Huddleston, Mary Hollis & Asher Fogle Paul. Without A Hitch. Harper Muse, 2021. ISBN 9780785258704 384 pp. $17.99
Lottie spent most of college planning the wedding of her dreams to her boyfriend, star quarterback Brody–even going so far as to book the campus chapel for their nuptials. Except, instead of proposing, he broke up with her, and instead of using her degree as her parents would like, she’s landed a gig as a wedding planning for an upscale event planning company, and guess who!? becomes a client? Yep – Brody’s new fiance.
The novel takes on getting over heartbreak, finding your path in life, and has wonderful nitty gritty details –some outrageous! of details gone wrong and Lottie swooping in to save the day. The details do become a bit repetitive, and more ruthless editing might have made for a tighter narrative. The southern setting will have appeal for fans of that region, and the not-quite-quarter-life-crisis tone screams new adult genre.
Great title, great cover, but Queerly Beloved was a better (and more diverse) take on the wedding planning industry.
I received an an advance reader’s review copy of #WithoutAHitch from #NetGalley.