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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  654 ratings  ·  175 reviews
You know that pact you make with your childhood best friend of the opposite sex? The one where, if you’re both still single, lonely and hopeless at thirty, you’ll marry each other?

This is the story about what happens when you hit the big three-oh and have to make good on that pinky promise.

Personally, I think love, romance and all of that nonsense is a crock of, well, you
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published June 24th 2018 (first published June 22nd 2018)
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~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*3.5 stars*

I really enjoyed this book.

I am always up for a friends to lovers book and this one was a good one. I really liked the “marriage pact” that Reese and Erin made when they were kids. Who didn’t think of doing that with their best childhood friend? At least I did! So I found that aspect of the story very sweet and relatable.

I have to say that even though I liked this story I think it lacked a little more pasion. What I mean by this is that I know that Reece and Erin love each other but
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Carrie Aarons Fans, Romance
4 Sometimes the Happy Ending is In Front of You Stars
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This tale had so much going for it. Yes, Friends to Lovers with all of the concerns about "what if" and how the friendship could go south. But what I really appreciated was all the undercurrent of why two people who made a pact when they were 15 to marry at 30 if they hadn't found another. That was the gem of this story... because it reflected on how parents' actions can color everything for a child going forward.

Erin met
Andrea Fleury
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The marriage Pact

I liked this. But I didn't love it. I felt it was a slow start. I would of liked the two characters to get together sooner. I didn't like Erin. I thought she was stuffy and cold. I wanted to tell her to get over it too many times. I loved Reese and I think he's too good for her. But as soon as Erin made up her mind she wasn't so bad. It just took too long in my mind.
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If we're still single at thirty can we promise we will marry each other? That's the promise that Reese and Erin make to each other at fifteen, unaware of how quickly thirty would come. There's been significant others, careers, and moves, with the two remaining best friends through it all. The pact was seemingly forgotten, until the call comes that Reese is moving home and thirty is looming. Erin hasn't believe in love or marriage since her parent's
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars

Best friends to lovers romance? Count me in!

Marriage pact? Even more intriguing.

Romcom that will make me laugh? Yes please!

If any of these things interest you then keep on reading...

Carrie wrote two very unique characters in these two. Reese is a very confident guy who likes to always be in a relationship even when there's no love on his part. He likes the companionship and not living alone. Erin is a bit cynic. Ok, not a bit, she's a whole lot of cynic. Watching her sweet
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"But now, with the pact and our thirtieth birthdays looming over our heads, I want to know what it would be like."

Save the Date is Carrie Aarons' take on the marriage of convenience trope, delivering this romantic comedy in the form of a fifteen year marriage pact made between two bestfriends.

"There would be no lies or false bullshit. We’d shoot straight with each other. It would be fun, like having a sleepover with your best friend every night! And we’re both hot, the sex would be good.
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Save the Date is what I would call a perfect summer beach read. It is light, funny and all-around enjoyable.

Erin and Reese have been best friends since grade school. They are the yin and yang. Reese is outgoing and loves being around others and has this amazing outlook on love. Erin did until not too long when her parents' divorced, leaving her with a bitter taste in her mouth. To say that Erin is a cynic of falling in love, would be putting it mildly.

They made a pact when they were young that i
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This best friends to lovers contemporary romance is another good read by Carrie Aarons.

Erin Carter doesn't believe in love, and romance and happily ever afters. But when she was a teen she promised to marry her best friend Reese Collins if they weren't already married by the time they turned thirty. Now that that day is quickly approaching, Reese seems to be very interested in making good on that promise. But deeply rooted worries and misgivings are hard to over come. And making the transition f
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love reading Carrie Aarons. You never know what type of book you will be reading when you pick up one of her books. From emotional, to sexy to rom coms and I have enjoyed each and every one. In Save the Date we get a hilarious romantic comedy that will captivate readers.

I love the premise of this book. Erin Carter and Reese Collins have been friends for a long time. So long that when they were younger, they agreed they would marry each other if they were not married by thirty. That seemed so
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
Well, can I just say meh? If it was possible I would give 2,5 stars.

It could have been built better. There's no angst...there's no passion and suspense, it all falls to easily.
I found myself anxious to end it because there is nothing more to happen, it was predictable and kind of plot less. It started fine and just went downhill.
The chapters alternate between the main couple.
I don't know, it felt corny and underdeveloped...
The characters had nuances and stuff to make them real but, then the sto
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

You know that pack you make with your childhood best friend of the opposite sex? The one where if you are both single, lonely and hopeless, you will marry each other? This is the story about what happens when you hit the big three-oh and have to make good on that pinky promise. Personally, I think love, romance and all that nonsense is a crock of, well, you know. And Reese Collins, the boy who used t
Three Chicks
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

When Erin Carter and Reese Collins were teenagers, Reese suggested a pact. By the time they turned 30, (their birthdays are two weeks and five days apart) if they were still single, they would marry.

They remained best friends through thick and thin.
He's the carrots to her peas.

We had decided, after we'd watched Forest Gump for the first time, that I would be peas and Reese would be carrots. It was a kid's rationale that led to this decision. I was shorter, and Reese had reas
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I really enjoyed this sweet friends-to-lovers tale! My favorite part was Reese: he was so sweet and supportive of Erin - as her friend and as her man. I liked that she was the one reluctant to go all in on their relationship; she suffered from some disillusionment due to the demise of her parents' relationship. I wish Carrie Aarons had gone in to her relationship with her mom and dad a little bit more, seeing a bit more of them would have added to Erin's story in a good way (given us more insigh ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I thought that I would have enjoyed this book a lot more than I did. I didn't connect with the characters, the romance, even the story and I love best friends to lovers romances. The writing style is very technical, more showing us than making me feel a part of their story if that makes sense. I thought the heroine was really immature and I didn't care for her all that much then there was the hero, forcing the heroine to do pretty much everything (marry him, love him, have babies with him), it f ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Save the Date is Carrie’s next funny and sexy standalone novel. I have most likely said this about her last book but that’s ok. It just means her stories and writing is getting better and better. This is my favorite Carrie book!! And this is why...

Two best friends. One boy. One girl. They met at the age of seven and are total opposites but can’t stand to be away from one another. At fifteen, they make a pact. If neither of them are married by thirty then they marry each other. Through college an
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Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. The premise is best friends to lovers with a bit of a twist and a good amount of angst. When they were fifteen years old, best friends Reese and Erin made a pack that they would marry each other if they were still single at thirty. I won't go into details, however I can tell you that Erin was a hard sell on the idea of marriage to Reese. While she did love him more than anything, Erin was afraid to ruin their relationship dynamic if they were to marry and thi
This is a perfect light-hearted summer read! This story kept me laughing from beginning to end, and I could not put it down. If you are looking for something that is going to put you in a good mood, this is it!

As children, Erin and Reese were best friends. They were inseparable. They did everything together. As they grew older and became adults, they moved away from each other, each living their own lives, but still keeping in touch. As they both approach their 30th birthdays, they begin to rem
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-s
Save the Date by Carrie Aaron.

First off, the cover is elegant and certainly caught my eye. I was excited to see what exactly Carrie Aaron has in store.

Reese and Erin have been friends for so long that their friendship is unbreakable… Or that’s what they thought. As their 30th birthday comes around, so does a pact they made years ago when they were 15 years old. In away, you could say these two swarmed around each other through the years, but always seemed to miss their chance. Now, with the big
Thuy Taylor
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peas and Carrots!!!! I loved this book. I am a total sucker for best friends to lovers story. Total! This book is one of my favorites of the trope. Reese and Erin have been best friends forever. Reese proposed a pact when they were teenagers that by the time that when they turned 30, if they weren't married, they would marry each other.

Reese...oh Reese, you're just perfect the way you are...He was everything, the total package. He has always loved Erin, his best friend, confidant. His character
Pelusa Rivera
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author.. This was a friends to lovers to more story.. Erin and Reese have been best friends forever and when they were young they had pink promised that if they would marry at the age of thirty if they were single..Well their birthdays are coming up and Reese is moving back to Philadelphia after living in Dallas and getting out of a relationship..Reese notices that he wants more with Erin and he starts acting on it, but Erin is reluctant since her parents were divorced ...more
Nicole Smith
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy
I love friends to lovers and this was a great one. Erin and Reese have been best friends since childhood. To me those always make the best stories because they have so much history. They a pact when they were in their teens and Reese has come to collect. Only obstacle in his way is Erin herself. She doesn't believe in love, marriage, and happily ever after. Reese is so yummy. Great hero material. I mean he is a nurse on the NICU because of his love of babies. That right there is ovary explosion ...more
Carol Seymour
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Jersey Girl myself, I truly enjoyed my first read by Carrie Aarons. I can't resist a friends to lovers romantic story and then to add in all the references to my childhood memories, it was the perfect book! Reese and Erin had grown up together but when they were fifteen, they made a pact that if they were not married by the age of thirty they would marry each other. They remained best friends through the good times and the bad but that date was looming just around the corner. Would they hold u ...more
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Save the Date was a lifelong best friends to lovers trope. It is a lighthearted, charming, funny, quick read. I liked the witty banter between the Reese and Erin. There were moments when I was laughing out loud. They had great chemistry & I loved that they began as friends. When I first began reading this book, I really liked it. It caught my interest. I adored their nicknames for each other, peas and carrots! I especially loved Reese! He was such a great guy who was definitely the whole package ...more
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peas and carrots...who doesn't love peas and carrots?
This was such a good read. I enjoyed Erin and Reese so much!
I enjoy a friends to lover story. This story had the right amount of sass, funny, and down right sexy.
I love that Reese stepped up to put the full court press on Erin.
I enjoyed their playful banter, I enjoyed how much they enjoyed each other.
#Peas #Carrots #Picklebacks #RingPop #PartyCakes
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“Reese is like a dog with a bone; a really hot dog and that bone just happens to be me.” The amusing blurb for Save the Date is what initially caught my attention, and the book did not disappoint. It was a sweet and funny romantic comedy. Just peek at the cover to see what I mean!

Reese is sweet, sensitive, and so romantic! Plus, he loves babies! I couldn’t help adoring him from the start. Erin is stubborn, independent, and one tough cookie. I got a little frustrated with her at times, but what s
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up; I loved Reese a lot - but I related to Erin as well and it made seeing these two fall in love very entertaining. It was a slightly unique take on a typical trope but it was the characters and their fun relationship and banter that really sold it to me.
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two besties Reese and Erin made a pact to marry if when they hit their 30 and are not married they will marry each other. Reese is secretly in love with Erin and hasn’t had much luck with other woman. Erin is also luckless in the relationship department. Together they make sense, they have know each other most of the lives. This is a sweet good ole fashion love story.
Marina Skinner
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such an easy but also heartwarming story to read. I really loved the characters, the banter was crazy good and it was a very entertaining, refreshing and fun read.
I think what I loved most was that they've known each other for so long they were incredibly comfortable in their friendship that they could say anything to each other. The Pact though, what a novel thing. I loved the nicknames, the way the storyline went and I especially loved the ending. A definite must read. Swoonworthy!
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a marriage pact made by kids, Especially when one actually is in love with the other. This was a wonderful fun story and he is totally swoon worthy because he works with tiny sick babies.
Erin & Reece are just like Peas and Carrots to each other, though they have been far apart now that they are in the same city things heat up. Love it!!
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Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner.

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