The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
Published on September 15, 2022
Reviewed by Samantha Calderone
Mia Sosa has managed to take the familiar fake dating trope and turn it into something completely new. Gone are the days of fake dating to fool a family member or make an ex jealous, fake dating can now be used to show your boss you’re committed to the job and land that promotion!
Hired to help her cousin with a wedding, Solange finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. She not only overhears the bride telling someone else she loves them, but she also cannot help herself from stopping the wedding. A wedding she believes will leave the groom in a loveless marriage. Only Solange didn’t realize that the groom was Dean Chapman, a man who swore off love and was looking for a wife that would help get him promoted to partner at his law firm.
In one last attempt to make partner and save face, Dean tells his boss that the very same woman who crashed his wedding, is actually his girlfriend. When a potential hire arrives in town, his boss believes having Dean and his new girlfriend show the woman around the area is the best way to convince her to join the firm. In order to pull this off, Dean must get Solange to go along with his crazy schemes before someone finds out it was all a ruse.
Overwhelmed with guilt, Solange agrees to help Dean by pretending to be his girlfriend. Only, when families and real feelings begin to get involved things get even more complicated. Hoping to hold onto their ideals, Solange and Dean agree that some lines cannot be crossed, and should things become too real for either of them they will call off their arrangement. Only neither wants to let go of the other.
Mia Sosa has created an elaborately witty and fun rom com that may leave readers looking for more. Both Solange and Dean’s characters are meant to be relatable to readers through their dating experiences, both past and present. Sosa even brings the aspect of “introducing the family” into the story through Solange, in a way that is both funny and convincing. Overall, The Wedding Crasher plays like a movie and is an enjoyable quick read.
This book is perfect for fans of The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.