Sunday, June 24, 2018

Title: Save the Date
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2018


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. 


Review by Lisa Kane
4 Stars ****

When Erin Carter and Reese Collins were teenagers, Reese suggested a pact. By the time they turned 30, (their birthdays are two weeks and five days apart) if they were still single, they would marry.

They remained best friends through thick and thin.
He's the carrots to her peas.

We had decided, after we'd watched Forest Gump for the first time, that I would be peas and Reese would be carrots. It was a kid's rationale that led to this decision. I was shorter, and Reese had reasoned that I had boobs (barely), therefore, he was the carrot. 

Even though Reese moved to Dallas and Erin stayed in Philly, they stayed in constant touch. Erin saw Reese go through girl after girl, while she never could quite commit. Her parent's divorce soured her on love.

I may be cold, but I'm not unfeeling. I know what when others are happy and in love, they must feel this sort of bliss. But like someone attempting to jump out of a plane and mentally not being able to...or like a writer attempting to spit out a chapter but being blocked...there was something holding me back. Like my brain could complete it, but my heart could not get on board. 

Now she'll be turning 30 in a few months and Reese is interviewing for a job at CHOP in Philly.

My mind wanders to the pact, and if he's thought about it as our thirtieth birthdays neared. 

He's a neonatal nurse and CHOP is the best hospital around. He's been seeing the same girl, Renee, for a couple of years, but she's not the one.

After two years of dating on and off, she wanted a ring. And even though she made me happy and I think I love her, there was something holding me back.

The one he wants-well she's a Philly girl and he's going to get his girl.

And now, I sit in front of my laptop, an opened email sitting on my browser saying that he was coming to Philadelphia for a job interview, and was I free for dinner? 

But Reese has his work cut out for him. Erin has him friend zoned. Can he ever get out of that trap?

Love can be quiet and patient. It can wait for the other person to be ready, while also laughing and spending time with that person. 

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Author Bio

Author of romance
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
a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and
still can’t fathom that she gets to live her dream each and every day.

When she isn't in a writing coma, Carrie spends time Netflix-binging with her
husband, snuggling her infant daughter, and chasing her black Lab through the
dog parks of New Jersey.

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