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
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!!!
Like all of Kristan Higgins books, this book is filled with entertaining characters, witty banter and lead characters that you come to care about quickly.
And like all of Kristan Higgins books, the main characters struggle with an underlying layer of sadness in their hearts. What is slightly discouraging about this title is that the characters struggle with the sadness for the whole story, keeping a tug in my chest for the entire 10-hour playing time.
The sadness is a necessary part of these characters' personal journeys, but this book may be harder to listen to than most Kristan Higgins' novels because each was resigned to the idea that their sadness was going to be part of their lives forever.
I do recommend this book, but maybe not if you are in a sad place yourself. Set it aside for a time when you can enjoy a a good tug on your heart strings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lifetime Lite (only because no one is murdered).
I love Xe Sands but she has got to take out some of the whiny baby talking. Enough already.
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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