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Waking Up Married (Waking Up #1)

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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

Kindle Edition, Harlequin KISS, 251 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Harlequin KISS
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Dec 02, 2012 Katy rated it it was amazing
Yes, I do know this book is very predictable, and I do know that it's probably not very realistic because a guy like that really doesn't exist. But I don't care. I loved this book anyway.

Why? Because of the dialogue. That was the thing that won me over about this book. Kelly had a knack for writing some really good lines that had me grin like a fool, laugh out loud, and even for one tiny moment, make my eyes misty.

I mean, I'm reading a Harlequin romance. How complicated can it be. And there are
Rebekah Weatherspoon
short: this should have been called "You In Danger, Girl".

long: i was totally in the mood for something light and a little cheesy and fun. i love cheesy rom coms. something with a title like Waking Up Married is usually right up my alley. I THOUGHT! this story would go something like this:

woman wakes up married to a guy she met in vegas.
they know they need to break up.
he woooooooos her.
it's super corny.
it's super cute.
there's a montage.
they realize they are meant to be together.
they kiss.
the en
Mar 14, 2015 Jill rated it liked it
Recommended to Jill by: Bri

Megan Scott in Las Vegas for her cousin's wedding, wakes up after a night out on the town with a handsome stranger, to find herself married. Connor Reed is surprised that he and Megan click so well even after just one night. He's so happy about the arrangement, he'd like to make the marriage permanent. Trying to talk Megan out of a divorce though is going to be tough.

So the story line isn't exactly new. If you've seen the movie What Happens in Vegas you'll know what I mean. But the execution is
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Dec 30, 2012 Katrina Passick Lumsden rated it did not like it
This is one of those books that makes you throw up in your mouth multiple times, and you can't figure out why you're still reading it after the first chapter...until you realize you've nothing better to do, it's a quick and easy way to add another book to your tally for the year, and oh yeah, you're a complete masochist.

I knew I was in trouble after reading the first couple of pages, during which I was assaulted with one adjective-riddled, anecdotal cliche after another. Anything that is suppos
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
omg this book was beautiful..

initally when i picked this one i expected to be a light hearted,humored romance comedy almost a book adaptaion of the movie WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS...but boy wasnt i in for a suprise...

The first half the book was dragging and slow.i hated megan intally with her nagging mistrust and over rated sulking,she reminded me of BELLA in more ways that one...that at one point i actualy thought this one was going to end up as a DNF....but since this was the only book on my e-
Feb 23, 2015 scribes23 rated it really liked it
“You want to win the genetic jackpot, then skip the pit stop at Gamblers Anonymous altogether. Obviously your best bet is me.”
Conner Reed

Megan Reed
“None of that. You’re handsome, but I’m honestly working an escape strategy here.”

You're my best bet Connor! Please let me bear your babies!

I enjoyed reading this one because of its conversational flow, you'll love the banter between the characters.

You'll know that Connor fell the moment Megan talked to him, he just doesn't know it yet.

It was swee
My first try at the new Harlequin Kiss line. My second read by this author. I liked this book. It felt fresh and modern. It was one of those books where the story revolved solely around the hero and heroine's feelings and relationship. There was almost no description. Once the ocean was mentioned and some floor to ceiling windows but that was about it. There were a total of 5 scenes that included other people and they were extremely brief and the other characters were not important and were left ...more
3 stars

You all have heard that saying: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Now, in some cases that would (kind of) be true - denial is a true life-saver at times, but some things simply can't be pushed under the carpet.
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Take Megan, for instance. The morning after her cousin's bachelorette party, she wakes up in a stranger's bed, and she's wearing a wedding ring!
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Now if only she could remember how exactly did she ended up there, all would be all right.

For his par
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Initial reaction upon reading the book was, "finally, a book where the guy's the one trying to convince his one night stand/drunkenly wedded spouse to give their relationship a chance". I'm not sure if this says something about me as a person, but I love a good story where the man grovels, begs, pleads, woos, romances, etc., the heroine whether it be for a past transgression or to win her over in a new relationship. That reason alone had
Connor: Even though we've only known each other 2 seconds and we're both 3 THOUSAND sheets to the wind I'm thoroughly convinced that you're the woman I'm meant to marry because you throw your head back to laugh. I know that sounds extremely romantic but it's not because I don't believe in love. I only believe in making sweeping declarations to women I barely know, telling them to TRUST IN US.

Megan: This can't be real. I was JUST admiring your lazy smile and wondering about it's origins. I'll tes
Jan 16, 2013 Deb rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013
The book starts off alright but then gets so aggravating! The arrogance of this man was astounding. He was a disgusting prick who really just seemed like he wanted a trophy wife instead of a wife of equal standing. He called it a "partnership" while listing off expectations like an employer. I was livid even if the main character was not. I just could not believe that such an independently written character like Megan can be okay with all the misogynistic expectations of this guy! It's one thing ...more
Dec 02, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
Although completely unrealistic and totally predictable,this was a fun and light read. Perfect to entertain on a lazy Sunday :)
And there were a few really good one liners that had me laughing out loud.

3,5 stars
Suzie Quint
Nov 22, 2012 Suzie Quint rated it really liked it
There are some tropes that are fun but hard to write without having them seem contrived. The accidental marriage is one of them, but Ms Kelly pulls it off nicely.

Neither of them is looking for love. He wants a marriage that based on liking, shared goals and values without the mess of strong emotions. She's given up on relationships but wants children and has plans to get artificially inseminated. When they meet in Vegas and have a gloriously fun night, he decides she's everything he's looking f
Jan 01, 2013 Bri rated it really liked it
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. I honestly wasn't expecting much. And I know that's horrible to say, but it's Harlequin, and my tastes tend to be a little off from their usual style. However, I think the fact that this was their new KISS line had a lot to do with my overall reaction to the story, the characters and the flow.

First, let's talk story. This isn't a new plot. However, it's one of my favorites when done right and when fresh. I think Ms. Kelly managed both with this book, a
Dec 03, 2012 Tqwana rated it liked it
Though all romances seem to fall into the realm of predictability, that doesn't make them any less enjoyable. If it ain't broke...
Not sure it was the book itself, of Harlequin's one-part-a-day-on-Facebook release of this that made me like it so much. I just couldn't wait for the next installment!
Still I enjoyed it. I like that they were already married, which is definitely a twist on traditional romance. And yet, the book still ended with a proposal. I liked the flashback aspects. And I love th
Waking Up Married is a story about a couple who wakes up married in Las Vegas. Megan Scott is in Las Vegas for her cousin's wedding and meets a guy and gets drunk and wakes up married. Connor Reed is all for staying married. He wants a family but no romantic entanglements. He doesn't believe in love. Megan has major trust issues and, though she wants a baby, she doesn't want the headache of a husband.

It really was a cute and good story. I had to give it three stars though because I felt it drag
Jan 31, 2013 Kate rated it it was amazing
Yeah, this book is totally implausible, and I would definitely freak out if I were in a similar situation; however, that's why I loved the book! It's the fantasy of being so inexplicably attracted to someone that you take risks and chances you'd never consider otherwise, and it's better to live that out in a book rather than in real life.

Also, I LOVE that the heroine was s smart, intelligent woman with a job in computers/software. (Yeah, I'm kind of tired of the smart woman who is fine just bein
Andrea King
Jun 02, 2013 Andrea King rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bnb, kobo, kindle
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
Scott-robert Shenkman
Dec 28, 2012 Scott-robert Shenkman rated it really liked it
OK, so I read this comment in one of the reviews saying this was the perfect read for the ladies. Hey! Some of us guys like a nice romance once in a while. Or more than once in a while. Especially us married ones – we had to have done something right to get that ring on her finger. Of course, we’ll never admit to liking this stuff in public (and never, ever to another guy – our testosterone levels would automatically drop by 50% at least). We’ll put a cover on the paperback, and we’ll keep the K ...more
Jan 01, 2013 Ridley rated it really liked it
Cute as fuck. Also angsty. Loved all of it, but would have preferred it if the conflict - "this needs to be a marriage without dangerous emotions like love" - had been wrapped in different language. All the focus on the specific word "love" sucked all the subtlety out of it.
Jun 16, 2013 Anna rated it liked it
I was conflicted about this book. I liked it a little, but the hero made me crazy. (Huh, for once I dislike HIM and not HER.) He was much too "old-school" for my taste. I kept comparing him unfavorably with Edward from "Twilight." Sparkely vampire thing aside, both characters are too good looking for words, are implausibly wealthy, and both have an inexplicable connection with our virginal (or rather conservative) heroine. Furthermore, both men disregard our leading ladies' opinions on what's be ...more
Waking Up Married is a fun, sexy read. Megan has had enough of heartbreak and disappointment in life. She has decided to take matters into her own hands. During a not so fun bachelorette party in Las Vegas, she meets Conner. The man is a walking fantasy. A whole lot of alcohol and several hours later, Megan wakes to find out she married the delicious stranger. It then comes time for the “getting-to-know-your-husband date.”

I love this.
‘Man, I love it when you get my name right.’
Sep 18, 2013 Danielle rated it did not like it
Title: Waking Up Married
Author: Mira Lynn Kelly
Genre: romance
Pages: 224 (Kindle Edition)
Published: December 1, 2012
Source: publishers via NetGalley
Rating: 1.5 out of 5

Harlequin Romance conjures certain images in ones’ head, particularly if you or your mother read them in the 70s and 80s. You probably remember the red header, the schmaltzy covers, and the shamefully ludicrous plots. Harlequin has been desperately trying to put this image behind them by introducing something for every roman
Zakirrah BookBlogger
3 cute,fun filled stars!

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When I got this book it did remind me of What happens in Vegas at the start but anyways this was short and fun.I knew what would happen in this book well main bits anyways the title gives it away!

It all start off when Megan wakes up in a strange bed with a man and finds out that she married him. Connor remembers what happened the night before as for Megan everything is a little fuzzy and she doesn't remember why she would marry someone she had just met.She w
Kathie (katmom)
Dec 08, 2012 Kathie (katmom) rated it really liked it
The title sums it up, WAKING UP MARRIED, and this is a trope that I love reading when it's done well. No worries here, as Ms. Kelly did a fabulous job of setting up the situation and then following through with the aftermath.

Megan's first thought upon waking up with a stranger is that she and Carter? Connor? need a divorce, like NOW.

But CONNOR has other ideas. He thinks that Megan is exactly what he was looking for. He wants a family, but he doesn't want love. He wants affection and fidelity. B
My favorite trope in fanfiction is where people have to act super married because of reasons. Like, full on super duper we could fool everyone married. That's what I thought I was getting.

I got a really creepy guy who wanted to force the woman he woke up married to to keep their relationship going even though she was against it.

Love Fool
Aug 11, 2015 Love Fool rated it it was ok
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!

I felt this was a PG-13 rated version of 50 Shades of Grey... and that's not a good thing (I didn't like 50 Shades of Grey). The guy was sexy, rich, and possessive. Megan was broken, innocent, and didn't care about his money. Basically, bullshit. I roll
Jan 06, 2013 Gina rated it it was ok
In a word, "Meh." When a book starts out with a hungover heroine puking in the toilet, I admit, the heroine's probably going to have to save puppies from a burning shelter to get me on her side. In this one, there are no puppies, no burning shelter, and absolutely no redemption. These are two people who really had no reason to be together, a cast of hateful secondary characters, and the idea that whenever life gets rough, getting blotto is the answer. Megan is in Vegas for her cousin's wedding a ...more
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
Waking up married is a very cute story about finding love when you aren’t even looking for it. This one didn’t surprise me since the cover itself and the blurb was pretty cute already so I'm prepared for what is in store for me on this read.

For most part, this story reminds me of the movie What Happens In Vegas (Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz) because well, the setting was the same and they both ended up being married.

Megan sworn off men after her last relationship ended in a humongous disaster
Dec 11, 2012 Farrah rated it really liked it
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Waking Up Married is such a sweet, cute romance! This book was absolutely adorable.

I've always liked the idea of a couple being married and then getting to know each other because I think it creates an interesting dynamic within the couple, but this is the first contemporary romance of that idea that I've read. And it didn't disappoint.

Megan was a heroine that was easy to relate to. After finding herself in this situa
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USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and play
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