ARC Review: Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

Posted March 24, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins
Waiting On You
by Kristan Higgins

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Mar 25, 2014
Series: Blue Heron #3
Published by Harlequin HQN
Pages: 464
Format: eARC
 

 

If you’re interested in a fun – and funny- read that’s lighthearted but still packs an emotional punch, then this book might be a good match for you. ~ Under the Covers

WAITING ON YOU is book three in the Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins. The funny thing about Colleen O’Rourke is that she spends a lot of time at the bar, dishing out romantic advice to her friends. However, she remains single herself. Why you might ask? Well, the reason is Lucas Campbell.

Ten years ago, Lucas broke Colleen’s heart and she hasn’t really been able to forget about him since then. Now, due to a family emergency, Lucas has returned home and the first person he wants to see is Colleen. Determined to keep her heart out of the line of fire, Colleen doesn’t want to give in to Lucas’s charm, but a girl can only resist for so long.

Much like the previous books in the series, Higgins brings a lot of spunky attitude and flirtatious banter to her books. There’s certainly a lot of fun to be had! Yet at the same time, there’s also an undertone of emotional pain that I think will make readers connect more with the storyline. The reason why Lucas comes home will open up reader’s eyes and see a different side to him than what Colleen sees and I think this is imperative to the hero’s character.

While not my favourite in this series, I do believe that Higgins brings a lot of heart to her stories. Unfortunately, I don’t think I connected with Colleen’s characters as much as I had hoped to. A similar thing happened with Lucas’s character. He is sweet, charming, but he didn’t completely win me over. For me, something was missing and I still haven’t figured out what it is when it came to the romance and characterization. However, if you’re interested in a fun – and funny- read that’s lighthearted but still packs an emotional punch, then this book might be a good match for you.

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About Kristan Higgins

I live in a small Connecticut town with a beautiful library, a great agricultural fair, nice people and not much else. I have two lovely, entertaining children and a brave firefighter for a husband, who is, perhaps more importantly, a fantastic cook. Digger from Fools Rush In is inspired my very own Digger, our cheerful Lab mutt. We also have two cats and grieve for an occasional, short-lived beta fish.

I worked as a copywriter until I had kids and started writing fiction when my children graced my life with simultaneous afternoon naps. Writing, I surmised, was infinitely more satisfying than folding laundry, and so I started my first novel. Before long, I had finished Stalking Joe, whose title was later changed to Fools Rush In. Catch of the Day followed, winning the 2008 Romance Writers of America's RITA© award, which just thrilled me to my toes. Then came Just One of the Guys (August 08), Too Good To Be True (Feb 09), The Next Best Thing (Feb 10), and All I Ever Wanted, summer 2010. More books are in the pipeline.

I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. And I try to focus on an aspect that’s common, if not universal, hence the “stalking” in Fools Rush In and the crush on the unattainable man in Catch of the Day. People ask if I’ve ever stalked a guy. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! They also ask if I’ve ever had a crush on a priest. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! As far as being crazy about one of my brother's friends, which is the plot of Just One of the Guys, well, yes to that one. But I'm not naming names. Dating a fictional man, like Grace does in Too Good To Be True? Um...can I take the fifth on that one? Whether it's my own experience or not, I try to find something we can all relate to.

When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. Like Millie Barnes, I run, which provides the neighbors with some real entertainment.

We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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I really like books by Kristan Higgins, one of my favorites by her is Catch of the Day.

Jennifer Ator
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Jennifer Ator

This series makes me think of Heron Hill Winery in Hammondsport, NY. Seriously. Great stories. I can’t wait to read it. I have it preordered.

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Thanks Annie.

Elizabeth
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I’ll look for this when I need something light….thanks annie

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I have this book ready to go 🙂

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I cannot wait to read this book.