Author: Kristan Higgins
Series: Book Four in the Blue Heron Series
Published By: Harlequin (September 30, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Emmaline Neal needs a date. Just a date—someone to help her get through her ex-fiancé's wedding without losing her mind. But pickings are slim in Manningsport, New York, population 715. In fact, there's really only one option: local heartthrob Jack Holland. Everyone loves Jack, and he won't get the wrong idea…. After all, Jack Holland would never actually be interested in a woman like Em. Especially not with his beautiful ex-wife creeping around, angling to reunite ever since he rescued a group of teens and became a local hero.
But when the wedding festivities take an unexpectedly passionate turn, Em figures it was just one crazy night. Jack is too gorgeous, too popular, to ever end up with her. So why is she the one he can talk to about his deep, dark feelings? If Em is going to get her dream man, she'll have to start by believing in him…
Small Town Setting.
These are the things I can count on getting whenever I pick up one of Higgin's books.
I absolutely adore this series and it feels like I have been waiting an awfully long time to get Jack's story. Who doesn't love Jack? In fact, who doesn't love all the Hollands?
I LOVE the Hollands. Every single one of them but Jack has always been the charming witty brother (prince, heir, you name it) of the bunch and I was so eager to dive into his story. I knew it would be a good one and I wasn't wrong. It was in fact maybe even my most favorite of the Hollands.
Here is what you need to know about Higgin's books, they are all hilarious with real people. People that make mistakes and do crazy insane things and people who aren't perfect, in short, people like you and me and that is what makes them so darn wonderful. They feel tangible. They feel like people you already know and love and if you don't, you sure as heck want to know them.
All of Higgin's stories end with a happily ever after but not all of them cover some very real issues, in this case PTSD. I love that Higgin's tackled something that you rarely read about but something that is all too real none the less. She did it beautifully and realistically and I loved her all the more for it.
This book was...well, I was going to say perfect but no book is perfect but this came pretty close. I loved every single thing about it and I can't wait to see who she will write about next. Maybe a certain twin that has been alluding the pages recently? I would love his story to be next.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
I love the puppy on the cover! I haven't seen too many of those on book covers.ReplyDelete
All of her covers have adorable dogs, I love them!Delete
PTSD and hilarious doens't usually go hand in hand so the fact that you loved this and didn't find it demeaning or offensive because she might have made light of something series is good enough reason for me to read this.ReplyDelete
It isn't disrespectful at all I promise!Delete
This sounds like a really good book. Sometimes, it's great to read a fictional book with realistic people with realistic problems. When those books end with happy endings, and sometimes when they don't, I find that they always give off a good message and an air of hope.ReplyDelete
This looks wonderful! Adorable! And so does the cover. Glad you enjoyed it so much. It seems like a book I would love to read during winter. hehReplyDelete
Thanks Lola. :)Delete
Hilarious, eh? Well, you know that's my weakness. I haven't read anything by Higgins yet, but this certainly sounds like a good one.ReplyDelete
All of her books have great humor. The heroines are super down to earth and real.Delete
Oh it sounds wonderful! I didn't know about this one but I see you had a great time and now I'm curious. Thank you lady!ReplyDelete
Awe I love books with humor and romance..this sounds so sweet..I added it to my wishlist :)ReplyDelete
I haven't read any of her books yet but it sounds like I need to!ReplyDelete
You do need to try at least one of them, she is fabulous and like I said, one of my favorite contemporary authors.Delete
I was eyeing this one when I put it in a Friday Forecast, it looked so sweet and fluffy. Now I know I need to read it, maybe in December.ReplyDelete
It would be great for a snuggly winter read.Delete
This sounds like something I would love. Definitely checking it out. Great review!!ReplyDelete
Yay and thanks Ellen. :)Delete