Series: Blue Heron #2
Published by HQN
Pub Date: October 29th 2013
Format: ARC | Source: Blog Tour
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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 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 .
From the moment I started The Perfect Match, I knew it’d be fun…but heartwrenching. Honor declares her love to her best guy friend, who she’s slept with for years, and he shuts her down. It was painful to read! So instantly I hated him. THEN! Her girl best friend pulls a shitty move and I hated her!! I mean, like, REALLY hated her. They just really pissed me off. And they continued to piss me off throughout most of the book. Sigh.
But then things get interesting when Honor meets Tom, a British professor of mechanical engineering that is in dire need of renewing his visa. As you can probably guess, they make an arrangement that would serve the both of them in their needs.
I loved Honor in this book. I didn’t really warm to her in The Best Man, but in this one we get to know her deeply and I loved her. Tom on the other hand was a harder character to love. Even in the end I wasn’t really sure if I loved him. I understood him, and liked a lot of things about him, but I don’t think I ever fell for him. I kind of hurt that he couldn’t let himself love Honor until the other things in his life were happy too. I did picture Jude Law from The Holiday while reading about Tom, so that was nice. :)
My issue with Tom didn’t hinder my love for this book all that much though. I continued to enjoy the setting and Honor’s family is just so freaking hilarious. I love every one of them. Like, A LOT. If you haven’t yet experienced their awesomeness, you’re completely missing out!
Kristin Higgins once again gives me a book that fills me with so many different emotions. She’s incredibly good at writing characters that will move me every time. I insist you guys check out her books if you haven’t already. And I am completely looking forward to the next Blue Heron book now. :)