Sweet Home Alabama?meets?Emily in Paris?in this hilarious romp through the world of extravagant southern weddings.
Ringless, jobless, and hopeless, Lottie Jones commits to doing the only thing she truly studied in school: wedding planning.
When floundering and unlucky-in-love twenty-something 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.
"A sweet, Southern confection of a book about what it takes to orchestrate everyone else's happily ever after when your own heart has been broken. This sneak peek into the world of high-end wedding planning will keep you laughing as Lottie deconstructs the fairy tale and finds her authentic self." Jodi Picoult,?New York Times?bestselling author of?Wish You Were Here
Huddleston and Paul's delightful debut offers a dishy behind-the-scenes tale of Southern wedding planning. Lottie Jones, who is single, started planning her own wedding as a college student before having any proposals, and seven years later, she's planning other people's elaborate weddings at Cedric Montclair Celebrations, a glitzy venue in Dallas. A skydiving groom? No problem. Replicate Las Vegas in a Texas Ritz-Carlton? Totally doable. Then Lottie's college boyfriend Brody Stevens, now an NFL star, and A-list Hollywood actress Harriet Devore become Cedric's newest clients, and Lottie is charged with planning a wedding with the groom she once thought would be hers. As Lottie works—and juggles two prospective boyfriends, sports agent Matt and wedding photographer Griffin, as well as a possible job promotion—she learns she doesn't need a man to have fulfillment. Wonderfully over-the-top characters add verve, like the self-made Cedric who changed his name from Clyde as part of an effort to put his humble origins behind him, and the authors reveal the real reason Southern women don't sweat through their clothes (panty liners in the armpits). This raucous and well-plotted romp will charm any reader with their eye on a pair of Louboutins fit for walking down the aisle.