Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Harlequin HQN, Sept. 30, 2014
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can’t go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won’t get the wrong idea.
What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he’s been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He’s always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem.
So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack’s pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she’ll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack’s worth more than just dreaming about.
This is the latest episode in the lives of that grape-growing, wine-making, hilariously dysfunctional Holland family. Once again in this delightful series we are left holding our sides with laughter and having tears stream down our face with sadness. Ms. Higgins is masterful at evoking emotion. She has given us such a complete history of the lives of both Em and Jack that we feel like we know them intimately. We also get snippets of the past Blue Heron/Manningsport characters and enjoy seeing how their lives are progressing. This is my favorite Contemporary Romance series and this addition to the series did not disappoint.
Yes, this is a standalone novel but do treat yourself to the entire series.
Below From Kristan Higgins’ website:
Fools Rush In
Catch of the Day
Just One of the Guys
Too Good To Be True
The Next Best Thing
All I Ever Wanted
My One and Only
Until There Was You
Somebody To Love *
The Best Man (Blue Heron #1)
The Perfect Match (Blue Heron #2)
Waiting On You (Blue Heron #3)
In Your Dreams (Blue Heron #4)
* While not exactly part of a series, Somebody to Love references characters from
The Next Best Thing and Catch of the Day (which themselves are not connected).
All of Kristan’s books stand alone, so if you haven’t read one, don’t worry! You can jump right in