How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories

How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories

by Cherise Kelley

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BN ID: 2940016181950
Publisher: size12bystpatricksday
Publication date: 03/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 226
File size: 416 KB

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When Scott asked me to be his girlfriend, I surprised him by saying, "No." We were on the phone, as we were every night. I could tell he was hurt, but since we were on the phone and not together in person, we had to talk, and that was a good thing.
I explained, "I'm 30 years old. I've already had the last boyfriend I am ever going to have. In the future, I am going to have a husband, not a boyfriend."
He surprised me by taking this in stride. "I understand," he said. "You do realize I am in the Navy and all that entails?"
"I was born in the Navy!" This was true. My dad was in the Navy.
Four months later, he took me on a date to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
He passed me a little black velvet box under the table, and whispered:
"Babe, will you marry me?"
"Do you mean it?"
Yes, that's what I said. Not very romantic, was I?

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How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Over the years, I have read my share of "marriage" books. They are always full of advice and sometimes an occasional story. But most never really resonate with me. The information is great, but I don't connect with them on the scale I would like to. This book has a completely different premise that drew me in from the first page. When I first agreed to review the book, I actually wondered why I was adding another book to my massive to-be-read pile. I wasn't looking forward to the read. However, once I read the introduction, I was convinced that I would enjoy this book in the extreme. And indeed I did! I have never read a book like this before. In truth, it has fifty authors--read the book, and you'll understand why. It is a positive marriage book, and you may even shed a tear or two. Two things the author did not include completely made me ecstatic! The book is profanity-free, and there are only references to sex. While the book tackles every kind of heterosexual relationship imaginable, marriage is what is stressed. And this was incredibly refreshing. I also appreciated the fact that the majority of women decided to get married before being intimate. And in most cases, they did this because of their religious faith.  So if you are ready for a book that will uplift you and remind you of the joys of marriage, this is definitely the book. There is enough diversity in the book that you will more than likely find at least one story to which you can relate. I know I did. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Jay_Riv More than 1 year ago
This was pretty bad. I felt this book to be more how to entrap the guy to get him to propose/marry then is was to honestly get the guy to even like the woman! A few stories seemed decent and focused on things on showing him how great you are but most push for answers, bribe, sabotage or otherwise get results. Honestly, I doubt Even a few of these marriages would last. Sad honestly. My second big gripe is how true any of these are. The author admits at the beginning to changing some parts around to make what she though would be better reading. But the cliched lines...now those she gave examples of and said she would leave alone. And those are the worst things to leave alone if you insist on changing. Now I get fixing a spelling error or maybe grammar. But unless you are retelling the stories from YOUR perspective you don't change them! So then the stories are no longer true.
ilyilc More than 1 year ago
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. Never once did I get a "how to catch a man" vibe. While some of the women were manipulative, I don't feel like they all were. However, I noticed, as I'm sure most did, the more recent the story the pushier the women seemed. The women from the 90's to early 2000's seemed genuine and patient; they seemed more respective of their partners.  It wasn't long ago more and more women were giving their men ultimatums (this book is proof) however, nowadays women want more and more out of life, which I suppose is why some are offended. I wasn't offended although, I'm not very independent. I did not want to read this book because I needed help in this department, I read it because it seemed (and was) very interesting. I love memoirs and I love peaking into peoples lives. I like understanding how other people think. I really enjoyed the heartfelt stories. I liked that the author kept the stories short and to the point. Many of these stories remind us: one little thing can change our lives forever. The only story I didn't care for was #16, only because she was very deceitful and such a bad model for those women who might be hoping to get something from this book. 
Marguerite52 More than 1 year ago
All the ups and downs of having a relatioship that ends in marriage. Fifty personal stories on how the women made their dreams come true. A delightful read.