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Monday, June 9, 2014

Reviews: Waiting on You by Kristan Higgens





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
 
 Colleen is a well-developed, likable character; her great advice and quick wit are sure to grow on the reader because even being perfectly happy single , she is so relatable. Even though I  disliked at her times . . . . . . (I mean, the girl was perfectly happy giving love advice when she had no man of her own!), she is probably my favorite character in the whole book.. If possible, I like Lucas even better. He's one of those Alpha male's (that, I am getting used to in Higgins's books) I can't help but fall in love with. He's a bad-boy gone sexy single man
 
Higgins blends together a perfect concoction of romance, humor, and childhood longing in Waiting on You . From the glory days of childhood sweethearts to the "high school was probably the worst era of my life" reminder, this contemporary romance that flits upon Colleen's socially traumatic high school dating experiences, connecting them to her present dilemma, will charm and engage you. While it isn't one of those lingering, addicting reads, it's definitely a fun contemporary with a heartfelt twist, and is one you enjoy through every page.