After arguing with her boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can’t remember. Hung over and miserable, she sneaks out of the sleeping man’s hotel room and returns home to New York, where her boyfriend apologizes for the fight and gives her a pre-engagement ring. Not what she expected, but close enough! The next day Peggy receives a phone call from the Las Vegas one-night stand, Luke, claiming she’s already married to him — and he has the paperwork to prove it! Both are ready for an annulment, until Peggy arrives in quaint New Nineveh, Connecticut, where Luke cares for his Great Aunt, and the old woman makes the reluctant couple an offer they can’t refuse.



“One of summer’s best beach reads: A crumbling manse, whiskey punch, and the ruggedly handsome scion of a preppy Connecticut family lead to an unorthodox marriage pact in Lauren Lipton’s Mating Rituals of the North American WASP.” —


“You’ll get a chuckle out of this lighthearted beach read.” — Real Simple


“How I love this funny, smart, full-of-heart novel about the ‘I Do’ coming before the ‘I love you.’ Lauren Lipton is one of my new favorite authors!” — Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date


“Simply buzzes with wit, charm and irreverence.” — Claire Cook, author of Must Love Dogs