Darci Baker is a thirty-something schoolteacher who’s really looking forward to traveling with her boyfriend to attend her sister’s wedding in Thailand. Except for the fact that she’s just been informed that budget cuts are likely to make her an ex-schoolteacher. And on her way to the airport, she happens to catch her boyfriend in bed with their travel agent, which instantly makes him her ex-boyfriend.
So now Darci Baker is a thirty-something ex-schoolteacher, with an ex-boyfriend, who’s not really looking forward to traveling alone to attend her sister’s wedding in Thailand.
Once she gets there, Darci finds her instincts were right on the money. She receives the obligatory sympathies from her parents and siblings, and the usual lectures about not settling for the wrong guy. Not that Darci’s mom and sisters haven’t made their own mistakes. In fact, as they enjoy a pre-wedding massage, the subject of the girl talk has each of them recounting their most embarrassing walk of shame—that lonely walk taken by a woman “the morning after” an impromptu hook-up. While the others readily share their escapades, Darci proudly informs them she has never walked that particular walk, and has never indulged in a one-night stand.
The wedding reception proves to be everything that Darci anticipated. Her bridesmaids’ dress couldn’t be any pinker or pouf-fier. When it comes time to catch the bridal bouquet, Darci doesn’t have any competition. Literally. They just hand it to her. Although, things could be worse. Those big fruity exotic drinks are pretty good, and go down smooth. And there is that waiter, who just gets cuter and cuter every time he hands Darci another drink.
And then, things were worse.
Early the next morning, Darci wakes up in a strange hotel room, her dress hanging by the window, the bright tropical sun casting a hellish pink glare that cuts deep into her hung-over brain.
Not only will Darci be taking her first walk of shame, but her entire family will have front row seating for the premiere event.
Checking her watch, Darci realizes it’s early enough for her to get back to the hotel, sneak into the room, shower and change, make it to the wedding brunch, and no one will be any the wiser.
And so begins the walk.
Darci soon realizes it’s not going to be quite as easy as she hoped. To make it back in time, she faces an obstacle course of hurdles that would make a hardcore Marine fall to his knees and sob like a baby. But like the Marines, Darci has her reputation to uphold, and nothing is going to stop her from trying to erase what she considers to be the biggest mistake of her life.
If Darci has anything to do with it, this walk won’t be one of shame, but it is going to be a walk to remember…