With a big anniversary party in the works for her parents, Ryan will pretend to be Abby's husband for just one last weekend.
Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive 2-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.
Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she’s finally succumbed to her mom’s pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party.
Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as devastatingly handsome as ever. When he insists he’s going to Seabrook, with or without her, Abby knows she can’t say no. Her parents still think they’re married and now Ryan knows it too. Besides, he only wants to check in with his best friend from college—her cousin Beau, who just lost his dad. It’s just a one-week road-trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?
I love the McKinley family so much, and I was so excited to finally get to Ryan's story. All through this series we have seen bits and pieces of Ryan. His divorce to the love of his life has been weaved into all the previous books in the series, and in Married 'til Monday we get to see more of him and the events surrounding the end of his marriage.
In this story, Ryan tags along with his ex-wife to attend her parents' anniversary celebration. Throughout this trip we really get to learn more about Ryan. Ryan has held on to his love for Abby through all these years, and he is determined to win her back. His determination is what makes him such a lovable character.
Throughout this series, I have had bad feelings about Abby for leaving Ryan. But in this book we really get to meet Abby and learn about her past. Her childhood was not a happy one, and as we travel along with her and Ryan on this road trip, we learn so much about her past. The stories that she finally shares with Ryan brought me to tears and made me feel so much sympathy for her. I found myself changing my opinion of her, and suddenly hoping she would find the happiness she completely deserves.
I can't tell you how this story ends, but I can tell you it's good! After so many bumps along the road, these two characters both end up in a good place that I could accept and be happy about. I'm definitely going to miss visiting the McKinley family in this series.
Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of 20 novels, including Dancing with Fireflies and Convenient Groom.
Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!