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Emmaline Neal needs a date. Just a date—someone to help her get through her ex-fiancé's wedding without losing her mind. But pickings are slim in Manningsport, New York, population 715. In fact, there's really only one option: local heartthrob Jack Holland. Everyone loves Jack, and he won't get the wrong idea…. After all, Jack Holland would never actually be interested in a woman like Em. Especially not with his beautiful ex-wife creeping around, angling to reunite ever since he rescued a group of teens and became a local hero.
But when the wedding festivities take an unexpectedly passionate turn, Em figures it was just one crazy night. Jack is too gorgeous, too popular, to ever end up with her. So why is she the one he can talk to about his deep, dark feelings? If Em is going to get her dream man, she'll have to start by believing in him…
I have read a handful on Kristan Higgins books and my experience is you have no idea what's coming. I mean there is no way to guess where the story is going. You could be pleasantly surprised or wonder if you should give up reading the book. My advice is to stick with it because by the last page you'll have changed your mine more than once. The characters in these books are always so different and interesting to me and it neat to see how they will be put together. Jack is this gorgeous guy who can pretty much have anything he wants. While it seems that yes he enjoys the attention he doesn't take it to a extreme and act like he's god's gift to women. He's quite down to earth and has his own emotional issues. He rescues a group of boys from drowning in a frozen lake and suffers guilt because one of the boys doesn't make it out completely unscathed. He also has a crazy ex-wife who shows back up stalking him. Then there is Emmaline. She's one tough cookie. She comes off to the townspeople as more tomboy because of her job as a EMT and a town cop but she has a heart of gold. She's been burned by love before pretty badly too and when her ex invites her to his wedding Jack Holland ever the hero comes to her rescue as a date. Even though things start out between them as easy going slowly they turn into something more. Like i said you have to read one Kristan Higgins books to see what i mean but you really have no idea where things will go from page one. I always like to think that's a good thing as long and the your interest remains. You'll want to read another and another and another.
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