It’s Gage and Marina’s wedding day, but wedded bliss seems a long way off: Ivy’s just gone into labor. Marina’s missing her matron of honor. And Bryn’s giving Matt the silent treatment.
It’s up to Archer, Gage, and Matt to make sure this day goes off without a hitch. But between brides and babies, there’s the not-so-little issue of the million-dollar bet to attend to. If only they can figure out who won … and who’s paying up. Is everyone a winner? Or will someone leave broke—and brokenhearted?
While Intoxicated was an entertaining little read, I’m not sold on it being necessary. It seemed more like an extended epilogue and less like a novella. Maybe that was the purpose.
Reading Intoxicated was like playing POV bingo. Each chapters was written from another character’s POV. One would think this would lead to confusion or frustration, but Monica is pure genius, and it actually added to the appeal of this short read. It was nice to see what all the characters were up to, what they were feeling, how they handled various situations.
The focus isn’t really on one particular couple, it’s on everyone. Ivy and Archer are having their baby. Gage and Marina are getting married. And Matt and Bryn are…well…trying to figure out the next step. All three “storylines” sync up nicely, painting a clear picture of their lives together.
Much like the last three books, this was packed with hot steamy sex scenes. I swear that this woman was born to write smut. And I mean that in the best possible way. Even after giving birth, Ivy got in on the action. Loved it.
I reached the end without even realizing it. Suddenly – BAM – it was over. I wasn’t expecting it to be so…final.Very, very sneaky, Sir. (ß A little Mr. Deeds up in here.) I almost felt shortchanged. Or like the last scene was sort of a tact-it-on-the-end-so-they’ll-
I enjoyed this series. Each character has his or her own appeal. If I’m being honest, Matt is my favorite. He’s down to earth with just enough pompous asshole in him to round him out I’m assuming this is the end, and if it is, I’m sad to see them go. I’ve read quite a few Monica Murphy books and have yet to find one I didn’t enjoy.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.