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The Wedding Date

(Belmont Beach Brides #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  66 reviews
A little fake relationship never hurt anyone. . .

Kate Massie has big dreams-they just haven't worked out. Yet. In the meantime, she spends her days clerking for a judge and her nights fantasizing about her tall, dark, and sexy gym crush. So when she runs into him one night, she's shocked to realize he was her shy, nerdy junior-prom date. But that isn't where the surpri
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Forever Yours
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Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was just what I needed! What a fabulous feel-good, sexy romance that I just got lost in, and finished in one fabulous sitting!

Kate runs into James at the gym and doesn’t recognise him as the young shy guy who took her to junior prom. He has changed… Now a buff sexy hunk, Kate has trouble holding herself together in his presence. When a mutual friend sets them up on a fake date for James’ sisters wedding, James and Kate must pretend to be a couple… But how long can they keep pretending?
Angie Elle
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to FOREVER (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING) and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

The Wedding Date was a sweet, enjoyable read. I’ve said it dozens of times; Contemporary Romance is hit or miss for me. But sometimes I think it’s all about the timing, and this was a light read right on the heels of a heavier one for me. It was the perfect time to pick up this book. Having said that, I did have a few issues. First of all, any time you see som
Paula  Phillips
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kate had her whole life planned out and even though she never was in a long-term relationship especially since all the guys she seemed to date were jerks. That was until her life was thrown into a tailspin after completing Law school as her internship which had hopefully pathed the way for a good job ended up not existing as the company's funding and intern position were cut. Now she has moved back to her hometown and working as a clerk for a judge with the lookout of maybe one day a dream job. ...more
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: galleys
I received a complimentary copy for review/blog tour purposes.
What if I promise never to make you cry?

Contemporary romance has been my go-to genre for so long. So when I saw an opening for a blog tour this book, you betcha I clicked the button faster than you could say wassup.
Anyway, I adored this book so much. It was a sweet and humorous read. What really sold me with this book is how the characters were built, they were well developed.
Kate is a driven and strong woman. She has the characterist
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book's blog tour promotions.

If you follow my blog, then you know that I love erotic romances and dark erotica. I love those intense stories that really grip your heart and tear you to pieces. I don't always like tearjerkers, but I do love a good desparate, hopeless story. However, there are still days that I long for the uncomplicated, light-hearted feeling that contemporary romance novels
Heather andrews
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like those moments when men have the 'aha' about their women, "his chest swelled. She was one of the strongest people he knew. If he could do this relationship thing with anybody, it was her. “OK.” If she wanted to know, he’d tell her and trust her with the truth." I enjoyed this book I liked James.
Cyndi Becker
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kelly Eadon's debut, The Wedding Date, is an exceptional sweet and smart contemporary romance read. It's well written with a hero and heroine that are charming and slightly flawed. Though the premise isn't unique, the characters and story line are. There's plenty to anticipate and just enough angst to keep your attention. It starts 10 years after their lone date, a high school prom, things are about to get more complicated. Kate is my favorite type of heroines. She's strong yet vulnerable and fa ...more
3.5 stars

The Wedding Date was a fun and enjoyable read.

I enjoyed the storyline, it was well written with great characters that you could easily connect with. I found both Kate and James engaging, fun, and they made it easy for me to fall in love with.

Kate and James had great chemistry and loved how this wasn't a case of instalove, sure they were attracted to each other from the get go but the deeper, longer lasting feelings took time to develop which I appreciated.


This is Kelly Eadon's debut
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Of course when I read the blurb for this I said yup definitely have to read this and right away I fell in love with this story. The wedding date was cute, charming and adorably funny!

I'm going to start off with the characters. They were lovable, funny, and their personalities came out in each and every page. I really liked James and Kate and how they both liked one another but yet they weren't so certain about a relationship between them. I loved how we got dual povs and learned what made these
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book was everything I was looking for it being. Kate and James had sizzle-worthy chemistry, the families were hilarious and I loved the personality of Kate. She’s smart, relatable and not one to back down from a challenge.

Although these types of books can be predictable, this one still kept me wanting to quickly find out how the happily ever after was going to work out. I was still surprised at points to see where the story was going to take me and I had to laugh at the wedding shenanigans
Lindsey Milkowski
Loved it!

Couldn't put it down. Loved the writing, it felt very natural and helped draw me into the story. Can't wait for more titles from Kelly Eadon.
A perfectly entertaining summer read.
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

all Kate Massie wants is to work her way into her dream job as a lawyer prosecuting child abuse cases, but with the economy not doing so well, the only job she's managed to get is working as a clerk for a judge. However, it seems her dating life might be taking a turn for the better when she runs into the young man that once took her to the junior prom, James Abell. Except he's totally changed from the shy boy he was into a handsome, confident man.

What a delightful, fast-paced, riveting
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 “Sweet fake relationship” Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Forever Yours!

Don’t judge a book by its cover, right? Except sometimes that works. Take the cover of "The Wedding Date” as an example. So sweet. Just like the story inside.

Kelly Eadon’s debut brings us one of my favorite tropes: fake relationships. I’m a sucker for how two strangers (or sometimes friends) get to know each other and fall in love while pretending to be a couple. This is what happens to Kate and James, the main characters
Home. Love. Books.
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
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I really like fake romances, and I love stories that take place over the course of a wedding. Let's face it if you are looking for something that has a ton of drama, chances are, a wedding is where you will find some. I love family dynamics in a story, and let's face it, this story had some very interesting family dynamics, as well as some interesting ex-files going on as well.

So to begin with I liked that Kate an
Renae McKenzie
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I really enjoyed Eadon's writing in The Wedding Date. It's witty and funny, and kept me engaged. I really like Kate's best friend, Ryan - he's one awesome dude. In the first few chapters, you get to see a lot of him, then, sadly, he kind of just drops off the map. It bummed me out a little bit. Ah, James, a sweet and swanky dude (...I'm not entirely sure what I mean by swanky, but it feels like the right fit - just roll with it
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wedding Date by Kelly Eadon is a quick fun read. This relatively chaste contemporary romance may have a tried-and-true premise, but Eadon added some interesting and charming nuances that made it unique.

Eadon’s writing style is fun and flirty, and her story is engaging. Her characters are realistic and relatable. Kate and James both grew up in Belmont, but on opposite sides of town. Kate went to public school whereas James attended the posh, private Falston Prep School. What they do have in c
3.5 STARS!

This is my first Kelly Eadon book and it will certainly not be my last. It is a great read when you want something light and easy to read. The characters are hilarious, especially everyone in the wedding party. I love how everyone is so close, you just want to be a part of it all.


PLOT LINE - From the moment they met, the realization of how they were former dates to a junior prom was adorable. More so, since James remembers her before she remembers him. It means Kate had a imp
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

The Wedding Date is an adult contemporary romance novel by Kelly Eadon. It is marked at adult, but I felt like the characters were right on the border between New adult age and adult age, so I think The Wedding Date would appeal to fans of both age groups. Can I tell you guys a secret? (that is probably not much of a all) I am sucker for a fake relationship book. I know, that is not surprising at all, but
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This novel was a truly enjoyable reading: there is romance, humor, family, friendship. The first pages are really hilarious, you get attached quickly to the protagonists and no longer able to leave, I read it in one breath. A false engagement, a wedding, a pushy and overactive mother-in-law how do you not love this story.
Kate has returned to Belmont but her dream is to live in a large city close to her sister, all that remains of her family. Her father died when she was 16 years old and her moth
Cara Ross
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kate Massie never wanted to return to Belmont, to the town where she was raised along with her sister and their single father before he died. She didn't want to remember, she was too afraid to show emotion, to let her feeling out and just cry. But after losing her dream internship at the Philadelphia DA's office, she was lucky that her law school professor had manage to find her a place in a federal judges office close to Belmont. So Kate was content to do her internship and leave Belmont in her ...more
Amy Shelton
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books.
*I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Finally! A book that holds my attention and keeps me reading and not wanting to do anything else! This story is fun and sweet and heartbreaking all at once. It many spots it had me wanting to scream out “No! Stop, just wait,” to the characters. It was like visualizing a train wreck unfolding before your eyes and not being able to stop it and I l
Romantic Reads and Such
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is another one of those times when I wished the couple would just talk to each other more, but I’m pleased to say Eadon handles it in a way that never made me want to smack either of them :) Usually these things just frustrate me but she makes it work. There are little points of drama here and there throughout the story but nothing was ever too big.

Kate and James get together under false circumstances and jump straight into a pretend relationship so they skip a lot of the get-to-know-you s
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kate is back in Belmont a place she called home for most her life but a place she never really gave much thought in coming back to after college. When she runs into a guy at the gym she knows she much meet the star of her dreams. When she does she knows he will need to remain in the friend zone to keep her heart in tacked.
James in so happy to see her at the gym he can't wait to "run" into her again. He is beyond happy when his best friend gives him that chance but he not happy with her matchma
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book! From the cover to the writing inside, everything works together to create a beautiful story! Sometimes when your plans aren't working, they really are taking you to where you belong. Kate had her life all planned until budget cuts took her dream away from her and forces her to return home. She goes through the motions of her life until she can get back to her dreams. The hot guy Kate sees at the gym also gets into her dreams and when she bumps into him (litera ...more
Becky Rendon
Mar 28, 2016 rated it liked it
A wedding is not a small affair in the Abell family. James has been putting off his mother about a date for awhile. With no interest in being tied down, James maintains he will go alone. But a meddlesome friend and his overbearing mother changes his plans in one conversation at the grocery store...Now James has been forced to pretend he has a girlfriend for his sister's wedding. Worse is that his friend made it sound like a serious relationship!

Running into James at the gym was the highlight of
Jessica Figueroa
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgally
Kate comes back to her home town after finding out that her dream job wasn't falling through and settled as a clerk. Lately shes been dreaming about some guy that goes to a gym she goes to and surprised that to find out she had went previously to a dance and now he all grown up. Not long after finding that out the set up an arrangement for her to be his fake date to his sisters wedding but the longer they are with each other the more those fake feelings turn into something more

I liked it, it was
This book was ok. It wasn't original, but I was hoping for a nice, easy read, and I was disappointed. It wasn't that light or fun at all. This book dealt with some difficult issues such as mental illness, enablers and generally unhealthy interpersonal relationships. That alone isn't what made this story unenjoyable for me. It was just the unexpected nature of it that left me scratching my head.

I enjoyed the writing and the dual povs. The h was a strong woman, and I liked how independent she was
Christy Wilson
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to say that the book started on a note that made me almost wish not to go forward - typical romance device plot of "needing a wedding date."

However, this book was pretty good. I enjoyed the writing, and I liked our main couple. Though I do have to say, some of the supporting characters were really great, especially the brother's of our hero. I also think the author did a great job in her depiction of the ex-girlfriend who has an anxiety disorder.

The wedding itself and all the events surro
Danielle from Short and Sassy
The Wedding Date was an ok read. Lots of drama (well for me anyways) and plot has been done before, but it was cute and fats paced.

James and Kate are getting their second chance. Years ago they went to the prom together. James was awkward and Kate was doing him a favor. Now Kate is back in her hometown (temporary she says) for a job, and now back in James's life.

Innocently she become James's wedding date to his sister's wedding. Then she becomes his fake girlfriend. Then things start to get real
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