Is your first love worth a second chance…?
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 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.
Higgins revisits Manningsport, N.Y., and its large, sometimes confusing cast of characters in her satisfying third Blue Heron title (after The Perfect Match). Colleen O'Rourke runs a tavern with her twin brother, Connor, where she manages to be a matchmaker for everyone but herself. She's not prepared to see Lucas Campbell when he suddenly reappears, as he's the match who not only got away but also stomped so hard on her heart that it's still bruised. Lucas still carries a torch for Colleen, but youthful drama led to obligations that kept him away from her for 10 years. When Lucas is pulled back home by a family emergency, he and Colleen feel the old sparks immediately roar into flame, but the years apart have created wariness in each of them. Colleen's feelings of abandonment and Lucas's unstable early years offer compelling character traits that keep the pages turning despite a thin plot.
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Waiting On You
This is the third book in the wonderful Blue Heron Series. Like the first two, this was a beautifully written love story with lots of laughter, a few tears here and there, and such wonderful characters. Kristin Higgins is truly a wonderful author with a great ability to pull one completely into her novels Strongly recommend you add her to your top ten best author list. Looking forward to Book 4 in this series.
I just finished Waiting on You, and yet my heart continues to race. What a great book! I loved the combination of angst, wit and tension Ms. Higgins brought to the table. The only negative I can come up with is that I actually had to put the darned iPad down and deal with real life in the middle of all the fun.
This is a great story about imperfect people who are perfect for each other finding their way to happiness. There is steam, great laughs, and tears in this book. Higgins has done it again.