Title: Waking Up Married
Author: Mira Kyn Kelly
Publication Date: December 1, 2012
Source: Publisher via Net Galley
Summary (from Goodreads):
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."
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a huge fan of Harlequin. I’ve seriously spent thousands of dollars on Harlequin romance novels since I was 15. Shut up, don’t judge me. But this one just fell so flat for me. It had no depth. It had no pull on me. It was such a short book but I was so bored reading, it took me forever to get through.
Megan and Conner wake up married after just meeting and having a fun night in Vegas. What could have been a super sweet romantic comedy just came off as irritating and somewhat creepy. Conner aggravated the hell out of me. And honestly he came off as controlling and manipulative. Megan wanted to end things (the reasonable thing to do when one marries a stranger in Sin City) but Conner kept trying to get her to remember their night together and how they belonged together because neither believed in love but both wanted kids. Um, what? Of course books don’t have to make sense or be based on realistic events, but c’mon.
“But suddenly all he could see was a woman concerned with her image, and for the first time he wondered if he really didn’t know her at all. He shook his head. It couldn’t be right.”
He’s known her for, what, 12 hours at this point? Of course he doesn’t know her! This line made me roll my eyes so hard I was surprised they didn’t fall out.
The author wanted you to believe Megan was this awesome independent woman, and in some ways I can see how she was—except when it came to Conner. And what bugged the hell out of was the way she kept trying to sabotage the whole marriage deal as if she didn’t really want it in the first place and was just hoping she would fuck up enough for him to “let her go”—as if she was some kind of prisoner.
I can only hope this is not the kind of stories I can expect if I continue to pick up this new Kiss line from Harlequin. If so, I’ll stick to Blaze since I’m rarely ever disappointed by those books.