Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE EX VOWS by Jessica Joyce


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is The Ex Vows by Jessica Joyce.  I adored this author’s debut novel so I’m beyond excited to read this new one from her.  I’ve seen it being compared to Happy Place and Love and Other Words, two books I loved, which makes it even more appealing.

THE EX VOWS by Jessica Joyce

by Berkley Romance

Publication Date: July 16, 2024



Estranged exes must stick close together to save their best friend’s wedding after a string of disasters in this swoony and steamy second-chance romance from the USA Today bestselling author of You, with a View.

Georgia Woodward lives by her lists, none more so than the one about her ex, Eli Mora. It’s full of the ironclad dos and don’ts they’ve been following since she returned to the Bay Area after their cataclysmic breakup five years ago.

With the wedding of their mutual best friend, Adam, looming, and them about to step into their roles as best woman and man, Georgia’s never needed it more. She refuses to threaten their tight-knit friend group with her messy—and still very present—feelings. The rules on that list will keep her cool, calm, and compartmentalized.

What’s not on her list? Eli arriving from New York with a new rule-breaking attitude or the all-inclusive venue burning to the ground, leaving the bride and groom in dire straits. Nor does she anticipate Adam asking her and Eli to help him make a miracle happen. Together.

As Georgia and Eli rush up to Napa Valley to pull off the perfect wedding, their old chemistry comes back in technicolor. Somewhere between cake tastings gone wrong, disastrous DJ auditions, and Eli’s heated attention, Georgia starts recognizing the man she fell in love with before. And if she lets herself break her rules, she might find what they’re building isn’t the something old that ruined them—it’s a chance at something new.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

8 replies
  1. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Napa Valley is a lovely place for a wedding! One of my husband’s and my college buddies married her husband there. Sorry–off on a tangent from the start! LOL I enjoy second chance romances and this one sounds like it will be good. There’s nothing like having to work together under a time crunch that can either bring people together. I hope you enjoy The Ex Vows when you read it, Suzanne!

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I am excited about this book, too. Joyce’s last book was phenomenal for me. Here’s to it being a hit for us both!

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