Back of the book: sometimes what happens in Vegas … follows you home. Peggy Adams is upset when she wakes up next to a strange man after a Vegas night she can’t remember … but she’s horrified when she discovers that she married him! Luke Sedgwick is WASP royalty, the last of the New Nineveh, Connecticut, Sedgwicks. He might also be perfect, if Peggy weren’t already “pre-engaged” to her live-in boyfriend of seven years (she even has a “promise ring” to prove it). Peggy and Luke agree to get an annulment ASAP – and then receive an offer they can’t refuse …
Luke’s eccentric great-aunt Abigail offers the two the chance to make millions on the family estate: All they have to do is stay married for a year. Peggy is soon pretending to be one-half of the perfect couple among New England’s WASPy set on the weekends, while keeping her marriage a secret during the week. But she isn’t prepared for what might be her worst mistake of all – falling in love with her soon-to-be ex-husband.
Mating Rituals of the North American WASP was a fun novel. I enjoyed Ms. Lipton’s smooth writing and unpretentious style. Her characterizations of Luke, Peggy and Aunt Abby are wonderful. Take this book to the shore – it would be a great vacation read.
Review copy from Hachette Book Group, Inc.