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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 ...

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Overview


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 fiancé, 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….


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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Sarah MacLean
This is a marriage-of-convenience story…and any romance lover can see the result will be a delightful debacle…romance novels (and love, arguably) are about the journey, not the destination, and Higgins offers readers a journey filled with tears and laughter and the best kind of sighs, proving she only gets better with each book.
Publishers Weekly
09/23/2013
Honor Holland is the sensible sister with a sexy secret in Higgins’s slow-building follow-up to The Best Man. Running Blue Heron, the Holland family’s successful upstate New York vineyard, is a full-time occupation. Honor spices up her administrivia-filled life by enjoying hot, hush-hush assignations with her friend Brogan. When Brogan drops the bombshell that he’s getting married to Honor’s supposed best friend, Honor’s unrealistic worldview disintegrates. An extremely stiff upper lip helps her save face, though she does get into a highly uncharacteristic but satisfying fistfight with her former bestie. When Honor first meets cute Brit Tom Barlow, he makes a poor impression, but his desperate need for a green card and her own furiously ticking biological clock convince them to marry for convenience, with all the usual Higgins hijinks ensuing. Off-putting personality traits of the protagonists makes it hard to get into their story, but the eventual payoff is the revelation of truly human emotions and pains that make them characters to root for. (Nov.)
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"Higgins [offers] strong storytelling and a refreshing, sarcastic wit...thoroughly entertaining."-People Magazine

"Well-placed flashbacks; snarky, snappy dialogue; and conflict both tender and traumatic will shove you into love with a perfectly irresistible array of imperfect characters. You'll adore every bit of this story...Higgins' latest is sexy, screwy, funny and fulfilling - a simply radiant read."-USA TODAY on The Best Man

"The result is a deliriously funny story...The Best Man is Kristan Higgin's best book — and that's saying a lot."-Eloisa James

"A funny, poignant romance."
-Publishers Weekly starred review, on My One and Only

"Romance fans and lovers of women's fiction will devour this witty and tender novel. Highly recommended." -Library Journal starred review on Somebody to Love

"Both gut-wrenchingly emotional and hysterically funny at the same time...Kristan Higgins writes the books you don't want to end."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr

"Higgins specializes in the kind of prose that makes you laugh out loud...hilarious on the surface, but with a bittersweet subtext."-National Public Radio

"Higgins has a special talent for creating characters readers love."-Romantic Times, 4½ stars on All I Ever Wanted

"A heartwarming, multi-generational tale of lost love, broken hearts and second chances."
-BookPage on The Next Best Thing

Kirkus Reviews
★ 2013-10-21
After proposing to her "best-friend-with-benefits" and being summarily rejected, Honor Holland meets professor Tom Barlow, who needs a green card, and the two agree to a marriage of convenience, risking jail time, their reputations and their hearts. When Honor turns 35, she takes the bull by the horns and proposes marriage to her lifelong best friend, Brogan, a successful sports photographer who enjoys a casual sexual relationship with Honor. Humiliated when he rejects her, Honor admits she wants marriage and children but doesn't have a lot of choices in tiny Manningsport, N.Y. She is surprised when her elderly grandmother connects her with a local professor who needs a green card since his college didn't renew his work visa. Tom desperately wants to stay in the country for his unofficial stepson, Charlie, whose mother Tom was engaged to but died before they were married. Charlie is an angry, bitter teenager who now lives with his indifferent grandparents, so trying to reach him is difficult. Things start to improve when Charlie and Tom spend time with Honor's large extended family, and real affection seems to spring up among everyone involved. On the other hand, Brogan has hooked up with Honor's best girlfriend, Dana, and now, they're over the moon because Dana is pregnant, and Dana is unpleasantly smug toward Honor, whom Dana basically betrayed. Honor is coming to realize that Tom is the true catch, though trying to convince him her feelings are sincere gets more complicated, what with Immigration investigating, Charlie's father back on the scene and Honor's family creating their typical havoc on her otherwise well-ordered life. Higgins takes the familiar marriage-of-convenience trope and modernizes it with her consummate skill in combining tender insight, bright humor and flawless character development. This, the second of the Blue Heron series (The Best Man, 2013), shines with Higgins' capacity for creating complicated layers ultimately laid bare to the most elemental emotions. Another delightful, funny, yet heart-wrenching must-read romance from Higgins.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460320976
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Series: Blue Heron Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 7,745
  • File size: 446 KB

Meet the Author


Kristan Higgins is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been praised for their "genius level EQ, whippet-fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots with a deliciously tart edge" (USA TODAY). She lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband and two extremely advanced children, one shy little mutt and an occasionally affectionate cat.

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For a guy who taught mechanical engineering at a fourth-rate college in the middle of nowhere, Tom Barlow was packing them in.

At the university where he'd last taught, there'd been an actual engineering school, and his students were genuinely interested in the subject matter. Here, though, at tiny Wickham College, four of the original six attendees had stumbled into class, having left registration until too late, only taking mechanical engineering because it still had open slots. Two had seemed genuinely interested, until one, the girl, transferred to Carnegie Mellon.

But then, by the end of the second week, he suddenly had thirty-six students jammed into the little classroom. Each one of these new students was female, ranging in age from eighteen to possibly fifty-five. Suddenly, an astonishing array of girls and women had decided that mechanical engineering (whatever that was) had become their new passion in life.

The clothes were a bit of a problem. Tight, trashy, low-cut, low-riding, inappropriate. Tom tended to teach to the wall in the back of the room, not wanting to make eye contact with the hungry gazes of seventy-eight percent of his class.

He tried not to leave time for questions, as the Barbarian Horde, as he thought of them, tended to be inappropriate. Are you single? How old are you? Where 'd you come from? Do you like foreign films/sushi/girls?

Then again, he needed this job. "Any questions?" he asked. Dozens of hands shot up. "Yes, Mr. Kearns," he said gratefully to the one student in the class who was there out of interest in the subject.

According to his file, Jacob Kearns had been kicked out of MIT for doing drugs. He seemed on the straight and narrow now, at least, but Wickham College was a hundred steps down academically. Then again, Tom knew all about shooting himself in the foot, career-wise.

"Dr. Barlow, with the hovercraft project, I was wondering how you'd calculate the escape velocity?"

"Good question. The escape velocity is the speed at which the kinetic energy of your object, along with its gravitational potential energy, is zero. Make sense?" The Barbarian Horde (those who were listening) looked confused.

"Definitely," Jacob said. "Thanks."

Thirty seconds to the bell. "Listen up," he said. "Your homework is to read chapters six and seven in your texts and answer all the study questions at the end of both as well as pass in your term project proposals. Those of you who flunked the hovercraft estimates have to do them again." Hopefully, he could break the Horde with a ridiculous workload. "Anything else?"

A hand went up. One of the Barbarians, of course. "Yes?" he said briskly.

"Are you British?" she asked, getting a ripple of giggles from a third of the class, whose mental age appeared to be twelve.

"I've answered that in a previous class. Any other questions that pertain to mechanical engineering, then? No? Great. Cheerio."

"Oh, my God, he said 'Cheerio,'" said a blonde dressed like a Cockney prostitute.

The bell rang, and the Barbarian Horde surged toward his desk. "Mr. Kearns, please stay a minute," Tom said.

Seven female students clustered around him. "So do you think I could, like, work for an architect or something?" one asked.

"I've no idea," he answered.

"I mean, after this class." She lowered her gaze to his mouth. Crikey. Made him want to shower.

"Pass the class first, then apply and see," he said.

"Do you want to hang out at the pub, Tom?" asked another of the BH. "I'd love to buy you a drink."

"That'd be inappropriate," he answered.

"I'm totally legal," she said with a leer.

"If you don't have any questions related to the lesson today, get out, please." He smiled to soften the words, and with a lot of pouty lips and hair tossing, the Barbarian Horde departed.

Tom waited till the other kids were out of earshot. "Jacob, would you be interested in interning for me?"

"Yeah! Sure! Um, doing what?"

"I customize airplanes here and there. Got a project coming up. It might be good on your CV."

"What's a CV?"

"A resume."

"Sure!" Jacob said again. "That'd be great."

"You can't be using, of course. Will that be a problem?"

The kid flushed. "No. I'm in NA and all that. Clean for thirteen months." He pushed his hands into his pockets. "I have to pee in a cup every month to come here. The health office has my records."

"Good. I'll give you a shout when I need you."

"Thanks, Dr. Barlow. Thanks a lot."

Tom nodded. The head of his department was standing in the doorway, frowning down the hallway, where a cacophony of giggles was coming from the twits. When Jacob left, the man came in and closed the door behind him.

This wouldn't be good news, Tom thought. Droog Dragul (not a shock that he was called Dracula, was it?) had the face of a medieval monk—tortured, pale and severe. He looked even more depressed than usual.

"Dee cheeldren of dis school," Droog said in his thick accent. He sighed. "Dey are so…" Tom winced, fearing the next phrase would be well fed or iron-rich. "Dey are so unfocused." Phew.

"Most of them, anyway," Tom said. "I've got one or two good students."

"Yes." His boss sighed. "And you heff such a vay vith the ladies, Tom. Perhaps we can heff beer and you can give pointers."

"It's the accent, mate," Tom said.

"Mine does not seem to heff same effect, for some reason. Eh heh heh heh heh!"

Tom winced, then smiled. Droog was a good guy. Strange, but nice enough. In the month since Tom had been teaching here, they'd had dinner once, gone out for beer and pool twice, and if the experience had been odd, it seemed that Droog had a good heart.

His boss sighed and sat down, tapping his long fingers on the desk. "Tom, I am afraid I heff bad news. Vee von't be able to renew your vork visa."

Tom inhaled sharply. The only reason he'd taken this job was for the work visa. "That was a condition of my employment."

"I em aware. But dee budget…it is too overtaxed for dee court fees."

"I thought you said it'd be no problem."

"I vas wrong. They heff reconsidered."

Tom felt his jaw locking. "I see."

"Vee value your teaching abilities and experience, Tom. Perhaps you vill find another way. Vee can give you till end of semester." He paused. "I em sorry. Very much so."

Tom nodded. "Thanks, mate." It wasn't Droog's fault. But shit.

Dr. Dragul left, and Tom sat at his desk another few minutes. Finding another job in February was unlikely. Wickham College had been the only place in western New York looking for an engineering professor, and Tom had been lucky to get the job as fast as he did. It wasn't a prestigious place, not by a long shot, but that wasn't really the point. This time around, it was all about location.

He couldn't keep his job without a work visa, though it wasn't like Immigration would be breathing down his neck; an employed professor was less of a concern than most of their cases. Still, the college wasn't going to keep him on illegally.

If he was going to stay, he needed a green card.

Fast.

But first to the rather shabby house he'd just rented, and then to the much better bar down the street. A drink was definitely required.

A few nights later, Tom sat in the kitchen of his great-aunt Candace's kitchen, drinking tea. Only Brits could make decent tea, and though Candace had lived in the States for at least six decades, she hadn't lost the touch.

"That Melissa," Aunt Candace said darkly. "She messed everything up, didn't she?"

"Well. Let's not speak ill of the dead."

"But I'll miss you! And what about Charlie? How old is he now? Twelve?"

"Fourteen." His unofficial stepson had been ten when Tom met him. Hard to reconcile that talkative, happy little boy with the sullen teenager who barely spoke these days.

A fleeting pain lanced through his chest. Charlie wouldn't miss him, that seemed certain. One of those situations where Tom wasn't sure if he was doing any good whatsoever, or if, in fact, his presence made things worse. Melissa, Charlie's mother, was dead, and her brief engagement to Tom qualified him as nothing in the boy's life today, even though Charlie had been just a few months away from becoming Tom's stepson.

Whatever the case, Tom didn't have much choice about whether or not he was staying in the States. He'd emailed his old department head in England, who wrote right back saying they'd take Tom back in a heartbeat. There weren't any other colleges in western New York looking for someone with his credentials. And teaching was what he loved (when the students were actually interested in the subject matter, that was).

And so, Tom had decided to drive to Pennsylvania, visit the only relative he had in this country and start the goodbye process. He'd been in the States for four years now, and Aunt Candace had been good to him. Not to mention delirious with joy when he called after his last class to see if she was free for dinner. He even took her to the mall so she could buy a coat, proving a fact Tom firmly believed—he was a bloody saint.

"Here. Have more pie, darling." She pushed the dish across the table toward him, and Tom helped himself.

"Thanks," he said.

"Lovely town, Manningsport," she said. "I lived near there as a child, did you know that?"

"So you told me," Tom said. His lovely old aunt could bake, that was certain.

"Finish that pie, you might as well. I'm prediabetic or some such nonsense. Then again, I'm also eighty-two years old. Life without dessert is too horrible to contemplate. I'll just overdose on caramel corn and die with a smile on my face. What was I saying again?"

"You used to live near Manningsport."

"Yes, that's right! Just for a few years. My mother was a widow, you see. My father died of pneumonia, and so she packed my brother and me up and came to America. Elsbeth, your grandmother, was already married, so she stayed in Manchester with her husband, of course. Your grandfather. But I remember the crossing, seeing the Statue of Liberty. I was seven years old. Oh, it was thrilling!" She smiled and took a sip of tea.

"So that's how you became a Yank?" Tom asked.

She nodded. "We lived in Corning, and she met my stepfather, and he adopted Peter and me."

"I never knew that," Tom said.

"He was a lovely man. A farmer. Sometimes I'd go with him to deliver milk." Candace smiled. "Anyway, we moved after my brother died in the war. I was fifteen then. But I still have a friend there. More of a pen pal, do you know what that is?" Tom smiled. "I do."

"A pity you have to leave. It's beautiful there." Candy's gaze suddenly sharpened. "Tom, dear…if you really want to stay in the States, you can always marry an American."

"That's illegal, Auntie."

"Oh, pooh."

He laughed. "I can't see myself going that far," he said. "It might be different if—well. It's not an option."

It might be if Charlie actually wanted him to stay. Needed him. If Tom were anything but a thorn in Charlie's side, he might give it a whirl.

He had two thin job prospects with manufacturing firms, both requiring experience he didn't have. If those didn't work out (and he was almost positive they wouldn't), he'd be heading back to jolly old England, which wouldn't be awful. He'd be near his dad. Probably meet some nice girl someday. Charlie would barely remember him.

The pie suddenly tasted like ash. He pushed back his plate. "I'd better be off," he said. "Thanks for the visit."

She stood up and hugged him, her cheek soft against his. "Thank you for coming to see an old lady," she said. "I'm going to brag about this for days. My grand-nephew adores me."

"You're right. Ta, Auntie. I'll call you and let you know what's happening."

"If I happen to know someone who might be interested, can I give her your number, dear?"

"Interested in what, Auntie?"

"In marrying you."

Tom laughed. The old lady's face was so hopeful, though. "Sure," he said, giving her another kiss on the cheek. Let the old bird feel useful, and that way, maybe she wouldn't feel so bad when he went back to England.

There was that pain in his chest again.

It took four hours to drive back to Manningsport. Four hours of wretched, icy rain and windshield wipers that smeared, rather than cleared. The weather thickened as he approached the Finger Lakes. Perhaps he wouldn't get in too late to grab a bite (and a whiskey) at the pub he was becoming too fond of. Chat up the pretty bartender and try not to think about the future.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Thank you to Netgalley, Harlequin, and Kristan Higgins for offer

    Thank you to Netgalley, Harlequin, and Kristan Higgins for offering an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    The Story...

    When Brogan and Dana suddenly get engaged, Honor Holland loses not only the love of her life, but
    also her best friend. When her doctor reminds her that when it comes to her eggs "the years are
    precious" and a barroom cat fight causes her family to redistribute her duties with the family wine
    business, calm, reliable Honor suddenly finds herself panicking.

    After being informed that the university will not be renewing his work visa, British professor Tom
    Barlow begins to look at other, quicker means of staying in the United States. His unofficial stepson
    may not be speaking to him, but Tom feels that it is necessary to stay in Manningsport to be near in
    case Charlie needs him.

    Honor's grandmother and Tom's great-aunt attempt to set them up, but on their first meeting, Tom let
    his nerves and the whiskey get the better of him.

    "Your hair's quite different, isn't it? Looks better. That sister-wife thing was a bit off-putting. Also, there's less for people to grab if you get into another fight. Very practical of you. So, shall we get married?"

    But as Goggy, Honor's grandmother, says,

    "You want to be married, or you want to be happy?"

    Honor agrees to marry Tom and moves in with him. Actually making plans and taking the necessary
    steps toward the wedding seems a lot harder to manage. The spark and attraction that pushed them
    together when they first met has suddenly left the building. Can Honor and Tom find what is missing?
    Can they fool the government agent who has come to investigate their relationship? Can they survive
    when Honor's lifelong crush decides that he wants her after all?

    What Worked...

    There's a Brit. And he boxes. Shirtless. What's not to love? Plus he says things like,

    "Are you drunk?" Honor asked.
    "Please," he said. "I'm British. The proper word is pissed."

    Honor and Tom's relationship is real. The miscommunications and missed opportunities are such a
    part of married life, it's like they are already married.

    The Holland family is an amazing group of characters. They are unique and often odd, but they love
    each other and that makes the story stronger and more authentic.

    My favorite relationship in this story had to be between Tom and Honor's dog, Spike.
    The rat peeked out of the bag and bared its teeth. Ah. It was a dog, he was almost positive.

    What Didn't...

    Honor's aging eggs had a habit of talking to her, which was cute at first but soon had me considering
    finding a padded cell for Honor.

    I love the wit and comfort of reading Kristan Higgins' stories. She connects to something deep within
    me and never fails to make me smile and stay up late trying to read just one more chapter.

    Four out of Five Stars.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

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    This is the second in the Blue Heron series but can be read stan

    This is the second in the Blue Heron series but can be read stand-alone. I came late to Ms. Higgins and have been devouring everything of hers I can find. She just keeps getting better and better. She writes sweet romance with some steamy fade to black love scenes. But she tells a great story and I adore her characters. 




    I loved seeing under Honor’s perfect façade. She was so strong and perfect in The Best Man (Blue Heron #1) but you just knew there was something going on that was going to make her crack. I LOVE Tom flaws and all. It is so nice to see a positive male role model. This book left me with a smile on my face and a glow in my heart.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Great Story

    I laughed out loud during parts of the book, and cried during others. Touching and entertaining.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

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    Awesome book!

    Awesome book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Kristan Higgins can't write a bad thing! The book is just as sw

    Kristan Higgins can't write a bad thing! The book is just as sweet and lovable as her others, and I love that you get to see glimpses of Levi and Faith in this book. I'm hoping that Kristan will write a book about Jack, I would to see more into his life :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

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    I am a HUGE Kristan Higgins fan and THE BEST MAN (Blue Heron #1)

    I am a HUGE Kristan Higgins fan and THE BEST MAN (Blue Heron #1) is one of my all-time favorite books, so when I had the chance to read this one, I jumped on it.

    What I Loved: A colorful cover with obvious romantic flare. Tom is British. The accent alone should entice you to read this book. Did I mention that he boxes, too? With Levi, from THE BEST MAN. Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor, and wipe the drool off my chin.

    One of the things I enjoy about Kristan Higgins' writing, is that I never fail to connect with at least one of the characters. Regardless of whether it's the uptight slightly intimidating Honor, or a smooth talking British professor like Tom who finds solace in a glass. There is always something to identify with and pull me further into the story.

    Like all of Higgins' books, this one has a strong family focus and centers around the Holland family which is made up of a colorful cast of characters. But she also sheds a positive light on Tom's relationship with Charlie which is born of love and not blood.

    The romance that develops between Honor and Tom is not an easy one and begins out of convenience on both their parts. However, it quickly (and hilariously at times) evolves into something honest, strong and ultimately helps them both overcome some of the issues they struggle with.

    What Left Me Wanting More: I am always a little sad to see a Kristan Higgins' book end.

    Final Verdict: Humorous and heartwarming addition to the Blue Heron Series. I'm excited for the next installment!

    Favorite Quote(s): "One! One beeg mistake! Two! Two bad knees!" (Think, The Count, from Sesame Street.)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Wonderful story!!!!

    I laughed and cried and laughed some more. The characters were loveable and I can't wait to read about them again!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Kristan Higgins continues to make me laugh and cry. I really li

    Kristan Higgins continues to make me laugh and cry. I really liked The Perfect Match. It kept me entertained and that is what I'm looking. I love the back characters also!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

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    The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins This book in the series is

    The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
    This book in the series is dedicated to Honor with appearances from her sisters: Faith and Patience and Hope.
    Her father is seeing Mrs. J and the girls think she's too young for him. She had gotten into a bar fight with Brogan's new girl and now she knows they are getting married and Dana is pregnant.
    Her sisters set up an account online for her with the dating sites and she's met a few men, been out for drinks with them and they didn't click. When she's in a jam Tom helps her out with a kiss at the bar so Brogan thinks she's on a date.
    It doesn't stop there though and the book describes a hot steamy sex scene.
    The book also is following Charlie and others in town. Tom also explains about how he has a stepson that isn't really a stepson at all.... He's very English and I like the translation of some words used.
    Tom has now lost his teaching job at the college and the only way he could keep Charlie would be to get a green card by getting married. Honor needs to have a baby as her eggs are not going to be very futile soon because of her age.
    Love the tour of the facilities and the process of how to make the wine and talk of the fruit.
    Situations occur that lead to everybody doing a turn about...
    More tragedy occurs bringing people together...
    I received this book from Net Galley via Harlequin HQN in exchange for my honest review.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2014

    Superb as always!

    Kristan Higgins writes believable characters who have you laughing one minute and reaching for a hanky the next! I look forward to each of her new books and usually preorder them to make sure I get them as soon as they are released. Can't go wrong with this lady!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Perfect

    Never can go wrong with Higgins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Cute

    Cute

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Love it

    I love kristin higgins and her books of finding love at a little it older age. Eventhough 30 isn't "old" that's generally the age of the main characters but they still find love :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Love the author

    Second in the series and just as good as first. Not dependent on the first but a nice compliment. Love the characters, wit, and story.

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

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    Hott Synopsis: Honor Holland has been in love for twenty years w

    Hott Synopsis:
    Honor Holland has been in love for twenty years with the same man. He just sees her as a friend with benefits though and hammers it through when he proposes to Holland’s best friend, and they ask her to be a bride’s maid. As if Holland was ever going to do that!
    Desperately listening to the ticking of her biological clock Holland allows herself to be set-up on a date with a man who’s perfect for her. He just needs to get married for a green card.

    Tom Barlow can’t believe he’s been reduced to this position! Marrying to stay near his almost step-son, Tom isn’t sure he can allow Holland’s life to be reduced to this. She deserves better! Not that Tom will give it to her!

    Hott Review:
    What I liked: I adored every second of this book! Kristin Higgin’s writing always enthralls me and this was no exception. I fell in love with Holland and even when I wanted to smack Tom for being a jerk I wanted to have him come for dinner. This is a must read!
    What I didn’t like: Well, I wanted hubby to start boxing before I was finished ;)

    More…
    Author: Kristan Higgins
    Source: Harlequin HQN via Netgalley
    Grade: A+
    Steam: Adult – Very sexy but not overly graphic
    Setting: Manningsport, New York
    Series: Blue Heron #2

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    SOOOOOOOOOOO romantic!!!!!!

    I just love this type of book! The characters are great, the environment, both family & nature are great AND the love story is great!

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Honor is in the

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    Honor is in the middle of the family and has always been the core of the family.  She has always taken on the brunt of the family by doing a lot of work at the vineyard and for the family, but her personal life may have taken a hit due to all of the things she took on.  

    I think I liked this one even more than the first.  I knew the characters and was able to get into the story from the first page.  Honor had more ups and downs and her story felt so real - trying to balance her full time professional life and large extended family while also making time to find love.  I loved that Honor had a love story that started out like her, very business, but eventually she found the heart in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Sango

    Night babe she falls asleep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    The bed

    Awaits. (Is this going t be a greasy, sweatty sex thing?)

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  • Posted April 7, 2014

    This review is from: The Perfect Match (The Blue Heron Series)

    This review is from: The Perfect Match (The Blue Heron Series) (Kindle Edition)
    I loved Honor, hated Dana, wanted to wring Brogan and Charlie's neck and found Tom to be totally irresistible! This story was so engrossing and I was so emotionally invested that I couldn't put it down until I knew the conclusion! Terrific entertainment with Honor's father, sisters, adorable grandparents, brother and "ratty" all adding to the delightful "soup" of characters! I can't wait to pick up the additional Blue Heron Series!

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