Review: Waiting on You, by Kristan Higgins
Title: Waiting on You (Blue Heron #3)
Author(s): Kristan Higgins
Rating: 4 stars
Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love… just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she canbe found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart… an experience Colleen doesn’t want to have again, thanks. Since then, she’s been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.
But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who’s ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they’ve got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she’s ever loved.
Ok, so I’m not often a fan of stories about second chances at love. I’m like Chloe from Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23: I have a razed earth policy that makes it hard to even consider giving past relationships a second a chance. But I really bought into the conflict between Lucas and Colleen and the reason for their breakup and eventual reconciliation.
I didn’t love how much of the story was set in the past, however, and I also couldn’t relate that much with Colleen. So much of her personality focuses on being beautiful and amazing, while I tend to prefer the more humble characters. She really didn’t change all that much throughout the book, other than opening up to giving Lucas a shot even though she knows he’s only in town for a short period of time. I could actually identify more with Lucas’ ambition and fear of poverty, and it made sense why he was so driven.
However, Higgins’ writing style made up for it, as well as the relationship that developed between two secondary characters. I also liked the family tension and the relationship between Colleen and her twin, Connor. (Can’t wait for the new Blue Heron book that’s coming out!) I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.