Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins

Title: In Your Dreams
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Blue Heron #4
Publication Date: 30th September 2014
Pages: 480
Book Source: Harlequin & NetGalley

Synopsis: Emmaline Neal needs a date. Just a date—someone to help her get through her ex-fiancé's wedding without losing her mind. But pickings are slim in Manningsport, New York, population 715. In fact, there's really only one option: local heartthrob Jack Holland. Everyone loves Jack, and he won't get the wrong idea…. After all, Jack Holland would never actually be interested in a woman like Em. Especially not with his beautiful ex-wife creeping around, angling to reunite ever since he rescued a group of teens and became a local hero. 

But when the wedding festivities take an unexpectedly passionate turn, Em figures it was just one crazy night. Jack is too gorgeous, too popular, to ever end up with her. So why is she the one he can talk to about his deep, dark feelings? If Em is going to get her dream man, she'll have to start by believing in him…

Karen's Thoughts:
It's no secret that Kristan Higgins is one of my all-time favourite authors and I get really excited with each new release. I’ve been a fan for a number of years and I have always wished that Kristan would re-visit with some of my favourite characters (I am ever hopeful that she will get the urge to write a HEA for Malone’s daughter…hint hint Kristan!).

So I was nearly doing cartwheels when Kristan announced she was going to write a series.  Originally it was intended as a trilogy I believe, but maybe due to the success of the series, In Your Dreams is the fourth book in the Blue Heron series. 

We've got to know Jack quite well since the first book, The Best Man. He has a wonderful relationship with his family, particularly his sisters. The Holland siblings, Prudence, Faith, Honor and Jack may spend a lot of their time squabbling and getting in digs at each other but when it comes to the crunch, they're supportive of each other and there in times of need. Although Jack wasn't particularly appreciative of this piece of relationship advice Prudence was intent on giving him lol ….

“Keep things lively.  Enjoy all this friction when its new, children, because when you’ve been married for a quarter of a century, you start having to be a little more creative in the boudoir, if you know what I mean”.
“I don’t want to know what you mean.” Jack said.
“I’ll pay you not to tell me what you mean.”

I’ve been patiently waiting for Jack’s story since first meeting him in The Best Man and Emmaline, I thought, was just what he needed. I really hoped that Jack would give Emmaline what she needed, and vice versa, that she would be able to give Jack the support he needed. There are plenty of stumbling blocks to their HEA but you’ll enjoy the journey they take to get there.

If you are a fan of a funny and heartwarming contemporary romance then you really must give Kristan’s books a read and I think the Blue Heron series would be a good place to start.
I'm giving In Your Dreams 5 stars because it just shot its way to the top as my favourite in this particular series.

Guest review by Karen

#1 THE BEST MAN ~ 4.5 stars
#2 THE PERFECT MATCH ~ 5 stars
#3 WAITING ON YOU ~ 4.5 stars


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17 comments:

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    1. I love Kristan's books for that very reason Mystica as there's always a laugh or two guaranteed.

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  2. Need to read this series!! I love Kristan!!!!!

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    1. One of my favourite authors Julie....Teddyree and I were so lucky to meet her when she visited Australia...and Kristan herself is just as fabulous as her books!

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  3. I really need to read more books by this author. This one sounds really good - I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read this series bookjunie54...and enjoy it!

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    1. Highly likely I upped my rating because Emmaline has a german shepherd....as do I...and that puppy on the cover is just heart meltingly cute!

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  5. I need to give her another whirl!

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    1. Have you read any of Kristan's other novels Felicia? There are maybe one or two that haven't quite hit the mark for me, for varying reasons so if you've read one of Kristan's novels that didn't quite hit the mark for you I recommend trying some others.

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  6. I was new to Kristan's books with the Blue Heron series and look forward to this book.

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    1. Hope you get to read this one soon Nise. I am thoroughly enjoying this series and am keen to see what's up next for Kristan.

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  7. I know, I know, I really have to get to this series, I love revisiting with characters from earlier books. Love Kristan's humour, that quote made me giggle. Great review Karen.

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    1. Glad you liked the quote Teddyree....sometimes I highlight so many I never know which one to pick! I think you'll really enjoy this series although I'd love to know what you think of Malone if you ever get to read Catch of the Day...he's still my favourite!!

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  8. Karen, I loved this one too, right from the time I looked at the cover. I've awarded it a five star read as well. I have only really started to read KH in the last year, now she is pretty right up there on my list of must reads. And its nice to have some of her older books still to read. Love her humour.

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    1. So glad you loved it Kathryn.

      Its fabulous when you discover a new author that you enjoy and they have a lengthy backlist that you can immerse yourself in....kind of like winning the Lotto I imagine.

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  9. So glad this is another winner. I have the first of the series waiting for me.

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