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Review: Waking Up Married

January 28, 2013

Title: Waking Up Married
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Release Date: December 1, 2012
Format: Free eBook

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.”—via Goodreads

This kind of book is not my normal fare.

But I’ve been trying to read books that are about characters closer to my age than teenagers are (gah.), and this one was free and it sounded fun, so I figured I should read it. Because, you know, free.

Fortunately, I really enjoyed it. The premise is fun: Carter and Megan meet in Vegas, get drunk, elope, and then decided to actually give marriage a shot instead of immediately having it annulled. But once the fun of it is over and the idea of being married kicks in, this book had an emotional depth to it that I didn’t expect and was pleasantly surprised to come across.

Additionally, Carter and Megan aren’t what I typically think of when it comes to “romance” novels—they share a definition of marriage that is more along the lines of partnership, and agree that love is about much more than passion. That nuance to the storyline and the character’s perceptions felt mature and was something that I really appreciated reading.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t hot hot hot scenes. There definitely are.

So if you’re in the mood for a contemporary romance with depth, Waking Up Married is the book for you. And, let’s be honest, that gratis price point cannot be denied.

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