Joe is dying and there are only two things that he needs to die peacefully – a divorce and for his 30-year-old son to become an adult. Seeing only one way to get what he wants, Joe calls home his nephew, Lucas, to help.
Paulie is desperately in love with Bryce. No one knowns why – he’s unemployed, she’s an exec; he’s a player, she’s a virgin; he’s shallow, she’s amazing; he’s gorgeous, she’s ummm striking. The only thing they have in common is a gym membership – but even there Paulie works harder than Bryce.
Colleen, the local matchmaker & bartender, is all in for helping Paulie fulfill her unrequited love… but it’s not as easy as it seems. Especially, when Lucas – Colleen’s one and only love – returns to town and starts interfering.
Does Colleen have it in her to finish what they started so many years ago or will the fear of getting hurt keep her from a love she desperately wants?
It occurred to me as I was reading this what a wonderful writer Kristin Higgins is. I dropped into this book and was immediately carried away. Plus, she has TONS of characters and because of the names and nicknames she uses I rarely get confused even in a long series or my first visit. Amazing!
What I liked:I really enjoyed this book! The characters felt really true to me and I enjoyed visiting with them.
I made a mistake though, I read another’s review and though she didn’t say why she said that one of the characters really disappointed her in the end. After finishing the book – and worrying throughout that I was going to be mortified – I was more shocked that the reviewer was shocked by the behavior. It wasn’t a tremendously shocking thing it was actually very true to the character and real life.
What I didn’t like: The end bugged me… I wanted, well, more.
|Source:||Harlequin HQN via Netgalley|
|Steam:||Adult — the thoughts were steamier than the actions.|
|Setting:||Manningsport, New York|
|Series:||Blue Heron, #3|
|Coming Soon!! In Your Dreams|
I started writing romance novels when my kids were little. I’d always been a writer of some type—public relations, advertising, research—but wanted to stay home with the bunnies. I’d been reading romance novels ever since I swiped Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss from my grandmother’s night table. “Higgins,” I said to myself, “I bet you could write one of these.” And so I sat down every afternoon when the kids were napping, took my lifelong love of romance novels and tried to make a career out of it. We’ve been living happily ever after since.
I live in my hometown, a small, pretty place in Connecticut where there’s a beautiful library and a wicked good ice cream stand. I’m the mom of two lovely children who have very long eyelashes and excellent vocabularies, the wife of a heroic and brave firefighter and the willing love-slave to a naughty mutt named Willow. Our cat, Huck, occasionally deigns to sit on my lap, especially when I’m typing.
I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. My characters are regular people, folks like us, and I hope to give them a big, memorable love story rich with family, pets, food and laughter. When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.
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