Monday, June 29, 2015

Married 'Til Monday

Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
June 2015
ISBN:  978-1-4267-7041-8
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: A Chapel Springs Romance #4

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?

Discussion Questions Included

MARRIED ‘TIL MONDAY is the fourth book in this series. It stands alone, but fans will want to read Barefoot Summer, Dancing With Fireflies, and The Wishing Season to get the rest of the story about the family.

Denise Hunter is one of my very favorite contemporary romance writers, so I went into this book with high hopes. It took me awhile to get into this story; it was slow, but steady. The writing was impeccable, as per usual, but I never connected with the characters the way I wanted. Abby was complicated—we were shown that all the way through the book, but in addition to pushing away her ex-husband, she pushed away me as a reader. Ryan was wonderful, sweet, kind, slow to anger (though he did get upset a few times) and quick to defend his ex-wife. I loved his persistence.  

4 stars. Available in ebook, print, audio, and MP3 cd. 320 pages.

I obtained this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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