A fun and entertaining summer book, Mating Rituals of the North American WASP provides laughs and enjoyable characters. It tells the story of Peggy, who after a Las Vegas night on the town, finds herself married to a stranger named Luke, a true Connecticut blue-blooded WASP. Luke’s Aunt Abigail proposes that they stay married for a year, after which they both will inherit her huge old (and well-worn) house. Needing the money, both agree to her terms. Although predictable, this story is filled with likeable characters and amusing situations and is a light, fun summer read–pack it in your beach bag to read alongside the pool!