This is the second book by Mira Lyn Kelly I’ve read. And I liked it a lot, just as I did Waking Up Married.
The night that changed everything!
Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible type—flirting with the extremely cute guy in the bar just isn’t her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out while he’s in the bathroom to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it .
If Darcy had stuck around, Jeff Norton could have told her about their “epic latex fail.” So he shouldn’t be quite so shocked when months later, Darcy turns up at his classy L.A. office and throws up in his wastepaper basket. She’s got a bad case of morning sickness, and she’s here to find out what he’s going to do about it!
Darcy’s and Jeff’s love story is one of those that never happens in real life, and on the rare occasion when it actually does, it’s blasted all over the papers. Because who doesn’t love a story of a poor waitress saved by the rich, all accomplished and handsome man?
Well, in this story the waitress is poor, but she’s not helpless and defenseless, and the rich guys isn’t looking to rescue anyone. He’s all for a fun one night stand, and is a little baffled by the determined cocktail waitress. He gets his one night stand, it’s fun and steamy. And the condom breaks.
Several months later Darcy shows up at Jeff’s office after having run out on him the morning after, and Jeff’s assistant is changing trash-can bags like they’re going out of style.
I loved Darcy. I think she’s a great woman characters. Not the typical damsel in distress but isn’t one to go out of her way to prove she doesn’t need help.
I also loved Jeff, who won’t admit his own feelings to himself until it’s almost too late, but is caring and immediately takes responsibility for that night and its consequences. He’s also got one heck of a great mother, who brings spice and fun to the story.
There are some adorable lines in this story, funny moments and considering it’s a light and fun read, some swoony as hell scenes.
I highly recommend Waking Up Pregnant when you need a light read, fun and swoony with very very minimal drama that gets the plot going.
* Thanks to Harlequin and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.