Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My One and Only

I discovered Kristan Higgins last year and she has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The author has an ability to bring a love story to life that just draws me in, and it doesn't let go until the very last page.

Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out…

Divorce attorney Harper James can’t catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister’s destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she’s being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancĂ© back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.

Harper can’t help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick’s eyes, Harper’s always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.

Harper James is an intelligent, independent, beautiful and career oriented woman. But she wants more, she's decided that she wants to get married and have family, and she has the perfect candidate in mind, her eye-candy boyfriend Dennis Costello. The problem is that Dennis doesn't know about the plans yet. Harper's plans are interrupted when she gets a call from her sister, announcing that she's marrying Harper's ex-brother-in-law. Nick Lowery is a successful architect who still has strong feelings for Harper, those feelings range from anger to love. But can a road trip bring closure or re-ignite those feelings that are still raw.

To say that I loved this book is an understatement. The story has everything: a wonderful setting, awesome characters, a wonderful plot and killer dialogue.
The setting went from picturesque Martha's Vineyard to the glorious mountains of Montana and everything in between and a stint in Manhattan. Both main characters, Harper and Nick were great to get to know, their individual stories were real and touching. Harper has issues with abandonment, her mom left her when she was a young teen. Nick also has his own family issues, his parents divorced when he was young and he never had a close relationship with his father. You can sense that there's deep love between them both and sparks definitely fly. The secondary characters are quirky and funny. Which leads me to the dialogue, it was fast, funny and the banter between Harper and Nick was simply amazing.

This book had me laughing out loud and also crying. And if you're anything like me, when a book can make do that, it's a keeper. I highly recommend My One and Only!

You can find the book in stores this coming March 29! Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read the e-ARC!

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins (5/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Harlequin/Mira (3/2011); ARC Format: Ebook for Adobe Reader; Books 2011 (7)

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