Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

The Wedding Date Book Review

A wedding is a joyous event. But for someone who is single, there can be one of two reactions. The first reaction is the excitement of meeting new people and perhaps meeting one’s own future romantic partner. The second reaction can be utter dread, a reminder of one singleness.

In Jasmine Guillory’s 2018 novel, The Wedding Date, Alexa and Drew meet in the the most ordinary of places: an elevator. When the power briefly goes out in the hotel they are staying in, Drew asks Alexa the oddest of questions: would she pretend to be his girlfriend at his ex’s wedding?

What starts as a pretend relationship builds first into a physical relationship and then something more. But Drew lives in Los Angeles and Alexa lives in Berkeley. Can they make this relationship work or will it end up as a relationship that was simply not meant to be?

I’ve read quite a few romance novels in my time. There problem with some romance novels is that the love story feels fake and the conflict feels forced. Thankfully, that is not the case with this book. I loved the story. I loved how funny, saucy, sexy and romantic the story is. I also loved how real Drew and Alexa felt.

I absolutely recommend it.

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Walmart is Stepping Up and Will No Longer Sell Ammo For Assault Style Weapons

It seems these days that mass shootings have become just another headline.

While some politicians (I’m still looking at you, Mitch McConnell) refuse to do anything, the decision makers at Walmart have made an important step in the right direction.

As of yesterday, Walmart will be drastically reducing the ammunition for assault style rifles that in the past, customers have been able to purchase freely.

If I am to be honest here, I would prefer if they stopped selling guns and ammunition all together. However, the fact that they will be reducing their ammunition sales is not to be overlooked.

I have nothing against guns or the Second Amendment. If someone wants to buy guns because they hunt as a hobby or let off steam by going to a gun range, that is their business. But what is my business (and the business of every American) is the fact that too many of our citizens have been killed by mass shootings.

Back in 1989, the late President Ronald Reagan (R-California) made a statement about guns which I believe still rings true today.

If only the current Republican party would heed his words.

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