Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Review: Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton

Peggy Adams is celebrating a friend's bachelorette party in Las Vegas and feeling a bit down after another fight with her long time boyfriend. She has a bit too much to drink one night and wakes up fully clothed next to a strange man. Unsettled, but thinking nothing more of the incident, Peggy returns to her life in New York. Only to find out later that she actually married the strange man in Las Vegas!

Peggy and Luke decide to pretend to be married for a year in order for Luke to secure his family inheritance and for Peggy to get her cut. She needs it to save her business. But what she doesn't count on is falling for Luke...and all that his life entails.

I absolutely loved this charming book! I loved both Peggy and Luke and enjoyed reading about how they got to know each other. I got completely swept up into the story and found myself laughing out loud and cheering on the couple. It's ALWAYS a treat to have a book that I go out of my way to read and I devoured this one in a single day.

I really liked the full cast of characters. I loved Aunt Abigail and Peggy's friends Josh and Bex. The characters were quirky and added so much to the story! I also liked the little side story about the big corporations taking over the small businesses. Common theme these days. ;)

Lately it seems that it's hard to find satisfactory chick lit but the summer season is upon us and I think this book will perfectly fit your chick lit needs!

Rating: 4.25/5
Things You Might Want to Know: A little sex.

Mating Rituals of the North American Wasp is published by the 5 Spot line of Hachette Book Group. You can visit Lauren Lipton's blog.



Meghan said...

I elected not to participate in this blog tour because this isn't really "my type" of book, but you make it sound like so much fun. Maybe I'll give it a try out of the library. =)

ANovelMenagerie said...

I, too, liked this book. I read and reviewed it before the blog tour, however. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

sherrinda said...

This looks like a fun book. It sounds like it has a simmilar plot to What Happens In Vegas (with the dreamy Ashton Kutcher) I'll have to check this book out.

bermudaonion said...

This is definitely a great book for the beach.

Beth F said...

Sounds like a good one for light chick-lit reading. I'm not sure it's right for me.

Marie Burton said...

I enjoyed this one too.. it was a light quick read.
I wanted to let you know that I have a Guest Post on my blog and a giveaway also going on.. and I put your link up also.
(So tell your readers to enter at The Burton Review)

Ti said...

It's great when you are so into a book that you can finish it in one day. Sounds like a fun read!

Amee said...

Sounds good! I actually heard about this one but passed it over because I thought it was a self help book from the title! haha

Jenners said...

I just read about this one on another blog and it sounds so good!! I definitely want to read it ... it would make a perfect "light" read between "heavier" books. And only a little sex? I want lots! ; )

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like a fun book. I don't read a lot of chick lit, but occasionally I can't say no when a particularly charming book comes my way.

Holly said...

I thought this was a fun book. Predictable and light, but fun. Loved the making fun of the WASP culture. This was perfect for a light summer read, wasn't it?

Letters on Pages said...

I can't imagine enjoying this book if I were to read it..but it does have an awesome title!

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