Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Book Review ~ "The Perfect Match" by Kristan Higgins

The Perfect Match (Blue Heron, #2)The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Adult Romance

Book Description: 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 fianc√©, 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.

My thoughts: Honor Holland is thirty-five and has just been informed by her Dr. that her biological clock is ticking and will pass her by if she doesn't do something about it. Drastic times call for drastic measures. Honor decides to propose to her "Friends with Benefits" partner. They have been close friends for many years and she has been secretly in love with him for most of them.

It backfires on her. So, her eggs still need a father, so she begins looking at on-line dating sites. Luck brings her to a man who lives in her hometown who is in search of a wife. He needs a green card, she may help him to stay in the US and close to his late finance's son.

I enjoyed reading about Honor and Tom's journey to get to know each other and try to make a relationship work from a less than desirable beginning. There are many instances miscommunication and moments where they are not considerate of each other. Their struggles seem real and make for a great story.

The intimacy in this book is not graphic, but present. The "F" bomb is dropped several times in the story. This book is for adults.

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