After a drunken evening in Las Vegas, Peggy Adams wakes up next to an unknown man, horrified to learn they're married. Luke is East-Coast WASP royalty in Connecticut and Peggy is pre-engaged to her live-in boyfriend,and lives in New York. When they attempt to get an annulment, Luke's eccentric great-aunt offers them a chance to make millions of dollars by remaining married for a year. Agreeing, Peggy soon finds herself immersed in the posh old-money world of the WASPs (White Anglo Saxon Protestants) on the weekends and keeping it all a secret during the week.
A cute, light, summer read, this was a slow starter for me, but one that I ultimately ended up enjoying. As I read, I did find myself getting frustrated with the inability of Peggy and Luke to communicate. As well, Peggy, especially, wasn't the most likable person, but she kind of grows on you towards the end. Luke is almost too conservative and there is the expected clash of culture. I did like that the author poked fun at the WASP culture: never showing emotion, preppy and conservative dress, pride in the old-American heritage, the competition among Ivy League graduates, etc. There were some laugh-out loud funny parts. While the characters remained shallow and undeveloped, overall this was still a light, if slightly predictable, enjoyable read.
There is very mild, unnecessary use of the "F" word.