Book Review: My One and Only – Kristan Higgins

Title: My One and Only
Author: Kristan Higgins
ISBN: 9780373775576
Pages: 384
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Chick Lit
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:

Harper James has decided she is going to propose to her boyfriend, Dennis.  After all, he’s good looking and he does care about her.  Okay, so maybe it’s not the romance of a lifetime, and Dennis isn’t exactly the smartest guy she’s ever dated, but they’ve been together for awhile and she’s comfortable.  But before Dennis has the chance to give Harper a response, she receives some unexpected news – her little sister is getting married for the third time to a man she barely knows.  But what’s worse is that she is marrying the brother of Harper’s ex, Nick, a man who Harper loved with all of her heart before he broke it.  Unsure of whether she is even strong enough to see Nick again, Harper plots to convince her sister that marriage is a bad idea.

Review:

I just love Kristan Higgins (reviews of All I Ever Wanted, The Next Best Thing, and Too Good To Be True), so I’m always thrilled when I discover she’s coming out with a new novel.  Her books are reliably sweet without being sappy and always have wonderfully smart and funny women as their stars.  My One and Only was no exception to this rule I have come to rely on.

Harper is a great main character.  From the beginning, it’s clear that she has been burned by all-consuming love, and she wants nothing to do with it anymore.  Her relationship with Dennis is laughable, yet it’s solid and Harper is sure that she won’t be hurt by it.  It doesn’t help that Harper is a very good divorce attorney and, in many ways, has lost faith in love and marriage.  Seeing Nick will make her remember all those things that she once allowed herself to feel, and the reader knows from the beginning that Harper’s world is going to be turned upside down. 

Though Harper is difficult at times, the reader can’t help but love her.  I became so emotionally involved in her story, and I just wanted her to find happiness.  Admittedly, the story does do some unbelievable back and forths with the Nick-Harper storyline, but I was so into the story that it was easy to swallow my frustration and just enjoy where Higgins was taking me. 

My One and Only is a sweet and funny story with an engaging leading lady that women will definitely sympathize with.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Harper and watching her come to a place of happiness.  If you’re a fan of smart and funny chick lit that’s about strong women, definitely check Kristan Higgins out.  She’s a talented author who has become a must-read for me.

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Comments

  1. I know I’ll read this (I enjoy all her books) – maybe this summer. Nice review!

  2. I know I’ll read this (I enjoy all her books) – maybe this summer. Nice review!

  3. I like the fact that this book deals with a relationship that most of us would consider “settling” and the struggles that come when a passionate love comes back into that staid life. Great review! It sounds like this would be a great book for me!

  4. I like the fact that this book deals with a relationship that most of us would consider “settling” and the struggles that come when a passionate love comes back into that staid life. Great review! It sounds like this would be a great book for me!

  5. I don’t recall hearing of this author before, but I will definitely add her name to my list. Terrific Review!

  6. I don’t recall hearing of this author before, but I will definitely add her name to my list. Terrific Review!

  7. Ooh, sounds like such fun! Any story wrapped up in first love gets put on my wishlist. I own a few books by Kristan Higgins and have heard good things, but haven’t read any yet! Must change that!

  8. Ooh, sounds like such fun! Any story wrapped up in first love gets put on my wishlist. I own a few books by Kristan Higgins and have heard good things, but haven’t read any yet! Must change that!

  9. I do love chick lit with good, strong characters, so this sounds good!

  10. I do love chick lit with good, strong characters, so this sounds good!

  11. This is a new-to-me author — but will keep an eye out for her books as your rave review has me curious!

  12. This is a new-to-me author — but will keep an eye out for her books as your rave review has me curious!

  13. This sounds like a nice read. I enjoy chick lit a lot, but I also love strong leading ladies and this sounds like it has the best of both worlds. I haven’t read anything by Higgins but have seen lots of good reviews for her work. I’m thinking that I might want to start reading her work starting with this one.

  14. This sounds like a nice read. I enjoy chick lit a lot, but I also love strong leading ladies and this sounds like it has the best of both worlds. I haven’t read anything by Higgins but have seen lots of good reviews for her work. I’m thinking that I might want to start reading her work starting with this one.

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