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Will & Patrick Wake Up Married

(Wake Up Married #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  1,530 ratings  ·  269 reviews
Join the fun in this vibrant first installment of the new romantic comedy serial by best-selling author Leta Blake and newcomer Alice Griffiths!

After a drunken night of hot sex in Vegas, strangers Will Patterson and Dr. Patrick McCloud wake up married. A quickie divorce is the most obvious way out—unless you’re the heir of a staunchly Catholic mafia boss with a draconian p
ebook, 107 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Leta Blake Books (first published October 26th 2015)
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Leta Blake I have elected to have no DRM on these books on Amazon. But I am also planning to put them on other vendors by the end of summer. Thanks for your…moreI have elected to have no DRM on these books on Amazon. But I am also planning to put them on other vendors by the end of summer. Thanks for your interest! I hope you enjoy them!(less)

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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Lots of potential, but a bit of an awkward start.

I've owned the first three book in this serial forever but when I got a chance to review the whole series for the authors, I decided to take the plunge and read the whole thing back to back. I honestly struggle with the serial format, so reading it novel-style is much more my thing.

First of all, I wasn't expecting third person, present tense, which is always a really jarring writing style for me. Everything present tense starts off irking me, but
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

If I could describe this book/start of the series in one word it would be FUN....

But really I need three more......OVER THE TOP fun!

But that's okay, I knew that going into it. And I really did have fun reading this first installment.

It's most definitely completely unrealistic. But again, I knew that going in to it.

I really like Will and Patrick and I laughed out loud a lot. So I am looking forward to seeing where things go with them.

Keira Andrews
The first part of this serial is a delight. Such a great introduction to these characters and their tropey predicament. There are certain tropes I just adore, and forced/pretend marriage is one of them. It's so freaking FUN. Patrick is hilariously prickly, and I can't wait to see sweet Will get under his shell. There are tantalizing hints of the sexual hotness coming when they do hook up again (presumably they'll be sober this time!). I love UST and character development, and this series has it ...more
~Mindy Lynn~
I'm not really into reading short books, (and this is short to me) but the title really sold this book for me. Then I started reading it and I started thinking it wasn't going to be for me. But by the end of the book I was totally hooked. The guys are what had me so invested. I REALLY loved Patrick. The man is a sarcastic asshole. In other words, he speaks my language. I found him to be hilarious. He also shows a bit of his heart by the way he takes care of Will when his health isn't so good. Wi ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I was thinking this was supposed to be funny.

Perhaps I got the wrong memo?

So far in 100+ pgs the funniest thing is was the "Calamatte Jane" at the local coffee house.

I snortled at that.

The rest... not super funny.

I like Patrick, though, so I'll continue on.

For a minute. Not signing on for the whole kit and caboodle at this point.
Richard Derus
Fun! But book 2 is $2.99 and, for 110-ish pages, that is SO not gonna happen.
* A Reader Obsessed *
There's a lot of potential in this and I'm mollified that there are five more installments to go to see how this plays out.

So yes, take one grouchy, asshole of a surgeon. He's sworn off having any sort of relation-type feelings, but whose subconscious has played a mean trick on him by drunkenly marrying himself to a complete stranger.

Then take said stranger who was drunkenly wallowing in his own sad story and have it nigh impossible to get divorced. Hence a crazy set up as these two try to main
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Sinfully... Addicted to All Male Romance

The title gives away the main plot point and also tells you what happens when the story starts. Will Patterson is at a convention trying to woo neurologists into coming to the new division his charitable trust has set up in a hospital in his hometown. Dr. Patrick McCloud is a neurosurgeon grudgingly attending the event to kiss up to his boss. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless there is no easy way out of it. That’s
2.5 Stars

That didn't turn out to be quite what I was expecting, which has me slightly disappointed. Granted, there is nothing particularly bad about this story - the writing is solid, and the premise, although not very original, provided a bit of outrageous fun - I just felt disconnected from the whole thing in general.

My main concern is that Will and Patrick did nothing for me as lead characters. Will was a little whiny for my tastes. His constant talk of his obviously douchey ex-boyfriend, Ry
★*. • * ° ❧Gwendolyn❧°*•* ★. • * °
How to read the book...

Put on rose colored glasses first. Then open this sweet, funny lovable book up. Cuz.....after, I put my rose colored glasses on, I had a blast!

I LMAO, and just had fun....why? Well for starters it helped that I love my MM romance that ends or begins in marriage. That has ALWAYs been one of my favorite trope's in my MM books. Along with " you almost died" trope. And, I kind of got both in this book.

This book was an easy flowing read. Despite the tense that this book was w
A Girl Has No Name
4 stars!

Will & Patrick Wake Up Married has been an excellent start to a new series. It is incredibly funny, well written and has interesting characters! And I have to admit that Will and Patrick are very likely to end up as one of my favorite m/m couples - the chemistry between them is amazing and the authors managed to make them feel very real. I won't go into detail when it comes to the content of the story - there are quite a few reviews out there doing an amazing job and I don't feel tha
Apr 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommended to Meep by: Borderstar
A slapstick farce with incongruous issues thrown in.

I found the dialogue stilted and the characters odd enough to wonder if this originated as fanfic. The main characters consist of arrogant doctor Patrick and whiny dependent Will, neither who I could like or care about. Situations are blown too far into the ridiculous for me to suspend disbelief despite generally liking this trope. Then there's diabetes, alcoholism and dying children - which doesn't suit the hyper silly tone and rubbed me the w
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Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
This was just as good on a second read! Absolute magic! so my original review stands:

That was so much fun! The banter between Will and Patrick is excellent, their characterization brilliant and the plot's hilarious and not as implausible as I thought when I read the blurb.
I loved both guys, even though Patrick was such a cynic, sarcastic a****** at times. But even though he's pretty good at behaving badly, I get the distinct impression that there is a huge soft centre to his prickly shell and th
Chris, the Dalek King
If Will ends up killing Patick with an rusty spoon I might actually like this series. Until then...not so much.
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3 Stars***

2/19/19 - Since I've finished the series, I wanted to come back to my review of the first novella to say some things:

1. Read this series!
2. Don't be discouraged by the bumpy start of the first book.
3. If you're a lover of stories that build from book to book....this is the series for you.
4. The development of both the characters invidually and as a couple is wonderful.
5. Be prepared to have some feels thrown at you...and to fall in love pretty hard with these characters.
6. Read t
3.5 Stars
This was a little far fetched, but entertaining. A short little snack for an afternoon.
Laughed my ass off. I really like these MC's and I can't wait to read what happens next. On to the next book !! 3,5 stars from me !!

I'll write a full review when I've finished this series ;)
Marte - Thunderella
An enjoyable short read that set the scene for this series. Will was cute, and Patrick was a bit of an ass, but a likable one? LOL I liked the humor and their dialogue.
Bookteafull (Danny)
I wanted entertaining garbage and that's what I got.

You can read this "novel" in, like, two hours. It's basically reality TV + Accidental Marriage trope combined into one extra af story and I was. here. for. it.

Was this great literature?

Did I have a fun time reading this in-between my research paper and SOAP note breaks?

Will I be reading the rest of this hot mess of a series, which reads more like a TV show than an actual book?

There you go - this be my review. It doesn't deserve anything els
This is my second book in a row where excessive drinking leads to the "morning after" comedy of errors. I think I need a shelf for that.

The story is quite enjoyable, but the characters can be extremely frustrating at times, especially Will. He is whiny and he doesn't express himself very well outside his "mafia relations".

I don't understand why Present Tense is necessary in this book. I don't love it to begin with and failing to see how it supports the story or adds to it, I have no choice but
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it

*3,5 stars*

Curious what the rest of the series will bring...

Patrick seems like an ass but I kinda like him. I love his confidence and that he's willing to help Will clear up the mess they're in.


this made me think about Patrick!!

Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
I'm coming to realize that present tense is just not my thing! Didn't love this, but enjoyed it enough to continue with the serial.
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Freebie at the right now:
I read a few drunken marriage in Vegas story, but this is my first for a m/m romance, so I'm pretty intrigued. Patrick is a neurosurgeon, an obnoxious, rude and undeniably sexy man. Oh, how I fantasize tapping his mouth, spanking him and tied him up. He makes me wanted to hit him and smoother him with the nearest pillow. On the other hand, Will is a ball of nerves and a total mess.

After their drunken mishap that lead to marriage, they both wanted to get an instant divorce, but due to Will's circ

Original review 11/5/15

I mean, drunk-married? Will and Patrick are all kinds of messed up. And I loved them. The third-person narrative lends to the confused, jangled feel of their story— recovering alcoholic, arrogant brain surgeon, gossipy small-town folk, mafia-family shenanigans— it didn’t bother me. It worked. And throw in some good belly laughs.

What was irksome was getting to an ending that spelled SERIAL. (Amazon shows 'Episode 1' in the title which is a clue. But, interestingly enough,
This is my second time reading this and it's still cute!!

I love Leta Blake and was obsessed with this series when it first came out. I am doing a re-read because I didn't get to read the final installment and now it's been ages so I am brushing up on their history.

God, Patrick is such an a$$, but OMG I love him!! And I am so eager to see Will finally let go of Ryan (talk about an a$$). This is so cute and funny, but it has its serious comments too. I do recommend this and can't wait to finally g
Deanna Against Censorship
I will review the entire series because it must be taken as a whole. I loved the main characters. They were snarly and prickly and sweet fun. How could you not like a story that has this line in it: Luckily, Patrick isn't impressed by pretty women. Being gay is sometimes a tactical advantage.

The supporting cast is just as interesting and aggravating. I loved them. My only regret is that I started this series before the last one was published.


Quite enjoyed this one, and some of Patrick's rants were really funny. The present tense is a little disconcerting, just not used to it, but the various secondary characters were well thought out, and I suspect Granny Eleanora will have a great say in how things turn out. 4 stars from me.
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: freebie
Oh look, I actually read a freebie grab. I know you are supposed to suspend disbelief and just enjoy this sort of thing, but i had a hard time getting past the premise. Cute if you like a forced pairing trope, even if you can guess where they will end up.
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Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake's educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her da ...more

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Wake Up Married (7 books)
  • Will & Patrick Meet the Family (Wake Up Married, #2)
  • Will & Patrick Do the Holidays (Wake Up Married, #3)
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