Review: The Perfect Match, by Kristan Higgins
Title: The Perfect Match (Blue Heron, #2)
Author(s): Kristan Higgins
Rating: 5/5 stars
Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there… or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn’t easier said than done.
Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.
In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn’t easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love…
I. Loved. This. Book.
Both the hero and the heroine were imperfect and relatable, but also likeable. The book is humorous (like, laugh out loud humorous, seriously), each character’s motivations are clear, and the relationships with the secondary characters are fun. The marriage-of-convenience made sense to me (unlike some other contemporary books I’ve read that tried to make this trope work).
I loved the setting of a vineyard, I liked the evolution of the reader’s understanding of who the antagonist was, and I can’t believe I’ve never read a Kristan Higgins book until now. FIVE STARS.