Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Waking Up Pregnant

Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
ISBN: 0373207522
Release Date: February 18 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Kiss
Book Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Synopsis:

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!


Well hello back Mrs. Cynicism, yeah, that's me in a nutshell with this book.
Let's start with the most important part here: of all the Harlequin Kiss books I've read so far, this is definitely the the best. Now, that doesn't necessarily imply that this book was incredible or anything, just that in comparison to the rest, it was heaps better and much more plausible.

I didn't hate the setting or the storyline or even thought it ridiculous or anything, really that much in itself should be considered as miraculous. What I completely disliked were the main characters: Darcy and Jeff. It was like the book was on loop, Jeff had a bad experience with a girlfriend that left him burnt and anti-relationships - which I personally didn't find traumatizing to that extent, he was seriously overreacting. And Darcy was insecure and didn't trust anyone but herself. Okay, so now Jeff's the overly sensitive type that liked to talk with his best friend for hours about his feelings and Darcy didn't talk about hers at all, or even acknowledge them, she can't trust her own feelings. See the strangeness here? I seriously rich and successful businessman does not spend hours talking to his best friend then being surprised when his friend tells him what he from his words should have known. A cocktail waitress who looks out for herself and 'trusts' herself, should trust her own feelings as well, isn't that a part of herself? But it feels more like the author is telling us she trusts only herself, but found no way to prove that to us readers. 

So in conclusion? Interesting, fun, light read with completely flawed and underdeveloped characters.
Rating: 2.5/5.

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