The Wedding Date Disaster
Author: Avery Flynn
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hadley Donavan can’t believe she has to go home to Nebraska for her sister’s wedding. She’s gonna need a wingman and a whole lot of vodka for this level of family interaction. At least her bestie agreed he’d man up and help. But then instead of her best friend, his evil twin strolls out of the airport.
If you looked up doesn’t-deserve-to-be-that-confident, way-too-hot-for-his-own-good billionaire in the dictionary, you’d find a picture of Will Holt. He’s awful. Horrible. The worst―even if his butt looks phenomenal in those jeans.
Ten times worse? Hadley’s buffer was supposed to be there to keep her away from the million and one family events. But Satan’s spawn just grins and signs them up for every. Single. Thing.
Fine. “Cutthroat” Scrabble? She’s in. She can’t wait to take this guy down a notch. But somewhere between Pictionary and the teasing glint in his eyes, their bickering starts to feel like more than just a game…
The Wedding Date Disaster is one of those books that hit all the right notes. This feel good romance couldn’t have come at a better time because all I want to read is books that leave me feeling happy, and this one accomplished that. Everything about it was enjoyable — even the drama. There was just the right amount of humor infused throughout this enemies to lovers romance. Plus, there was a fun small town, farm feel to it that I loved.
What about the characters? I don’t think I would have loved these characters as much if they hadn’t been thrown into a book together. Neither really stood out on their own. Hadley was trying to run away from her small town roots and make it in the big city. Will was a skeptical rich guy with a chip on his shoulder. Will thought Hadley was trying to hook his twin brother to get his money, and treated her poorly. She retaliated. They had enemies down. Their banter was top notch, and when hate started turning to something else… the chemistry was there.
The thing that made this book, and Will and Hadley’s relationship, go from good to great was the setting and the hilarious side characters. So many, many hilarious things can happen on a farm and in the small towns around it. A quirky family member can also be rom-com gold. Hadley had more than one that made me laugh. All the things that pushed Will and Hadley together in this book helped make them shine as a couple.
Was there anything I didn’t like about this book? No, there really wasn’t. The Wedding Date Disaster was truly a good time. Low angst, just the right amount of drama, an adorable romance. There wasn’t anything for me not to like. It’s a great book if you’re looking for a good beach read or fun escape.