Sunday, January 27, 2013

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

(Blurb From Goodreads)
Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out…

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-fiancĂ© 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.


I loved Harper’s no-nonsense attitude.  Even though her advice was often seen as cold and heartless, Harper always gave it with the best of intentions.  Harper’s career as a divorce lawyer may have added fuel to her cynical fire, but not without good reason and numerous examples of how things could go horribly wrong.
Once again Kristan Higgins has delivered a story that had me laughing and crying, cringing and sighing.  This is a story of Harper and Nick and how they were moved to forgiveness and found a way to be together despite past failures.
This gets 5 stars

Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

My original plan was to give it 3 stars, but by the end I just couldn't do less than 4.
(Blurb from Goodreads)

Her first thought: "Who are you?"
It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well - a funny, arrogant, sexy...husband!
Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible - been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!
Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?
"I don't want a divorce."

Megan and Connor's relationship is unconventional, and frankly not one that I can relate to. While not fully understanding or supporting their actions, I did enjoy the tale they shared. Their story followed the typical meet, seduce, fall for, misunderstanding, then reconciliation pattern that we are used to. But even knowing what to expect, I was caught up in the characters and couldn't let them go.

Cute high school romance, but more importantly. A journey of self discovery. 

(Blurb on Goodreads)
Love is all you need... or is it? Penny's about to find out in this wonderful debut.

Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .

Penny Lane had been used for the last time. Penny started the Lonely Hearts Club because her heart had been broken and she decided she would no longer date. The group began as a way to bond with others in their stand against man(boy)kind. As more girls joined the club, the girls find a support system unlike any other. Major decisions are made, and the Club raises a large sum of money for the girls athletics department. The Lonely Hearts Club grows to be about friendship and trust, while Penny Lane secretly struggles with both issues in her relationship with a boy from school. While this boy is an important part of the story, I greatly enjoyed reading about Penny Lane’s growth, as well as the maturing of many of the Club’s peripheral members.
I give it 4 STARS.