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The Wedding Date

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  212 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terri
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published March 28th 2016 by Carina UK
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Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Delilah broke up with her boyfriend Ben nine months ago and hasn't gotten over him, and when her old friend invites her to the wedding she has six months to find a boyfriend to show Ben that she is over him. Ben didn't just find a new girlfriend, but they are engaged and expecting a baby, thus Delilah is going to find a boyfriend no matter what, but of course she has good friends, who are ready to help her. She goes on several dates, one worse than the other without any luck. She eventually find ...more
Dec 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
The only good thing about this was that nobody wanted to name their kids after Ayn Rand characters.
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is technically 3.5 stars. This is my second Jennifer Joyce. I loved The beginner's guide to salad a lot more than this but this book was a good read nonetheless! I loved the initial dating disasters and man was it funny - I snorted out laughing with snappy one liners and sarcastic quips in more than one ocassion. What i Do have a problem with is convoluted lies used a plot device and this book from the intermission point had a lot of them and it sort of took the shine away from what could h ...more
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it


The Wedding Date is a fab romantic comedy – quick-witted, refreshing and a purely fun read. Delilah (cue bursting into Plain White T’s song) is not over her ex, Ben, no matter how much she tries to convince everyone otherwise. But when she’s invited to an old friend’s wedding and discovers Ben will be attending, very much loved up with someone else, she’s desperate to prove just how much she’s moved on. The only trouble is, she doesn’t have a plus one, but having lied (one of many) to her fri
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review first posted on my blog: 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

Twenty-something Delilah James can't get her ex-boyfriend Ben out of her head and really wants to get him back. However, when she discovers he has already moved on by getting engaged to someone else, Delilah is determined to prove to the world that she has forgotten all about Ben as well. She needs to find a handsome date to a friend's wedding where Ben will be the best man, and luckily her two
Rachel Gilbey
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

The Wedding Date is another really enjoyable and entertaining story by Jennifer Joyce. If you don't like large webs of lies then this may not be the story for you, as it did get a bit confusing at one point, trying to remember who was aware of which lies that Delilah couldn't help but tell.

It all started with one small omission of fact, where Delilah implies she has got over her ex of 9 months and is also moving on and dating again. And somehow she is persuaded to bring the new man as
Samantha Bilodeau
*3.5 Stars
For more reviews like this, check out my blog, Musings of Madjy.

This was a cute story that reminded me a lot of stories by Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk. Lighthearted and funny, with a relatable heroine that you can't help but like. The storytelling first-person perspective was quirky and felt like you were listening to a friend, which isn't your usual style for a romance and added something fun. As did the sprinkling of pop culture references (Westlife, McFly/McBusted, and Dawson's
Danielle Urban
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Wedding Date by Jennifer Joyce is hilariously sweet. A young woman is stuck living with her parents not because she hasn't tried planning to move out on her own. In fact, she has tried several times...only with each plan failing on her. But Jennifer Joyce has created a spunky tough female who doesn't give up...even when things look bad. From falling down on one's face with a scrapped knee to getting to late work because of a hangover to lying about being mugged...and then to have the only ma ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, a simple chick lit story where Delilah needs a date to show off at her friend's wedding in order to prove she's over the ex boyfriend who will be there.
I loved the friendship she has with best friends Lauren and Ryan and the ways they try to help her out with her wedding problem of needing a date. Though the storyline itself has been done before this still had its unique style and twists to keep it fresh.
Starting each chapter with a text conversation between characters was differ
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
The Wedding Date by Jennifer Joyce was a lighthearted funny read. It is the first book that i have read by Jennifer Joyce and i was not disappointed.

I really enjoyed all the Characters of the book, especially Delilah. She was easy to love and relatable.
I found The Wedding Date to be thoroughly enjoyable. It was a light hearted romantic comedy that held my interest until the very end.

Another great book by Carina UK who i was lucky enough to receive a copy from via Netgalley in exchange for an ho
Emma Crowley
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it
The Wedding Date is the first of Jennifer Joyce's books that I have read. It proved to be a lovely easy read full of laugh out loud moments providing the reader with a feel good atmosphere. This book is definitely a romantic comedy as the balance between the humour and love is nicely achieved. I hate using the term chick lit but this book does fall into that category and to be honest there really is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you just needed that nice easy read which will take your mind ...more
Jessica Sorentino
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, light-fiction
The Wedding Date was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so thankful for that! Such a fun, light read about dating, jealousy, friendship and family that anyone can relate to if they're interested. While it's basically a story we've all heard before, I still think this is a great book to bring on your next vacation. ...more
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
This book was soooo adorable. I didn't want to put it down. It's cute and sweet and I did cringe at some of Delilah's decisions but it's what made the story interesting. I want to know what happened with Vincent though??? Why was that date so bad. Anyways the book was still cute and adorable. ...more
Nicky Woodwards
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Easy summer read

Easy read, light hearted story of the trials and tribulations of attempting to show how much you're over an ex!
Predictable and corny.
Jane Hodgkinson
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I just kept thinking that it was totally improbable and illogical so sorry 3 ⭐️
Stuart Lilley
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant read, i found myself laughing along with this read.
If you have ever watched the sitcom Miranda and liked it then this book is for you
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant and funny

What a brilliant story. It took me back to my dating days and mishaps. Such a funny book, and it was brilliant to reminisce.
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ah, weddings! They can be stressful can’t they? I mean, you need to ensure you’re looking your best, preened to perfection from head to toe with every single thing organised. Plus there is the added stress of invitations. Without those, nobody would turn up, obviously, but then you have to painstakingly sit there and work out who you’re going to the wedding with……
Oh, no, sorry, I’m not on about the stresses for the bride!! The bride will be with her husband! I was on about who would have the pr
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, 2016-releases

I liked the sound of the book so very much, and as it is by Jennifer Joyce, I was sure that I am for a treat - I read her "The Mince Pie Mix - Up" last year and enjoyed it totally, and I can remember that Jennifer's writing style was exceptionally funny and warm, so without hesitation I hit the "Request" button and was looking forward to starting reading this novel.

The idea of the plot is simple, but it is often the simplest things that works best, right? So Delilah claims she's over her ex - bo

Originally posted on This Chick Reads

*Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Jennifer Joyce is the author of 5 works, 4 of which (including this one) I've read and greatly enjoyed. Her books are light, fun and giggle inducing and I was pretty sure The Wedding Date would be no exception. However, I have to admit despite being familiar with Jennifer's writing, I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. Even if I had any expectations, it definitely exc
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on:

Before picking this book, I had already read some of Jennifer Joyce's previous work so I knew that I was in for a fun lighthearted book. And I was not wrong, The Wedding Date certainly delivers what it promises: lots of laughs, quite a big web of lies with hilarious consequences, a good pinch of romance and best friends who are worth their weight in gold.

The story revolves around Delilah (I know what you are thinking, "hey there Deli
B.R. Maycock
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don’t think I need to remind you how much I loved A beginners guide to salad (see gush here) and so I was very excited to read this. Although it didn’t make quite the impact A Beginners Guide did, I really enjoyed it. We meet Delilah James, aged twenty four, who, as you see above, has six months to find a date for her friend’s wedding. Fairly early on in the book I remembered Ms. Joyce’s easy, warm style of writing and smile out loud comedy and I was happy out.
In fact, some of the comedy was b
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: booktours
*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I was very excited when I saw Jennifer Joyce had another book to be published. The title f this book sounds great and so does the blurb.

The story follows Delilah, who is still heartbroken over Ben. He has long moved in though, he is actually about to propose to his new girlfriend, they are stating a family. When Delilah is invited to a wedding, where Ben will definitely be there, she is determined tontake a date with h
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Around 3.5 stars.

This book was a roller-coaster. At the beginning I didn't like it much because it's told in a first person PoV and the main character, Delilah, is constantly breaking the fourth wall with comments like "let me tell you dear reader" or "more on this later" Thankfully the annoying behaviour doesn't last long.

Delilah got dumped by the love of her life nine months ago and now has to see him again for her friend's wedding. Little does she know that Ben-the-Ex has not only moved on
Angel Hatfield
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Delilah is twenty four and having a horrific time . She was dumped by the man she thought she loved -Ben- nine months before. Delilah still hoped he would come back to her but actually he is already engaged to another woman who is pregnant by him. So Delilah has a friend named Francesca that she has been friends with since the were six, They weren’t really that close any more but stayed in contact with each other. Francesca was marrying Jeremy and Francesca wanted to let Delilah know Ben was to ...more
Rachel (Rae)
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The way you are introduced to Delilah is great, it's fun and you get a real insight into her character. You didn't instantly know everything about her from the first couple of pages which I quite liked. Her two best friends are also a good addition to the book. As I was reading I felt like I was drawn into their inner circle. I especially loved the text messages that were at start of every chapter they were always fun to read.

I thought the plot moved at a good pace there weren't really any slow
Ann Cooper
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Delilah is invited to her friend's wedding and discovers that her ex, Ben, will be there. She then has to find a date for the wedding to show that she has "moved on". The book then follows her sometimes hilarious attempts at finding a date. She tries the local barman, her sister's friend, online dating, a friend of her best friend Ryan - and even Ryan himself, despite his snobbish mother!

It is quite a long book and I felt at times, it was too convoluted and could have been shortened a bit - hen
Gem ~ Bee
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the the author and publisher for this advanced copy on netgalley to review honestly.

This is a hilarious light-hearted look at the perils of dating and young friendships!
I loved the text message headers of the chapters, most were hilarious anecdotes for the chapter ahead, this was a really great idea.
I found the main character Delilah sweet and funny but a bit immature (probably because she's a lot younger than myself) and she is still on the path of making mistakes and is truly awful
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I was give an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review.
Essentially a romantic. comedy about moving on after the end of a relationship. A little bit farcical in places but made me smirk rather than giggle out loud, but then I would never normally choose this genre. After reading lots of serious and quite intense books I felt like some lighthearted relief. So it did the job.
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