Monday, October 28, 2013

Musing Monday, October 28, 2013


MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
 • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
 • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
 • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!


I just finished reading The Perfect Match by Kristin Higgins.  I have been on a contemporary romance reading binge.  I have not read any of her books before so wanted to give them a try and did not know what to expect.  What I found was a complicated love story with a great female main character.  I loved Honor.  She is intelligent, loyal and has loved Brogan, the wrong man, for years.  I didn't like her taste in best friends.  Dana was not best friend material and she just did not seem to see it.  I did love her family and how she took care of all of them putting her needs last.  I was in her corner through out the entire book. 

I liked the marriage of convenience story concept. However, I did not warm up to Tom, the groom in the marriage of convenience.  He was just too closed off for me.  I was glad he came to his senses so there could be a HEA but I got really tired of him before it happened.  

I would like to read another book by Kristin Higgins to see how I react to some of her other characters. 

I received an ARC of The Perfect Match from Netgalley.  The book will be released tomorrow.

Here is Goodread’s Summary of The Perfect Match.

"What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? 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.What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? 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 thereor 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."

6 comments:

  1. I really like strong female characters too, like Scarlett, or even Rebecca
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  2. What a fantastically well-balanced review - thanks for sharing :-)

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  3. What a fantastically well-balanced review - thanks for sharing :-)

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  4. I am going to check this out! It sounds like lighter fare that I could use.

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  5. Hallo JC!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog tonight, as I was going to make my rounds to other MM's blogs lateron tonight, so it was a happy surprise to see you had dropped by mine! I've left you a note under your comment!

    I appreciated reading your honest take on "The Perfect Match" esp since that was one of the authors I had missed on Booktalk Nation! You'd be surprised who you can interact with through that lovely site!

    Thanks again for dropping by!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. Here's my musing: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/musing-mondays-13/

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