The Wedding Crasher
Author: Mia Sosa
What I’m Talking About:
Solange reluctantly agrees to help her wedding planner cousin with bridal party makeup and regrets it from the start. But what makes it worse is that she overhears the bride-to-be confess her love to a man who isn’t the groom. Even though her cousin threatens her to remain silent, Solange speaks up at the ceremony.
Dean is marrying Ella for mutual convenience. He doesn’t love her, she doesn’t love him, but they make good partners and their marriage will afford them the opportunity to become a power couple. While the end of his relationship doesn’t break his heart, it does threaten his promotion at work, so he calls in a favor and asks Solange to be his fake girlfriend.
Set in the same world as Sosa’s The Worst Best Man, The Wedding Crasher has all the elements of an ideal rom-com: wedding mishaps, fake relationships, awkward moments, and interfering friends. Best of all, it is the story of two strangers becoming friends and then becoming more.
Dean and Solange are perfect for one another. Both were shaped by their parents’ failed relationships, which color how each views life and love. So even though they are attracted to one another and click, each is afraid to ask for more. But, then Dean starts to question his plan because he starts to see joy through Solange. He realizes that he has choices and deserves to be happy. Meanwhile, Dean helps Solange learn to trust in others.
The Wedding Crasher is a delightful romance. Although there was one plot twist I thought was a bit ridiculous, I enjoyed watching Dean and Solange grow as individuals and as a couple, realizing best laid plans aren’t always the best; making wrong decisions won’t destroy your life; and the journey can be scary, but worth the ride. There are very sexy times, and a passion that is palatable. Overall, I enjoyed it immensely.
My Rating: B+ liked it a lot
About the Book:
Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.
Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.
Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham… there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?
Release Date: April 5, 2022
Series: Standalone; (The Worst Best Man World)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, rom-com
Format(s): paperback (400 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: NetGalley
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Reviews in the Series:
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa