I know what you're thinking: June is the classic month for weddings. Why am I writing about them in July?
Well, marriages don't always go quite as scheduled. The bride turns out to have been married before... and never quite got around to the divorce. The groom gets cold feet and breaks it off at the last moment (by text message. At the altar.). A well-meaning mobster sends a far-too-sexy hit man to keep a protective eye on the bride. The fiance fakes his own death to get out of marrying a bridezilla. One's betrothed pretends to elope with a completely fictional lover the day after the engagement.
Alright, perhaps these aren't the usual reasons a wedding doesn't come off as planned, but they make for some very entertaining beach reads. Be warned: for the would-be brides (and grooms) in these romances, there may not be a happily-ever-after in the offing... at least, not with the mates they expected!
Hazard by Jo Beverley (LP Beverley)
Agnes & the Hitman by Jennifer Cruisie and Bob Mayer (Fiction Cruisie)
Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl (PbkRomance Dahl)
Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare (PbkRomance Dare)
Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran (PbkRomance Duran)
Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter (PbkRomance Hunter)
Everything but a Groom by Holly Jacobs (Fiction Jacobs)
Duchess in Love by Eloisa James (LP James)
Exes and Ohs by Beth Kendrick (Fiction Kendrick)
When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas (LP Kleypas)
Mad, Bad, and Blond by Cathie Linz (PbkRomance Linz)
The Manning Grooms by Debbie Macomber (PbkRomance Macomber)
Un-bridaled by Eileen Rendahl (PbkRomance Rendahl)
Beachcomber by Karen Robards (Fiction Robards)
Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis (PbkRomance Shalvis)
The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer (Fiction Strohmeyer)
The Runaway McBride by Elizabeth Thornton (PbkRomance Thornton)
New Cardiff by Charles Webb (Fiction Webb)
There Goes the Bride by Lori Wilde (PbkRomance Wilde)
A Bad Bride's Tale by Polly Williams (Fiction Williams)