The Best Man

Author:  Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Harlequin HQN                                the best man
Pages: 432
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Source: Little Bird Publicity



Amazon:  Sometimes the best man is the one you least expect…

Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she’s ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family’s vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there’s some great scenery there….

Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief—and best friend of her former fiancé. There’s a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it’s not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she’s having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.

Ope’s Opinion:  I would give this book 3.5 chairs if I had a half of a chair!  It was very predictable, but had some little surprises along the way.

The main characters are well developed and enjoyable to follow as they grow up.  Watching their relationships change over the years had a very natural progression.

There was a large cast of minor characters.  They were easy to keep track of and follow.  Some of the side stories felt like page filler – Pru’s for example – her and her husband’s sex life was weird and did not add anything to the rest of the story. I wish I had heard more about Pru’s part of the family business.

In the end, I understood why Faith was trying to get her father to date.  But the women she came across in the process were not realistic.

Let me just say, an absolute shout of happiness at the fact that there was not much foul language in this book.  I also loved that when two people were intimate – it was not explicit.  You knew what they were doing, then they just woke up together the next morning!  That is all I need!!  I loved that part of this book!


Rating:  Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
3 chairs