"The Officer Says I Do"
By: Jeanette Murray
Synopsis from Goodreads:
He's a Marine...she grew up on a commune.
He always puts duty first...she's a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate.
He loves routine and order...she brings chaos and creativity wherever she goes.They're going to balance each other perfectly--or drive each other completely, utterly insane...On a wild pre-deployment celebration in Las Vegas, Captain Timothy O'Shay encounters free-spirited beauty Skye McDermott, and for once lets down his guard. Now his life is about to take off in directions he never could have imagined...
My Thoughts:I think the tagline on this book says it all, “He’s a Marine...She grew up on a commune.” An incredibly cute, funny romance that will make you smile, “The Officer Says I Do” was an easy read to finish my weekend out.
Timothy O’Shay is getting ready to be shipped overseas, so he and his two buddies end up for a weekend in Las Vegas. Wanting to go a little wild, O’Shay starts gambling and drinking. Suddenly, he looks up and sees Skye McDermott, a free-spirited restaurant manager who works in Vegas. As always with these kinds of Vegas books, as the night progresses, they decide it would be a great idea to get married.
A definite case of two wildly different people coming together, Skye and Timothy are polar opposites. Timothy is regimented, sedate, and the ultimate military man. Skye is a wild child, burning incense, hating schedules and pretty willing to go with the flow in almost any situation.
I know it sounds a little cliched, but I really enjoyed this book. I thought the author did a great job of showing how Skye wanted to fit in with the military world and had her changing, but also striking that delicate balance of being true to your self and having people accept you for you. Timothy was a great hero; honest, fun, and very alpha. The story never seemed over the top or beyond belief, it was really fun and seemed like a quick read. Definitely a great first book in wonderful new series by Jeanette Murray!
Date of Publication: July 1, 2012
# of Pages: 352