Monday, July 1, 2013

A Re-Print From 2010

Be aware that many of Ms Higgins earlier titles are going to be re-printed with updated covers. Make sure you don't own them already!

Product Details

The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins (Aug 27, 2013)

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Kindle Edition Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on August 27, 2013.   $6.15      
Mass Market Paperback Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on August 27, 2013. $7.99 $7.19    

Book Description

September 1, 2013
Lucy Lang isn't looking for fireworks…
She's looking for a nice, decent man. Someone who'll mow the lawn, flip chicken on the barbecue, teach their future children to play soccer. But most important: someone who won't inspire the slightest stirring in her heart…or anywhere else. A young widow, Lucy can't risk that kind of loss again. But sharing her life with a cat named Fat Mikey and the Black Widows at the family bakery isn't enough either. So it's goodbye to Ethan, her hot but entirely inappropriate "friend with privileges," and hello to a man she can marry.
Too bad Ethan Mirabelli isn't going anywhere. As far as he's concerned, what she needs might be right under her nose. But can he convince her that the next best thing can really be forever?
 Out of all of Kristan Higgins books that I have read, this was the saddest book, almost to the point of being depressing. Almost!  Written in the first person, with engaging characters, very believable dialogue and no little amount of humor, this book about a young widow finally wanting to reemerge into the dating scene.

Lucy Lang one of the notorious Hungarian Black Widows, wants someone who is going to be a good guy, someone who is steady, with a good job.  Someone she won't fall passionately in love with since she has already had passion and look where it got her!  A good idea in theory, but not so much when it comes down to practicing it!

Lucy has been having a "friends with benefits" kind of thing with Ethan.  Ethan is someone she finds that she can fall madly, passionately in love with...there is only one little problem.  Ethan is her late husbands brother.  Someone she was sort of dating when she met her dead husband. Someone who has been in love with her since the first time he met her...or almost!

Kristan Higgans has the ability to engage a reader right from the very first chapter and keep you reading till way into the night.  The giggling and guffawing that goes along with her books is a big plus too!  Kristan never fails to take what looks to be a hopeless situation and give us our beloved Happily Ever After.

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