“A strict Catholic who runs a crime family. So, the best kind.”
Title: Will & Patrick Wake Up Married
Author: Leta Blake, Alice Griffiths
Why you should read this book: Because it’s the amazing beginning of a 6 books serials I’m sure everyone will love!
Summary from Goodreads:
After a drunken night of hot sex in Vegas, strangers Will Patterson and Dr. Patrick McCloud wake up married. A quickie divorce is the most obvious way out—unless you’re the heir of a staunchly Catholic mafia boss with a draconian position on the sanctity of marriage.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Will and Patrick don’t like it, or each other, but they have to make the best of it until they can find another way out of their marriage. To ensure the trust fund Will’s charitable foundation relies on isn’t revoked by his mobster grandfather, he and Patrick travel to Will’s hometown of Healing, South Dakota, posing as a newlywed couple in the throes of true love at first sight.
Complicating their scheme are Will’s unresolved feelings for his all-too-recent ex-boyfriend Ryan, and Patrick’s desire to get back to the only thing that really matters to him in life: neurosurgery. Will they fool everyone? Or will the mafia get wind that their marriage is a fake? Throw their simmering attraction into the mix and all bets are off!
“Oh, honey, the way you limped in here, I’m guessing you two had sexual relations all over the place.”
What a funny little book. It was unexpected and it was really interesting. The book is really short so the only things that happened are explained in the title: Will and Patrick wake up in Vegas after a hot night of intense sex and they find out they got married. I wonder how many times that happens in Vegas. Chapels should do a little test before celebrating marriages, it’d be easier not to make mistakes that you will regret for the rest of your life.
Getting a divorce or an annulment is what they must do but, guess what? Here comes the random part of the book: Will is the son of a mafia dude and can’t get a divorce or he will lose all the money, millions, he uses to help the world. As Patrick repeats constantly: this isn’t The Godfather Part 3, stop with all the mafia paranoia stuff. Apparently it is more serious and dangerous than Patrick thought at first but he doesn’t want to help, he wants to get back to his life as a neurosurgeon in Atlanta. He doesn’t have time for all this drama.
“Does the almighty Dr. McCloud suffer from human weaknesses?”
I have to say that I don’t like Ryan, Will’s ex very much. No, I correct myself; I don’t like him at all. He broke up with him over the phone, knowing Will is fragile and can relapse any minute. He promptly went to bed with another guy and apparently he can be all lovey dovey with this other guy, more than he ever was with Will. Ryan is the worst and I hope Will can’t forget about him asap because this is seriously annoying.
Why does love hurt so much? Why does it never lay soft and easy against his skin like a comfortable sweater? It’s unfair that love is so hard.
I like Patrick, a lot. I am sure that as I get to know him better I will love him, that’s for sure. He is funny and, even he doesn’t want to show it, he feels all over the place. This whole situation created a big mess but he is willing to help Will get out of it with as little damage as possible. He cares about Will, for now not in that kind of way, but he will get to that soon enough. After knowing Will’s diabetes condition he makes sure Will eats and test himself regularly. He is a sweetie with a dirty mouth when he is hungry and, oh goodness, he is always hungry. Patrick eats like it’s his last day on Earth; he eats all the time and a lot! The fight over the jelly doughnut? That was pure gold!
Today? Today he’s going to order a Bronco Buster of the Dark Roast because if his heart explodes from caffeine overload at least he’ll be out of his misery.
I guess we’ll see what’s going to happen now that they both have to go meet the family!
Do I recommend it? Yes, it is funny and it’s going to get steamy, I know it.