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.
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…