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Publisher's Summary

A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick!

A fun and flirty novel from New York Times best seller Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date and one of Cosmopolitan's 33 Books to Get Excited About in 2018.

For fans of Jo Watson, Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin, about the perils of public proposals and the beauty of an unexpected second chance. 

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game in LA with her actor boyfriend, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't difficult - they've been dating for only five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans.... 

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media goes crazy. Believing that neither of them are looking for anything serious, Nik embarks on an epic rebound with the handsome doctor, filled with food, fun and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, will they be brave enough to admit what they're really feeling?

©2018 Jasmine Guillory (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel." (New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay on The Wedding Date)

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Awkward

Gave up midway - the main caharacterr is all a bit awkward and try hard. I found it more suitable to teenage reading.

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Didn't connect with the main character

I'm not one to judge a character until I finish the very last page, but I was seriously disappointed.
Nik didn't click with me – I didn't like her character and I just felt like it was completely a miss.
Her personality was a bit too much for me, some situations were VERY awkward and I felt as though at times she was trying too much.
Her jokes and some plots flew over my head, and it took me a span of 3 weeks to finish the book.

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Others may enjoy her personality, but her prejudice towards ALL doctors (especially a pediatrician) over an ex who was a surgeon (?) OR 'instantly feeling better' because Drew's fiancee was "black too" & surprised no one 'told her' – her not talking to her friends because she didn't want them to be "right", to the point where she stressed herself out – especially telling Carlos not to 'tell her what to do', or 'tell her what to eat' when he knew more (eg. cooking & he has an overprotective personality, who can blame him for suggesting her to change a lock??) than her, because 'he's a guy' was seriously tedious.

(This is my opinion, respect it.)

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Loved it! The perfect quarantine listen

I sorted some comments on narration and was surprised - but I listen at 1.5 speed - and it was perfect! Snappy, sparky, fast paced - and the female lead was like looking in a mirror 😂

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Story is banal. Narration is grating with its overly cutesy and confiding style. Chick lit at its lamest.

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  • Jacqueline Torr
  • 15-03-2021

A lovely sequel

Enjoyed Carlos and Nik's story almost as much as drew and alexa's and have now just started Maddie and Theo's in book 3!

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  • Mrs N L Pereira
  • 01-05-2021

easy read

A bit repetitive in places. made me laugh out loud. Romantic but not over gushy

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  • V
  • 03-09-2020

So bad

I can’t believe I listened to the end. This is a very poorly written book. Nothing at all happens.

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  • N
  • 03-09-2020

A Massive Disappointment.

This book came highly recommended and I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately it didn’t even remotely live up to the hype. It’s so poorly written, predictable and full of cliches that it feels jarring at times and has no narrative flow. The characters lack any depth, I found it impossible to feel anything other than mild irritation about them.
I didn’t enjoy the narration either but I’m not sure how much that has to do with the narrator or the poor writing.

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  • Sonia
  • 05-06-2020

Poorly written, repetitive and boring

Gave up at chap 11 nothing remotely interesting happens. Feels like it goes on forever, no mystery no intrigue, just a couple going on boring dates where nothing ever happens waste of time

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  • WriterGirl
  • 02-04-2020

Enjoyable follow up

Loved the fact that Carlos got his own story after reading The Wedding Date. It was a nice read and liked the fact that the characters felt like people I know.

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  • Dee
  • 02-02-2020

Easy

An enjoyable that requires no effort. Listen to chance encounters. Jasmine Guillory has a formula that works and I'm able to predict what will happen next but I like that. Some books are pure birds tweeting and coy smiles before the passion. Totally relaxing. Just switch off the rest of life and enjoy a sweet romance and then if you're like me, you might even dream about your own:)

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  • SCL
  • 21-07-2019

Good fun

An easy listen once I got used to the narrator. Her character voices were a bit off putting.

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  • A Newton
  • 13-07-2019

A bit bland and rather obvious.

Decided on this as it was one of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club picks. Sadly you could see where it was going right from the off and not being one that can stop a book mid way I hoped it would deliver something unexpected too. An easy junk/holiday read if that’s your kind of thing but is exactly what would be expected.

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