The Worst Wedding Date by Pippa Grant
Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
April 13, 2023 – Self-Published
Review by Angela
Why yes, I did request this for review as soon as I saw that this author had a super secret only one bed romance releasing this month. Even better, this book is so trope happy- only one bed, enemies to lovers, best friend’s brother, opposites attract, grumpy/sunshine… I wouldn’t have been surprised if a secret baby subplot had popped up in the last 25%. (It doesn’t)
Delaney is in Hawaii for her best friend’s wedding, and she only wants Emma to have the wedding of her dreams to the man she’s always wanted it with. So she agrees to be the buffer between Theo, Emma’s troublemaker brother, and the husband-to-be who doesn’t seem to like Theo all that much. Delany and Theo have their own complicated background, but we will get to that in a minute.
Pippa Grant’s newest romantic comedy is a laugh-out-loud good time, a true romantic comedy. Delaney is a straight-laced woman who wants to break out and have a good time, but she can’t escape her upbringing and all the warnings her parents drilled into her head, and Theo is the misunderstood, good-time guy who can’t seem to avoid trouble wherever he goes. The stuck-together, only one-bed situation doesn’t appeal to either one of them, especially since Theo has something to hide in bedroom number two. They don’t like each other much, oil meet water, but Theo’s always had a thing for Laney, which in turn brought out some of his bad behavior. Especially after her parents warned him off of her and let him know he wasn’t good enough for their daughter.
Shenanigans ensue, and It doesn’t take long for readers, or Laney, to realize there is a whole lot more to Theo than meets the eye. There are secrets abound in the wedding party and the resort can’t seem to keep up with the preparations, Theo and Delaney are doing everything they can to keep it all going for Emma.
I will admit that there are certain scenes in this book that are slightly ridiculous, really funny, but ridiculous nonetheless. Theo, it turns out has more than one secret, which all comes to a head by the end of the book (of course), one of which is his “side-hustle” and how he came to be the man he is today. Between him and Delaney breaking out of her shell and throwing off the good girl image of someone who doesn’t know how to have fun, the character growth of each of them was well done and believable. I also think this author fleshed out her secondary characters so well that I am almost guaranteed to snap up their books upon release. I NEED to know how they get their HEAs and what antics they’ll get up to on the way.
I’m guessing in the next book we’ll head to Snaggletooth (LOL, I can’t), the home of all of these characters, to find out how Sabrina saves her family company from her one night stand/the guy who bought it out from under her. As with any Pippa Grant book, I’m sure it’ll be a head-shaking, laugh-inducing good time. I can’t wait.
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