Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins

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Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins

Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristan HigginsToo Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins
Published by HQN
Pub Date: December 18th 2012
Pages: 383
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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4 Stars

How far would you go to get over a guy?

When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.

Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?

Ladies…two words for you: Callahan O’Shea. GAH! He was THE BEST. Probably my favorite Higgins love interest to date. What makes me say this, you ask? Well, his humor. Straight up. Yeah, he was SUPER yummy, but nothing on that wit of his! I just wanted him to talk forever. All I wanted were scenes with him bantering with whoever was on the page.

So this is the second Higgins book I read where there’s awkward family situations, the first being Fools Rush In. In Too Good To Be True, our heroine’s ex-fiance and her sister fall in love with each other the moment they meet. Grant it, nothing happens between them until more than a year after Andrew broke their engagement, but it’s still hard on Grace, who isn’t quite over the blow.

Grace has this lifelong coping mechanism where she makes up boyfriends to save her from awkward situations, and she’s just done it again to put her sister at ease for dating her ex. All this gets even more complicated when a Hottie McHotterson, Callahan, moves in next door and she totally wants him…and he seems to be totally interested in her too! Except she totally told him she had a boyfriend. :/ Things start getting out control when her family won’t let up about meeting her “boyfriend” and she has to stage these dates, fights, and soon, a breakup. It was all very comedic and very dramatic at times. I really enjoyed it, even though sometimes I could only shake my head at her.

So, then FINALLY, Callahan becomes more than her friendly neighbor with a sketchy past and things are going so great…until Andrew decides to stir the pot and everything hits the fan. Thanks, Andrew. You suck so much.

It was pretty much an emotional rollercoaster for everyone involved and I was really sad for Grace. Luckily Kristan Higgins doesn’t leave us suffering for very long (it would suck if she did!). Grace gets her happy ending and I get to be happy for her and her beau.


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.

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2 Responses to “Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins”

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    Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    I’ve had my eye on Kristan Higgins for awhile, but haven’t read anything of hers yet. I’m really in the mood for something light, and firmly set in reality. Too Good to Be True might be just what I need. It’s not part of series is it?

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