Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Review: "The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP"

From the Publisher's Website:

"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 him-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."
My Review:
I was looking for something light yet satisfying to read over the holiday weekend while I spent some relaxing time with the kids and the rest of the family. "The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP" book fit the bill exactly. Light, but not too fluffy, I loved the story (although predicatable) and I rooted for Peggy and Luke the entire way through. Lauren Lipton's book will make a great summer read; it was hard to put down, even for a minute, with happy endings all around. As the weather gets warmer you'll want to pick up a copy and tote it along to the beach with you!
Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for providing me with a review copy!


  1. Haven't heard of this one, but it does sound like a fun summer read. I think I will start a new list and this will be first. Oops, its not out yet, so have added to my wishes and will check back in a few weeks.

  2. I did get a copy of this book and loved every minute of it. I have posted a review on my blog with a link to your review. Thanks for the tip to this book.

  3. I just wanted to let you know that I've added a link to my review of this book. It sends readers over here. ;)

    I should really remember do this more often.