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eBook Too Good to Be True (HQN) ePub

by Kristan Higgins

  • ISBN: 0373777914
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Love Story
  • Author: Kristan Higgins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HQN; Original edition (December 18, 2012)
  • ePub book: 1815 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1458 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 974

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Quirky and funny, Too Good to Be True is another Kristan Higgins winner. The heroine is a character easy to understand and empathize with, even if she does present herself as a major doormat at times.

Quirky and funny, Too Good to Be True is another Kristan Higgins winner. The heroine is a character easy to understand and empathize with, even if she does present herself as a major doormat at times After reading the title but I only ended up like the do. .

Author: Kristan Higgins I drove across town and pulled into Golden Meadows’s parking lot. There was no sign of Callahan’s battered pickup truck. I hadn’t seen him since the day he left Maple Street, though I had stopped in to see his grandfather

Author: Kristan Higgins I drove across town and pulled into Golden Meadows’s parking lot. I hadn’t seen him since the day he left Maple Street, though I had stopped in to see his grandfather. As Cal had mentioned, the old man wasn’t doing well. We’d never even finished the book. On impulse, I decided to stop in and see Mr. Lawrence.

Home Kristan Higgins Too Good to Be True. Too good to be true, . Tommy Michener, my best student on most days, stared longingly at Kerry Blake, who was stretching so as to simultaneously torment Tommy with what he couldn’t have and invite Hunter Graystone IV to take it. At the same time, Emma Kirk, a pretty, kindhearted girl who had the curse of being a day student and was thus excluded from the cool kids, who all boarded, looked at her desk.

Kristan Higgins is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been praised for their "genius level EQ, whippet-fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots with a deliciously tart edge" (USA TODAY). She lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband and two extremely advanced children, one shy little mutt and an occasionally affectionate cat.

Author : Kristan Higgins. Series : Published : February 1st 2009.

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HQN. April 2012 Too Good To Be True. Library Journal calls Higgins "the funniest author out there.

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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?

Comments

Niwield Niwield
Even a mediocre novel by Ms. Higgins is an okay read. My problems with this book was that so many of the actions seemed either unmotivated or over the top. Callahan tells Grace he doesn't like how she sacrifices for the family--and this seems to be a terrible failing for him. What? I didn't think she sacrificed much for her family, no more than was normal. What I did dislike was that 1) she made up boy friends and obsessed about them. I understand why she made up the doctor so Natalie would be okay--but this isn't the first boyfriend she made up and she has these fantasies about what it will be like when they are married--foolishness. 2) she's so mean to Callahan--whom I loved. She kept after him about being a felon, then told him he'd cost her the job she's applied to because they wouldn't promote her if she were dating a felon. WHAT? Absurd reason--little motivation. Then Callahan said he know she was the one when she hit him with the hockey stick. I never saw anything in Grace for a man to fall in love with. Extremely superficial, unable to let go of the past. She gave up her fiance for her little sister (whom I also liked) but never got over how she'd sacrificed and Andrew was a terrible man. Why did Callahan love Grace? I have no idea.Because she read to the old folks? She was one dimensional, had few redeeming characteristics. WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT THIS BOOK I did love all the characters--I just didn't find many of them believable. There was a great deal of humor I enjoyed. The dog was darling. Again, although an edit or two short of terrific, this book is better than a lot of books out there. I just expect more of Ms. Higgins.
Macage Macage
So I really like the author's characters, and I almost always end up smiling at the end, but she takes so freaking long to even give the reader a hint of a romance. I get the premise of this book -- girl dumped by her fiance for her sister. I don't need to read half a book about how awkward it is, and how the girl does ridiculous things to try to find someone new, etc. Actually, I could handle the half a book thing if the heroine did anything halfway nice with the hero before I was halfway through the book. Other than to talk about how good looking he is, she does some really not very nice things to and towards him before they ever get to the point where they have a normal conversation. It's frustrating for me as a reader. I mean... it's a romance novel I chose to read. Of course I want to see the couple at least intersecting fairly early in the book. Anyway, although I like the book and gave it four stars, I think I'm going to have to give myself a break from this author for a bit because I'm just too frustrated by the very slow plotting.
Haralem Haralem
Normally, I prefer reading historical romances to contemporaries, but Kristan Higgins is among the very, very few exceptions. It's finally dawned on me, though, that I gravitate so strongly towards KH's contemporary romances because most of them aren't truly romances. As many other reviewers have noted, the majority of Higgins' novels seem to qualify more as 'chick lit' (argh---hate that term!); fiction that explores myriad facets of a woman's life. Romance is PART of her novels, of course, but often neither the salient nor best part. Honestly, I think she tends to write about familial relationships, friendships, careers and beloved pets with more heart, wit and style than she does about her characters' love lives.

KH's books are brimming over with humor and warmth, and they're written in a cozy, breezy style that I find endlessly engaging. She creates some vivid, memorable characters who are lovably flawed, and she offers a surprising amount of sharp, poignant observations to give her books some substance beneath the frothy fun. However, reading all of her novels has underscored for me that she tends to write frustratingly desperate, needy, 'OMG I need a marriage and baby right now or life isn't worth living!' heroines, some of whom have some serious obsessive, stalker-y tendencies as well. She also veers into overly cutesy preciousness, having her characters use ridiculously juvenile catchphrases and language that one might expect from a book with a 13-year-old protagonist!

All that said, I'm reviewing this particular book because I found it so quintessentially Higgins in ways that were both wonderful and groan-worthy! There's a lot of wit, warmth, and terrifically written dialogue and prose. There's also an endearing yet pitiful, obsessive and needy heroine and a rather unconvincing, underdeveloped romance between her and the likable but under-explored hero. You get great moments with friends and family members, and also scenes where things get so cutesy and goofy that you're torn between a smile and a cringe.

Overall, I feel like readers eager for a romance revolving around a couple will be disappointed by this and other KH entries, while readers craving women's-centric fiction that explores ALL aspects of a woman's life with humor and poignancy may be more satisfied. Happy reading!