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The Officer Says "I Do"

(Semper Fi #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  865 ratings  ·  94 reviews
He's a Marine...she grew up on a commune.

He always puts duty first...she's a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate.

He loves routine and order...she brings chaos and creativity wherever she goes.

They're going to balance each other perfectly--or drive each other completely, utterly insane...

On a wild pre-deployment celebration in Las Vegas, Captain Timothy O'Shay enc
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks
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Sheryl C. Nash
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!!! Sure that is a hottie ROCKING the cover and many of you may think that this is a fluffy romance, but its not. Its about 2 total opposites, who end up getting married after knowing each other for just one night (more like less than 12 hours; a serious case of wham, lets-get-married, bam, NO thank you ma'am). Tim is a straight as an arrow Marine (oo-rah!!) and Skye is airy and hippie-ish, and believes that Fate is her God. This story is about both of them trying to make their marriage ...more
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Rhayne's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4 Stars

The Officer Says “I Do” is the first book in the Semper Fi series. This is a sweet love story about fate and finding your own happiness.

Skye and Tim meet one night in Vegas and after too many drinks and a too many kisses they wind up married. He doesn’t remember the wedding even happened and heads back to California the next day. She is determined that fate brought them together for a reason and isn’t going to let him walk away easily.

To say these
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love opposites attract stories and this one did not disappoint. The story itself was quite simple, but it kept my interest until the last page due to the characters that fully complemented each other. I fell in love with Tim and Skye and I loved the sizzling chemistry between them. I eagerly look forward to the next book in the series. Recommended!
Wow! This was the poster child for 'Opposites Attract' and 'Vegas Wedding' stories. At first, I was just blown away with how fast the proposal and acceptance came, but then the reality that came afterwards started to make sense and was an enchanting story.

This was a story that I had to suspend my usual mild level cynicism to just sit back and enjoy what came. I was so glad that I did because after the first little while it became as plausible as the next romance story.

The story opens with three
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love Vegas wedding romances. And when I say love I mean: L-O-V-E. So as soon as I read the blurb of The Officer Says "I Do" my expectations shot sky high, which let's be honest can be more of a disadvantage for a novel. But despite this hard and unfair beginning The Officer Says "I Do" not only delivered but swept me up in a whirlwind and I didn't come up for air (or lunch break) until I finished it.

The Officer Says "I Do" starts with a guys’ night out in Vegas where Tim, the usually uptight a
Kat Latham
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Captain Tim O'Shay is a bit uptight. Okay, make that a lot uptight. Always the sober, responsible one among his friends, he decides to let loose for once on a guys' trip to Vegas. Winning a few hands goes to his head - as do the shots he normally wouldn't touch, and the sexy woman he feels an immediate attraction to. So he gives in to several temptations. What could go wrong, right?

Tim wakes up married. Not just married, but married to a free spirit who grew up on a commune. Totally not his usua
Cocktails and Books
3.5 stars.

I've always like opposite attract stories. It's fun to see just what an author will do to put two characters together. In this case, Marine Captain Tim O'Shay finds himself married to free spirited, fate believing Skye McDermott.

Tim and his fellow marines head to Vegas for a weekend of blowing off steam prior to their next deployment. While Tim is generally the guy who doesn't drink and watches over his friends to ensure they don't find themselves in trouble, he lets himself get talk
Stephanie Collins
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I have to say this was a cute quick read.

Skye is a restaurant manager out for the evening with her friends. She was raised in a commune and is a vegetarian. She believes in Fate and also in being in the moment.

Tim is a Marine.... born... bred... raised a Marine. He is out on a last pre-deployment leave with his buddies in Vegas. After being on great behavior the entire trip he finally lets his guard down and starts playing blackjack with a great winning streak. He is also drinking heavily altho
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeanette-murray
OK. This one totally took me by surprise. I expected a nice, steamy read but it was so much more than that. Skye and Tim were a great couple, truly an example of how being different from each other can be a great thing. Skye is the free spirit and Tim is the military guy- a little more reined in. At first, I thought it would just be about them geting married in Vegas and having lots of great sex. Nope. What happens if you want that crazy decision to last for the rest of your life? Even if you re ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute story. Very predictable, but it had some funny moments as Skye tried to discover her way in the military world.
Gina Gingrich
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Good read
Ellyn (Mrs. Darcy in my Dreams)
DNF this was boring to me and the attitude of the h was kind of annoying.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was okay, I couple relate to the main character learning about Military life but the connection between characters wasn't there. I wanted the main characters to connect more.
Lisa Jo
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it

Jeanette Murray starts off her Semper Fi series with an entertaining romance! THE OFFICER SAYS I DO is a funny, charming and sexy novel!

Captain Timothy O'Shay has hours left to enjoy the Las Vegas nightlife before he is deployed again to Afghanistan. Though it's not normal for him, he throws caution to the wind and indulges himself...maybe a little too much. The next morning, he's still a little fuzzy on the details and that scares him. Yet Tim leaves the city, and the gorgeous girl he spent the
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

This couple is the definition of opposites attract. They meet one night in Vegas, during a rare moment when Tim let’s his guard down, he loosens up, gambles more than he normally would, drinks a lot more and sees a woman across the casino he has to have. Tim ended up having more to drink than anyone realized and apparently the guy can come across as handling himself just fine because after one hot kiss rattles both Tim and Skye, he says marry me and she s
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

A Girl’s Night Out (GNO) ends in an “I do”…is it Vegas or is it Fate? Only time will tell.

Lieutenant Timothy O’Shay doesn't make snap decisions, that could be fatal in his line of work. He certainly doesn’t do it when even a little bit drunk. Well, not normally, anyway. One decision to "let go and live in the moment" will forever change his life in the form of one curvy, nature loving brunette. Sometimes you have to give up control an
Viviana Izzo
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Fate is defined as “that which is inevitable predetermined; destiny”. Add that to the “Opposites Attract” statement and we got ourselves a fun, entertaining and a cleverly written romance novel!

However, this isn’t your typically story where the “tidy, everything in its place” hero and “carefree, sometimes flakey” heroine realize that there’s no point in opposing fate and succumb to what they’ve been fighting again
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it

The Officer Says “I Do” is the first book in the Semper Fi series. This is a sweet love story about fate and finding your own happiness.
Skye and Tim meet one night in Vegas and after too many drinks and a too many kisses they wind up married. He doesn’t remember the wedding even happened and heads back to California the next day. She is determined that fate brought them together for a reason and isn’t going to let him walk away easily.
To say these two are complete opposites is putting it
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He’s a Marine…she grew up on a commune.

He always puts duty first…she’s a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate.

He loves routine and order…she brings chaos and creativity wherever she goes.

They’re going to balance each other perfectly—or drive each other completely, utterly insane…

On a wild pre-deployment celebration in Las Vegas, Captain Timothy O’Shay encounters free-spirited beauty Skye McDermott, and for once lets down his guard. Now his life is about to take off in directi
Christi Snow
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review:
I really loved this book. As an Air Force officer's wife for 20 years, it was like going back into that life (he retired 2 years ago). The life of a military wife is definitely a different thing and Jeanette NAILED all the little intricacies and annoyances about it. Not that it's all bad because it's certainly not....there are just so many little details about the life that no one else in the civilian world has to deal with and as a spouse, you're "expected" to deal with them all. That
Sia McKye
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it

Jeannette Murray writes a very good romance. Entertaining and fun. The story kept me turning pages and laughing out loud. Military settings can be tricky to write because there are quite a few differences between a civilian lifestyle and a military lifestyle. Unless you’ve been there you don’t understand the nuances and can’t do justice to it. Jeanette’s background as a military wife creates a real time setting and adds some fun conflict that can only happen in the military.
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it
The Officer Says “I Do” is the first book in Ms. Murray’s new Semper Fi series. It focuses on Timothy O’Shay, a careful, by-the-book USMC Captain who likes his life predictable and uncluttered. Free-spirited Skye McDermott grew up on a commune; she’s a big personality who likes color and clutter, and doesn’t eat meat.

Skye is having a night out with her friends at the casino in Las Vegas that she works at, when they meet three good looking men gambling at the tables. After a whirlwind night toget
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the best that I have read. The author definitely knew what she was doing when she wrote this book.
Tim is in the Marine Corps. He is on a mini leave with his two best friends in Las Vegas. He is the friend who is always the sober one, the responsible one. He is the babysitter of the three. He makes sure that the other two do not get into trouble.
Skye works and lives in Vegas. She is with her two best friends for a much needed night out. She is the type of person who believ
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just want to first of all say that I won this book and thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this book.

If your are looking for a little romance and a twist to a plot then this is the book for you. The plot, I have read before, but Janette Murray uses extraordinary writing to make it her own. So if you do not like spoilers please do not read ahead, but if you would like to know what you are getting into then by all means com forth.....
The first few chapters jumps into the plot, w
Nikki Barrett
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think the line "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" has no truth to it. Because in this story, what happens in Vegas has a permanent mark on two people. Now they must come to terms with their rash decision and make things right.

Tim O'Shay is a bit straight laced. He's nor rash, he's level headed, and he thinks things through. One slip off of that line has him married and not even aware of it, until his wife comes looking for him at his home. Oh boy! Sure, he remembers this woman, because the
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Semper Fi #1
Rating: 4 stars - really enjoyable

A really enjoyable read, maybe even my favorite by Jeanette Murray so far. Jeanette Murray did a great job of showing both good and bad in their marriage and how they each realized it was going to be harder than just living together. The writing in this one was really great and there’s something really enjoyable about Jeanette Murray’s writing. Though the cover and back blurb make this seem like a pretty fluffy story it’s actually pretty deep
Redheads Review it Better
You know something about Sourcebooks authors that I just love. Their books! Lol. I know that seems like an obvious “duh” but hear me out. It isn’t just what’s inside the books, it’s also what’s on the outside. Heck, even their marketing team rocks. :)

Nothing screams train wreck like a drunken elopement in Las Vegas with someone you have known for less than an hour right? You would think so but it turns out in this case, opposites attract and work. Let’s take our female lead for example. Skye is
Amy Jacobs
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
Formally titled Honor Bound, The Officer Says I do is a new series by Jeanette Murray. Skye is a free spirit who believes in Fate when it comes to life decisions. Tim is an OCD Marine who likes to make his own decisions in life with no belief if Fate or Destiny. Put the two people together in a marriage and you have the cliche of opposites attract.

To be honest, this was just an okay book to me. Yes, it has some hot scenes in it, but nothing too over the top. I think the main thing that bugged m
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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The Officer Says “I Do” is fun, romantic, and delightful. And proof that sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.

Captain Timothy O’Shay, of the U.S. Marine Corps, and his best friends are on pre-deployment leave. They are having one last hurrah before heading to Afghanistan. Tim, always the responsible and level headed one decides to loosen up and have fun for a change.

Skye McDermott, the daughter of modern day hippies,
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Jeanette lives just outside St. Louis with her husband, daughter and their lovable-but-stupid Goldendoodle. When she's not writing her next romance, she's found hanging out with the new friends she's made here, catching up with old friends from past duty stations on Facebook, or surfing Pinterest pretending she can cook. Catch up with her on Facebook o

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