|Waiting on You (Blue Heron, #3)|
March 25, 2014
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.
I've read a few Kristan Higgins' novels before and found them enjoyable, light, funny romances. And I could see how that's what this one was trying to be, but it tried too hard and never quite got there. With the exception of the leads, everyone in this cast of characters felt like unrealistic empty shells. The story took WAY too long to move along - I was a good 15% into the book before my attention was grabbed in any way, and then I found myself skimming over the majority of the book just to get to any scenes with interactions between Colleen and Lucas. They were, by far, the only really enjoyable parts of the book - it's too bad they were so infrequent. A disappointing read from an author who is usually very consistent. Unless you are a die-hard Kristan Higgins fan, I'd skip this one. 2.5 stars.
Note: I was given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.