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Peek Inside Straight Up Irish

I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. A fake wedding and a whole lot of whiskey. What could go wrong?

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I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I don’t do commitments. And my brother’s executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill.

Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my fake wife is a way we can make that happen. She’s not my biggest fan, but we can help each other and then go our separate ways. That she’s beautiful and I enjoy spending time with her–doesn’t matter. When all of this is done, she’s heading home to America, and I’ve got a company to run.

A fake wedding and a whole lot of whiskey. What could go wrong?

Each book in the Murphy Brothers series is STANDALONE:
* Straight Up Irish
* Irish on the Rocks
* Dirty Irish


"Full of Irish charm, sweeping scenery, and swoon-worthy romance." - Jay Crownover, NYT bestselling author 

“LOVED this book! This is a fun book that made me smile, laugh, and care about the characters. Fans of the genre will love this novel. I've added the author to my must read authors' list!” –Maureen J., NetGalley

I absolutely adored Fallon and Connor in this slow-burn. Their honesty and ability to communicate, even when they couldn't were a breath of fresh air. The way they developed their feelings over the course of the story and how strong and real they were from the get go was a joy to read and experience. And honestly, I loved their non-dramatic drama. It wasn't over the top but was just what the story needed.” –Christy W., Goodreads

“My first Magan Vernon book and I need to find more- lovely writing style with smarts and humor.” –Anima G., Goodreads

“I thought this was an excellent! While it's a typical marriage of convenience story, the characters and the writing made it fresh and unique. Connor and Fallon are wonderful together.” –Bette H., Goodreads

“I enjoyed the fun banter between Connor and Fallon. There are several laugh out loud moments and situations. I didn’t want to put it down because I wanted to see how things would end up!” –Melissa T., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640634725
Series: Murphy Brothers, Book 1
Release Date: Feb 19, 2018
Page Count: 309
Imprint: embrace
Genre: contemporary, new adult
Tropes: fake engagement, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, road romance

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By Magan February 20, 2020

I wrote it so I'm biased.

This book smells like whiskey and bad decisions so you should definitely check it out. ...more

By beachbum bookworm March 24, 2020

To begin with I will always give a separate rating on my romances for their level of steaminess...that way if this is something that makes or breaks your potential to read a book, you are not wasting your time.
💖 very mild. Either no sex at all or just eluded to.
💖💖 sex scenes are described in thi... ...more

By Ilsa February 19, 2018

FIRST OMG THIS COVER!!!!!!! Swoon!!!!!!

Thank you Magan for letting me have an early copy! Straight Up Irish, straight up stole my heart. It's sexy, romantic, and funny as hell. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY! Bring on the next Murphy brother... ...more

By Terri March 17, 2018

Straight Up Irish was a really cute, slow burn, low drama romance. Connor needs to marry and stay married for 6 months in order to keep his inheritance in the Murphys Pub empire. Fallon wants to pay off her student loans and take care of her ailing grandmother. Presto a marriage of conscience. Cu... ...more

By Sheri February 02, 2018

Fallon Smith is an American working in Ireland working for the Murphy family distillery. Shes the assistant to Jack Murphy. It seems that a big part of her job is making sure Jacks brother Connor is on time for pretty much everything.

Connor Murphy has returned to Ireland because his father passed... ...more

By Sara February 01, 2018

Straight Up Irish by Magan Vernon one of the best books I will read this year. This is the first book in the Murphy Brothers series and I cant wait for the other brothers to get their turn. I will admit I am not always a fan of the author, but this book is by far the best Ive read from her. I cou... ...more

By Steph's Romance Book Talk October 16, 2019

5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

I enjoyed every part of this story so much that I immediately purchased the rest of the series in ebook format! I initially won a set through a giveaway and hadn't gotten to reading them. However, I found this book available on Hoopla as an audiobook and snatched it up! I a... ...more

By Lauren February 19, 2018

I've been dying to read Straight Up Irish ever since I first heard about it! I mean, a billion-dollar pub empire, a marriage clause, and a fake wedding? My interest was one hundred percent piqued.

The result? Straight Up Irish is so good! It's laugh-out-loud funny and sexy enough to make you melt... ...more

By Ayekah February 15, 2018

Ahh hell, how am I going to review this book without gushing all over about Connor! Meet the Murphy brothers Connor the playboy and totally loose cannon, Jack the grouch who is strictly business and Sean who'd rather play ball than mind the family business. Connor oversees the US operation of the... ...more

By Linda February 01, 2018

LOVED this book! Connor is the bad boy man whore that seems to sleep with almost anyone, while Fallon is a good girl struggling under extreme financial pressures. Then fate leads Connor is realize he needs a wife and he sets his sites on Fallon. She reluctantly agrees when Connor begins to romanc... ...more

By Heather February 04, 2018

Connor is quite the charmer, you were muttering about a waitress job. Is my brother really paying you that little? Im going to have to call him about a raise. Or, hell, when I get an office here, Ill just hire you as my assistant. I cant promise I wont be handsy, though. Connor will do anything f... ...more

Loved it!

This was given to me for review but due to so much going on in RL it took me awhile to finish because I need to actually sit and read it. LOL but I finally did and loved every bit of the story.

Fallon is such a good person who did for others with no complaints so when she finally came ac... ...more

By Lovey Dovey Books February 22, 2018

Published on Lovey Dovey Books

I remember stumbling upon Magan Vernon with her YA My Alien Romance series and My Paper Heart. I'm beyond excited to read something a little different from her and Straight Up Irish is definitely a step up!

The fake wife trope is trending and this is the first story I... ...more

By Heather March 27, 2018

What a great way to start a new series!!!!

A cute story about two people who meet after months of talking/emailing for business purposes and immediately hit it off. Not in a romantic sort of way, but in a joking/friendship way. The a bomb gets dropped and a wife is needed ASAP. A proposal and arr... ...more

By Kim February 18, 2018

Fallon Smith is an American girl who is currently working in Ireland for Jack Murphy and his familys distillery. Although it seems a majority of her job is taken up by Connor Murphy, Jacks brother, and the resident playboy.

Connor is in Ireland for his fathers funeral and reading of his will. Conn... ...more

This was a new to me author. Looks like a a pretty good start to the series.

Connor and Fallon devise a plan for a fake wedding so that each of them can get their hearts desire. For him, the business. For her, financial security and help for her Grandmother. As stories like this usually go, there... ...more

By Anadosen January 27, 2018

I need a wife if I want to help save my familys billion-dollar pub empire. Theres just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I dont do commitments. And my brothers executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill.Fallon... ...more

By Kim January 25, 2018

Connor is such a ladies man with all the charm. It's really hard for Fallon to tell when he's being sincere or just trying to keep his business in the family. Great romance along with some Irish charm. ...more

By PoshTomes January 29, 2018

Loved this book! Great light read that felt natural. No forced drama just a whole lot of sweetness! ...more

By Bette February 15, 2018

I thought this was an excellent! While it's a typical marriage of convenience story, the characters and the writing made it fresh and unique. Connor and Fallon are wonderful together and they both have something to gain from the arrangement. I loved how gentle and kind Connor was with Fallon's gr... ...more

By The Book Lover February 22, 2018

The book has a slow start, but besides that we don't have any background on the characters just that they already know each other.. the ending of the book was a little predictable even within the first chapters.. the European setting was nice for a change, but I found the chemistry between the MC... ...more

By ♥️Fantasy Land February 22, 2018

My first Mayan Vernon story and it was really sweet.

This is a gentle, get to know you, need a wife kind of book.

Conner and his brothers will lose their business if they don't get married and stay married. But Conner has nobody he can really turn to, and it has to be as real as real can get.

Fall... ...more

By Jackie (Jackie's Book World) December 31, 2018

Rating: 4.5/5 ...more

By Keeley February 02, 2018

He's Irish... there's whiskey...what more do I need to say??

Well that was an interesting journey! I was hooked from the first page. Connor Murphy is everything you'd want in a man:

3.Good looking
4.Amazing in bed

Did I say Irish??

Okay, so tha... ...more

By Victoria March 01, 2018

An Irish playboy and a quiet American girl decide upon a marriage of convenience - the terms are simple, so what could possibly go wrong?

Connor Murphy, the middle of the three Murphy brothers each set to inherit a third of their father's distillery and pub franchise business, is shocked and annoy... ...more

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Magan Vernon

About the author

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch. Find her online at

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