Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can't go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond, and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won't get the wrong idea.
What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he's been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He's always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem. So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack's pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she'll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack's worth more than just dreaming about.
©2014 Kristan Higgins (P)2014 Recorded Books
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"Great Series 1"
Great Series!! I've enjoyed the whole family, small town, everyone knows everybody. Never realized that a hero would go through so much but it happens. I look for books narrated by Amy Rubinate. She can changes those voices so well.
I look forward to Connor's story. Not sure if he is next but I am going to keep looking for KH's next book.
"LOVE this series....best one yet!!"
I love the Holland family, Blue Heron Winery and Manningsport....this particular book, although it includes some very sad scenes, in large part is laugh out loud funny. I'm hoping there will be another book or two or three.....Connor still needs someone, and so does Jessica.......just a thought.
Amy Rubinate is AMAZING as narrator of this series. Although the books are a wonderful read, she adds life to the character and gives each character a uniqueness that would be missed otherwise.
For the love of Blue Heron.
"Laugh out loud funny and just a few tears"
I laughed aloud during parts of this book it was such great fun. Yet the author was able to bring a few tears as some of the more difficult things Jack and Emmaline were each dealing with were brought to a satisfactory close. Any one who has ever struggled with a stutter or worked hard to lose a lot of weight will find some parts of the book especially fun.
Listened to this one straight through on a snowy day and plan to listen to it again soon! Definitely credit worthy.
I love Kristan Higgins books. The narrator was really good. I will purchase other audio books by author and narrator.
She did it again. All u would want in a book. Laughs,love, heart felt and tear jerks.
"My Favorite So Far"
Yes. Because it's full of good character in it's characters and it ran the full spectrum of emotions.
Can't decide. She is spot on with the guys and the gals.
I cried and laughed out loud.
Keep em comin'
"Self-indulgent Characters, Couldn't Wait for it to End"
I really like the other books in this series, but I couldn't get into this one. I found the characters and story to be rather self-indulgent and irritating. Some bigger issues were explored in the plot - PTSD, darker side of weight loss, indulgent and crazy ex-wife, stuttering, irresponsible teenagers, and non-traditional families. But it just didn't hang together well and was overkill. Instead of being drawn into a potentially rich story line, everyone just came across as annoying. I couldn't wait for it to end.
"Great Characters, loving this series!"
Loved this book. Jack and Emmaline are very easy characters to like. Loving the series!!
"Love And Humiliation"
I already have. It was a good book.
Catch of The Day by Ms. Higgins also has several scenes in which the main character gets humiliated. Actually Ms. Higgins has cornered the market on humiliating her main characters......and of course you always root for the underdog.
She has an unusual voice, and I like it. Once you get used to her speech pattern and inflection, you soon discover she is a very good narrator. She did a great job with this book.
The rescue scene had me holding my breath. But the wedding speech moment was just so painful. I wish she hadn't included it.
"Barely got though it"
I had to force myself to complete this book. The characters were one dimensional, horny, and shallow. Actually, the only redeemable part was the narrator, who performed well, her accents and tones and vocal lilt fit the clichés. The plot was weak and predictable and overdramatic. Don't bother getting this book. Waste of a credit.
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