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Review – Waking up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly

Waking Up PregnantPublisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: NetGalley

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!
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I am a sucker for accidental-pregnancy stories, so when I saw this book on NetGalley, I decided to take a chance—despite the lackluster response I had to the first book in the series.

Darcy is a Vegas waitress and can’t wait to start a life outside of Sin City. Spending the night around town with Jeff was not what she had planned doing her last night in town, but something about letting loose with him was freeing. But she snuck out after the amazing sex, and was determined to let that night live in her mind forever. Until she realized she was pregnant.

Jeff was expecting Darcy to show up again, but he wasn’t expecting to fall head over heels for her. He knew her getting pregnant was a real possibility, so when Darcy finally tracks him down, Jeff is ready to take on a family. But Darcy is proving to be more independent than Jeff expected, and he’s going to have to pull out all the stops to get her to stick around.

I really wanted to love this book. It had a great premise and a good storyline, but there was something about Kelly’s writing that just didn’t work for me. I thought both Jeff and Darcy were flat characters, and I really didn’t connect with either of them. I felt as if Jeff was very wishy-washy about what he wanted from Darcy and life in general. On the other hand, Darcy was almost too determined to be on her own that she was ready to give up a chance at happily ever after. Both characters got to a point where I didn’t really particularly care what they did.

While I struggled connecting to the characters, I did like the general progression of their romance. I thought the way that they calmly and rationally talked about having a child together was great, as I usually like my heroes and heroines to be actual adults once they realize they created a life together. 🙂 I think I would have connected with the book even more had they been so reasonable about aspects of their personal lives as well.

All in all, I really didn’t connect with this book. I think that Kelly’s writing style just isn’t for me. I couldn’t connect with the hero or heroine, and found myself being bored throughout the entire story.
I give Waking Up Pregnant a C-

By MinnChica

MinnChica can usually be found with her nose in a book (or nook), and can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, on her lunch break. She's so addicted to reading that her family frequently threatens to host an intervention. Currently MinnChica is devouring every romance book she can get her hands on, especially ones that feature 'friends to lovers' stories. Some of her favorite authors currently are Ilona Andrews, Jill Myles, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Susan Mallery.

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