Sunday, 17 April 2016

Book Review - The Wedding Date by Jennifer Joyce - Blog Tour

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Title: The Wedding Date
Author: Jennifer Joyce
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Carina
Publication Date: 28th March 2016
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Will you…date me?

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?

The Wedding Date is another really enjoyable and entertaining story by Jennifer Joyce. If you don't like large webs of lies then this may not be the story for you, as it did get a bit confusing at one point, trying to remember who was aware of which lies that Delilah couldn't help but tell. 

It all started with one small omission of fact, where Delilah implies she has got over her ex of 9 months and is also moving on and dating again. And somehow she is persuaded to bring the new man as her plus one to an old friends wedding. The only small problems are that Delilah is not over Ben, and she has no interest in dating again at the moment. 

And so project Wedding Date is born, between her and her two best friends Ryan and Lauren. Between them they try all manner of ways to meet men for Delilah to make the lie true, and have a date for the wedding. 

The first half of the book is filled with some truly horrifying but hilarious dates, as all sorts of stereotypical male characteristics are on display, from the sore loser to the one very much not over his ex and a whole variety of others. 

To my eyes there are two potential men that Delilah was likely to end up with, either the best friend or the colleague, and for a long time I really wasn't sure which way the story would go. Of course I won't spoil the ending by telling you, but would be interested to see how many predict accurately. 

Despite Delilah not really liking her job, I must say I did enjoy seeing her at work as there were just enough mentions of biscuits and possible recipes including biscuits to make me very peckish. 

I loved the light hearted feel to this feel good romantic comedy, with each chapter starting with a text message exchange either past or present that is relevant to the upcoming chapter, between Delilah and her friends. Even her name is made fun of many times, and if you think one of the jokes is about to start wearing thin, think how it must be for any real person with that name, and how often they must hear the same comments/songs. 

Thanks so much to Netgalley and Carina for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

Thank you to Jennifer for inviting me to be part of her blog tour. 

About Jennifer Joyce

Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. Her latest novel, The Wedding Date is out now.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great light hearted book that would really suit me at the moment.


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