Review * Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

March 25, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Review * Waiting On You by Kristan HigginsWaiting On You by Kristan Higgins
Series: Blue Heron #3
Published by HQN on March 25, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Also in this series: The Best Man, The Perfect Match, In Your Dreams, Anything For You
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five-stars
Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love... just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart... an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.

But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they've got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.

Over the last couple of weeks work has been… overwhelming, and when I am feeling stressed the ONLY kind of book that I can get into is light, fluffy, I-don’t-have-to-think-to-hard kind of books. While I enjoyed all the books I read during this time period I am so happy that Waiting On You kicked me out of that rut! It was cute and fun but also made me tear up a little. It was the perfect mix of what I was craving and what I needed!

I was really excited to find out that Waiting On You was Colleen’s story because I’ve liked her from her first appearance in The Best Man. Kristan Higgins writes such amazing characters, with all these real feelings, and she did not disappoint in Waiting on you. I loved Colleen and Lucas so much. They have a bit of a history and I loved how it shaped their future (these were also the parts that broke my heart the most). Colleen’s relationship with her twin brother Conner was also very well done. They bantered, they pushed and shoved but they also cared.

Lucas fast became one of my favorite guys of all of Higgins books. He is real and down to earth and I love his dedication to showing Colleen that they could be good together again. He comes back to town for his uncle, who is sick and pretty much the only good father figure he’s ever head, and has to deal with his crazy aunt and non self sufficient cousin. Everything he goes through with them (especially near the end with his uncle) felt so realistic (and a little bit heartbreaking).

There are so many secondary characters in Waiting On You, and you would think that it would be overkill, but it’s not. I’m always wary of secondary romances, but this one worked for me, mostly because both characters were so very different from what we would consider “normal.” Lucas aunt drove me absolutely crazy but I loved his uncle, and even is “I’m not leaving the nest ever” cousin. Colleen’s parents (who are divorced) also bring some added entertainment to Waiting on You.

Overall I absolutely loved it and if you like romance I suggest you pick it up!

Kimberly

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