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That was good. You know me. Jeremy snapped off his gloves and smiled. Honor sat up fast, despite the fact that Jeremy was terribly nice and had famously gentle hands. The good doctor handed her a prewarmed blanket—he was thoughtful that way. He never made eye contact during the breast exam, and the speculum was always placed on a heating pad.
Small wonder half the women in Manningsport were in love with him, no matter that he liked men. Speaking of that, are you seeing anyone, Honor? She was private. Should she say yes? Maybe she should. Sort of. And if you tell anyone in my family, I will kill you. Because, um What does that have to do with—oh. Egg- wise. What are you talking about? Nervous habit. The mirror had shown a permanent line between her eyebrows just this morning damn you, natural light!
Medically speaking, the best time to have a kid is around twenty-two, twenty-four. All of a sudden, Honor felt ancient. She had a wrinkle between her eyes, and her eggs were aging!
She shifted on the examination table. Her hip creaked.
God, she was ancient! But it might be time to think about these things. But yes, the chances of birth defects and infertility do start to increase about now. Same as telling you to eat right. So now she had high blood pressure, in addition to leathery skin and hardening ovaries. It was never good when a doctor said probably! I mean, not that you need a man. This is Higgins first book where the POV swivels between both the heroine and the hero. Kristan Higgins And I do think she works the device really well, highlighting misunderstandings, creating tension and building foreshadowing nicely.
Small in stature and we are continually reminded of her equally small bosoms ; and quietly feisty. She is surrounded by a larger than life adoptive family who run a German restaurant.
I love how Higgins molds the relationship between her leads. She gets the tension sexual and otherwise cracking. She banters brilliantly with dialogue. Very fade to black, thank you adding to the character interplay. Many awkward moments ensue between the leads, requisite misunderstandings, short-lived happiness followed by personal demons interrupting but all with a smiley HEA and smoking hot male lead.
I did find some of the side characters and side plots tedious. I wanted to read about Liam and Posey, watch their sparks fly and see them quietly romance each other. Sometimes the story felt bogged down with external plot-lines. I was tempted to skim some side-plots to get back to the good stuff ; I am not sure it is my fave Higgins so far?
But I know I will be interested in reading more of her work when I am in that guilty-pleasure, pure good-fun, smiley times mood. However as the story went on I really began to dislike it. The things that attract me to Kristan Higgins' writing and storytelling are very evident in this book.
Great family dynamic, a heroine who has some issues but also has a great sense of humor about it, and some really interesting break-out secondary characters. She also has a voice that I find comfortable and easy going. However I all that couldn't overcome my exaspe When I began reading this book, I was so sure that I would really like it.
However I all that couldn't overcome my exasperation and sometimes dismay at the two main characters. Posey Osterhagen has loved Liam Murphy since she first set eyes on him when she was a sophomore in high school and he a senior.
She was the adopted daughter of a pair of German restauranteurs and he a bad boy just out of Juvie. But High-school was a nightmare for Posey. She was picked on, ignored, belittled.
While Liam, who also worked for her parents so she got to be in close proximity to him and thus nuture her crush even more fiercely , quickly became the social Alpha dog. But Posey's crush is, well, crushed, when she over-hears Liam saying something really cruel about her to her date on the night of the senior prom. Liam later leaves town with his high-school sweetheart at the end of the school year. Fast forward 20 years later, Liam returns to town, a widower with a 16 year old daughter of his own in tow.
Posey is now a successful business owner but in many ways she is also still that somewhat outcast teenager.
And still like that teenager, Posey discovers that her crush has come back to life with a vengeance. I wanted to like Posey. I did. But she was just too much of a pathetic doormat to me. People just kept kicking her and she would let them.
Her loser boyfriend Dante saw her as nothing but a booty call, her cousin tormented her and was cruel to her and worst of all was how Liam treated her.
He treated her so dismissively and so casually for most of the book and yet she was just starry eyed in love with.
At one point they begin an affair but he breaks it off because of problems he is having with his dead wife's parents. Posey begs him to take her back even though, as she says, she knows she'll be second best to Emma the dead wife. I kept wanting her to grow a pair.
I don't need a kick ass heroine in my books to like her, but i don't want a dishrag either and I certainly don't want to have to pity her. She needed some dignity. But then my issues with Posey really pale in comparison to my issues with Liam. Normally she writes in first person from the heroine's perspective. Well, really, I could have done without it because it made no difference in the book except to actually make me question what was the point?
What good is giving the hero a POV when it give absolutely no insight to his feelings about the heroine?
Posey barely registered in his thoughts. What was supposed to be I guess and amusing aspect of Liam's personality was his over-protectiveness of his daughter. He kept saying he knew the mind of a teenaged boy because he was one and truthfully he was a real slut in high-school. In reality I found no real humor at all in Liam's over-protective hi-jinks.
I thought they went over the line into obsessed-stalker vibe. His POV chapters were mainly focused on his need to protect his daughter and reflections on his life with his now dead wife. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for him to think about Posey. To give some glimmer of an idea of what he felt about her. But by then it was a little too little and a little too late. At least if the book had been kept at heroine's first person POV like KH's previous books, I could have preserved the illusion that he was thinking about her and she just wasn't aware of it.
Oh well. It does end on a high note and he ending is sweet. But still, too little, too late. View 1 comment. On the other hand, I kept wanting to give her a shake the whole way through this book. I wanted her to realize she deserved better. Liam was a tough character to figure out. I wish we had gotten a better view into his head. It might have made it easier for me to empathize with him. Not a great read, but still a good read! While I enjoyed it, a couple of things kept me from rating it higher.
I was not thrilled with the H and the description of the h. I don't need perfect looking people, but I do need to feel like there is some aspect that is appealing enough to attract 2 individuals. This 3 stars This one is not my favorite. Don't get me wrong - I liked the h ok - just there are a lot of scenes with the lack of appeal of the h, so I didn't feel this one as much.
The character of the H is very weak. He is somewhat appealing. But the author lost me on this guy. All the requisites of a changed and caring guy, but he didn't totally work for me.
I liked the story - but the 2 main characters were off - considering I've been on a binge with this author, they suffered in comparison. View all 9 comments. Kat Valentine Awesome review Debbie! Mar 30, Dec 10, Booklover rated it it was ok Shelves: I was very disappointed by the time i finished it. Did not like the way Liam behaved with Cordelia through the book,did not feel any love blossoming from Liam's side,i felt he was still hung on with his guilt and past and was very much in love with Emma,as a father his decision to keep his daughter first was right but why did he started this affair with Cordelia when he knew how deep she felt for him.
Cordelia i wanted to like her but the way she always let everyone walk over her and the begging n I was very disappointed by the time i finished it. Cordelia i wanted to like her but the way she always let everyone walk over her and the begging n all even putting herself so down that she is ready to be the substitute,made me dislike her. Many questions were left unanswered,wanted Liam to suffer a little and grovel severely for Cordelia but he was forgiven too soon got everything else easily.
We got the HEA but i still felt Liam had a long way to go with his feelings for Cordelia,did not want them to get married at the end it would have been better if they decided to give their relationship time and then take the big step Overall so-so read Jun 20, Leila bibliofagos rated it it was ok Shelves: How bout no? How bout I don't think this dude was good enough. How bout our heroine needs to grow a fucking spine?
I'm annoyed. I dunno if you noticed. I usually read a couple reviews five star and one star reviews just to be sure before starting a book, but seeing as how I absolutely adore Kristan Higgins, I winged it.
Bad choice. I should've known, what with the whole dead wife and teen daughter Oh well I'm going to write a review just because I want to escape the horridness that is Accounting!
This book I didn't love it as much as her previous book, My One and Only , but it was really sweet and the hero is to die for! I mean who can resist a bad boy turn good named Liam Murphy? Our heroine, Posey Osterhagen, is probably one of the dorkies I'm going to write a review just because I want to escape the horridness that is Accounting! Our heroine, Posey Osterhagen, is probably one of the dorkiest and cutest that I've read from Higgans' books so far.
They're already a match in heaven?! Kidding aside, these two used to be the total opposites of one another. And when Liam finally realizes that he loves Posey? It's a must read for sure. And thank you NetGalley, for granting me this lovely arc when I was in the mood for a sweet story with a lovely yet cheesy ending! Posey Osterhagen is our heroine of the story. She's your every day gal, right? Except for that fact that she's not the most beautiful girl in town, kind of plain, short, and she's actually adopted.
The story starts out with her telling readers that she's used to be in love with this boy who ultimately broke her heart and never even realized it. Yes, it's another of those 'second chances at love' kind of stories and I love it.
If you look at it from Posey's sixteen years old point of view Nope, I guess not since he's back! But it's actually more than that and we'll get to find out the real reason later on! Liam Murphy is our hero and to be honest, I think he's the sexiest hero yet. He's a bad boy turned good due to the magical entity called 'love.
The moments when he tries to intefere with his daughter's social life were so hilarious! But anyway, he's back Liam had never really thought much about Posey.
She was the girl who used to crush on him Well of course, until he starts noticing her lips. That changed the ball game entirely, don't you think? The side characters were all pretty amazing. I loved Jon, Posey's brother in law. I was getting to experience life through her eyes for a while. Instead, they give us a glimpse into the lives of these heroines, all the while immersing us into these wonderful communities full of interesting and compelling characters.
Instead, we spend most of the end of these books getting to the heart of the matter… the heroine sorting through her issues and finding happiness in herself. View all 3 comments. Feb 06, Jacob Proffitt rated it did not like it Shelves: I'm done. At over halfway in, Chastity just slept with Dr. Smug and I can't stand it any more.
I'm-so-perfect is an emotional black hole with zero compatibility to Chastity and obvious friction points that nobody seems to care about. Trevor is a blank slate denying us any chance of getting a read on his feelings. Chastity is hung up on him, and we can kind of see why, but there's no feedback that indicates any kind of reciprocity and that makes it extremely hard to engage in that relationshi I'm done.
Chastity is hung up on him, and we can kind of see why, but there's no feedback that indicates any kind of reciprocity and that makes it extremely hard to engage in that relationship. I want some indication that Chas isn't simply delusional. But no. I don't like when the main couple in a romance ends up in bed with someone not the other half of the main couple.
I particularly don't like when we're over halfway in and there is no positive motion towards an eventual relationship. Add a gross dog and slapstick hijinks and I'm just going to call this one done. View all 6 comments. Kristan Higgins es una apuesta segura para novelas frescas, divertidas y con un romance de esos bonitos sin grandes pretensiones.
This is my third Kristan Higgins book and it was another winner! It was such a great love story. It was beautifully written, filled with a great cast of characters and an abundance of moments that will have your heart tied in a knot. I loved Chasity and I loved Trevor. Their relationship was unique.
They had shared so much. Mostly in a platonic way but there had been a short time when they had given in to their feelings and things turned sexual. For Chasity it meant everything. To her Trevor was This is my third Kristan Higgins book and it was another winner! To her Trevor was her one and only. But for both of them there was a lot at risk. But as they say, the heart wants what the heart wants!
I loved how these two attempted to test the waters with other people and resist the feelings they felt for each other.
I may have loved it but it sure did cause me anxiety. There was a side story involving her mom that as a little heartbreaking yet it showed the strength of whom she was and it brought her whole family together in a way you would never expect. I just loved this story and I think you will too! Before I leave, there was one other character that on more than one occasion stole the show. It was hard to find that perfect picture of her seeing as she was part bloodhound, part Great Dane and part bullmastiff but in my mind this is what she looks like!
View all 22 comments. The family banter, the heroine strong character, the humor. But I think I was really tired at both "main characters" for not getting their "shit" together more quickly. Then at the end I think it was all wrapped up too fast. Overall a good read, it fit my mood that day. Dear Authors: Please give us more heroines like Chas, because she is freaking amazing.
I freaking loved Chastity. One of the best female protagonists ever written IMO. How many times do we get to read about a heroine who is assertive without being douchey, generous and big-hearted without being a doormat, and competent and confident without being arrogant? Not often enough, let me tell you. All of these great qualities, but her character is so well-drawn that she is still human and rela Dear Authors: All of these great qualities, but her character is so well-drawn that she is still human and relatable -- importantly, she never comes close to falling into the Mary Sue category.
And my favorite part about her -- she had the guts to make some really hard decisions in order to stay true to herself. She makes some mistakes along the way, but when push comes to shove she knows what she needs to do, and she does it.
I found her an incredibly empowering and inspiring character to read. Props, Ms. Higgins, props. Once again, Higgins treats us to a wonderful cast of secondary characters and variety of side-stories.
There are also some delightful comedic moments that had me chuckling out loud. Not to be forgotten is the fact that I adored the leading man, Trevor. I'd read 2 other books by Higgins before picking up this one, and I was seriously beginning to question her taste in men, because I strongly disliked the leading men in those books. Kristan Higgins Trevor was a wonderful romantic interest. I see other reviewers are disgruntled because we did not get to see them together in a romantic relationship very much.
But you know? It was pretty obvious to me from a few chapters in that he adored Chas, and that he treated her with respect, admiration, tenderness, support, and humor. And those qualities go a very, very long way for me. Even though they were technically not in a romantic relationship, I saw that these two loved each other and treated each other well. They displayed their love for each other beautifully.
That is the forecast for the quality of their future relationship. You can already see how they are going to be together from the way they interact in the few short scenes they are in. Quality over quantity. The epilogue was perfect.
It was a happy ending without being sappy or overly-sentimental or fairy-tailish. And I am so, so, thrilled that Chas got such a satisfying and happy ending.
I loved her very much and would have been very disappointed if she had gotten anything less. View 1 comment. Jun 23, Nisha rated it liked it Recommends it for: I wanted to read this book ever since I heard about it on site.
It had my favorite theme. Childhood friends who bordered lovers but not quite, because they've been more like family even longer. Its a cute novel. The humor is always fun as well as her LOTR obsession and the characters were all quite likable I loved her brothers and their asking her for advice and her stiff trauma surgeon bf, oddly. Her family is very amusing though slightly dysfunctional her parents are divorced, but are s I wanted to read this book ever since I heard about it on site.
Her family is very amusing though slightly dysfunctional her parents are divorced, but are still together-ish Now, where was the problem? Let's start with the main character, Chastity and her true love, Trevor.
Trevor is a hottie who is stupid enough to accept their 'sibling' relationship, even if it was killing them both and he knew that she loved him. Chastity is an easy to like and understand heroine. Her confidence is not shot, despite her lack of a love life, and she seems to live somewhat better than competently. The problem is, they never actually try a relationship until the last chapter, and by then it was just a little tedious. We never get to see the dynamics of their relationship, since they are generally trying to avoid each other.
The other problem, was the mom and her new husband.