Review: Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

Posted April 2, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Waiting On You by Kristan HigginsWaiting On You by Kristan Higgins
Series: Blue Heron #3
Published by Harlequin on April 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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five-stars

Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love... just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart... an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.

But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they've got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.

 

The Matchmaker gets matched!

 

The set up
Colleen O’Rourke has a breezy personality with a witty, flirty retort for everybody. But underneath that generous heart is a serious bruise, created when the love of her life, Lucas Campbell, the only man she’s ever loved, left her 14 years ago. Now he’s back in town for a brief stay and he still takes her breath away.

 

The issues
No one understood why Lucas left Colleen so abruptly, including her. He had his reasons but they had nothing to do with him not still loving her. Though she’s Googled him a little bit, Colleen really doesn’t know what’s happened in his life the last few years. He definitely hasn’t a clue about her life but Lucas was a bit unprepared to face his unresolved feelings about her either.

 

What I loved about this story
Everything. No, seriously, everything. There’s not a perfect person in it and most are pretty likable. I laughed my butt off, cried a lot, got angry occasionally and had a few “aww” moments.

I loved Colleen whose mission in life is to see everyone matched with their soulmate and she’s got quite the track record to back up her success. No matter how many times life punched her, she persevered and came back with her head held high. Lucas drove me nuts on occasion but he’s a really great guy despite his harsh upbringing. Those important in their lives play substantive roles in the story and are completely fleshed out.

 

The bottom line
I loved these two characters and their messy lives and romance. Lucas is über sexy and Colleen is just the dream heroine but is definitely no angel. There’s a surprise punch near the end but I was prepared for it and it just made the story richer. This is will always be one of my favorites as I couldn’t get enough of these two and the crazy people around them.

 

 

 

 

About Kristan Higgins

Kristan fell in love with romance at the age of 13, when she stole her grandmother’s copy of Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Much of her adolescence was spent mentally rewriting the end of Gone With the Wind. After a career in public relations and advertising, she started writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous afternoon naps. She is the author of seven romantic comedies and absolutely loves her job. Mom of two great kids, wife of a heroic firefighter and owner of a very cute mutt, Kristan lives in Connecticut.

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