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Summary

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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  • bebe
  • 17-06-17

Only okay

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The idea of a rejected woman's attending the wedding of her ex-fiance is absurd. He was so very mean to her. There is absolutely no reason for her to go to his wedding to a woman who was also very mean to her. That is the beginning of this book. One of the other story lines, which is the male lead's tolerance of his ex-wife's attentions, is also absurd. These two absurdities ruined this book for me.

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  • Pamela Pashley
  • 11-10-14

LOVE this series....best one yet!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

For the love of Blue Heron.

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  • Crystal Lynn
  • 25-01-18

Obnoxious narration.

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I liked the story well enough, but the narrator has this weird way of dragging out the first syllable of the last word of each sentence (or something like that.) "Amaazing." "OMGeeee" It makes her sound like she's sneering through all the lines. It's obnoxious because it gives all the characters this stuck-up snobbish tone, like they're characters in some '80's teenage drama. It's terribly obnoxious and takes away from the story.

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  • Donna Thomas
  • 20-10-14

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.

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  • Chrissy
  • 14-07-16

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.

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  • VoxVolat
  • 28-02-15

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.

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  • Shannon
  • 08-01-15

Love it!!

I love Kristan Higgins books. The narrator was really good. I will purchase other audio books by author and narrator.

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  • Alexandria
  • 01-06-18

Fun series

I am a big fan of the Holland family in this series. I love the interaction with the siblings. At times you feel like saying "Poor Jack" who has three sisters who share way too much information with him. After dealing with those sisters you would think that he would understand women better. It turns out that he doesn't. You love him, but some times he takes the hero complex a little too far. His crazy ex-wife is back in town and trying to win him back. He's not going to do it, but he still can't let her grow up and accept responsibility for her actions. He still feels the need to help her.

Emmaline needs a date to her ex-fiancé's wedding. It is amazing that she even feels the need to go. Of course, Jack, with his need to be the good guy and hero, goes with her. Emmaline is usually a strong, independent woman, but after the way her relationship ended with the ex-fiancé, you would need someone there for moral support.

It is a fun book and you get to catch up with the characters from the previous books. You don't need to read the series in order.

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  • Alice L. Micka
  • 19-03-18

easy listen

just a pleasant story well told and narrated. All the books in this series are great.

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  • Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co
  • 14-02-18

Love & A Heroic Ass

So....Emmaline is wonderful. She is strong, smart and determined. I really loved her character. Jack on the other hand, started off strong then lost my attention when he played the hero to his ex-wife. Somethings you don't ever say out loud, not ever, not even when you don't not mean them but he does. - Argh! Why, Jack?! - Emmaline deserves so much better than that heroic ass. I still really enjoyed this book though. It had many solid parts that were romantic and sweet.

Amy Ruinate was a lovely narrator. Her performance was perfect.