Sunday, June 11, 2023

Catch and Release Groom by Cindi Madsen - ARC Review

A runaway bride is on her honeymoon—and hilariously off-the-hook—in this irresistible romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Cindi Madsen…

Imogen Kaplan may be a runaway bride, but she’s determined to take her “honeymoon” at a luxury wilderness resort, even if she is surrounded by annoyingly mushy couples. No husband. No happily-ever-after. Just trees, bugs, and one very grouchy, mouthwateringly fit, and—let’s just admit it—unfairly gorgeous guide who’s shown up to take her fishing at Nope O’Clock in the morning…

Easton Reeves is pretty sure that Hell looks a lot like Honeymoon Week. It’s over-the-top romantic crap as far as the eye can see—everything a guy who’s been dumped at the altar wants to avoid. And now he’s supposed to teach this cute, smart-mouthed little city pixie how to fly fish? I’ll be lucky to escape without a hook in my ear.

Now it’s like fate keeps throwing them—the two people least interested in romance—together at a resort that’s all about the love. Sparks are not supposed to happen, let alone the temptation to kiss each other senseless. But it’s one thing to get hooked on sizzling chemistry…and quite another to turn a sexy little fling into real life.

Imogen is on her honeymoon, alone, after deciding (correctly as far as I am concerned) that a relationship without a spark isn't one she should stay in and calling off her wedding.

Easton is working at the resort to avoid being in his small home town in the week up to the wedding of his high school sweetheart...who left him at the altar.

Needless to say, neither of them are really looking for romance, or even a connection, with their attraction to one another is a bit of a surprise.

The initial attraction really worked, and this is a slow burn which makes sense for the characters and where they are in their emotional journeys when we meet them.

The part that didn't totally work for me was the connection between them when they were officially together, it seemed really quick and like it was missing some of the zing and the spark. And, I thought the end and the way it was resolved was a little quick.

While I know this isn't the story the author was telling, but I think this one would have worked better if their relationship happened over more than a week, as I kept getting stuck on how recently Imogen split with her ex and wondering if I believed in their long term connection.

I did enjoy this overall, and I did like the characters, so I can say I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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