Monday, January 28, 2013

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

The Best ManAuthor: Kristan Higgins
Publication: February 26, 2013
By: Harlequin HQN


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...

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin for this ARC. 

What I loved: Heartwarming, romantic and hilariously funny, The Best Man is Kristan Higgins' best work yet! I devoured this book in one day and I can't remember laughing so hard or so often. (My stomach hurt from laughing so hard I counted it as my ab workout.) 

Faith, Levi and the rest of this entertaining cast of characters are realistic and relateable.
The scenery is beautiful and the romance is steamilicious without being raunchy, something I found incredibly refreshing in this post "quinquagenarian shadiness" era.  Also, automatic toilets have always frightened me and I'll never look at Justin Timblerake or white hoodies the same way again. *snort* 

One of the things I enjoy about Kristan's MC's is that the women come in all shapes and sizes and the men, while certainly nice to look at, aren't perfect.  Levi for example, is a war veteran and the town's police chief who tends to have issues with control and smiling but trust me, he's completely swoonworthy.  Faith is beautiful, funny and stronger than she realizes. With a little help from family and her dog, Blue, she and Levi both learn what it means to forgive and how loving someone can teach you how to truly live.  
What left me wanting: I didn't want this story to end! I could've read another 400+ pages of Faith and Levi's story. :D

Final verdict: Lighthearted romance that you don't want to miss! You can thank me later, or you know, thank Kristan because she wrote it. ;)

Favorite quote(s):
"Want to have a drink sometime?" 
"No! I mean, sure, to catch up, but not romantically, okay? Because I babysat you."  

"Maybe they could go into business. Condescending Looks, LLC



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