* Book 5 in the Blue Heron series *
Connor and Jess have been secretly dating for years. He's ready for the next step in their relationship. One night he proposes.My Thoughts: I loved this book, although I'm sad that the series is now over. I really enjoyed getting to know the people of this town. Kristan Higgins has a few situations in every book: a fantastic dog and bad dates. This book had both, which of course made me giggle.
She's not ready for anything more.
They break up - again.
Connor warns her it could be for the last time. But as much as Jessica cares about him, she cares about her brother more. She's not interested in getting married, especially with her reputation.
Connor vows to move on, but how can you forget your first love?
I was happy to read Connor's story. I really love Connor - especially his moments with his sister. They're banter made me laugh. I like how he fought for Jessica and their relationship, but gave her space at the same time. I like his approach to her brother.
I fully admit that when the book opened, I wasn't a fan of Jessica. She seemed prickly and closed off emotionally. And then I read more. I read about her childhood drama, her guilt, and how she took control of the situation. I'm impressed at how Kristan was able to make me sympathize with Jessica after my initial disliking of the character. In the end, I couldn't help but admire Jessica.
This book tugged at my heart strings - giving me all the feels: sadness, horror, disbelief, happiness, and of course hope.
Cover Thoughts: Love!
Source: ARC sent for review
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Final Thoughts: Kristan Higgins is one my favorite contemporary romance authors, she's amazingly good. If you haven't read her books yet, get on that. Trust me, you won't regret it!