Review: Fools Rush In

Fools Rush In is the first book I’ve ever read from Kristan Higgins and you might wonder what hole I’ve been living in because she’s quite a well known author and has more than a few titles to her name. Nevertheless, this one was my first. Still, this won’t be my last read of hers. The book was awesome.

The story has a set up that I loved immediately. Millie Barnes is a doctor coming back home to a small sea-side town. She has her own little house, a wonderful job and is trying to get in shape. She even adopts a friendly doggie from the pound. I adored her. Even better, she’s funny and her humour kept me glued to the book.

Now Millie is a dear but she’s blind as a bat because she’s determined to get a former crush of hers to fall in love with her no matter what and she won’t see reason. Meanwhile, the reader knows that the right guy for her is Sam, the police officer who’s just a sweetie and good-looking to boot but Millie just keeps trying, poor thing.

I had a wonderful time reading this one. It’s written in the first person which feels both intimate and funny. The writing is light with subtle references to TV that ground it and the love story is beautiful. Due to our heroine’s blindness, the attraction between Millie and Sam grows slowly. I didn’t mind that. I thought it felt organic and natural.

If you enjoy contemporary romance with a dash of humour, this one is a great read. A lot like Rachel Gibson or Susan Elizabeth Phillips with the laughter and light dialogue, Kristan Higgins delivered a great story with fantastic characters that made a great read.

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(credit: kristanhiggins.com)

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Coming up

Next up on this humble little blog, I’m going to be chatting away about these two books.

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(credit: kristanhiggins.com)

Fools Rush In is a contemporary love story. I’m excited about it because the heroine is a doctor, with a dog (love it). She has a plan to fall for a former crush but ends up with Sam Nickerson (the hero) who’s a police officer. I love that they’re in Cape Cod and I think it’s going to be awesome.

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(credit: bellaandre.com)

The Look of Love is another contemporary read and the first of a series–I always love series because they mean good books are on the way! This one is about Chloe who’s just coming out of an abusive relationship and is determined not to make that mistake again. She gets into a car accident and Chase (the hero) helps her out of the ditch (literally). I always tread carefully with stories of wounded women because they can be so painful but I have high hopes for this one.

If you’re interested on them just click on the covers and they’ll take you right to the author sites. If you’ve read them, let me know what you think!