Book #55 was Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton. The back of the book reads:
After arguing with her live-in boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can’t remember. Hung-over and miserable, she sneaks out of the sleeping man’s hotel room and returns home to New York, where her boyfriend apologizes for the fight and gives her a Tiffany box containing a pre-engagement ring. Not what she expected, but close enough! The next day she receives a phone call from the Las Vegas one-night stand, Luke, claiming she’s already married to himÂ¬-and he faxes her the license for proof! Both are ready for an annulment, until Peggy arrives in quaint New Nineveh, CT, where Luke cares for his Great Aunt, and the old woman makes Peggy an offer she can’t refuse.
"Chick-lit" or "Women’s Fiction" aren’t genres I generally read, but I think I may need to explore them more! I really enjoyed this story of a drunken accident becoming a marriage of convenience. All of the characters are pretty likeable, and you even feel sort of bad for Brock (her pre-fiancÃ©) in the end (even if he is a bit of a heel). The one thing the story could have used was a little more sexual tension between Peggy and Luke. Between his Yankee stoicism and her obliviousness, a lot of their interactions fell a little flat. But over all, this was a really cute story with a slightly bittersweet ending.
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Page count: 368 | Approximate word count: 92,000