Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Little Bird Publicity
Goodreads: What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn’t easier said than done.
Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.
In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn’t easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love .
Ope’s Opinion: I really do like Kristan Higgins’ writing. The main character in this story just didn’t appeal to me as much as her characters in the past. I found Tom unlikeable until the very end. Then he seemed to take an abrupt turn. It was a little hard to keep up with the change. Tom’s one redeeming trait is his love for Charlie. It was nice to read about a man caring for a boy who was not his own.
I was really rooting for Honor. I wanted her to be loved and I was very disappointed her friend Dana was not really her friend. I find it hard when women do not respect other women.
I do love this family. I like how they support each other no matter what is going on with the other one.
Although this is not my favorite Kristan Higgins book, I did enjoy it. I am looking forward to the next one to see where all the family members are now.
Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
I am looking forward to the next one too – I want to see what adventures are next for the Holland family. At times, I got frustrated with the on again, off again nature of Honor and Tom’s relationship but overall I still liked the book.