Saturday, April 5, 2014

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins (Review, Giveaway)

 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.

Kristan Higgins
 divides her time between home in Connecticut and summers on Cape Cod. She is the mother of two lovely kids, the wife of a brave firefighter, and a devoted Ben & Jerry's fan. Previously a copy-writer, Kristan began writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous much more satisfying than folding laundry. She holds a BA in English, which enables her to identify dangling participles and quote many great novels. She loves to connect with readers on her website and her Facebook page
Giving away a copy!
My Review:
WAITING FOR YOU is such a great book. I love when an author can make me laugh until there are tears in my eyes - and Kristan Higgins accomplishes that with such ease that you fall in love with her books. I've read several of Kristan's books and they never disappoint me.
You have wonderful characters like Colleen, who even though she has had her heart-broken, never tires of setting people up. Sooner or later you just hope that she finds love as well. I'm not going to give away any spoilers from the book - because if you are like me, there would be no point in reading the book. Suffice it to say, the writing is superb and the characters quite lovable. If you are a fan of Kristan's, you will love this book. If you haven't read any of her books - well, what are you waiting for! I'm giving WAITING ON YOU five stars. Let me know what you think about the book.
Book Quotes:
"Nothing like the blessing of kids, even though I thought I would kill Abby the other day. She asked if she could get her tongue pierced. I said sure, I'd get a hammer and a nail and we could do it right now if she was that dumb, and the conversation devolved from there."
(The twins) "I can't believe you kept this from me. God, those three minutes you have on me ruined you. I should've been born first, and I would've been, if you hadn't shoved me out of the way."
"Mommy says you're emotionally shut down." The voice came from the child standing in the doorway of Lucas Campbell's office at Forbes Properties. A female child of the smallish variety. One of his four nieces, specifically. "That's adorable. I thought I banned you from visiting me," Lucas said. He pressed the intercom to his assistant. "Susan, please call Security and have my niece escorted from the building." "She's five years old," Susan said. "Have them send a team." Chloe grinned, flashing the gaping hole in her teeth. Too soon for dentures, probably. "Mommy says you're constibladed." "I'd have to agree," Susan said, then clicked off. He leveled a stare at his niece. "The word is constipated. If you're going to talk about me, you need to up your game. Why are you here? Didn't I pay you not to bother me?" "I spent your money." "So?" "So give me more." The kid had the soul of a Beverly Hills trophy wife.
Speaking of Paulie, in she came, wrapped in what appeared to be a dirty sheet that went past her knees. Colleen had said "soft" and "feminine" and "bright" when Paulie asked what to wear. Not "gray." She hadn't said the word gray once. The word sheet had also not been mentioned. "How do I look?" Paulie asked. "The salesman said these worked on every figure so I bought six of them."
"Shh." She smiled firmly at Paulie, who took a deep breath, swung her shoulders and body checked him right off his stool, Jessica Dunn stepping neatly aside as Bryce sprawled on the floor. Colleen's view was all too clear. "Goddamn it!" Paulie said. She reached down to help him up, tripped on the dangling end of the Thneed, stepped on Bryce's hand and spilled her mojito right onto his head. "Shit! Shit!" So much for soft and feminine. Colleen tossed her hair for the "abort" sign.
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