“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.”
“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
Waking Up Married is a sweet, light, erotic and emotional read.
Sure, this book won’t get any bonus points for originality and I know it is highly unrealistic too, but what can I say, I liked it. It was fun and entertaining and light and sweet. And I liked it.
“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.”
This book had me fanning myself at times, often burst out laughing and smilling like a fool at my Kindle almost all the time. It was a feel good story of two very different people making a very big mistake and making the most of their situation.
“This guy and all his good looks weren’t a part of her plan. So what if he was handsome, or that she’d seen hints of the kind of humor she typically appreciated, or that she was, in fact, married to him? She’d had enough close calls in her life with the men she’d actually known, and she was through with the whole business.”
I fell in love with Megan and Carter…No Connor from the start. Their connection to each other and their growing relationship felt very real and authentic even though their situation was a bit out of the extraordinary. Their feelings for each other felt real to me.
“We’re good together, Megan. It’s not about glass slippers or fairy tales or love at any sight. It’s not about private schools or mutual goals or any of the other things we’ve talked about today. It’s about you and me fitting together. It’s about this feeling of rightness you told me about last night. The one I’ve had since I met you.”
The only remark I’ll make (and it’s something that doesn’t make the story any less good) is that the story ended a little abruptly and I think it deserved an epilogue. It would have been a nice way to end Megan and Connor’s story. But I had a good laugh, especially because of Jeff:
“8:42 p.m….REED: Need you to go to Denver w me.
8:46 p.m….JEFF: In meeting. Give me 1 hr.
8:53 p.m….REED: No can do. Want wife back. Going now. Think I cn talk her into it wth sperm.”
“8:53 p.m….JEFF: R U drinking?
8:55 p.m….REED: Have wht she wants. Solllid plan. Better than hers.
8:56 p.m….JEFF: Leaving now. Wait 4 me.
9:02 p.m….REED: Don’t worry botu it.
9:02 p.m….JEFF: WAIT 4 ME
9:04 p.m….JEFF: PICK UP YOUR PHONE
9:57 p.m….JEFF: You should stop for drink @ that bar in terminal with the big olives B4 flight
10:22 p.m….REED: Hey, UR at the bar. You look pissed.”
I really recommend this book for those looking for a fast, sweet and heart-warming love story. It’s one of those books that’s the perfect read for a weekend or during your vacation.
“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.”