The Wedding Crasher
by Mia Sosa
Publication Date April 5, 2022
Published by HarperCollins
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Genres: Fiction / Own Voices, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2022 by EW, Oprah Daily, Marie Claire, Goodreads and Bookpage!
The USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man is back with a hilarious rom-com about two strangers who get trapped in a lie and have to fake date their way out of it...
Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig... until Solange stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.
Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.
Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham... there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?
"Mia Sosa... is genuinely a master of the modern romance novel." — Cosmopolitan
The Wedding Crasher was a delightful story with a fake dating trope that was just fun. I enjoyed learning about the heroine’s Brazilian culture and her very large boisterous family.
While helping her wedding planner cousin, at a large wedding, Solange Pereira, finds the bride and a man who is not the groom, embracing in a stairwell. Knowing the bride does not love the groom, she interferes in the wedding, and the wedding falls apart when the bride eventually admits she loves another man. Feeling bad for the groom after destroying his wedding, Solange will do anything to make up for the mess she made of the wedding.
Dean Chapman has his life all planned out. Next on his list is to marry a suitable wife, who is equally ambitious as he is, and will help him make partner at his law firm. He needs a fiance to prove he is stable and thinks immediately of the woman who crashed his wedding. She owes him a favor after all!
I enjoyed The Wedding Crasher very much. The romance was great, but even better was the relationship Solange has with her mother, and her large, loud and boisterous Brazilian family. I enjoyed learning about their culture and their family traditions as much as I enjoyed the romance heating up between Solange and Dean. This is a romcom with some laughter and some emotional moments. The romance is a fake dating trope and opposites attract and it was executed very well.
If you enjoy a good romcom, then this book is for you. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.