel....One of the best books I've read in a while.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend....

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other....

They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century—or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want....

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ISBN-13: 9780399587665

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Publication Date: 01-30-2018

Pages: 336

Product Dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.85(d)

Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She has been published in The Toast and The Hairpin, has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upward of fifty lipsticks. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, and Royal Holiday. Visit her online at and

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Reading Group Guide

Reader's Guide
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Questions for Discussion

1. Would you be able to choose your career over a possible long-term relationship, much like Alexa did?

2. Was there a time when you were incredibly passionate about a project, whether at work or at home, and felt stymied about getting it through? What were you able to do to finish it?

3. Theo is Alexa’s work husband—he’s there for her, encourages her, and is all-around her closest confidante at work. How impor-tant is it to have a work bestie? Do you have one?

4. When was there a time you knew a relationship wasn’t going to work out, much like Drew’s situation? You weren’t in love with the other person, and you knew it was best to end the relationship. How difficult was it? Talk about your experience.

5. There are several instances of racism throughout the novel, both subtle and obvious. Have you observed racist behavior in your life, and if so, how were you affected by it? Did it cause you to act? Why or why not?

6. Drew doesn’t see himself as a “player,” even though many of his ex-girlfriends do. Do you think he is one, or does he just have a different understanding of what defines a “player”?

7. Communication is important in relationships. With all the dif-ferent ways of communicating that technology now offers, have you ever had a text or email exchange that was misinterpreted and that led to conflict?

8. Alexa has a lot of guilt about her past with her sister. Do you think she’s right or wrong to feel guilty about her past behavior? Have you done something that you still feel guilty about, even if the other people affected have forgiven you and moved on?

9. Alexa and Drew bond over a mutual love of food. How impor-tant a role does food play in your own relationships?