Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

Waking Up Married

Her first thought: "Who are you?"

It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well—a funny, arrogant, sexy...husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible—been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter...no, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?

"I don't want a divorce."

My Rating: 4/5

Waking Up Married is such a sweet, cute romance! This book was absolutely adorable.

I've always liked the idea of a couple being married and then getting to know each other because I think it creates an interesting dynamic within the couple, but this is the first contemporary romance of that idea that I've read. And it didn't disappoint.

Megan was a heroine that was easy to relate to. After finding herself in this situation-you know, being  married to a stranger-she handles it in a very realistic way. Though at first she's panicked, after prompting from Conner, she agrees to give their marriage a try. There were a few times where she frustrated me a little because she was doing everything she could to dissuade Conner and being distant in a way that was kind of mean. I understand her background and why that made her act as she did but why did she agree to give the marriage a try at all if she was just going to act that way? It wasn't terrible, but it was frustrating, so I had to take a point off for that.

Conner was so sweet. Though he had trouble becoming emotionally invested in the marriage, he was still such a sweetheart.  I just adored him. Seriously, he's handsome, wealthy, and sweet. What more could you want? Even when Megan was doing all that she could to dissuade him from continuing the marriage, he was still sweet. 

Megan and Conner obviously had a complicated relationship. Only Conner actually remembers how the relationship began and it went from 0 to married within one night. Add to that some issues from their pasts and  you have a very tenuous relationship. But it was written very well. Their relationship developed slowly but realistically. In the end, I really liked them as a couple.

The plot begins with the morning after, then flashes back to the night before, then catches back up to the present. It moved quickly and kept me engaged the whole time. The ending was a sweet romance ending that had me smiling. 

Waking Up Married is such a sweet book. To any lovers of romance, you'll want to read this one.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!

PS: Remember that Waking Up Married is free everywhere! So go get yourself a copy!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Vegas married plot device. Loved it in Friends, loved it in What Happens in Vegas. I'll definitely pick this one up.

    Great review - thanks!