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The Best Man Audiobook

The Best Man

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Publisher's Summary

Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there....

Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief - and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.

©2013 Kristan Higgins (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Emotional resonance balances zany antics in a powerful story that feels completely real." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)

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    Rusty 01-01-14
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    "Excellent Family Drama with Romance & Humor"

    While this book is listed as a Romance, I found "the Best Man" to be an enjoyable story about family, friends and lovers - in that order of importance. Humor and intelligence along with a small town in upstate New York and a family owned winery created an interesting setting for the first book in an engrossing dramatic but not gritty series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina 08-13-13
    Katrina 08-13-13
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    "My new favorite romance author!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Best Man to be better than the print version?

    Not better perhaps but on a par with the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Pru and her sexting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Why are there only three of Kristan's books for sale on audible???!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pixie Mom 08-02-13
    Pixie Mom 08-02-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it! Another great one by Kristan Higgans"

    I love Kristan Higgans' stories! They're so real, totally believable plots with lots of love, tears, and humor. Follow Faith Holland as she returns to her family's east coast vineyard from San Francisco to save her dad from falling into the clutches of a tacky gold-digging woman. Once there she runs into police chief Levi Cooper who was the best man who she blamed for her fiancée leaving her at the altar a couple years prior. The complicated lives of these two create a wonderful story where you'll cry, laugh, and just feel terrific while Faith finds herself and maybe even finds out who the best man really is.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Golden Penny 05-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Hilarious and LOTS of Fun"

    This book had me definitely laughing out loud at several parts. And while it does get a bit serious now-and-again, its manageable and funny serious parts. When his ex-wife comes back, her dog humping hilarity, and the gay-ex thrown into the mix makes it a riot! Highly recommend and will definitely be coming back for more Kristan Higgins! (great narration too!!) Credit worth=absolutely

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    Christine L Knoxville, TN, US 04-22-13
    Christine L Knoxville, TN, US 04-22-13
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    "Over the Top Romance"

    It's one of those made for TV movies kind of romances. At times, I loved it, and then at other times, I wished it related to the audience a little more. Definitely a good light read, a good beach read, but not a great solid read.

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    Nana 10-21-17
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    "So bad"

    The narrator is so bad. Unbearable after 10 minuets. Language is so cheep. Like a teenager picture novel

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    bebe South Carolina 05-05-17
    bebe South Carolina 05-05-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Good beginning to a series"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book in a series and is a good beginning. Faith was jilted at the altar by her amazing boyfriend. The jilting came about with pressure from the Best Man! Faith was devastated since she had loved her fiancé for years and they were perfect together. Her fiancé and the best man were long time best friends, They were from different sides of the railroad tract (the best man was from the bad side). Faith left town and stayed away for years. She eventually returns to town and is confronted with both her former fiancé and the best man. It is very difficult for her to deal with either of them but she must do so since it is such a small town. This book takes you trough the heartbreak and ends with Faith knowing how to deal with the two men. Really a good book!

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    AnnaSophia 03-17-17
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    "I can't finish this!"

    Making it a point to never purchase a book read by this reader again. Voice is so sickly sweet and fake I can't even concentrate on story. Learned my lesson about listening to clips before purchasing. I got three chapters in and all I can tell you is the main character had to buy dinner because a little boy was calling her "whore"...yikes! Sorry, not usually this worked up but I took it as long as I could.

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    Lynda Bower 01-16-17
    Lynda Bower 01-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I couldn't get passed the narrator"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I believe the narrator can make or break a book. I didn't like the narrator at all.


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    Hanna Sydney, Australia 01-13-17
    Hanna Sydney, Australia 01-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Cringeworthy"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better writing. Read by a man who so as to avoid the horror of that breathless tittering about anything relating to sex.


    What could Kristan Higgins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Don't write romance novels and never ever write another 'sex scene'! Do not describe sex as 'nookie' (ugh) and maybe meet some transgender people before using them as a cheap caricature.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's voice is too high pitched and the delivery is just a little too 'valley girl'. ,


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Pretty disappointed that in this day and age this kind of fake romance story is still being peddled about. None of the conversations are in any way realistic. The scene where there is a date with the father's prospective date, a transgender woman, are truly awful and show just how far the author is removed from reality and a sense of respect for the intelligence of her readers/listeners.


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