The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

I was getting extremely tense that I wouldn’t meet my Goodreads goal for this year and there’s less than a week left in it and I was dragging my heels through a Marcia Willett book .How can that be? I love Willett’s book! But it just wasn’t moving very quickly. I needed a quicker fun book and picked this off my stack. It was just the ticket-fun and fast paced. I was slightly apprehensive because I didn’t love her first book as much as everyone did. This one is quite similar to the first in style, romance, sex, friends, successful careers, and geography. It was halfway into the book before I realized that the main character of this book is the bff of the main character of the other book (which also provides a little peek into an epilogue of sorts for those characters.)
I gave this 3 stars on Goodreads, which is a bit skimpy-if there were fractions I’d give it 3.5 or .75. I especially enjoyed all the small side stories and secondary characters. Perfect vacation fun reading.

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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

I was really looking forward to this as a light romantic romp and while it did live up to that, I just didn’t like it as much as all the good reviews led me to believe I would. I did really like the characters, and I also enjoyed that they were very competent successful professionals-he a doctor, she the mayor of Berkeley’s right hand woman.  The meet-cute (trapped in an elevator, pretend to be a date at a wedding) was charming. There was a TON of sex in this, so much that I actually found it off putting! (have I become a prude? Or did it just detract a bit from the story for me??) I also spent a lot of time wondering how anyone can afford to fly somewhere every other week.