THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
“There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”—New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay
The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own...
When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise—or happen in front of 45,000 people.
When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part—they've only been dating for 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 blows up—in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This delightful, facepalm-inducing novel begins with Jasmine Guillory’s heroine Nikole going to a Dodgers game with a man she doesn’t want to marry. So of course he proposes, and the whole horror show is shared via Jumbotron with a crowd of 45,000. As she did with her winning debut, The Wedding Date, Guillory puts a wonderfully contemporary twist on the feel-good rom-com. She’s canny and clever about summoning shockingly familiar relationships and problems. You’ll feel you’ve met Nikole’s friends before—and maybe even had their conversations or their lives.
I really enjoyed this book.
Another great contemporary!
What’s not to love about this story?! So much of this was relatable and real. Had me laughing out loud and really in my feels. Nik and Carlos had great chemistry.
Micro mini spoilers ahead ————-
I already knew he was a pretty great guy/friend after being introduced in The Wedding Date, but now I really know him. I enjoyed Nik and her friends too. Carlos’ family was awesome. His backstory was also relatable as I’ve had a similar loss. Just, everything about this was great. I highly recommend as another wonderful read by JG. I look forward to reading more of her stories and meeting some of the people I know again. I love how authors do that. Write series that are also standalone reads. It’s so fun. I find myself feeling more attached to characters while encountering this writing style. Enjoy! And oh … fyi: there’s a cupcake recipe from the book on JG website. You’re welcome.
A lovely delicious page-turner!
A fantastic read! I’ve loved every Jasmine Guillory book I’ve read so far. I love the chemistry between Nik and Carlos.