Author: Kristan Higgins
Series: Book Five in the Blue Heron Series
Published By: HQN Books (December 29, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Before you get down on bended knee…
…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it's the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who's now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she's positive married life isn't for her.
But this time, Connor says it's all or nothing. If she doesn't want to marry him, he'll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he's never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn't quite as sure as she thinks…
It is no secret that Kristan Higgins is my go to author when I want a sweet, funny, lovable read that will always leave a smile on my face and sometimes happy tears in my eyes. I jump at the chance to read her books and savor every single one of them. I have come to love her writing style and the humor and heart that she bleeds into every single page.
Her Blue Heron series is by far my most favorite series of her's and I love everything there is to love about it. The small town setting, the nosy neighbors, the lovable Holland family and of course, all the other characters that make this town so unique, fun, and enjoyable.
I couldn't wait to get Connor's story! In all the other books it has always hinted that his heart belonged to someone but until now, we never really truly knew who that someone was and oh boy, do these two have history and a story to tell!
I honestly didn't know half the time if I loved their history or if I hated it. I felt so much for these two. Their ups and downs. Torment, love/hate relationship, it was all too much and not enough.
One thing was cemented though, I adored Connor even more after this. He is one strong, determined, and loyal guy and I just loved him for all the blows that he took, kept on taking, and still stayed strong for. My heart really did go out to him even if I wanted to beg him at times to just let go and move on
Once again, hands down to Higgins for delivering a truly wonderful, emotional, and beautiful story that I adored.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Why have I not read HIggins? I need a light fluffy go to author. I will have to read something by her soon. Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
You should Heidi and her books always have humor in them as well. ;)Delete
I enjoyed the first book of this series, kind of shocked that I did not read more of it ;/ReplyDelete
You should, I bet you like them. ;)Delete
I actually haven't read Higgins but sounds like I would love her books! I will have to check her out ASAP!ReplyDelete
Yay I hope you do she really is a favorite.Delete
Conner sounds like he gave you all of the feels Ali. I should try this series !ReplyDelete
He did, he was just so good.Delete
Sounds cute! I need to try this series. :DReplyDelete
I haven't read any of her books yet but I'm glad you enjoyed this!ReplyDelete
I really need to try out this series! This one really does sound like something I'd love. Great review!ReplyDelete
Thank you Grace!Delete
I've never actually read a book by her. I think I should!ReplyDelete
You should, her romances are always fun and full of some kind of chaos.Delete
I love it when you get the character book you have been wanting! So need to check out this series.ReplyDelete
I really do too!Delete
I've yet to try Kristan Higgins - the writing sounds really sweet and it's hard to resist a romance that has a warm, small & quaint town feel to it. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)
Thanks so much Kim and you as well!Delete
I have read this author in the past, but not lately. I wish I had more time to start a contemporary romance series, because you sure make it sound like a good read! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Maybe some day. ;)Delete
Nothing like a sweet fun lovable read! I'll have to look into her stuff. I need to start making a list.ReplyDelete
She is a good one because her stories are always more than a romance, if that makes sense.Delete
The cover alone is oozing romantic cuteness!ReplyDelete
I truly love stories that have characters with a lot of depth and emotional rawness to them, this one sounds like one of those stories. Great review!ReplyDelete
Haha wow, this sounds like a book I could totally connect with.ReplyDelete
I actually bet you would really like this one. Jessica is pretty fierce.Delete
I've got my copy and I'm on her blog tour for this book. Great review Ali. I love her too. Did you know I got to go to dinner with her when she was in town in September, a real night to remember.ReplyDelete
That is so awesome Debbie! I would love to have had something like that happen!!Delete
I don't think I've ever tried a book by this author but I should!ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed this one! I can't wait to get around to reading this one.ReplyDelete
I hope you like it as much as I did!Delete
I've never read any of her books I, I don't think. I'll have to check this series out.ReplyDelete
I really hope you do!Delete
This sounds adorable and Conner sounds like a great guyReplyDelete
He really really was!Delete
I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Kristan Higgins from my friends, but somehow haven’t read anything by her. This sounds like something I would enjoy. Amazing review, Ali! You made me want to finally pick up a book by this author (right away).ReplyDelete
Yay and thank you! I hope you like her too.Delete
I have been wanting to read this author for so long and I definitely want to pick this one especially after your description of the hero...he sounds simply wonderful.ReplyDelete
All her heroes are! I hope you give her work a try. :DDelete