Review: Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins

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Review: Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins

Fools Rush In

3 Stars

After finishing Catch of the Day, which left me with such a happy feeling in my heart and smile on my face, I didn’t want to get off that train. So I thought, why not make my next read, the first of 2014, another Kristan Higgins book?? It definitely couldn’t disappoint, right? Well, I was right!

While Fools Rush In isn’t my favorite Higgins book so far, it is her first published one and I think she did a great job with this unconventional relationship.

See, Millie, while really cute, frustrated me a lot of the times with her obsession over Joe Carpenter. I just didn’t understand her fascination with him. Yeah, he sounded hot but he also appeared to be a playboy. A nice guy, sure, but a player nonetheless.

Now, Sam? Sam, I liked from the start…but he was her ex-brother-in-law, so, a little weird, right? Grant it, her sister was a straight up B, and she’d cheated on Sam and left him almost a year prior to Millie moving back home…I still needed some convincing that this would work I guess. Well, I didn’t see it at first, but let me tell you, I became Team Sam very soon after. I liked that I was rooting for them before they themselves even realized they would be perfect together. I knew people wouldn’t take it lightly and that they would be the gossip in town for a while, but when it’s right, it’s right.

While Millie’s intentions on transforming herself and her life might have been skewed at first, saying it was all for Joe, somewhere along the line she started to do it for herself and I really loved that. And she ends up getting what she’s always dreamed of, but of course, as often things turn out, it wasn’t what or who she’d built up all these years in her head. I was glad she came to that realization fairly quickly because then she could move on to who she really needed. :D

Fools Rush In was certainly a sweet story, with an unconventional love interest. I liked that aspect of it, even I couldn’t see myself in that situation, like, ever. I definitely read this one more like an observer of someone’s story more so than merging myself with it, if that makes any sense. Still sitting firmly in Higgins Love Train, that’s for sure.

Book Info

Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins
Published by HQN
Pub Date: August 30th 2011
Pages: 386
Format: eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: AdultContemporaryRomance
Buy the book! | Goodreads

Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life…

Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable puppy suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check! All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set.

But perfection isn’t as easy as it looks—especially when Sam Nickerson, a local policeman, is so distracting. Sure, he needs a friend after being dumped by Millie’s fortune-hunting sister, but does she really need to enjoy his company that much? He is definitely not part of her master plan. But maybe it’s time for Millie to start a new list…

About Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins writes down-to-earth romantic comedies…real life, true love and lots of laughs.

Kristan fell in love with romance at the age of 13, when she stole her grandmother’s copy of Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Much of her adolescence was spent mentally rewriting the end of Gone With the Wind. After a career in public relations and advertising, she started writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous afternoon naps. She is the author of seven romantic comedies and absolutely loves her job. Mom of two great kids, wife of a heroic firefighter and owner of a very cute mutt, Kristan lives in Connecticut.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

7 Responses to “Review: Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins”

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    Felicia S (The Geeky Blogger)

    Jess your job is to tell me the Best KH book and that will be the next one I try. I have heard she is fantastic but the one I read was just ok. I want the best experience so I can be hooked on her. No pressure LOL

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    Sharon @ The Book Barbies

    I’m a little late to the party here, but I’m so glad you read and loved this one! It was my first Higgins, so it still holds a special place in my heart. I’ve actually been meaning to re-read it lately! ♥ I agree, the Sam/Millie pairing was definitely unconventional, but they absolutely won me over!

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