The Wedding Date Bargain by Mira Lyn Kelly Book Review

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

The Wedding Date Bargain

by Mira Lyn Kelly

Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Book #2 in The Wedding Date Series

Sarah's to-do list:

Get mani-pedi Buy killer black dress Lose virginity

When Sarah Cole has two months to kill before her big move to New York, she decides it's time to take care of a few things?like the inconvenient issue of her virginity. Sarah knows the right guy for the job too: Max, the notorious ladies' man she's been crushing on since college.

Two weeks of courting, and then the deed will be done. The plan is so simple. There's no way either of them would do something as silly as fall in love


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The Wedding Date Bargain is the second book in the Wedding Date series by Mira Lyn Kelly, and it was every bit as ... lacking as the first book.

I'm a little bummed out, because I really enjoy some of her other books.

Let me ramble for a second.

The whole book just didn't make sense to me.

Max is an all around good guy, but with commitment issues stemming from growing up in a broken home. These issues are hinted at the whole book, but we don't actually find out WHY he feels the way he does until the end. Like what the hell? If it could have come out sooner in the book, I could have at least empathized with him. Instead, I spend 95% of the book thinking this guy is an asshat. He admits he is crazy about Sarah, that the relationship is amazing, everything is crazy wonderful ... but nope. Not putting a ring on it. I spent most of the book just annoyed and feeling like I was wasting my time. What I did enjoy was that, morally, he is a good guy. The way to decided to slowly romance Sarah before taking her virginity was sweet.

Sarah is a pretty cool character too. Despite her work-a-holic tendencies, she at least realizes she needs to work on her personal life. Her friend Piper was very annoying. I wasn't really rooting for her when she was thinking about finding some random guy to hook up with to lose her virginity. I mean, sex is great ... but at 28, why just give it up for the sake of giving it up? Other then that, she is pretty great. I like how laid back she is, and people are naturally at ease around her. I especially like that she figures out what she wants way ahead of Max, and goes for it.

The ending is cute. Expected. It's heavily hinted that the next book will center around Max's best man, Sean, and Max's little sister, and one of "the guys", Mollie. And despite my, less than stellar thoughts on May the Best Man Win and The Wedding Date Bargain, I will read the next one. As much as I am not a fan of the cliche story lines, and slow pacing, the characters are interesting enough to draw me in enough to satisfy my curiosity. 2/5

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