How To Lose a Groom in 10 Days by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
He thought their love was a grand slam, until his bride called foul…
After an impulsive courthouse wedding with one of baseball’s rising stars, landscaper 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 she’d worked so hard to maintain. 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 convince her to come along for the ride, he’ll convince her that their forever can be something special… and sizzling too. The road trip brings them both deeper understanding, surprise revelations and a love every bit as fiery as the passion.
How To Lose a Groom in 10 Days is a fast paced, easy to read novella. A complete story, it also provides a nice glimpse of what might come in the next book (The Wedding Audition).
After a whirlwind courtship, Melanie is sure Grady will back out of their courthouse wedding. She is sure she's not cut out for him or his life. Grady sees things differently though...and he really is in love with Melanie. Melanie is so confused, it's hard to know how things will end up in How To Lose a Groom in 10 Days. It was an interesting ride with Melanie and Grady...as she tries to convince him they are too different and he tries to convince her they are meant to be. I really liked Grady. His feelings are obvious, he's honest, and determined! Melanie grew on me as I got to know her. At first I found her maddening but her character really grew and evolved in this short novella.
A well paced, fast read with a marriage that might or might not be, I'd recommend How To Lose A Groom in 10 Days to romance readers looking for fun, steam, and hope!