Monday, August 29, 2011

My One and Only - Kristin Higgins

Book Blurb:
Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.

Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.

In My Own Words:
Harper James is a well known and sought after divorce attorney because it appears she has a heart of ice and is cynical to the core about all things love.  When she gets the news that her adored baby sister is getting married to husband #3, Harper is understandably suspicious.  To add insult to injury, Willa will be getting married to her ex-husband's brother, which means, she will be seeing Nick again.  Its been 12 years, she's over it, right?

When Nick stops in the middle of the road to admire the scenery, the last person he expects to see is Harper striding towards him.  He loves her so much that he hates her.  The next few days will be the hardest of his life, having to be so close and not be able to kiss her and strangle her.  She was the reason their marriage didn't work, he couldn't let himself go there again.

When life threw her a few curve balls, Harper had no other option than to travel back home with Nick.  Thrown in a car together in a cross country trip, one would think there would be plenty of time to reconcile and make things right, right?

Notable Quote:
"Marry me Harper.  God knows you're not the girl of my dreams, but you'll have to do."

This book had a lot going for it.  Harper was a quick witted attorney that was as cynical as the day is long.  Her look on love and a lasting love was learned from her mother up and leaving on her 13th birthday.  That is bound to have some affects on a girl.  Nick is a good natured, loving and adorable architect that has worked his adult life to make something of himself.  The banter between the two is hilarious.  There are lots of outside stories also going on, Harper's dad and step-mother, plus her sister and Nick's brother, then you have a few different office personnel from each of them that get involved as well.  I think my favorite secondary character is Carol, Harper's secretary.  The parts I didn't really care for were the thought scenes.  Some of them were just way to long, I ended up skimming more than I read during those parts.  There were several typos that just started bugging me after a while and I started looking for them, which is never a good sign.  That being said, I really did enjoy the story and getting to know this rather dysfunctional family.

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