friend of the opposite sex? The one where, if you’re both still single, lonely
and hopeless at thirty, you’ll marry each other?
This is the story about what happens when you hit the big three-oh and have to
make good on that pinky promise.
Personally, I think love, romance and all of that nonsense is a crock of, well,
you know. And Reese Collins, the boy who used to put worms in my hair at
backyard barbecues, knows that better than anyone.
But when he moves to the same city I’ve happily, and singly, inhabited for
years, memories of oaths past resurface. Reese is like a dog with a bone; a
really hot dog and that bone just happens to be me.
He won’t stop hounding me, and the crazy thing is, my frigid, traitorous heart
is starting to cave. For my best friend.
It seems so far off, when you’re a kid playing Monopoly in your treehouse. But
when that clock strikes midnight on your thirtieth birthday, and you’re
standing alone in front of a grocery store-bought cupcake, a childhood deal to
walk down the aisle doesn’t seem so silly anymore.
Four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars from Ari
I love a good romantic comedy because of the happy after-buzz they usually leave me feeling and that’s precisely what I got from Save the Date. With an interesting combo of marriage pact and friends to lovers romance, I knew I needed to read this.
Reese and Erin made a pact that when they turned 30 they’d marry each other if they hadn’t married anyone else already. But who actually intends to keep a marriage pact they made when they were fifteen, right?
With his and Erin’s 30th birthday fast approaching, Reese finds himself in his hometown for a job interview and with the intention of going through with their marriage pact. Reese grew up idolizing her parent’s perfect marriage only to watch it end in divorce and left her with a cynical perspective on love. But now Reese is back and making her question everything she’s come to believe about love and relationships.
This was my first Carrie Aarons book and I really enjoyed it. He story leaned more towards sweet than sexy, but I really liked Erin and Reese as a couple. Their chemistry, banter, and friendship were everything I wanted and then some. It was fun and packed just enough steam. It also left me with that happy romcom buzz I’m always after. 4 Stars.
novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and
sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on
still can’t fathom that she gets to live her dream each and every day.
husband, snuggling her infant daughter, and chasing her black Lab through the
dog parks of New Jersey.