Kristan Higgins is somewhat of a new-ish author to me, but I enjoyed the fourth book in this series, In Your Dreams, that I immediately listened the audio version of this book on Scribd.
Best decision ever!
Anyway, before I get carried away, here’s the book synopsis for Waiting on You.
Does being nobody’s fool mean that you’re nobody’s love?
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, her first love, 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 she’s ever loved.
Ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke Colleen O’Rourke’s heart. It was devastating. Colleen had moved on for the most part, but fate intervened when Lucas comes back to Manningsport to take care of family business. Suddenly, Colleen’s walls are tested especially when Lucas seems intent on winning her back.
What followed is one of the most wonderfully bittersweet story about love second chances, forgiveness, family and community. This book hits all the right spot for me.
Colleen was a wonderful heroine. She’s not perfect. She’s a huge flirt and she got a reputation for getting around quite a bit. Even though that was just a reputation, she wore it like a badge.
Lucas is gorgeous, infuriating, noble and stubborn. He’s one of those heroes that seems to do all the right things until they fuck up. Like real bad. Lucas was like that.
The secondary characters were wonderful and the small town of Manningsport was the perfect setting. There were a lot hilarious moments and also somber ones. The chemistry between Colleen and Lucas was off-the-charts hot. And did I mention that this book was a angsty? Yeah. It was, and I loved it.
I was so involved and engrossed with the characters that I totally didn’t miss that this book didn’t have one iota of a sex scene. It’s all fade to black. But it was still unbelievably sexy and hot.
In other words, the stars aligned and everything about this book was perfect for me.
Rating: 5 Stars!!