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The Next Best Thing Audiobook

The Next Best Thing

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Publisher's Summary

Lucy Lang isn't looking for fireworks. She's looking for a nice, decent man. Someone who'll mow the lawn, flip chicken on the barbecue, teach their future children to play soccer. But most important: someone who won't inspire the slightest stirring in her heart - or anywhere else.

A young widow, Lucy can't risk that kind of loss again. But sharing her life with a cat named Fat Mikey and the Black Widows at the family bakery isn't enough either. So it's good-bye to Ethan, her hot but entirely inappropriate "friend with privileges", and hello to a man she can marry.

Too bad Ethan Mirabelli isn't going anywhere. As far as he's concerned, what she needs might be right under her nose. But can he convince her that the next best thing can really be forever?

©2010 Kristan Higgins (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    jodiod Bay area ca 06-11-16
    jodiod Bay area ca 06-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Brilliant rom com!!!"

    Perfect comedic writing with outstanding narration. I love this combo of Kristan Higgins and Xe Sands. Thanks for bringing her older novels to audio. They are a joy!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 09-13-16
    Mary 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Heart warming"

    Another book that I can't stop listening to
    Ethan😍 another one that I would love to see as a movie

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    Traci 09-01-16
    Traci 09-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    What made the experience of listening to The Next Best Thing the most enjoyable?

    Xe Sands always brings Kristan Higgins' books to life. Although this is her most recent, I feel as though I have already read this book. And if you are a fan like me, you will recognize that she has the same characters in all her books- just gives them different names and settings. This is an example of fool me five or six times. I finally get it. And accept it. Formulaic.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kristan Higgins again?

    Only after a reviewer says something like" this is a departure from her other books" And if she can get her publishers to stop putting people on the front cover. I don't know about anybody else, but I really hate that. I like to visualize how people look. I have actually passed on several books because of it. The people always look stupid. I made the exception for Kristan Hisggins books until I saw the cover for All I Ever Wanted. I just can't bring myself to purchase it. It looks a Harlequin or Silhouette (remember those) cover from when I was a teenager.


    Which character – as performed by Xe Sands – was your favorite?

    The doctor in the emergency room. All the other characters are standard as in her other books: tough as nails mother, the sister/family member or friend that is less than supportive and self absorbed with a secret, the hidden in plain sight -put upon -love interest and the naïve sometimes whiny clueless main character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Lifetime Lite (only because no one is murdered).


    Any additional comments?

    I love Xe Sands but she has got to take out some of the whiny baby talking. Enough already.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "OK book"

    I love Kristan Higgins books but I'm starting to a love hate thing with them. Theres at least 2 or 3 books with her main character falling in love with ex brother in laws or brother of dead husband etc.

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    R. Roloff 12-01-16
    R. Roloff 12-01-16
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    "Narration Win"

    Excellent narration!!! The story is great, character development, depth, laughter and tears but the narration is amazing!

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    N. Dorbit 08-22-16
    N. Dorbit 08-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love it!"

    I love the entire story! it was very well written and had tons of details which made me feel like I was part of the story! I definitely recommend it!

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    Deborah Marsden 08-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I bit too winey."

    I am a big Kristan Higgins fan, however this book was not as enjoyable as most of her writing The main character in the book is such an emotional wreck through out the whole book it was rough to finish

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