Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

The Perfect Match (The Blue Heron Series)

The Perfect Match (The Blue Heron Series)
Price: $3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars I Managed to Finish -But Only Barely, October 29, 2013

Book Description

November 1, 2013
What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? 
Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there…or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done. 
Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind. 
In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancĂ©, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn't easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love….

It took me quite a while to warm up to these characters and even after finishing this book I am still not sure I have any empathy for them. They are whiny, law breaking, manipulative, alcoholic, and filled with secrets and make bad choices in friends and who they sleep with. About the only characters I did like were Honor's elderly eggs!

This novel was written in third person, but is told mostly from Honors POV.

What I truly hated is that Ms Higgin's (who I've always loved as an author) takes an obscure idea from another author ---------------------------->SPOILERISH<-------------------- a="" before="" book="" conveniently="" done="" had="" happens="" have="" he="" higgins="" his="" honor="" in="" intentions.="" intentions="" just="" made="" ms="" near="" not="" proves="" question="" s="" sends="" span="" text="" that="" this.="" this="" tom="" tragedy="" would="">

In Ms Donovan's book He Loves Lucy the hero sends a registered letter to himself filled with his love,intentions, photos and feelings to prove that he loved Lucy before her final transformation.

I managed to finish this novel, but I would not have had I not read this as an ARC. I am so disappointed since I normally really loved Ms Higgins work.*ARC Supplied by Publisher*

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