Save the Date by Annabeth Albert & Wendy Qualls
Published: March 28, 2017 by Annabeth Albert
Genre: LGBTQ+ Contemporary Romance
Randall Young has one duty as his sister’s “man of honor”: to ensure she has the best wedding ever. That includes an epic bachelorette pub crawl, leading him to Portland’s most popular gay bar… and into Hunter Mitchell’s well-muscled arms. A one-night stand with a sexy soldier is the perfect way to ditch that pesky V-card and get himself in the mood for a weekend of flowers, cake, and nuptials.
Hunter wants to blow off some steam before he stands up as his best friend’s best man. He’s already married to his military career, not looking to settle down. He certainly doesn’t intend for the one guy he met (and, okay, got off with) in Oregon to be his counterpart in the wedding party. Or a virgin. Definitely wasn’t intending that. Luckily, they have the rest of the weekend for Hunter to show Randall what he’s been missing.
The more they’re thrown together by the wedding, the more Randall and Hunter grow together outside the bedroom… which is dangerous because there’s a lot more than 2500 miles standing between them and a happily-ever-after. If they want a future beyond their wedding weekend hookup, both must find the courage to take a chance on love.
Randall has spent the last few years attending school in a small Michigan town where being gay wasn’t exactly common. Now Randall is ready to lose his virginity, but he never thought he’d run into his one night stand at his sister’s wedding. Hunter has been in a funk ever since his best friend was injured overseas and he’s not interested in a relationship.
I liked that even though Randall was a virgin, he still knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. He could be a little awkward at times but it was in an endearing way. Hunter was your stereotypical “I only do casual sex” type of guy but he wasn’t obnoxious with it. I liked both Hunter and Randall, however, they suffer from a serious case of miscommunication all throughout the book.
Overall, Save the Date was enjoyable but nothing overly special, at least for me. This wasn’t too bad, though not one of my more favorite Annabeth Albert books.
3 stars – it was good