#COYER Reveiw: Waking Up Pregnant – Mira Lyn Kelly

Posted 26 March, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 17 Comments

#COYER Reveiw: Waking Up Pregnant – Mira Lyn KellyWaking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly
Published by Harlequin KISS on 1 March 2014
Genres: Adult, Chick-lit, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 224
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

4 Stars

The night that changed everything!

Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible typeโ€”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 itย….

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!

*I received a free ARC of Waking Up Pregnant from Harlequin KISS via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Waking Up Pregnant is kind of like a mix between a modern fairy-tale and a quirky contemporary romance, and it is fun, sweet, hot and romantic packed in a neat wrapping. The characters are really well fleshed out, too, and as Darcy and Jeff fall in love, they are both hiding their true feelings – from themselves and each other.

Starting in the middle of the story, Waking Up Pregnant gets right into the difficulty of the subject – Darcy has come to Jeff’s office, three months after their one night together in Vegas, and before she can even say hello to him, she pukes in his waste-basket. And Jeff knows straight away that she is pregnant, and that the baby is his. He would have told her about that possibility if only she hadn’t left his hotel room like a thief in the night while he was contemplating how to explain the malfunction of his condom…

Waking Up Pregnant takes the readers on the rocky road Jeff and Darcy’s relationship becomes. Darcy wants to be all independent, and Jeff only wants to be with her and his future baby. Funnily enough, he goes about some things all wrong, especially because Darcy has no need for a fairy tale, or so she tells herself. Sweet and humorous, the story shows how life can be much better than the characters imagined when they first met, even if there are hurdles along the road.

Both Darcy and Jeff are great characters, and their chemistry is undeniably hot. When they finally give into their lust once more, my kindle almost melted in my hands – and between the hotness and the tenderness, I almost felt like cheering for them. Darcy’s mother is another fun character, and I wouldn’t mind reading more about her and her own romantic entanglements in the future.

Because Jeff was like a desert mirage. The kind of fantasy that could drive a woman to lose herself in the futile hope of finding shelter within a cool oasis that was enver really within her grasp in the first place. Jeff was here for a single night. A few hours of fun.

“Darcy, Darcy, Darcy.” Her name, rumbling against her neck like a pebbled kisses, pushed all thoughts form her mind but one. It didn’t matter what Jeff did every other Friday night. This one he’d shared with her had been perfect.

They were drinking milk. And milk andย  hard-ons didn’t go.

No, she was fine. She was tough. Practical. And resilient. A last glance in the mirror told her she was also about as put together as she was going to get.

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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17 responses to “#COYER Reveiw: Waking Up Pregnant – Mira Lyn Kelly

    • Thanks for stopping by, Robyn ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, these characters needed to understand how perfect they could be together ๐Ÿ˜€ My week is really busy, but I think I’ll be able to get all my papers ready for when I need to hand them in, so I’m happy about that.

    • LOL Braine. Don’t fret! I know I’m older than you, and while I agree – I really love the more mature storylines – I still manage to get some angsty teen romances that I enjoy, too ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • The COYER challenge is : Clean Out Your E-Reader… It has run twice so far, in November of last year, and now, in March. I think our lovely hosts are planning one for July as well.

      Thanks for stopping by, Goldie ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Oohhh, Lexxie! The title makes this seem like it’ll be such a cute read…I’m thrilled there’s so much more to it! I love a romance that is so character driven – Darcy and Jeff sound like great characters. And that they end up learning so much about themselves as their relationship grows is a plus for me. Wonderful review! Glad I didn’t put my ladder away. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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