The Wedding Crasher- Review
The Wedding Crasher
By Mia Sosa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Romance
Publication Date: April 5,2022
Source: Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
The USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man is back with another 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 Perreira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until she 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
I really enjoyed The Worst Best Man but I think I loved The Wedding Crasher even more. Everything about this book was a delight, from start to finish. Dean and Solange were both complex and yet gorgeously crafted characters and I really enjoyed being along from the crazy ride that is their love story. The contrast between Dean and his mapped out life and Solange being at the precipice of a new adventure in hers played at perfectly. Solange interrupting his wedding and then being roped into a fake relationship with Dean was just a rollercoaster of fun to read. And don’t even get me started on the Magic Mike scene which had me laughing out loud. Fake relationship aren’t always my favorite trope but it was beautifully executed in this book. Both Solange and Dean just worked so well together and the sexual tension between them kept burning brighter and brighter. This book really hit the mark of being sexy and funny. The entire cast of side characters, from Dean’s horrible coworker and Solange’s noisy cousin to Dean’s mom and Solange’s aunts and mom, were so beautifully developed and added so much depth to the story. And the food! While reading this book, I was googling Brazilian food near me! I want to try it all! This was just a great read and I had fun with this story!