Review: Save the Date, Carrie Aarons

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. 


Best friends to lovers romance? Count me in! 
Marriage pact? Even more intriguing.
Romcom that will make me laugh? Yes please!

If any of these things interest you then keep on reading...

Carrie wrote two very unique characters in these two. Reese is a very confident guy who likes to always be in a relationship even when there's no love on his part. He likes the companionship and not living alone. Erin is a bit cynic. Ok, not a bit, she's a whole lot of cynic. Watching her sweet and loving parents who always seemed perfect get a divorce completely destroyed her belief on love. Especially since she was the one who took care of her mother when she was all but destroyed. 

It's almost Reese and Erin's 30th birthdays and Reese comes back to their hometown, where Erin still lives, for a job interview but also for the pact they made when they were 15.

"That I had to have some kind of insurance policy, because I was in love with you. And do you remember what I did the next morning? We were sitting in your backyard, and I proposed the pact. Because I wanted to make sure, that after it all, after we grew and made mistakes and sowed our oats, that we would come together. Because I’m in love with you. I’ve been in love with you for a very long time. And it doesn’t have to be that romantic, sweep you off your feet, take a bullet for you love … although I’d do that. 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. That’s why I want to fulfill the pact, because I actually meant it when I proposed it at fifteen. You’re the only one I’ve ever wanted to marry. It’s probably why I could never get a relationship right, because I was just biding my time until you softened to the idea.”

With their birthdays fast approaching they both have the pact in mind, Reese because he wants to go through with it ad Erin because she's scared he does. When Reese is accepted for the job, he moves back home and tries to convince Erin to go through with the pact.

But with all her cynicism it isn't easy and even though she always had feelings for Reese just like he did for her, she doesn't believe they could really be together in a romantic capacity.  She's scared he is only pursuing her because of the pact and because he doesn't want to be alone. 
Yet when Reese tells her how he always felt she gives a romantic relationship with him a chance and oh do they make the perfect paring. Let's not even talk about the sex... they are both f«crazy for having waited so long to take this step in their relationship.

Carrie wrote a super sweet best friends to lovers romance, with a bit of angst and some steam; and well for a romcom it was much more sweet than it was funny but it did have some laugh out loud moments. 
I genuinely adored this one, just as much as I love the cover. Reese and Erin were a true great paring and I adored their journey.

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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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