Best of the Series! Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Posted January 4, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 10 Comments

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

Best of the Series! Anything for You by Kristan HigginsAnything for You by Kristan Higgins
Series: Blue Heron #5
Published by HQN Books on January 1, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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…

 

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It’s Connor’s story and up until now, he’s only been twin Colleen’s affable brother who is in the kitchen of O’Rourke’s making wonderful dishes for the restaurant. I didn’t know what to anticipate but was completely unprepared for the richness of this story. He had a history with Jessica Dunn, who was known in high school as Jessica “Does” so I was a bit leery of their relationship.

 

This was an extraordinary story, tackling really tough issues related to alcoholism, promiscuity and the long-term effects of fetal alcohol syndrome. Jessica was nothing like I had imagined and I developed an entirely new level of respect for her, even understanding her stubbornness with Connor. I liked him before, fell hard for this guy here as he’s pretty special. Their romance wasn’t easy but it fit them and their circumstances perfectly.

 

I loved everything about this book and had every emotion in play throughout. Their lives were far from perfect, with challenging conflicts and family issues. This is probably my most favorite in the series to date.

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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10 responses to “Best of the Series! Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

  1. “Anything for you” is a must read. I fell in love with the characters in this book !! I rated this book as a 5 star . I really enjoyed this book.

  2. I too wasn’t too enthused about Jessica Dunn being the love interest but damn did Higgins make me love her. This book was amazing and I loved every second of it. Maybe because my expectations for Connor’s story were low. I’m just sad to see the series end.

    • Until this book, I really didn’t know much about Connor. Higgins gave him a great story and you’re right, Lexxie, Jess’ position was understandable. Thanks for stopping by!