The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

by Zara Stoneley


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A USA Today Bestseller!

‘All the fun, love and laughter of a real wedding–but without having to buy a new dress!' Debbie Johnson

'The best date I have ever been on…my most favourite book of 2018' Kaisha, The Writing Garnet

One ex.
One wedding.
One little white lie.

When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, she couldn’t be happier. There are just three problems…

1) Sam’s ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man.
2) His new girlfriend is pregnant.
3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn’t (see points 1 and 2 above)

So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job.

As the wedding draws closer, gorgeous actor Jake Porter plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam’s not sure if Jake is acting anymore…

Everyone loves The Wedding Date:

‘Full of laugh out loud moments’ Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain

‘The rom com date of the year’ Phillipa Ashley

‘This book made me smile from beginning to end, every girl needs a Jake rooting for them’ Jules Wake

‘Lovely, warm and wittyTilly Tennant

‘Makes you laugh out loud, feel joyfully tearful and believe in happy ever afters…I loved it’ Cressida McLaughlin

‘A terrific summer romp’ Bella Osborne

‘Beautifully charming, deliciously sweet but with an unexpected bite! I loved it!’ Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree

‘As frothy as a wedding gown and as full of fizz as the very best bubblyEmma Reid, Screenwipe

‘Has everything I look for in a romantic comedy – romance, comedy, gorgeous man…pure, enjoyable escapism’ Rachel Random Reads

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008301033
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 409,069
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x (d)

About the Author

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of 'The Wedding Date'.

She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Zara’s bestselling novels include 'No One Cancels Christmas', 'The Wedding Date', 'The Holiday Swap', 'Summer with the Country Village Vet', 'Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage' and the popular Tippermere series – 'Stable Mates', 'Country Affairs' and 'Country Rivals'.

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The Wedding Date 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read with really adorable characters. Loveable heroine. Swoon worthy hero. Delightfully awful ex and his new gf. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was funny and relatable! Can't wait to read another from the author!
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! I just loved, loved this book. I had just finished a pretty heavy book, and this one was just what I needed. The title is completely accurate! It is a laugh out loud romantic comedy!!!! Samantha is to be the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding. It should be a happy and fun time. Samantha is happy for her friend, but she is less than enthusiastic in attending. She has three good reasons. 1. Her ex will be there. 2. Her ex’s girlfriend is VERY PREGNANT. 3. Her family and best friend thinks she has a boyfriend. She definitely doesn’t have a boyfriend so she and her friend, Sarah, come up with a plan...find the perfect boyfriend by hiring him. This, my fellow readers, is where the fun begins!!!!! Samantha finds the perfect “boyfriend” in Jake. He is an actor, and he is very sexy and handsome. The two have a great chemistry together...both physically and as friends. She is hilarious...I love her lists!!!! Jake seems to love her for exactly who she is and brings back the fun-loving side of her she lost when she moved in with her ex. He helps her find the part of herself she lost, and she loves him for who he is as a man...not an aspiring actor. Stoneley definitely knows how to use sexual tension to move the romance between them along. It’s the perfect combination of sexy and sweet! As Samantha says, “it curls your toes.” I loved the way Zara Stoneley writes! She pulls you into the story with both her characters and the way she writes. For example, I loved the way she set up each part of the major portions of the book! Act One: The Invite, Act Two: The Date, and Act Three: The Wedding! Those parts tell you exactly what each part is about. What a charming, heart melting romance. This is my very first book by Stoneley, but it definitely won’t be my last! ***Read and Reviewed for Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews***
GoodnReadybookblog More than 1 year ago
The Wedding Date is a gloriously funny, side-splitting giggle-fest. It's light-hearted, fully entertaining and the ultimate perfect summer read! Sam and Jess have been best friends forever, so when Jess is tying the knot the obvious choice for top bridesmaid is a no-brainer. The only cloud on the horizon is Liam, brother to the groom and former partner of Sam. He all but destroyed her when he cheated and the shock news that not only is he Best Man at the wedding, but that his very pregnant girlfriend will be there too sends Sam into a spin and leaves her desperate to come up with a boyfriend - real or imaginary - to attend with her. As she has already claimed his existence to the bride, it's even more urgent! Then she finds out that it's not just one day and the wedding is not only taking place in a Scottish castle, but a full week of activities has been planned for the bridal party and guests - including Sam's parents! Panic stations follow, with the only apparent solution to hire someone to play the part of the adoring man in her life. In steps Jake, an actor who's just too good to be true in the role. So off they head to Scotland, each with a few vague rules in mind about how their so-called 'relationship' should play out. The week's stay presents lots of hurdles, plenty of laughs, some uncomfortable situations and lots of deception. But what about Sam and Jake? Well, that's why you MUST read this book! You won't be let down by either the humour or the romance, it has bucketfuls of both! And the cover is just scrummy .. if you enjoy a fun read with great characters and an idyllic setting, then this is definitely one I recommend. My thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for providing my copy of this fabulous novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
This romance is as sweet as the piece of cake on the cover suggests. But it's not just a sweet story, it is also very real, and very funny. It was hard to put down. I was a little disappointed that there weren't actually any steamy scenes because it pretty much faded out as they began. It was just a little disappointing as there was a lot of really good sexual tension and build-up throughout, so I'd have loved to get the relief our characters did by at least reading about it. Other than that, I loved the story. Sam is so much like me in many ways, one line from the story that fits me perfectly was: "I'm never quite sure that anything I eat or drink should be green. Apart from M&M's." If you ask anyone in my family, they'll tell you I don't eat anything green. I loved her take on life, and how she felt also fit what it feels like to be single these days. And then there was Jake. I couldn't help but love him and want my very own Jake. He was playful, and perfect in how he thought Sam was perfect just as she was. The way the author played off the secrets he kept was perfect, and even kept me on the edge of my seat as I read, trying to figure out just what could actually be going on with him and his back story. The author also got me at the end with what I assumed meant there was not going to be a happily ever after, even though I just knew there had to be. And that made how it came about even better. I'll probably go on to read more books by this author when I get the chance, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sweet romance with a build-up of the sexual tension, but without getting into the actual sex itself.
WisReader More than 1 year ago
Zara Stoneley's Romantic Comedy is a cautionary tale that alcohol and secrets do not mix well. You may have read a book where someone needs a date in a hurry, or has to pretend to have a family to impress someone. NONE of those have been like this. I laughed from cover to cover. Well, there were a few very brief, sad moments, when I thought Sam may have pushed her luck too far, but I'll admit even those moments set me up for an enjoyable ending. This is an easy read that flows wonderfully. I liked the characters, appreciated the setting, and laughed at Sam's reaction to her predicaments. Her thought processes are hilarious to someone not in her shoes (or head.) I wish I had friends as loyal. I enjoyed Harry's contributions. And even Tank's. I call this a feel good, escape read anyone can enjoy.
HeatherLyba More than 1 year ago
This was a cute British rom-com. I must admit I’m not one who gets excited about weddings, so the whole premise of the book didn’t thrill me. It’s the 21st century and no one, especially women, should feel shamed in any way for attending a wedding solo. That being said, the antics of the two main characters, along with adorable little dog Harry, made for a fun night of reading. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of dialouge and a over the top flighty mother who really irritated me. Was rather a disappointment. I truely expected better.L.M.A.