The Wedding Date

Written by Zara Stoneley


One ex.
One wedding.
One little white lie.

When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, she couldn’t be happier. There are just three problems…

1) Sam’s ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man.
2) His new girlfriend is pregnant.
3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn’t (see points 1 and 2 above)

So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job.

Actor Jake Porter is perfect for the role: single, gorgeous and cheap! Sam is certain it’s the perfect solution: no strings, no heartbreak and hopefully no chance of being found out.

But spending a week in the Scottish Highlands with Jake is harder than she imagined. He is the perfect boyfriend, charming, sexy and the hottest thing in a kilt since Outlander! And his dog Harry is quite possibly the cutest things Sam has ever seen!

As the wedding draws closer, Jake plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam’s not sure if Jake is acting anymore…





Gloriously Funny!   5 stars


The Wedding Date is a gloriously funny, side-splitting giggle-fest. It’s light-hearted, fully entertaining and the ultimate perfect summer read!

Sam and Jess have been best friends forever, so when Jess is tying the knot the obvious choice for top bridesmaid is a no-brainer. The only cloud on the horizon is Liam, brother to the groom and former partner of Sam. He all but destroyed her when he cheated and the shock news that not only is he Best Man at the wedding, but that his very pregnant girlfriend will be there too sends Sam into a spin and leaves her desperate to come up with a boyfriend – real or imaginary – to attend with her. As she has already claimed his existence to the bride, it’s even more urgent! Then she finds out that it’s not just one day and the wedding is not only taking place in a Scottish castle, but a full week of activities has been planned for the bridal party and guests – including Sam’s parents!

Panic stations follow, with the only apparent solution to hire someone to play the part of the adoring man in her life. In steps Jake, an actor who’s just too good to be true in the role. So off they head to Scotland, each with a few vague rules in mind about how their so-called ‘relationship’ should play out. The week’s stay presents lots of hurdles, plenty of laughs, some uncomfortable situations and lots of deception. But what about Sam and Jake? Well, that’s why you MUST read this book! You won’t be let down by either the humour or the romance, it has bucketfuls of both! And the cover is just scrummy .. if you enjoy a fun read with great characters and an idyllic setting, then this is definitely one I recommend.

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing my copy of this fabulous novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 986 KB
  • Publisher: HarperImpulse
  • Publication Date: 20 April 2018
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Meet the Author


61HD6pI1-zL._UX250_Born in a small village in Staffordshire, Zara Stoneley wanted to be James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. Writing novels means she can imagine she is all these things, and more!

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.

She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a naughty cockapoo, and a very bossy cat, and loves spending time in sunny Spain. (2)


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