ARC Review: Party of Two

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory
Publisher: Berkley • Publication Date: June 23, 2020

Happy publication day to Jasmine Guillroy’s Party of Two! Two years ago I picked up Guillory’s first book, The Wedding Date and absolutely loved it and of course had to continue reading the books in the series. None of them captured me as much as The Wedding Date and I was planning on taking a break from her books since I really did not like Royal Holiday. But then Party of Two appeared on Edelweiss+ and I figured I’d give in and at least read one more time. I’m so glad I gave in to reading it because while The Wedding Date may be my all-time favorite book by Guillory, Party of Two is a very close second!

When Olivia Monroe moves back to California after years in New York, the last thing on her mind is dating. When she meets a handsome stranger at a bar and they spend the night talking and flirting, she’s intrigued but figured he is just an actor who knows how to charm someone. She later discovers that her handsome stranger is Senator Max Powell. With trying to get her new law firm off the ground, Olivia definitely has no desire to date a politician, but when a cake shows up with a message from Max, she decides one dinner can’t hurt, which then leads to a relationship. Once Olivia and Max go public, the media scrutiny has people digging up things from Olivia’s past, and with the new pressures she is facing, she has to decide if their relationship is worth it.

My Thoughts:
I loved Olivia’s character and after being introduced to her in The Wedding Date, I’m so glad she got her own story. As a person who will never jump into anything and has to analyze the situation from all ends, I found Olivia to be a very relatable character and with her world being turned upside down once her and Max went public, it was nice to see her stick to who she is and not change to please what Max and the public wanted. I enjoyed going along for the ride of Olivia and Max’s relationship and reading about both of their perspectives. Be warned though, this book will have you craving sweets! With so many mentions of cakes and pies, when I was done reading I had to go shopping to satisfy the sweet tooth this book left me with.

If you are looking for a fun and sweet romance, add Party of Two to your list! You don’t have to be caught up or have read The Wedding Date series to enjoy it.

Thank you to Berkley and Edelweiss+ for providing me with an advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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