Title: Anything For You (The Blue Heron Series)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HQN Books, Dec 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Before you get down on bended knee…
…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O’Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she’s got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it’s the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who’s now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she’s positive married life isn’t for her.
But this time, Connor says it’s all or nothing. If she doesn’t want to marry him, he’ll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he’s never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn’t quite as sure as she thinks…
Have you ever wished that those very real characters were right in front of you so you could give them a good shake? That was my frustration with the on again-off again relationship between Connor and Jess. Ms. Higgins once again gives us wonderfully nuanced characters along with realistic dialog. Both protagonists have appeared in earlier books in this wonderful series so it was a delight to have their own story told. However their problems were so repetitive that I started to become bored. I also started to not like either the H or h because of their repetitive pattern of dealing with their relationship. For me this was not the best book in this series of 5-star books. I can only recommend this book to those who have read the previous books in the series and want an update on other characters because that part of this book was very good.