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71. The Perfect Hope — Nora Roberts
72. Tigers in Red Weather — Liza Klaussman
73. Waking Up Married — Mira Lyn Kelly
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.”
So, funny story. About a week ago I was hard at work on my ethics essay (with Facebook on in the background, natch), and had a textbook covering my computer’s mousepad. I guess I leaned to hard on the textbook, and it made the mouse click on a link to a free download of Waking Up Married by Mira Kelly…it’s like it was fate! Anyway, I think Harlequin Kiss (one of Harlequin’s imprints?) was doing some kind of free e-book giveaway to promote their new line, and it worked out well for me.
I’m starting to wonder if romance stories come with an obligatory heaping of weird “protective” (more like possessive and a little creepy) guys, who are touted as super romantic. I actually really liked Waking Up Married and I could get on board the Connor Reed ship, but sometimes he was just a little creepy, which he disguised as being “protective” of Megan — I, personally, would call it ignoring her wishes without remorse, and being utterly pigheaded. But that’s just me. I know this sounds like a character assassination, but for the most part Connor was fine, and I could suspend my disbelief of his weirdness for the story.
Speaking of the story, it was funny. Like, laugh out loud funny. Mira Kelly is a total whiz with witty dialogue and descriptions, and kept me entertained for the whole read. The romance itself wasn’t too bad — it was a really unconventional situation for a romance novel (at least, from what I’ve read), and Kelly made it work. Waking Up Married was a fun, easy read, and after just finishing my last assignment of the semester (hurrah!) I kind of needed something light. This fit the bill perfectly.
Next book: Something short! I’m going to try to read a whole book on the train ride to Montreal tomorrow.