Carrie Aarons

Genre:  #RomanticComedy #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  4.5

Cover:  5  *It was this beautiful cover that first drew me to this book!

Publication:  June 24thth 2018

Read:  June 23rd 2018  (ARC)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Kindle Edition:  250 pages


You know that pact you make with your childhood best 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.


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My Review:

Save the DateSave the Date by Carrie Aarons

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. The premise is best friends to lovers with a bit of a twist and a good amount of angst. When they were fifteen years old, best friends Reese and Erin made a pack that they would marry each other if they were still single at thirty. I won’t go into details, however I can tell you that Erin was a hard sell on the idea of marriage to Reese. While she did love him more than anything, Erin was afraid to ruin their relationship dynamic if they were to marry and things didn’t work out. Also, due to her life circumstances, Erin did not believe in love or the fact that anyone could stay married indefinitely. Erin had her reasons for this attitude, and while I understood them to a degree, she was hard to connect with. For most of the book, it was Reese that saved every scene for me and that was more than enough to let me enjoy this book. And I should clarify that while it took me a while to warm up to Erin, I did love this book. And I absolutely loved Reese!

The trope of this book is romantic comedy. That said, while I did find myself smiling and laughing through much of the book, there were some serious moments as well. I would also like to say that I loved the occupation that the author gave Reese. He was one of my favorite male characters of this year! Reese is sinfully sexy, flirty, funny, witty, and a pure gentleman. He was not your typical alpha hero but he didn’t need to be. I was in love with him from the very beginning.

Save The Date is written in first-person dual perspectives.

This was actually my first book by Carrie Aarons. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from her!

So , I won’t tell you how the book ends because you can probably figure that out on your own. But I will say, this author did a great job of tricking some of the predictability and you will adore the last chapters. I did.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂