Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Book review: The Best Man (Blue Heron #1) by Kristan Higgins
Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there....
Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief-and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the roses, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk..
Kristan Higgins writes a good book but this one just outdid that for me and i would call it fantastic awesome book. This was just what i needed to shake off the winter blues. Poor Faith was kind of misunderstood as a teenager. She came across a bubbly airhead sometimes. A goody goody too. In reality she was trying to make up for something bad she thinks was her fault. She fell in love with a guy she thought was perfect and was ready to spend her life with right up until he outted himself as gay right at the alter. Her life seemingly destroyed she ran away to San Francisco for 3 years. She's back now though to help find her dad a new wife and to build something on the families vineyard. She plans on stays a couple months tops. Jeremy the guy she was supposed to marry is still there as the towns doctor. He wants to be friends because he still does love Faith. She tries to deal with that and Levi Jeremy's best friend who is also the guy who outted him. At the time it felt like a betrayal. He always seemed to hate her and gave her nothing but contempt really. Now though it feels different. He's different, she's different. This book has a little of everything. I did a lot of giggling. Some crying and some laughing. There is so much more going on in this book that you think at first. Faith has some deep hurts you don't see right away. Levi has had feeling for Faith for way longer that you think as well. They both can be a little annoying at times but it's a defense against getting hurt as they both have had that happen to them before. When your hurt deeply it's hard to trust and to believe and both Faith and Levi have to struggle their way through to get to each other and to something that will last. One of the best books I have read in a while. 5 out of 5 stars for The Best Man by Kristan Higgins. Read it!!!
Find out more from Kristan Higgins website here. www.kristanhiggins.com