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The Perfect Match (The Blue Heron Series) Mass Market Paperback – October 29, 2013
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The winemaking Holland family, first introduced in The Best Man (2013), returns in Higgins’ latest Blue Heron romance. Middle sister Honor has been so focused on growing the family business, she hasn’t started her own family. She’s then humiliated when her lifelong friend and occasional hookup partner, Brogan, turns down her misguided marriage proposal. Enter Tom Barlow, a British professor who needs a green card to stay in the country and remain close to his dead fiancée’s son. After a blind date, Honor and Tom impulsively decide to enter a marriage of convenience. Of course, once they’re living together for their sham engagement, their natural chemistry leads to what inconveniently seems like real love. Higgins once again blends sweet romance, quirky humor, and realistic emotion in a story that will keep readers entranced. Fans will also enjoy checking in with Faith and Levi and the other Hollands who make cameo appearances. --Aleksandra Walker
"Higgins [offers] strong storytelling and a refreshing, sarcastic wit...thoroughly entertaining."-People Magazine
"Well-placed flashbacks; snarky, snappy dialogue; and conflict both tender and traumatic will shove you into love with a perfectly irresistible array of imperfect characters. You'll adore every bit of this story...Higgins' latest is sexy, screwy, funny and fulfilling - a simply radiant read."-USA TODAY on The Best Man
"The result is a deliriously funny story...The Best Man is Kristan Higgin's best book -- and that's saying a lot."-Eloisa James
"A funny, poignant romance."
-Publishers Weekly starred review, on My One and Only
"Romance fans and lovers of women's fiction will devour this witty and tender novel. Highly recommended." -Library Journal starred review on Somebody to Love
"Both gut-wrenchingly emotional and hysterically funny at the same time...Kristan Higgins writes the books you don't want to end."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr
"Higgins specializes in the kind of prose that makes you laugh out loud...hilarious on the surface, but with a bittersweet subtext."-National Public Radio
"Higgins has a special talent for creating characters readers love."-Romantic Times, 4½ stars on All I Ever Wanted
"A heartwarming, multi-generational tale of lost love, broken hearts and second chances."
-BookPage on The Next Best Thing
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Except...(and here's my dilemma) I am so, SO tired of her frantic-to-be-married, emotionally immature heroines. I had high hopes for Honor after reading The Best Man. Unlike Faith, who came across as so needy I wanted to throw the book across the room more than once, Honor seemed smart and sensible. Unfortunately, desperation must run in the Holland family (and many other families in the Higgins fictional universe, since several of her heroines suffer from the same problem), because I couldn't like or identify with Honor either, for the same reason. I love marriage of convenience stories, but I couldn't enjoy it because I was, once again, too busy cringing at Honor's desperation.
I don't want perfect; flaws are what make characters interesting and fun. I just wish Ms. Higgins would write more heroines like Parker Welles from Somebody to Love, my all-time favorite Higgins heroine. Parker was bright, funny, capable, sexy, and (most important) a grown-up, with just the right amount of prickly and neurotic thrown in to make her human. Please, please, Ms. Higgins, give us more Parker-style heroines, instead of these ditzy thirteen-year-olds in heat. I want to love your books again, and to give them five stars without hesitation!
Higgins has a cheerful, contemporary ear for dialogue that is very winning. I've already got book #3 on the way. If you like modern, adult family oriented romance with some intimacy, this is a great choice. I do think this series is best read in order but the author feels they all work as stand-alones. Let me know what you think!
There is some really solid emotional content in this book that felt genuine and layered. Very satisfying read.
The only problem? It felt like Honor and Tom weren't together nearly enough for much of the book. For the first two-thirds or so, I felt a bit "meh" about them as a couple. Oh, they each thought about how attractive they found the other and they did share a few moments, but it wasn't until the last third of the book that I really started to believe in their love story.
Part of this might have been the narrator as well--her version of Tom's accent just didn't quite do it for me. Now if Tom Hardy, Kristan's inspiration for his character, had been available...well, that would have been a whole different story then, surely ;)
Once Kristan Higgins decides to "bring it", though, she goes all out!
The last third of the novel really put me through the emotional wringer. I lost track of the number of times I felt myself getting teary, and I became totally unwilling to stop listening, especially for insignificant reasons like sleeping, showering, and conversing with the kids. (Just kidding, Mini Moes. Kind of.) The last third reminded me why Ms. Higgins is on my auto-buy list. Stick with this one, and you won't be disappointed!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I still went out an bought the audio, though--because I'm weird like that.