Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

Title: Waiting On You
Author: Kristan Higgins
Rating: 4 stars

Kristan Higgins is a New York Times Bestselling Author, but this is the first book I've read by her. I've never been afraid to try new to me authors because how else will one find great books if one doesn't try? For the most part, I really enjoyed Waiting On You. 

The chemistry between Colleen and Lucas was electric.

There were a few things I didn't like about this book, but it had nothing to do with the romance between the two main characters, Colleen and Lucas. From the opening chapter when he strolls into her bar I was rooting for them. They may have broken up ten years ago, but it was obvious from that first look that things were far from finished.

The book takes a lot of twists and turns, and the list of side characters is a little overwhelming. This book is part of a series, but for the most part can be read as a standalone. I loved the town of Manningsport where the story took place almost as much as I did Lucas and Colleen.

My big problem with this book, and the reason I didn't give it five stars, ultimately comes down to pacing. There were things that happened in the book with minor characters, that while they needed to happen, didn't need to be explained in as much detail. I didn't want to hear about Colleen and her mom's trip to art class and how hairy the model was (yes, there is naked modeling). I wanted to get back to Lucas and Colleen's relationship. The rest could have been glossed over. My guess, however, is that the reason it wasn't is due to tie ins to the rest of the series. It wasn't a deal breaker for me, but something to be aware of going in.

I loved Lucas in this book. He was a great character and I instantly loved him. Colleen took a little getting used to, but she fit Lucas. He was so serious and she was able to get him to lighten up and have fun when no one else could. They were a good match. 

Honestly, I was a little sad the story is over. I could have read many more pages of Colleen and Lucas' romance. 

The sex scenes in this book are behind closed doors for the most part. I would have liked to have a little more detail in that area, but again, not a deal breaker for me. 

I will most likely pick up another book from this author in the near future and give it a try. I'd recommend this book to those who love contemporary romance with quirky heroines and sexy alpha heroes. 


Author Bio

I started writing romance novels when my kids were little. I’d always been a writer of some type—public relations, advertising, research—but wanted to stay home with the bunnies. I’d been reading romance novels ever since I swiped Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss from my grandmother’s night table. “Higgins,” I said to myself, “I bet you could write one of these.” And so I sat down every afternoon when the kids were napping, took my lifelong love of romance novels and tried to make a career out of it. We’ve been living happily ever after since.
   I live in my hometown, a small, pretty place in Connecticut where there’s a beautiful library and a wicked good ice cream stand. I’m the mom of two lovely children who have very long eyelashes and excellent vocabularies, the wife of a heroic and brave firefighter and the willing love-slave to a naughty mutt named Willow. Our cat, Huck, occasionally deigns to sit on my lap, especially when I'm typing.

   I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. My characters are regular people, folks like us, and I hope to give them a big, memorable love story rich with family, pets, food and laughter. When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.



  1. I loved this book, too! If you haven't read the first two books in the series, you would probably enjoy them too. There is also a fourth book in the series coming out sometime this year.

    1. I haven't read the first two, although I probably will.