ARC Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Posted December 28, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins
Anything for You
by Kristan Higgins

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 29th 2015
Series: Blue Heron #5
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“She writes the stories that no other author would ever dare. And that’s what makes Higgins stand out and make her books worth the read.”
~ Under the Covers

Connor O’Rourke is ready to take that next step in life so he has the ring, he has the special night all planned out. But when he pops the question to his long-time girlfriend, Jessica Dunn. She flat outs says no.

Talk about awkward.

But it’s clear that this isn’t the first time that they have gone over this. In fact, their on-again, off-again relationship has been something that these two have been dealing with for some time. I had to give Kristan Higgins some credit. You don’t often see these kind of relationships often so I love the fact that she decided to write about it. However, I do understand why they aren’t so popular with readers. The conflict is quite weak and a lot of it stems from the fact that there’s a lack of communication, the one thing that absolutely irritates me about conflict in Contemporaries.

I liked Connor right off the bat but Jessica was a little more harder to handle. She has her own set of responsibilities that she must deal with, but it’s at the cost of her own happiness. I actually don’t think she minds caring for her brother, but she uses it as an excuse with Connor and I wasn’t a fan of that.

A lot of the book is set in the past. It goes over the tumultuous ride of Connor and Jessica’s relationship and as you can expect, the failed proposal is the not first time Connor has wished they could take that next step into life together. When Jessica breaks things off, Connor tries to move on, going on several dates that absolutely killed me. While Higgins’ trademark humor is still very much present, there’s also an emotional punch in this book as well so you can expect some laughter and some tears.

While not my favorite in the series, or my favorite of Higgins’ books, I do think that she writes the stories that no other author would ever dare. And that’s what makes Higgins stand out and make her books worth the read.

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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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Thanks for the review Annie

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I have read all of the Blue Heron books so I plan to read this one. Thanks for the review!

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Thanks Annie for the review

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I will read anything Kristan writes! I have read the rest of this series, and so far, the first book (The Best Man) was my favorite. I really liked the heroine in that one. Thanks for the honest review!

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She def writes some amazing books!

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Thanks for the review, adding to my wishlist.