Length: 384 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 15 minutes
First Published: 2021
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harper Muse. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
When her boss’s florist company gets bought by Dallas’s premier boutique event firm, Lottie Jones finds herself thrown into the thick of planning million-dollar weddings. With the possibility of a promotion when a new office opens in Atlanta, Lottie throws herself into the job, even if it means planning her ex’s wedding or flirting with the cute but cynical photographer. The character development in Without a Hitch is lackluster, but the hijinks are at least entertaining in this cutesy Southern romance that has absolutely no steam at all.
When floundering and unlucky-in-love twentysomething Lottie Jones lands a new career as a wedding planner at a top-tier boutique event firm, she begins navigating a cutthroat workplace specializing in over-the-top details, unlimited budgets, and a broad spectrum of taste. Whether planning for parachute landings or wrangling intoxicated groomsmen, she has her hands full at every million-dollar wedding she helps organize.
After her boss announces he’s opening a new office, Lottie sees her chance to finally carve out her place—and earn an income that justifies her dating app subscription fees. The weddings get bigger, the clients get wilder, the mishaps get funnier, and the stakes get higher. And Lottie’s forced to discover what she’ll risk for love and how far she’ll go to find herself.
Set against the glamorous, ruthless world of high-end Southern weddings and inspired by real events in the authors’ lives, Without a Hitch is a hilarious romp about taking ownership, facing fears, planning your ex-boyfriend’s wedding, and choosing a happy ending that wasn’t what you once expected.
About Mary Hollis Huddleston
Mary Huddleston is the cofounder and creative director of Please Be Seated, the premier event rental company in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also the founder of the lifestyle website, Mrs. Southern Social, and the author of Without a Hitch (with Asher Fogle Paul).
About Asher Fogle Paul
Asher Fogle Paul is a journalist and author of Without a Hitch, co-written with Mary Hollis Huddleston. Paul currently lives in New York City. Visit the author’s website →