Published by Harlequin Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Second Chances
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Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out...
Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.
Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.
Well this book is going to go down in history as one of my all time favorites. It’s one of those book for me, that just stuck with me. This is not the first Kristan Higgins books I have ever read, the first was Just One of the Guys, and while I absolutely adore that book, this one is the one that cemented Kristan Higgins place on my list of favorite authors.
I absolutely love Higgins writing style, she breathes real life into the characters with her words, and they read so authentic. It’s so much easier to identify with a character when you actually believe that they could be real people. I love that all of her characters have quirks and flaws. I also really love that Higgins books are longer than a lot of the romances I read these days. Part of the reason why I love this about her books is because they read more like a slow burn then anything else, there is so much build up within the books, so much character development, that when you get to the payoff at the end it’s just all the more sweeter. I can’t even put into words how much I appreciate that.
So part of the reason why I really adore this book is because it is a second chance book, two exes, and not just exes, but two people who married and divorce (in my opinion divorce is way more painful then a breakup) who end up at a wedding, where their siblings are getting hitched. When the book starts and everything gets laid out for Harper, I really felt bad for her. Talk about an awkward situation. To make matters worse her current boyfriend is kind of well, lets go with immature (read it, I promise you will get what I mean). I loved that Harper was fiercely independent, I loved that she was reliable to her family and a good daughter and sister. I loved that one of her closest friends is a priest (who is seriously an awesome character in this book). I also loved that she’s vulnerable and ended up being a divorce attorney (it really makes things more interesting).
Nick, as the ex, is really awesome too. He is nice and polite to Harper’s man. He’s there to rescue her when she gets into trouble (think bears). There is so much history between the two of them, and a lot of hurt. And with most relationships, plenty of blame to go around. He’s just such a good guy. He’s the kind of guy who is in it for the long haul. These two didn’t keep in touch after the divorce, so a lot of this book is really filling in the gaps of this years long absence from each others lives, all while reconnecting.
I could probably go on and on about this book forever, and I have to mention that the secondary characters/plot lines are seriously great. At the end of the day, this book is always going to be a favorite for me, and I really would recommend it to anyone and everyone.