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8 Reasons We Love Jasmine Guillory

As a Black woman looking to find myself in the stories I read, it hasn’t always been an easy feat, especially when it comes to those about love and happily ever after. But when I discovered Jasmine Guillory’s books and the fabulous characters she’s created, I felt a connection I had yet to experience with contemporary romance novels. With all eight of her books featuring a strong woman going through relatable situations in her everyday life and finding love along the way, I will read anything Jasmine writes. Looking for a reason to start reading Jasmine’s books? 

Reason #1:

The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

It all begins with Alexa Monroe and Drew Nichols. What happens when two attractive single people are trapped in an elevator with a bottle of wine and a delicious purse charcuterie situation? Plans to be a date and fake girlfriend at the wedding of Drew’s ex-girlfriend, of course!  

It all begins with Alexa Monroe and Drew Nichols. What happens when two attractive single people are trapped in an elevator with a bottle of wine and a delicious purse charcuterie situation? Plans to be a date and fake girlfriend at the wedding of Drew’s ex-girlfriend, of course!  

Reason #2:

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

The perfect enemies-to-lovers pairing is found with Maddie and Theo as they prepare for their mutual best friend Alexa’s big day! In an effort to get along for the sake of their friend, things start going better than either of them ever expected, so much so that they decide it all must come to an end by the wedding. Silly kids. 

The perfect enemies-to-lovers pairing is found with Maddie and Theo as they prepare for their mutual best friend Alexa’s big day! In an effort to get along for the sake of their friend, things start going better than either of them ever expected, so much so that they decide it all must come to an end by the wedding. Silly kids. 

Reason #3:

The Proposal

The Proposal

Who wouldn’t love a man who’s willing to help you out in one of the most cringiest moments of your life? When Nikole’s boyfriend of only five months decides to propose on the Megatron at a Dodgers game, she becomes an instant celebrity—and not in a good way. Luckily, Carlos, a handsome young doctor who also happens to be at the game, is there to save the day, on more than one occasion. 

Who wouldn’t love a man who’s willing to help you out in one of the most cringiest moments of your life? When Nikole’s boyfriend of only five months decides to propose on the Megatron at a Dodgers game, she becomes an instant celebrity—and not in a good way. Luckily, Carlos, a handsome young doctor who also happens to be at the game, is there to save the day, on more than one occasion. 

Reason #4:

Royal Holiday

Royal Holiday

A holiday romance in London around Christmas? Yes, please! The ultimate Jasmine Guillory meet-cute takes place in Royal Holiday between Malcolm and Maddie’s mother, Vivian. It’s never too late for a second chance at love, and when that chance comes with a little royal treatment, well…

A holiday romance in London around Christmas? Yes, please! The ultimate Jasmine Guillory meet-cute takes place in Royal Holiday between Malcolm and Maddie’s mother, Vivian. It’s never too late for a second chance at love, and when that chance comes with a little royal treatment, well…

Reason #5:

Party of Two

Party of Two

Changing cities, starting your own law firm and establishing yourself on a new journey is a huge challenge—but with a lot of hard work, a good support system, and a handsome senator on her side, Olivia Monroe will be just fine. 

Changing cities, starting your own law firm and establishing yourself on a new journey is a huge challenge—but with a lot of hard work, a good support system, and a handsome senator on her side, Olivia Monroe will be just fine. 

Reason #6:

While We Were Dating

While We Were Dating

If given the opportunity to date the most gorgeous movie star you ever laid eyes on, wouldn’t you take it? Mixing business with pleasure gets a little complicated when Ben Stephens finds himself working on an ad campaign for the irresistible Ava Gardiner. As they continue to spend time together, the girl of his dreams doesn’t seem to be as out of reach as he once thought. Believe the hype and fall head over heels with Anna Gardiner and Ben Stephens in While We Were Dating. 

If given the opportunity to date the most gorgeous movie star you ever laid eyes on, wouldn’t you take it? Mixing business with pleasure gets a little complicated when Ben Stephens finds himself working on an ad campaign for the irresistible Ava Gardiner. As they continue to spend time together, the girl of his dreams doesn’t seem to be as out of reach as he once thought. Believe the hype and fall head over heels with Anna Gardiner and Ben Stephens in While We Were Dating. 

Reason #7:

By the Book (Meant to Be Series)

By the Book (Meant to Be Series)

If you loved If the Shoe Fits, then here is another Disney romance retelling in the Meant to Be series, By the Book by Jasmine Guillory. This is a romance win-win read! Combining a Disney favorite with Jasmine’s signature touch, By the Book veers of the path or Jasmine’s normal characters, but in the best way possible! We meet Izzy and Beau who are both working on finding themselves in this wild world and helping each other along the way. The only question is, why didn’t this pairing happen sooner? 

If you loved If the Shoe Fits, then here is another Disney romance retelling in the Meant to Be series, By the Book by Jasmine Guillory. This is a romance win-win read! Combining a Disney favorite with Jasmine’s signature touch, By the Book veers of the path or Jasmine’s normal characters, but in the best way possible! We meet Izzy and Beau who are both working on finding themselves in this wild world and helping each other along the way. The only question is, why didn’t this pairing happen sooner? 

Reason #8:

Drunk on Love

Drunk on Love

If you’ve been keeping score this year, then you’ll be delighted to see this is Jasmine Guillory’s second novel in 2022! Drunk on Love hits the shelves September 20th, and what could be more delicious than a family that owns a winery? This book. As sweet as that first sip, or kiss, or both. We’re woozy! 

If you’ve been keeping score this year, then you’ll be delighted to see this is Jasmine Guillory’s second novel in 2022! Drunk on Love hits the shelves September 20th, and what could be more delicious than a family that owns a winery? This book. As sweet as that first sip, or kiss, or both. We’re woozy!