This is Kelsey Patterson with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out. Today, I’m changing things up a little and recommending you check out one of my new favorite rom-com writers, Jasmine Guillory. A Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks, Guillory is an author after my own heart. As a debut author, she hit the ground running by publishing not one, but two books in 2018—The Wedding Date and The Proposal, respectively. If you can believe it, she has two more books slated to be published still in 2019. In such a short time and with only a couple of titles under her belt, she has become known for her multicultural romances, authentic and likable characters, intricate plots, fast-paced steamy storylines, and well-crafted dialogue. Critics and readers alike (including this reader), can’t get enough of her books. Guillory made her authorial debut with The Wedding Date, a book that made multiple “best of” lists and Entertainment Weekly describes as, “A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm.” In it, a groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance. On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage in the elevator strands him with Alexa, the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, they have to part ways and head home to separate cities. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about each other! They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century—or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want. Just a few short months later, Jasmine Guillory published The Proposal—which Reese Witherspoon made a Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. This novel is 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. Check out Jasmine Guillory’s books and other romantic comedies at the Sioux City Public Library.
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