Monday, March 24, 2014

WAITING ON YOU by Kristan Higgins

(Blue Heron #3)
by Kristan Higgins
ARC Review
Release: March 25, 2014, Harlequin HQN

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

Part time matchmaker and full time drink slinger, Colleen O'Rourke co-owns Manningsport's main tavern and hangout with her twin brother. When she isn't working the bar or flirting with the male population, she is working hard to get every single local well on their way on the path to love. Colleen herself gave her heart once, and has never quite been able to recover from it. The man who owns it left ten years ago and left her with the pieces. Since then she hasn't exactly been a nun, but has never been even tempted to try for anything more serious than a quick romp in the hay.

In town to take care of some family business, it is inevitable that Lucas Campbell would end up at O'Rourke's. Now divorced and about to start his own business, Lucas was able to take some time off to help his ill uncle settle some pending issues. Having been taken care of by his uncle Joe when he was a teen with no one else to turn to, had forged a strong bond both with his uncle and cousin, as well as with a spunky, smart-mouthed beauty. So it doesn't surprise him Colleen still had some fire, when she sees him walk into the bar.

Bumping into each other can not be avoided, and it is evident some unresolved issues need to be cleared up, because it appears all those years apart have done nothing to diminish the effect they have on each other. 


What a clever and hilarious read!!

Kristan Higgins is a master of the lighter contemporary romance. With touches of drama and heat, this particular book shines because of its humour. The, at times, ascerbic wit and veiled sarcasm of the heroine, the comical descriptions of some of the town's priceless inhabitants, and the playful and at times salty dialogues, makes this a laugh out loud book!!

We have evil step mothers, chicken statues, a menopausal coffee klatch, pea-brained but multi-muscled man-candy, and a soft-hearted Brunhilde with equal amounts brawn & brain. A veritable smorgasbord of quirky characters, but at the centre of them all we find a dashingly handsome, hammer-wielding 'Spaniard' and a gorgeous, outspoken, beer-slinging matchmaker.

With Colleen - once burned, never to go near the fire again- who staunchly believes there is a love match for everyone and will do all in her power to find it. Who has lost faith in the important men in her life, except for her twin brother, and is not about to stick her neck out again. 

And Lucas, who had no one left until his uncle took him in. Who made mistakes trying to do the right thing, lost the love of his life by doing the right thing. Spent his life doing the right thing and yet he still almost ended up with the short end of the stick.

WAITING ON YOU is a standalone novel in the Blue Heron Series, so although you may have met some of the characters, including Colleen, before, this story is Lucas and Colleen's and has a HEA. Although it takes them some time to figure it all out!!!

✨A vibrant, witty, sexy and warm small town story.✨

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