Friday 11 September 2009

Review: Married by Mistake - Abby Gaines

Married by Mistake by Abby Gaines

Published: 2007
Genre: Romance
Pages: 288

Do not adjust your set. That really was Casey Greene being jilted by her fiance on live TV! And that really was Memphis's most eligible bachelor who stepped in to marry her instead.

Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He isn't prepared for the news that their "fake" wedding is legal and binding.

While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family scrutiny forces them to put on their best loving-couple act. Except by now, neither one is quite sure who's acting...

Casey is a participant on a new tv-show, she has been engaged for many years and she wants her man to take the final step. So she plans for it to happen on live tv, not the best idea because the guy says no and she stands there all alone and heartbroken. She had doubts herself. In steps the owner, Adam, he met her before when he thought she was a runaway bride. He decided to marry her on the show and she says yes. But the marriage he thought would be fake is not and they are married. No way it can work.

Casey is nice, that is her problem, she is too nice, she can't say no, not to her dad, not to her siblings, not to her boyfriend. She has issues. But I do like her. Adam on the other hand is not nice, he is too obsessed with his work. They are so wrong for each other. One cares too deeply, one needs to learn to care more. But at least he has a good start by saving her from humiliation.

But perhaps they can be good for each other, I do think so, and let's face it, this is Harlequin, we all know they will be a HEA. But the road there is long and there will be some bumps.

It has the normal plot, girl meets boy, learning to lie with each other, feeling the heat, falling for the heat, blaming each other, and then perhaps living happily ever after.

It was a cute romance, sweet and easy to read. Took no time at all.

Good with a bit of sweet and easy Harlequin romance during this week, since I don't have time to read because I am obsessed with Stargate Sg-1. Watching right now so too many thoughts in my poor head.


  1. Sounds cute - I love stories with accidental/convenient weddings!

  2. Glad you liked it! I definitely agree that these are quick and easy when you have less time or inclination to read.

  3. LOL B!

    I know the feeling, well. Sometimes a nice Harlequin is just the ticket when you have too many things to think about!!

    Have a great weekend.


  4. Good review. Sounds like a late 90's sitcom! Pretty cool idea!

  5. Oh, very good review Blodeuedd!! This sounds like a sweet read! Trying to be a a good girl and not buy any books for a while, but I am writing this one down for when I do have enough saved!! LOL!!
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I'm usually not a Harlequin gal but honestly...this book sounds like pure fun!!!

  7. Hey Sweetie,

    Sounds like a cute book, good review.

    Drop on by when you can...I've got something for you.


  8. patti,
    Yes they are sure cute, and harlequin, well they are always sweet.

    it was just what I needed last week cos I had no time to read (my own fault but still, harlequin saved me).

    So true, it was easy to read, and a nice little break between my tv obsession. Tv is sure dangerous ;)

    Lol, it does actually, I did not think about that.

    I hope you're having a good weekend too. It was sure sweet and what I needed, I had no time for a long complicated book.

    harlequin saves me now and again, I am dying to read but have no time. They are good for that

  9. Hi Hawk,
    I sure will :)
    Yup a cute little book, I was supposed to read another great book but my obsession with a certain sci-fi show killed that

  10. sounds like a cute read! I love Harlequin, especially Presents! They're so much fun.

  11. My Kind of story..

    Hits the spot every time - I have read a few of Ms Gaines books, she has a girl next door sort of voice...

    Thanks for the recommend...


  12. Lori,
    They sure are :) I do like them, they are always happy

    Aha, She do have that voice, I did not think of it. And nice sweet story, and I sure like those



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