Monday, January 7, 2013

Review of The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

The Best Man
Kristan Higgins
Harlequin
Release date 2-26-2013
ISBN13:9780373777921
432 pages

Faith Holland’s come home, after three years away, after being left at the altar by her fiancĂ© when his best friend, their best man outed him. She’s missed her family, her friends and yes her ex who happens to be the town doc. But she also returns bearing secrets and wonders if it’s true that you can never go home again.
Levi Cooper’s done good for himself gone from living in the trailer park to decorated veteran to town police chief. He’s got some regrets in his past, but not stopping Faith and Jeremy’s wedding. But now he’s got problems, Faith’s back in town and she’s brought with her feelings that Levi would rather ignore and a loveable dog that he can’t.

Higgins has outdone, outshined herself with this gem of a tale. She takes us to bucolic upper state NY wine country where the latest soap opera has nothing on these folks. She throws us the most unlikely of romantic couples and then proceeds to lead them down that path. But it’s the way she leads them that’s the kicker, it’s not going to be a smooth ride for them oh no. Her cast of co-stars are quirky, crazy and clueless, that you can’t help loving, laughing at and wanting to smack sometimes in the same chapter. She hits the nail on the emotion-head so well when she deals with the male/female mind-set, she also nails the darker emotions in her story. Her pets in her novels are also endearing and you’ll have to look long and hard for a more endearing pet than Blue. But what really sets her apart is her humor. I’m not kidding you’ll find yourself belly laughing at some of the antics of these nice respectable people and when you read the book you’ll never think of the phrase “Microfiber slim nation undergarment” the same way again, I promise. If you’re looking for a story that’s got Springtime written all over it, if you love a feel good read, this is it.
Kristan it’s always a pleasure to read your novels and this one was an extra special pleasure.
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