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He woke up to find two days of his life gone. A strait-laced CEO, Dean never wanted to be like his impetuous womanizing father, but while hypnotized Dean wooed and wed some sexy Las Vegas dancer airhead. Now Kelly may be sexy but she's no airhead. She knows this cold icicle is not the man she loves. That fellow, she's sure, is buried somehow deep inside. And she's determinHe woke up to find two days of his life gone. A strait-laced CEO, Dean never wanted to be like his impetuous womanizing father, but while hypnotized Dean wooed and wed some sexy Las Vegas dancer airhead. Now Kelly may be sexy but she's no airhead. She knows this cold icicle is not the man she loves. That fellow, she's sure, is buried somehow deep inside. And she's determined to find him......

Title : Marriage by Mistake
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ISBN : 9781465976284
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 503 Pages
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Marriage by Mistake Reviews

  • Mo
    2019-05-12 12:14

    The cover is totally off putting - change it...

  • Nicky
    2019-05-01 11:01

    I very nearly DNF this book. I just couldnt get into it and almost quit at 30%. I didnt like either of the characters and I have to say that only slightly changed when I forced myself to read the rest. (view spoiler)[ The H treats the h, his wife, like a two bit whore and for some reason (Im not buying the love at this point) she goes along with it.. He only talked to her or saw her when they had sex and then he would leave and schedule their next rendezvous. Another thing- they are married so please explain to me why the heck they are sneaking around in cars and hotels and in the woods.(hide spoiler)] Also let me mention that they both leave the H's poor nine year old brother alone while they go eff. well I guess he wasnt alone, alone because of the mammoth of a house and staff but he stayed in his room playing video games. Im assuming the heroine was not supposed to be a run of the mill Vegas showgirl (which is why she is a showgirl in a family show) but I have to say I also didnt get that because she sure did fit the typical stereotype (misunderstood smalltown/preacher's daughter showgirl keeps looking for love in all the wrong places) The H was just a buttwipe, why agree to a two month trial run when you arent going to try. She was willing to sign the papers from the start. So I went on disliking the characters for pretty much the entire book until about 85% when it picked up. If the whole book could have been like that I could have zoomed through it. * +1 star for the last part of the book* :)This book was well-written, I didnt notice any editing or grammar mistakes. I guess I like my books tied up with a bow because the author left a few things openfor instance-(view spoiler)[ Kelly hates Dean's house matter of fact Dean hates his house, did they tear it down? did they build a new house? did they move?Robby is having a rough time with school and hes even got a tutor, does he go back to school next term? How does he settle in his new/not so new life? Felicia and Troy- what happened with them?Kelly tells Dean she loves him just the way he is, so is he gonna change his workaholic, avoiding ways?(hide spoiler)]Here's my thing, if an author, any author and not specifically this one, is going to take the time to mention something that fairly important or mention something so many times they need to follow it through.. An epilogue would have been nice with this readI do have to give props to the author though, I was surprised to read that the H's dad didnt have an about face during the book. It probably would have been easier for her just to write his change and they play happy families. My opinion is thank goodness it was free but someones trash can be another persons treasure :)

  • Goldingurl
    2019-05-03 10:13

    I wasn't sure i was going to like it nothing about it screamed that it was i book i'd like. However once i started reading it i couldn't help but laugh, I mean you meet this wonderful guy, go get married and dude runs away!!! You track him down and not only is he super rich, he's a jerk! Worse he doesn't remember he married you!There were times the snobbery in the book showed, but nothing that wasn't tolerable. The odd-ball couples are interesting. The fact that the male lead was so messed up emotionally yet he has what most can only dream of is part of the over all charm. His cousin had a whole separate bag of issues, and yet together they've managed to sabotage themselves time and time again. Half of the book he's plotting ways to get his wife to want to leave, in the end he realizes he can't live with out her. She's so stubborn, personally i am not sure i would have put up with half of it! LOL ... the idea of her changing him is laughable even to herself yet that doesn't stop her from trying and trying again. He's so mean at parts and she just deals and carries on like it was no big deal always finding a reason for it you can see why in the past she's been "a doormat" yet she has an inner strength that his whole family needs in ways they never knew. Scenes of delight: i love this fishing scene, so perfect so funny.the critic in me wonders though, the concept of how he got to Vegas was fine but the fact they went from hanging out having fun to being married in the first place was a little far fetched. the only other part i had a moment of thinking yah sure...was when he is imagining the future he'll never have with her and imagines the changes to her physically as if that'd be a good thing. It would have been nice to see him admit to himself his true feelings toward the end but I understand the reason it played out the way it did.It was interesting enough to finished in a day. Over all a good read about self destruction and reinvention and the love that drives us to do both even if we don't realize it.

  • Tabi34
    2019-05-19 11:08

    Let me start by saying I downloaded this book on my Nook because it was free and occasionally I like mindless fluff. This falls right into the formula romance writing category. Girl and boy hook up, there is a conflict, boy doesn't like girl, girl tries to get boy to change his mind and in the end leaves him only to have him realize he can't live without her. This was a long read over 600 pages. To make sure it was that long, Kress throws in a second romance with the same plot about 3/4 of the way through the book. Of course, both men (cousins) are damaged by events from their childhood and cannot love or will not love. There is a lot of sex in this book and apparently in the beginning we find out that Kelly isn't on birth control and they use condoms. But there is a lot of sex and I really kept expecting her to find out that she was pregnant. Outside of that, the book is predictable, but after a long day of teaching, while waiting for my husband to come home, some times predictable is nice.

  • Karen Nichols
    2019-05-17 15:14

    This isn't an erotic read - although there are some spicy scenes. There is romance and thinking - yes, seriously, adults trying to figure out how they got where they are and what to do about it.I've read reviews that are: it dragged and they spent too much time thinking --- what the author did was create people you can identify with. People you can think along with wondering how they heck to fix where you are - and figure out what you really want.The guy has issues 'cause his father figure sucked and always had new stepmothers for him.The girl was cute and sweet and what she calls - stupid in love with a man she didn't know.She has guts enough to try and find answers.The cousin is a little like the brother in the Mummy - funny and involved in a little romance of his own. Enjoy the read!

  • Lesley Book Lover
    2019-05-07 17:50

    As the saying goes, 'Never judge a book by it's cover', the cover of this book comes across as a bit tacky, but it was a pretty good read. I quite enjoyed the storyline, the subjects it covered, the humour, especially the fishing scene, so this book was quite a surprise really, in a good way.

  • Leigh
    2019-05-20 18:14

    She loved him, but no love should lead to self-destructiveness. Hello amnesia trope! In here, the Hero got an amnesia for two days (thank you hypnosis). During that state, he married a Las Vegas dancer. Then Kelly, the heroine, wondered why Logan (real name was Dean) suddenly disappeared. She went to Boston and confronted her husband and was surprised that the man she married never seemed to meet her. Both are stubborn people, so they decided to test the waters for two months! The sexual tension was crackling everywhere whenever Kelly and Dean were inside a room. And when they gave in...damn! damn! damn!There's a secondary romance, Dean's cousin Troy and Felicia (who was in loved with Dean). Their story had a potential for a novel or novella of their own. A pity that they just fitted in here.

  • Judy
    2019-05-19 18:06

    Marriage by Mistake by Alyssa KressKelly Williams, a Las Vegas showgirl, met a handsome man in the casino. She quickly fell in love with him and they married. Forty-Eight hours later he left to get donuts and never returned. Puzzled and angered she hunts down her husband in Boston to finds a building named after him and a man in an expensive Italian suit who looks at her as if he’d never laid eyes on her before. Well that went well.Dean Singleton had a life of a revolving door when it came to step-mothers. He was not going to end up like his father. And yet he has some sexy showgirl claiming he married her. What happened in the forty-eight hours he lost after being hypnotized and having his cousin Troy make suggestions while he was? Dean retrieves Kelly from Vegas and brings her to Boston with intentions of proving they do not suit.They begin a two month trial marriage where Kelly hopes to find “her” Dean from the two days in Vegas and Dean is determined to stay away from her. Throw in a nine year old step-brother and a cousin who does his best not to do any work, and you have a book full of twists and turns. Lots of heart tugging as well as the author brings out the different characters traits. I really enjoyed this book.**Sensual situations.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-25 16:48

    It was fairly long-winded but pretty okay for passing the time. I thought character development fell a bit short. Even though we get a peek into Dean's and Kelly's heads, they never did come alive for me. I knew what the characters thought about each other, yes, but I couldn't come to the same conclusions myself. There were some errors, but the plot was executed in a fairly coherent manner, which I appreciated. It's very hard trying to rate this, actually. Speaking in terms of enjoyment, I'd rate it 2, maybe 3, stars. In terms of fluidity, I'd say 2 stars as well. Comparing it to other books, however, would merit it 1 or 1.5 stars--not that I had serious issues with it nor was it offensive, but the craftsmanship of the novel could use some work. When I review books, I want to paint an accurate reflection of the author's skill: writing style, emotional impact, the works. Unfortunately, while I don't completely regret the reading experience, there are better books to spend one's time on. It's not the worst book I've ever read; I can't bring myself to put this on the same level as my 1 star books, but it's not too far ahead of them. 2 stars will have to suffice. I think with some more practice along with some helpful feedback from an editor, the author can definitely write good romance novels--she's got potential, for sure.

  • Joss
    2019-04-28 16:55

    DNFI realized pretty early on that this book wasn't going to be something I was interested in. I've read books before where the characters got drunk and got married in Vegas but this wasn't exactly like that. For one thing, the main female character, Kelly, is head-over-heels in love with Dean, the man she met and married two days before. The amount of emotions she felt toward Dean threw me off because she had just met the man, and I don't care if you believe in love at first sight or not, this just wasn't believable.Then we come to find out, Dean has no clue what happened in the last 48 hours because he's been hypnotized. And then he talks about it as if it's an every day occurrence. If I'd been hypnotized and lost 48 hours of my memory I wouldn't say, "I never thought it would be so easy to hypnotize me" I'd be freaking out that I lost two days because someone actually hypnotized me.Overall this book just wasn't believable and that's the main issue I had with it. The characters, the way they were acting and the emotions they felt just didn't seem plausible and it often frustrated me.

  • ♥︎♥︎Sofia♥︎♥︎
    2019-05-19 09:56

    I have to say when I downloaded this free book I didn't expect for it to be as good as it is. The story is a little farfetched, hypnosis, instantaneous love, etc. But the heroine has a lot of spark, she gives as good as she gets and the hero doesn't come across as a philandering man-whore without a sense of decency ( as a lot of these male fictional characters do) He's a little lost, unsure of himself and in a complete tizzy, which is in itself quite humorous, and I did laugh while reading this. What I didn't like was the parallel story of Troy (Dean's cousin) and Felicia (a girl who was previously interested in Dean) taking up so much page space. Why?! What did the author wish to accomplish? Personally I found that by having two love stories running together in the same book only distracted me and in the end did neither story sufficient justice. This story was an easy read, I'd recommend it if you're on holiday or needed something quick and light to keep you occupied while traveling.

  • Linzi
    2019-05-10 11:11

    I grabbed this as a freebie for my Kindle swayed by the good amazon reviews and was genuinely surprised at how good it was. I'm not really a plain romance reader I prefer a few more vamps and werewolves along with my heroines but I'd selected this a few weeks ago and thought I'd read just a few pages before bed. To be perfectly honest I thought it would help nod me off as it isn't my usual choice. 2.5 hours later I finished it with a big smile - amazed to see the time!it doesn't honestly deserve 5* for the plot more like 4* - but for the sheer speed (it drags you along nicely) and a happy read that left me smiling it's going to get them as a thank you for the free downloadAlso the depth of the secondary characters really rounded this out for me and made it a better book. Troy and Felicia were a great addition and so was Robbie? the younger brother.Great light holiday type read

  • Alex Brightsmith
    2019-05-02 13:56

    I picked this book up last July, way outside my comfort zone, and I loved it unreservedly – even the sex, and that, as you may have gathered, is quite an achievement. Neatly overcoming my commonest objections to romance with a tarnished female lead set on winning a man who is actually worth winning, and an ingenious impediment to her success that is both genuine (if unlikely) and genuinely overcome without once making me shout ‘just bloody talk to one another’ at the screen (I am not a romance reader), this might be light but it’s completely engaging, and I’m not ashamed to give it five stars for excellence of its type.

  • Dixie
    2019-05-19 14:55

    Downloaded this as a freebie and was suprised that it was better than I thought it would be. There were a few editing errors, but it was I overlooked them! A light easy read, which was just what I needed flying to & from our vacation destination.

  • Dee
    2019-05-14 11:49

    Two-haiku review:Free e-book crap shootEvery once in a whileThere's a valentineHe gets hypnotizedMarries her, can't rememberShe fights to keep him

  • Jeanette Hornby
    2019-05-22 11:11

    I enjoyed this novel immensely. It was funny and fast-paced, and the characters were likeable. I'd read more stories by Alyssa Kress.

  • Nenette
    2019-05-20 13:03

    I've nothing much to say about this: nothing spectacular but not bad either. It's a good romantic novel perfect for whiling the time away.

  • Emily Finch
    2019-05-03 13:54

    The grammatical mistakes were very annoying. Shame, this was a good read but I found it difficult with all the bad grammar.

  • cartyglendagmail
    2019-05-18 15:46

    Good Read I was slow to like this book. But once It stared getting good I had time putting it down. I love books like that. It was so up & down I couldn't wait to turn the page.I could fell the pain & the fight within. I even cried a little . At some time I didn't know if should be mad or happy . Put that just shows what a written she is. Looking forward to the next one. Must read .😄😄

  • Susan Jenkins (Tely)
    2019-05-12 11:09

    This was an adorable book. No overly gratuitous sex scenes. I mean, you know they're doing it, but it's not explained down to the last detail. Dean really needed to get his head out of his ass sooner than he did. I understand that she wrapped p the storyline, but the father should have had a few more scees I'd like to know what happens with the cousin and the son. I want to see a happily ever after, better than the one I got.

  • Sue Davis
    2019-05-04 10:06

    Terrific RomanceThis story will tear your heart and make you laugh at the same time. I really enjoyed watching the way strong acting people had to face there own demons, and decide how they would deal with them.

  • Nirooj Bista
    2019-05-06 18:09

    I loved this book from the beginning to the end.

  • Alina Vlădoi
    2019-05-18 13:58

    Very good book, it shows the difference between sense and sensibility. Sometimes we should let ourselves driven by sense!

  • Yaya
    2019-05-06 15:07


  • Dawn Addleman
    2019-05-03 11:48

    Romance and familyI loved the writing in this book. I would definitely read another one from her. The family dynamics are a little crazy and modern but it works!

  • Glen
    2019-05-15 12:13

    Nothing special - just a fun read.

  • Loz
    2019-05-17 16:47

    If you can overlook the trashy cover, this is a fun, easy read. Kelly flies from Vegas to Boston to find her husband, the one who went out for donuts but never returned. Dean is shocked by the blonde interrupting his business meeting... his wife? I always enjoy these storylines, waking up married, marriage of convience etc... What's different about this one? Not a lot really. Powerful and closed off, Dean Singleton can't remember a single thing from the previous weekend. Why he can't is a little humerous, though honestly ridiculous. I liked Kelly, the chorus dancer who VERY quickly fell in love. She's our typical hard working, cash strapped nice girl who falls for the rich CEO. The focus suddenly shifts away from Dean and Kelly, instead his slacker cousin Troy and the stuck-up Felicia (who'd always hoped to marry Dean) get their own romance novel. I didn't need the distraction and splitting my attention between the two stories was annoying, I wanted to watch Dean realise he's more than he'd always thought. Overall an enjoyable sweet read which I downloaded for free!

  • Robbie
    2019-05-20 16:01

    I wish I'd liked this more. I love a guilty pleasure premise like "we got married in Vegas while the guy was under hypnosis" as much as the next girl, but even for that sort of whackadoodle thing, the motivations and situations didn't make a heck of a lot of sense to me. In addition there were a few odd word choices and a few instances of misusing words, though at least everything was spelled correctly as far as I remember. It was free at Amazon, though, so I got what I paid for.

  • Inasni Dyah R.
    2019-04-29 12:11

    Actually, I’m not that into the cover. It doesn’t represent the whole story at all. Yes, Kelly was a dancer, but the dance part didn’t appear that much. Maybe, the cover could be replaced by something more romantic. Something that represents the square love kind of thing (I don’t know yet how to spell cinta segiempat in English).I love Alyssa Kress’ idea. It started with Dean and his problems of hypnotic session he had decided to be in. He forgot everything he did in several days before he went back to Boston, and suddenly, there was this woman who came to his office and his world would never be the same anymore.I love Alyssa’s description, about anything. Dean’s house. Robby’s behaviour. Troy’s characteristic. Everything. The plot is also intriguing. It played my emotion frigging well. I was sad in some particular scenes—won’t tell what scenes, I avoid any kind of spoiler, hehe.I could know every single background of the characters from the very beginning in the story. They all had desires, vulnerability, fear, and doubtness. There was also a trust issue. I certainly was... broken, I might say, when I found out that Dean didn’t wanna say love. Confessing or professing his feeling, just the way he wanted, was a kind of serious difficulty to him. The other characters, Kelly for example, had always believed in her feeling. All of those logical things could ruin any feeling between them, especially love.So did Felicia and Troy. They were arch-enemy—whatever that means. They shouldn’t be together, that’s what they believed. They were different. Felicia did know that Troy was mercurial and erratic, the kind of man she never wanted to be with. Yet, she had some kind of insecurity, she thought she was a kind of woman whom any man couldn’t get interested.Troy clearly had a thought in another way. He was infatuated with Felicia, but he just took it for granted. He was lazy, and he never wanted to be responsible. He was afraid, people would start depending on him. (If I were him, I’d certainly feel the same.)All of the characters’ motivation spread along the story. Their developments appeared really good in the ending, too. I felt the tense in the climax, I just wanted to cry when one of them left the other. I just got a kind of heart attack when this character couldn’t even know what the other wanted, thought, or felt. They were all connected, the four of them, in different stories, but got depressed—somehow—in a same way.I feel connected to the story. Really. I couldn’t say more than, “Wow!” I might not be addicted, but I like this. A great one. I knew the chemistry, the heartbreaking scene, and the satisfying ending... with all those efforts. With all those progress. And I’m satisfied. Besides the square love kind of thing, I really like how Alyssa Kress brought her story so dang well.

  • Khanique McDaniel
    2019-05-19 15:05

    Don't let the unimaginative and unappealing cover fool you, this is a good story. Nothing less and nothing more. It is basic, but well written. There is little to no grammatical and spelling errors and the characters keep you interested and entertained. It's your run of the mill romance novel with it's own twist on a Vegas wedding.Background wise, we focused more on the main male, Dean, than we did on the female lead, Kelly. That's fine however, as this did not detract from the story. It still kept me reading and wanting to know what happens next. It was a cat and mouse game throughout with a standard ending. In other words, it all felt mass produced.Still, I liked the entire cast. They gave this laid-back mellow vibe while keeping us interested enough to make it to the end. We also got a semi two for one package, with not only the story of Dean and Kelly, but also Felicia and Troy. These couples are complicated without you feeling the effects. You understand the dynamics and the struggles, but you feel no pressure. Honestly, I was even looking for an epilogue or at least one more chapter to wrap it all up.Dean is just oblivious to the emotions of the world and I love it! He gave you this confused but sure vibe, that instead of confusing you, it only entrapped you. Even though they weren't as passionate as most sex scenes, I liked these. They held their own vibe and connection, without going too far and any one tying any one to anything.Kelly is a darling. She is strong if you ask me. I don't think I'd continue playing touch and go with a grown man, but she did. Background wise, we never focused much on her, with the time constraint and all the crazy happening. But, I would have liked some more background info on her. Her foundation was too vague for me. Maybe I just love her and wanted more Kelly time :)Robby is a darling and Kirk is just hilarious. Troy and Felicia bring their own crazy, funny drama and it's all one big laugh, fun and party with this group. At times I got a little tired of Troy and Felicia story, because I wanted to know what was next with Kelly and Dean, but then I got over it and enjoyed it for the 2-4-1 that it is!Overall, I can say this is a well written and safe story. While it does give a mass produced vibe, it is memorable in it's own right and is a good laid-back novel that you can read on your down time, or if you decide to take a sabbatical from main stream angst, cliche filled love fests. It is just right for what it hoped to convey and it satisfies. What more could you ask for? :D