Saturday, 2 May 2015

Book Review - Waking up in Vegas by Romy Sommer - Harper Impulse Fortnight

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Title: Waking up in Vegas
Author: Romy Sommer
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 9th May 2013
Rating: 5 Stars

What happens in Vegas…

Waking up to the bright lights of Vegas in an unfamiliar penthouse suite, cocktail waitress Phoenix Montgomery finds she’s covered from head to foot in gold glitter and not alone – aside from the empty bottle of champagne, there’s a mystery man in the shower and a huge sparkly ring on her finger!

Stays in Vegas?

There’s no denying Max Waldburg’s demi-god sex appeal but commitment-phobic Phoenix doesn’t do relationships. Only it seems her new husband (agh!) has other ideas…he’s trying to keep that ring on her finger and his wife firmly back in his bed. The only question on her lips is – why? Or maybe, why not?

Cocktail waitress, Phoenix, wakes up one morning with no recollection of where she is, or the last 36 hours. And she isn't alone, there is man, and she has a ring on her finger. Turns out they got married the night before, in Vegas, and she can't remember who he is and all she wants is a divorce.

However the man, Max, has other ideas. He, despite the short time he's know Phoenix, is in love with her, and his family has a grand tradition of never getting a divorce.  He appears to be wealthy vintner, at a vineyard in Napa, but he has another life too. 

Will Phoenix and Max come to an agreement, or will Phoenix get her way and get divorced? Regardless you know you are in for an enjoyable time finding out.

I loved how Max was continually trying his hardest to get his wife to fall in love with him, and that he really didn't mind showing off his wealth as a way to entice her, until her memory of their wedding day returned. 

The plot of Waking up in Vegas may seem a bit unlikely, however the book is designed to be a fairy tale for adults and it does that very well. It is a very romantic story, and I fell a bit in love with Max while reading this. 

There is a surprising amount of depth to this book, touching on topics such was family responsibilities and fear of commitment. There are a few steamy scenes, and the story really appealed to me. 

Please come back tomorrow, for a review of the second Westerwald book - The Trouble with Mojitos. And in case you missed it, Romy Sommer wrote about the setting of Westerwald on Thursday and can be seen here


  1. Thank you so much for the review, Rachel. It is, as always, very much appreciated!


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