Review: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Posted June 20, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

Review: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
My One and Only
by Kristan Higgins

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 29, 2011
Pages: 385
Format: eBook
 

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“MY ONE AND ONLY totally sucked me in and gave me the ride of my life. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. I LOVED IT.” ~ Under the Covers

I was looking for a book that specifically was about a road trip so when I came across a Kristan Higgins book, I knew I had to read it. I’ve only read Higgins’ Blue Heron series so reading a standalone novel was either going to go very good for me or very bad. Not surprisingly, I fell in love with this book so much that it’s actually one of the better books I’ve read this year (even though it isn’t a new release).

Harper James has reached an age where she is looking to settle down. As a divorce attorney, she has made enough money that she feels like she can comfortably settle down with her long time boyfriend, Dennis. However when she springs the question to him, Dennis the firefighter is not as enthusiastic as she hoped for him to be. Added to that is the sting when she learns that her younger sister is going to get married in a couple of weeks….to her ex-husband’s brother, no less. Yes yes, talk about awkward.

Forced to make the trip for the wedding, the last thing Harper wants to do is be face-to-face with her ex. Everything seems to be fine until Nick and Harper are forced to spend some time alone together in his Mustang as they take a mini road trip home. While I generally enjoy Higgins book, MY ONE AND ONLY totally sucked me in and gave me the ride of my life. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. I LOVED IT.

Higgins’ humor in this one is spot on. It’s not over the top immature but gives just enough to have you cracking a smile or laughing out loud. But the combination of humor and those more serious, angsty moments are what really made this book stand out for me. Harper has her flaws but I don’t think it makes her any less imperfect. In fact, I ADORED her character and loved the second chance romance she has with Nick. If you haven’t read this book already, you really, really need to!

Favorite Quote:

“You asked why I couldn’t forgive you,” Nick said, very quietly, and I jumped a little. “It was because you were the love of my life, Harper. And you didn’t want to be. That’s hard to let go.”

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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.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks Annie for the review

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I’m heading to the book store this week…I’ll probably grab this

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Yay!!! It’s soo amazing!

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OMG I loved this book & I read it so long ago, I may need to do a reread. I own & have read all of Kristan’s books at least once, some multiple times. You really can’t go wrong with any of her books. The Next Best Thing is my all time favorite.

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I’ve read a bunch of her books that are part of a series but I haven’t really ventured into her standalone except for this one so I’m really excited to be discovering more of them!

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I loved this book as well, my favorite Kristan Higgins book is Catch of The Day.