The tabloids call her the Hit and Run Bride after reality show star Annamae Jessup walked out on Atlanta’s favorite baseball player on cable television. Eager to escape her notoriety, Annamae takes a road trip to find the grandmother she’s never met and winds up discovering a whole lot more than a band of back woods relatives. There’s no escape from reality TV, even in Beulah, Alabama, population 3000.

The last thing Wynn Rafferty needs in his new life is a spoiled television princess who can’t even know his real name. He’s in temporary witness protection as an apple farmer after his undercover work put his life in danger. He needs to lay low until the heat dies down from his last case— even if he sucks at growing apples as badly as he sucks at relationships. But Annamae turns his new town into a media circus, unwittingly threatening the lives of him, her and most of Beulah. Wynn is an expert at keeping the world at arm’s length, but when it comes to Annamae, the only way he can keep her safe is too keep her very, very close.

I received a copy of this book from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.When I was introduced to the heroine in the previous novella, I was intrigued by her. Reading this book, I liked her even more. I have to say, I really thought that Annamae and her golden boy athlete were going to end up with each other. I kind of liked them both. However, when I met the hero, I was a fan of him right away.

I liked this book better than the novella because it gave me a bigger story than just two people falling in love ancd figuring out their differences. In The Wedding Audition, we have a heroine who’s trying to know her real self by distancing her life from the things that she was used to. We also have a hero whose life was on pause because of the dangers of his job. Both of them were trying to stay out of the spotlight. Both of them were trying out life in peace. Fate, however, had different plans.

I also liked the small town setting. I mean, I love books with stories that occur in glamorous New York, star-studded LA, and even the most popular European cities. However, stories set in a small town always have that warm, homey feeling to them. They are always the easiest and the most fun to read.

Needless to say, I truly enjoyed this book and I hope that more books come from the Runaway Brides series because the series is proving to be an enjoyable mix of adorable characters and heartwarming stories. Kudos to the authors of coming up with the idea of this book as well as the novella that came before this.


USA Today bestseller and RITA Award winning author Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Tule. With over sixty books released in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children – and still have 5 four-legged, furry “children” (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with an animal rescue, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering over 200 puppies, ill dogs, and dogs with service/working potential.



Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy novels enjoys writing contemporary romance and medieval historicals alike, recently exploring Young Adult romance under a pseudonym. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance–in all its forms– fits her life outlook perfectly. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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For the Runaway Bride’s Great Escape:
A heart-print tote, scarf for going incognito, and cute dark sunglasses. 
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Print copy of Catherine Mann’s RESCUE ME and Joanne Rock’s NIGHTS UNDER THE TENNESSEE STARS 


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