I am BEYOND DELIGHTED to inform you that we are giving away an autographed copy of Jasmine Guillory’s fantastic new book, The Wedding Date, which comes out a week from today. You may know Jasmine better as The Best Jasmine here in Fug Nation, and on Twitter, and Heather and I know her as our friend of many years. And her debut novel is SO GOOD, you guys. Do not just take our word for it: the great Roxane Gay blurbed it, calling it “a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel….One of the best books [she’s] read in a while.”

Let us flip the book over and read the back, shall we?

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty debut novel.

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…

They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…

You will love it. Also! If you’re in Southern California, Heather and I will be at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City on Saturday, February 3rd, chatting with Jasmine about her new book — and, I suspect, about Harry and Meghan’s wedding, among other things — at 5pm. Please come and say hello if you are around (and RSVP here if you’re inclined, although it’s not required to attend)! It will be a real Fug Nation extravaganza, and we would love to see you there. (We’ll also be signing The Royal We, while we’re there.)

THE TASK:  I’ll be picking the winner at random, but please comment to enter. To keep it fun, imagine you’re attending an ex’s wedding. Who is your ideal date?

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, January 26th. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.  (Open to everyone! GFY uses affiliate links when appropriate — like the one to Amazon in this post — which means we earn a little money when you click through and/or buy stuff. Thank you!)