Review: Waking Up Married

Title: Waking Up Married
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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, swore 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.”

 Available at:
Amazon – Canada: Kindle (FREE)
Amazon – US: Kindle (FREE)

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My Review:

I don’t give out 5 hearts very easily but because it caught me off guard completely, I’m giving it the full 5 hearts it deserves. I got it for FREE from Amazon so I wasn’t really expecting it to be this fun, quirky, and seductive. I was dreading it was going to be a bit of a heavy read and somewhat complicated but it turned out to be a predictable (in a good way) and light read, which made it way better than what I was expecting it to be. It was very cheesy and corny, which I usually don’t like, but surprisingly I loved reading it on this book. It had that perfect cheesiness and corniness to it.

I went through waves of emotions from grinning like a fool to myself, squealing because of excitement, having that “uh-oh-this-is-going-to-be-a-disaster” feeling, laughing so hard forgetting there were people around me, and crying like a baby.

Everything I’m looking for in a guy, I found in Conner.

“All the vital components that make a relationship successful, without any of the emotional messiness to drag it down. It’s about respect, caring and commitment. Shared goals and compatible priorities. It’s about treating a marriage like a partnership instead of some romantic fantasy. It’s about two people liking each other.”

While reading the first few chapters of the book, I was think that sooner or later my “perfect man” fantasy of Conner will be crushed, but it wasn’t.

Conner didn’t release her fingers, but tightened his hold, reeling her back in. “Because you’re mildly pessimistic. Now, knock it off. You don’t remember, but if there’s one thing we do well…it’s talk. About anything.”

“I’ve got you,” His voice was a low rumble against her ear, the contact between them almost a kiss before he stepped back and handed her the dress. “What I want is to keep you.”

I loved Megan’s character, too, and I could relate to why she hesitated a lot in trusting Conner and opening up to him. She has her reasons and she’s used to being alone and independent.

I liked another character that most probably won’t even notice as much, Jeff. Oh, Jeff was funny! If I’m going to be married to someone someday, I’d love for him to have a friend like Jeff.

“You’d been gone about thirty seconds when the ‘gymnast’ shows up at the table, with this whopper of a line.”
The gymnast? Dude!

“But I have to admit that gelatinous puddle – which even Megan didn’t eat, by the way – was without question the worst thing I’ve ever shoveled into my mouth.”

People would find this book is cheesy, corny, predictable, too good too be true, or whatever else, but I just don’t care. There are times when a girl needs to be reminded that it’s okay to dream and have fantasies, no matter how far-fetched they are. This is probably the mother of all cheesy and corny lines ever, but whatever.

“You don’t remember my first proposal, but I’m hoping this one will stick. Megan, I love you. And I’m asking you to let me give you a lifetime of what you’ve shown me matters most. Laughter, love, late-night conversations. I’m asking you to be my wife in the most conventional, traditional and time-tested meaning of the word, for as long as we both shall live.”

Ahhhhh… melt! If you need a light, fun, quirky, and romantic read, I recommend you this book.


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