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Blog Tour with Review – The Wedding Date by Zara Stoneley

Blog Tour with Review – The Wedding Date by  Zara StoneleyThe Wedding Date: The laugh out loud romantic comedy of the year! by Zara Stoneley
Published by HarperImpulse on April 20, 2018
Genres: Chic-Lit
Source: Rachels Random Resources

I received this book for free from Rachels Random Resources in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


One ex.One wedding.One little white lie.

When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, she couldn’t be happier. There are just three problems…

1) Sam’s ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man.2) His new girlfriend is pregnant.3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn’t (see points 1 and 2 above)

So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job.

Actor Jake Porter is perfect for the role: single, gorgeous and cheap! Sam is certain it’s the perfect solution: no strings, no heartbreak and hopefully no chance of being found out.

But spending a week in the Scottish Highlands with Jake is harder than she imagined. He is the perfect boyfriend, charming, sexy and the hottest thing in a kilt since Outlander! And his dog Harry is quite possibly the cutest things Sam has ever seen!

As the wedding draws closer, Jake plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam’s not sure if Jake is acting anymore…

Samantha Jenkins is thrilled for her best friend that is getting married. The problem that she is marrying Sam’s ex’s brother and he’s going to be the best man. Everyone’s going to know he’s cheated on her when he comes with is the hugely pregnant girlfriend. To save face Sam and her friend come up with a plan to pay for a date to the week-long wedding festivities in Scotland. There is one rule no sleeping together. Jake agrees to the terms and as the week goes on it’s hard to remember that it’s all just pretend.

In an Oyster shell –  This author had me laughing out loud and leaving me wanting to share the funny bits with my husband. I almost embarrassed myself because I started reading this on the train and it was so hard not to bust out laughing! Books like this are so rare and so needed.

The Pearls – Sam was just an amazing character. I like how the author wrote from her perspective. Sam’s inner commentary was what sent me over the edge in laughter most of the time. Her humor was absolutely contagious. Jake played a great hero he’ll make somebody a great book boyfriend if you are into that.  The supporting characters added to the humor and dynamic making for a well-rounded story.

The plot was thorough and interesting. You had to keep turning the pages to eagerly see what was happening next. These characters always had some kind of shenanigans going around. Even though it was a funny story, there were some somber moments that made it more realistic. That made for a complete story that was wholesome to boot.

This author was in complete command of her British English language. She had great word choices that made this an intelligent write. It read really well and the flow was good. It was very well done.

The Sand – A good book always ends too soon. Don’t get me wrong the ending was great.

I hope to read more from this author.

5 Pearls!


About Zara Stoneley

Born in a small village in Staffordshire, Zara Stoneley wanted to be James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. Writing novels means she can imagine she is all these things, and more!

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.
She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a naughty cockapoo, and a very bossy cat, and loves spending time in sunny Spain.

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