Genres: Friends to Lovers, Romantic Comedy
I read and liked The Wedding Date and loved Carlos.
He’s swoony in this book and I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t unputdownable.
I did love the diversity in this story (Nik is black and Carlos is Hispanic), but the dialogue was partly cliched and sometimes they laughed at each other too much.
That sounds critical, but it takes away from the flow of the dialogue for me.
The story starts out as a page-turner – Nik is at a Dodgers game with her boyfriend of five months when he proposes to her on the Jumbotron, but it’s all bad.
He spells her name wrong.
She says, “No”.
Everyone at the stadium and at home watching is mad at her.
Enter Dr. Carlos Ibarra and his sister Angela.
They pretend to know her and get her out of the stadium seamlessly.
Nik and Carlos start out as just friends and it began to grow into a sweet romance.
It’s an easy read, but not a page-turner.