Today I have the first two installments in a new series from author duet Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock. As part of this tour, I have reviews, excerpts and a tour wide giveaway for some pretty awesome prizes. If you have a US address, you can win a Great Escape Pack including a heart-print tote, a scarf for going incognito, and cute dark sunglasses. If you are International you could win a print copy of Catherine Mann’s RESCUE ME and Joanne Rock’s NIGHTS UNDER THE TENNESSEE STARS. So, be sure to read on to find out about How to Lose a Groom in 10 Days, and then check out the other post today for The Wedding Audition, and don’t forget to check out the other tour stops where you can see what others thought about this new series!
How to Lose a Groom in 10 Days
The first in a new series by the author duet of Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock is a quick-reading novella, which manages to pack in a whirlwind romance, instant affection, a slow realization and a touch of drama from the past. Grady and Melanie have known one another for a very short while, and this is essentially the story of confidence facing off against insecurities.
Grady is a baseball player who not only wants to be married, but is certain that Melanie is the woman for him. Steady, fairly constant and wholly supportive, he knows what Melanie doesn’t – he’s good for her and she for him. On the other hand, Melanie’s past traumas and family issues with alcohol and broken promises, and she doesn’t believe that anyone can or will make a promise that sticks.
Together the dynamic between the two is clever, with small reveals of past history and insecurities as Grady struggles to convince Melanie to take a chance, a big huge whopping chance on him and the surety of his love and affection.
Cute, quick reading and well- paced, the characters arrived with solid development and voices, and their interactions felt real and plausible. A wonderful introduction to a series about reluctant brides, who can resist the romantic pull of a whirlwind, meant to be sort of story?
Title: How to Lose a Groom in 10 Days
Author: Catherine Mann, Joanne Rock
Series: Runaway Brides #1
Also in this series: The Wedding Audition
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Tule Publishing
Published on: 5 April 2015
Source: Author via Tour Company, Publisher
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He thought their love was a grand slam, until his bride calls foul…
After an impulsive courthouse wedding with one of baseball’s rising stars, Melanie Webb wonders if she’s fallen victim to lust at first sight. She hardly knows Grady Hollis, the Atlanta outfielder who swooped into her Florida hometown and charmed the socks—and more!—right off her. She couldn’t resist when he proposed under the stars right on the outfield. But when the aftermath means moving to Atlanta and following him around the country for his eight-month a year travel schedule, she gets cold feet.
But Grady has never been a man to give up on a dream and Melanie is everything he ever hoped for in a woman. He knows if only he can persuade her to come along for the ride, he’ll convince her that their forever can be something special… with a love every bit as fiery as the passion.
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A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company, Publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.