Anything For YouKirstan Higgins
Date: 29th December 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley and Little Bird Publicity.
Anything For You by Kristan Higgins - #5 in the Blue Heron series. This time it is the turn of Connor O'Rourke - chef extraordinaire and twin of Colleen. Connor has been in love with Jessica since about seventh grade, but so far she just seems to push him away. The book opens with a wonderful scene and proposal that had me hating Jessica straight away. (But not for long, even though at times I still just wanted to say - wake up, this guy is perfect.)
Jessica grew up poor in a trailer park, with alcoholic parents and a brother who is affected by fetal alcoholic syndrome. Jessica has been responsible and the 'parent' from a very early age. She has done things that seemed to her necessary at the time, but of which she carries a shame that just won't go away. She has pulled herself up and now works at the Vineyard with her marketing degree skills. Her big goal is to own a house where she and her brother can be safe.
Jessica doesn't like others interfering with her role of caring for her brother Davey and when their Dad returns she keeps him untrustingly at arms length. Up until now Davey has hated Connor but Connor has plans to deal to that, which Jessica just might not be ready for. Connor has an A+ from me for persistence and straight out adorableness. See how he deals with one old woman - I rest my case!
We also have a peep into the lives of others in the town, with updates on families and new arrivals. Oh one adult new arrival that really rubbed me up the wrong way! What a b****. I kid you not! There is the fun and good humor that is a trademark of Kristan Higgins' books. In this book the characters and situations are complex, the romance is sizzling, and the whole deal is a very satisfying read. I love a book that is just not merely romance but something more.
And by the way perfect last sentence to end by. No, can't give it away! Read the book.
I totally loved this book, it has certainly cemented Kristan H as one of my top favourite authors.
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