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Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

6 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Lauren Lipton

Lipton's second effort (afterIt's About Your Husband) is a feast of standard genre fare redeemed by the author's wit. After a night of partying in Vegas, Peggy Adams wakes up married to a stranger. Her new husband is Luke Sedgwick, scion of an old Connecticut … see full wiki

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Author: Lauren Lipton
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: 5 Spot
5 reviews about Mating Rituals of the North American WASP
review by . November 12, 2009
To be clear when I first read the title for this I thought it was about the insect variety wasp, not the elite social circle WASP. I'm glad I read the info blurb on it however, since the insect variety of wasp does not interest me at all :)    This is apparently Lipton's second novel, but I haven't read the first (It's About Your Husband) so I can't be certain if her style improved or not. I personally found it eager and refreshing. Peggy is a likable character and Luke isn't …
review by . May 26, 2009
This was one of the most enjoyable mainstream chick lit books I've read in a while. The story is engaging, the characters likable, the situation familiar but not cliched. It's one of those books where you know what's going to happen at the end but you still enjoy the ride getting there. I am glad that I was not raised the way Luke had been. There's no way I could stand to live with all those unspoken rules and the expectation of having the feeling that you are better than everyone else. Seriously …
review by . July 22, 2009
What happens in Vegas - stays in Vegas!?!    That isn't the case for Peggy Adams. Peggy is in Sin City celebrating a bachelorette party for a friend who is getting hitched. The morning that she is scheduled to depart from Vegas and head back home to New York, she awakens in a strange beg lying next to an unrecognizable stranger. She carefully picks up her belongings and catches her plane home. No harm, no foul - or so she thinks. She returns home to make up with her live-in boyfriend …
review by . May 27, 2009
After waking up together in a hotel room in Vegas, Peggy and Luke discover they are now man and wife. Since Peggy has a pre-engagement agreement with her boyfriend, and Luke is caring for his elderly great-aunt while trying to write, they agree an annullment is in order. Once Great Aunt Abigail learns of the marriage, their separation plans are thwarted by her offer to sign over the family estate to them if they stay married for one year.    OK, so the plot falls nicely into …
review by . May 23, 2009
I just finished reading Mating Rituals of the North American Wasp. This book reminded me of the movie "What Happens In Vegas". The main character's Peggy and Luke wake up one morning and realize that they married while drunk in Vegas. Peggy is the owner of a New York boutique and Luke is a Sedgwick, which means a huge house and land have fallen into his lap. It's not as glamorous as it sounds. The house Luke and his Great Aunt Abby inhabit is falling apart and Luke wants no part of his heritage. …
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