Friday, April 1, 2011

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins (+ Giveaway!)

Summary/Cover Image from Author's Website:

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.

Review:

As of lately I've been reading some great contemporary romance reads, and Kristan Higgins' My One and Only was no different, thankfully enough, as not only did it contain some sweet romantic subplots, but a hilarious undertone as well as a fast paced and unique road trip.

My One and Only starts the story of Harper James, the quick-witted, pessimistic divorce attorney men and women tend to hate or love depending on whom Harper represented in the divorce. While Harper’s live has never been peaches and roses, as of lately it is made a great turn for the better. Business is booming, and she is in a long-term relationship, one that she hopes will turn to marriage soon than later. However, everything changes when Harper runs into her ex-husband, Nick, at her younger sister’s wedding. Seeing him after all those years, brings the memories tumbling back…the good and the bad as well as some old feelings- feelings that could change everything once again. All she knows is that she needs to get away from his as fast as she can, which makes the fact she is stuck going on a road-trip with him all the worse. Will everything be changed once again? Whom will Harper end up with- her fiancĂ© or her ex-husband? Better yet, what really happened between Harper and Nick all those years ago? Only time and more pages will tell in this contemporary read made of pure win.

Harper was in most cases a complex character. She is guarded and can be outright nasty at times, though she still has a heart of gold that only wants the best for her loved ones. Therefore, while at times I disliked her to the maximum, I still found her to be likable for the most part. Better yet, even though she is at least double my age, I still could found myself repeatedly relating to her over basic feelings of insecurity as well as ones over love and loss.

However, my favorite part of the book would have to be her relationships with the secondary characters. For one, there was the one with Nick, which was sweet and heartwarming as well as complex and confusing. Then there was the one between Harper and her assorted family members that were deep while still providing many laugh-out-loud moments. And I have to add, I love Harper’s dog- such a cute, feisty addition to the story!

While the plot of this is not the most unique thing out there, I still found myself fully immersed in it, as I’m a huge sucker for road-trip books. Moreover, the variety of setting and people didn’t hurt the case one bit. Higgin’s writing was also decent, because not only did she bring the characters to life but the plot lines as well, and she did a fabulous job of revealing those types of secrets that readers love to have!

Full of fun, depth, and laughs, My One and Only is the perfect read to spring any reader into a great mood. I simply can’t wait to read more by Ms. Higgins.

Grade: B+

My One and Only is now out!

Source: Publicist at Little Bird Publicity

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Giveaway:

Thanks to Little Bird Publicity, I have one copy of My One and Only giveaway, and let me tell you- you don't want to miss out on a chance to read it!

To enter, please fill out the following form.

Offical Rules:
~ Must be 13 years or older to enter (This is an "adult" read so it does adult themes, though it's a very clean read for the most part- nothing you wouldn't really see in the typical YA.)
~ Must have a US mailing address.
~ This giveaway will close on April 15, 2011!

4 comments:

  1. This looks so cute! Thanks for sharing, Lauren!

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  2. So in YA terms this novel could be Two Way Street meets Amy and Rogers Epic Detour? Haha. It sounds very good!

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  3. Maya- Thanks for commenting! It's a very cute book indeed.

    Mfay2- lol, yes…now you have me wishing I included that comparison in my review. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the book, if you decide to try it. :)

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  4. :(....No Canadian mailing address? sniff sniff*

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