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Marriage by Mistake [Kindle Edition]

Alyssa Kress
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (429 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He woke up to discover two days of his life completely gone.

Workaholic Boston blueblood Dean has made it his life's goal to be the opposite of his irresponsible, womanizing father.

But Dean discovers that while in a hypnotic trance he'd acted exactly like his father, travelling to Las Vegas where he'd wooed and wed some sexy, airhead dancer.

Now, Kelly may be sexy, but she's no airhead. She knows the cold and puritanical man who claims to be her husband is not the man she'd married. But she suspects the warm and tender man she does love is buried somewhere deep inside. And she's determined to find him...


Product Details

  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: 4 Dolphins Press (January 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006SMMW64
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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148 of 162 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just another Vegas wedding January 22, 2012
By April
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Any Kindle owner knows that the majority of the freebie and cheap reads are usually poorly edited, marginally written, or not worth finishing. Marriage by Mistake was a delightful surprise.

The story is not your usual drunken marriage in Vegas followed by true love in three days or less. It is not filled with typos, spelling errors, or poor grammar.

The characters are nicely fleshed out, both plot and sub-plots are easy to follow, and on top of all that, the Happily Ever After was no quick let down.

Kudos to the author and if you haven't read it - do so!
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok read.... January 26, 2012
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I decided to read the book after reading a review stating this was not your typical married in Vegas fall in love in 3 days book. Well.....it sort of is. Kelly a Vegas dancer finds her self abandoned by her new husband after being married for less than a day. She decides to go look for him to see if there is some good explanation, after all, they are in love! They have known each other 2 days and she just doesn't understand what could have happened, he said he loved her! After finding him and seeing how he proclaims not to know her, she decides to go back to her life. Dean is a very rich, serious and always wanting t be in control kind of guy, Love?? Not for him. After seeing the hot women who says she's his wife, he thinks its a plot from his cousin, she is obviously an actress..... he does not remember the past 2 days , so what if?......... After investigating the situation and finding it was true after all, he decided to go look for her and bring her back. They decided on a 2 month trial to see if it works.
From here on is all about Kelly loving the man she thought he was and Dean having the hots for her all the time but trying not to give up to it. After he gives in to it, its all about waiting for it to fade.......I didn't like his character much, he was very insensitive at times and talked as if she were an actual airhead even though there was no signs of this. At one time he says (after some weeks together) " she's not sharp, sophisticated or demanding...she was innocent, generous and uncomplaining "..... I'm not sure I would like a man who thinks I'm not sharp..... The story drags too much, there's too much thinking going on and very repetitive. Thankfully there are additional characters and even a secondary story between Troy ( the cousin) and a mutual friend of him and Dean. I actually quite enjoyed their story, if not for it I think I would have been bored by mid point.

For me it was just an OK read.
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78 of 88 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mistake alright. January 31, 2012
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Obviously I didn't read the same book that most of the other reviewers read. It was supposed to be sharp and funny. I didn't find either of those qualities in this book. What I found was a totally obnoxious jerk who seemed to hold himself way above and far superior his new bride. And our author must have a thing for expressive eyebrows. His eyebrows raised, lowered, slammed down, furrowed, etc. etc. etc.... To be truthful, I actually read about 60% of this awful book. I skimmed through the other 40%. None of the characters had any sense, and only one had any decency. On that note, I will close saying that I do not recommend this book to anyone, even my sister who is a hopeless romantic.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Marriage By Mistake February 7, 2012
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I downloaded this book thinking it might be a an amusing, change of pace read for me. This was the worst book I have ever downloaded on Amazon. I don't care if it is free and the plot sounds like a fun read. I would never wish this drivel on anyone. The people that gave this book four and five ratings have to be friends and relatives. Nothing else could explain it.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing January 20, 2012
By Sean
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You know, I am a guy who DOES NOT read romance novels. But I downloaded this to support the writer. Worked up my nerve to read a page, and was surprised! She is a good author! Not my genre, but I actually enjoyed it - amazing how good penmanship translates into any style. I don't like romance, and I enjoyed it. I cannot imagine people who like the genre!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did a 15 year old write this book? February 13, 2012
By SLiC
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The story idea is a good one, rich, handsome guy didn't remember the two days which included his marriage to a Las Vegas Showgirl. The conversations between these two (and another couple in the story) seemed like something a fifteen year old girl would have written if she was writing her own love story. Too much petty back and forth about nothing. To many paragraphs explaining what they WANTED to say, they WANTED to stop the other from leaving - but didn't do anything about it. I too, skimmed through most of the dribble. The story just didn't flow with connection from one scene to another.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Finish February 12, 2012
By Gabby
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I downloaded this book thinking since it was free that I might enjoy it. Boy was I disappointed. I couldn't get past the weak plot nor the rather boring characters. I tried to finish it but my common sense took over. I wont be finishing this book simply because I do not have any interest in finishing it. I also plan to remove it from my kindle and move on to the next free book in hopes it will be something that I will enjoy.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissappointed - April 13, 2012
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Way too graphic - downright raunchy - upon discovery - deleted it immediately from my Kindle
My fault - I will read review MORE CAREFULLY in the future!!!!
I t REALLY is NOT necessary to filth down a book to make it interesting!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Probably wouldn't read it again.
Published 53 minutes ago by Diana Farthing
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just fiction
A fun story well designed with good depiction of the reality of dealing with the risks of hypnosis. It is a learning experience without being pedantic. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Susan F Fischer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was a good book. I enjoyed it immensely.
Published 5 days ago by S.M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was ok
Published 7 days ago by Lori Wise
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
For a free ebook this is a surprise. I don't usually find good books for free. the story is thoroughly enjoyable. I love the chemistry of the hero and heroine. the writing is good. Read more
Published 7 days ago by cathy
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Haven't read it yet.
Published 8 days ago by Betsy Davidson
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, predictable story
A nice, well rounded story that did drag a little on occasions but in general I liked it and would recommend it for light reading
Published 8 days ago by Alex Sparasci
5.0 out of 5 stars Marriage by Mistake review
I read Marriage by Mistake quite a while ago, but as I was getting ready to review it, I reread it, as I remembered how much I liked it.
Published 9 days ago by Bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
enjoyable.
Published 11 days ago by Mary Dixon
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just your average romance.
Well written and not your average plot. Heroine provided a good mix of traditional values in family and love with the reality of a damaged adultchild of divorce. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Robyn Daniels
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More About the Author

Alyssa Kress completed her first novel at age six, an unlikely romance between a lion and a jackal. Despite earning two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spending nearly a decade in the construction industry, she has yet to see her feet stay firmly on the ground.

She now lives in Southern California, close to where she first committed pen to paper, together with her husband and two children.

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