Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Bookshelf: Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter

With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband…and win back the woman of his dreams.
        Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive two-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.
        Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she’s finally succumbed to her mom’s pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party.
        Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as handsome as ever. When he insists he’s going to Summer Harbor, with or without her, Abby knows she can’t say no. Her parents still think they’re married and now Ryan knows it too. It’s just a one-week road-trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?

        Ryan McKinley cannot forget his ex-wife, Abby. He’s even gone so far as to buy her dream house, which only made things worse. While he knows he made so many mistakes when they were married, he still wonders if—were he to have another chance—he could make up for them. So when Abby’s parents call him about their 35th anniversary party, he believes this might be his second chance.
        Abby McKinley has never been very close to either of her parents. So, instead of disappointing them, she just never told them about the divorce. Now, as her mother pressures her into promising to attend her party, she wonders how she will be able to continue to keep it a secret. Then Ryan shows up at her house, still just as handsome as she remembers, and claims he is going to Summer Harbor too. How will Abby be able to pretend to love this man while they’re with her parents and yet keep her distance, and does she even want to?
        Married ‘til Monday is the fourth and final installment in Denise Hunter’s Chapel Springs series, and is my second favorite of the bunch. Obviously nothing can top Dancing with Fireflies since that is now one of my favorite novels of all time, but Married ‘til Monday managed to come very close. With the hilarious banter between Ryan and Abby and the complete unexpectedness of it all, this book was everything I had been hoping it would be. When I realized just how much I enjoyed Barefoot Summer, Dancing with Fireflies, and The Wishing Season, I knew I had to have this novel. So, I pre-ordered it, and then read it all the day after I received it, which was also the day after it released.
        After having a few days to mull over it—Married ‘til Monday released on the 9th—I have found that I really cannot forget what I read between its pages. I found it full of heartbreaking moments, sarcastic comments, and romantic gestures that had me unable to put it down, and even now I would honestly read it again in an instant. Good thing I bought it, huh? Anyway, this novel is well deserving of all five bookshelves, and is a well recommended, read-again, kind of story that will leave you longing for more.
        Happy reading!

All credit for the photo goes to my wonderful sister, Allie. Check out her blog here.

All credit for the italicized synopsis goes to Denise Hunter and her publishers

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