The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
April 5, 2022, by Avon
Review by Angela
This was one of my most anticipated releases in 2022. The first book featuring this cast of characters, The Worst Best Man, cracked me up. Seriously, I was laughing out loud at work and sneak reading between clients. I could not put it down. Inject that kind of romantic comedy straight into my veins.
The Wedding Crasher features Solange Pereira and Dean Chapman, cousin to the FMC and best friend to the MMC in The Worst Best Man. When the book opens Solange is helping out her wedding planner cousin and overhears the bride and one of the groomsmen having an intimate conversation about hidden feelings. Her cousin wants her to stay quiet, but she speaks up during the ceremony and this ultimately means the end of Dean and his soon-to-be wife’s big day.
A short time later Dean is in need of a favor for work, a new lawyer is moving into the area and his firm is desperate to hire her. So single Dean invents a girlfriend that can help him schmooze the client at a few events and dinners. He naturally thinks of Solange and she agrees to help him out.
I will say that I wasn’t sure The Wedding Crasher had the same magic as The Worst Best Man at first. It wasn’t until about 20% or so in when Dean and Solange actually begin to go on their planned outings that I began to really enjoy myself. And smile and laugh out loud. One particular scene where they find themselves at an unexpected party which then leads to another hilarious family event had me chuckling. This author really knows how to combine her awkward and silly moments with fun banter.
Dean and Solange really are made for each other. Both were raised by single mothers, but with different childhoods. Dean’s mother latched on to men and moved from relationship to relationship, and as a result, Dean has no room for love in his life. He would rather have an understanding with his wife of what goals they want to achieve, like being made partner, than find himself vulnerable to emotion. Solange, on the other hand, was raised by a woman who was essentially abandoned by her partner and then focused all her love and time on her daughter. So Solange wants someone who is willing to give her 100%.
Despite all that through their fake dating, this couple slowly gets to know each other, moving first to friendship and then to love. And I 100% enjoyed watching them do it. They were so much fun and the secondary characters lend such wonderful support to them.
This is yet another entertaining, lovely romantic comedy from Mia Sosa. She is one of the few authors I trust when an upcoming release is labeled ‘romantic comedy’. Her books are just so much fun to read. If you are looking for an amusing, yet sexy romance you should give it a try.