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Kristan Higgins

Author of Just One of the Guys

36+ Works 8,181 Members 479 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

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 fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots. Before she became an author she worked in advertising and public relations. She attended show more the College of the Holy Cross where she earned her BA in English. She writes the Blue Heron Novel Series and the Gideon's Cove Maine Series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Kristan Higgins

Just One of the Guys (2008) 627 copies
Too Good To Be True (2009) 627 copies
Catch of the Day (2007) 574 copies
The Best Man (2013) 526 copies
Fools Rush In (2006) 500 copies
The Next Best Thing (2010) 482 copies
All I Ever Wanted (2010) 453 copies
My One and Only (2011) 440 copies
Until There Was You (2011) 374 copies
The Perfect Match (2013) 360 copies
If You Only Knew (2015) 358 copies
Somebody To Love (2012) 355 copies
Now That You Mention It (2017) 317 copies
In Your Dreams (2014) 285 copies
Good Luck with That (2018) 282 copies

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Kristin Higgins novel in Name that Book (August 2021)


Good read, but why would anyone -- especially Melissa -- be attracted to Brad?
annbury | 5 other reviews | Sep 24, 2023 |
tackyj | 30 other reviews | Aug 3, 2023 |
Emmaline's former fiance is getting married, and she's invited to the wedding. Her parents, both psychologists, will psychoanalyze her choice, so to prove that she's moved on, she decides to go, but she wants a date so that people don't feel sorry for her. A tomboy, she has avoided relationships after the crushing way her ex dumped her. Enter Jack Holland, the consummate good guy, hero material, handsome. So out of her league. But Jack helps all the damsels in distress. He's been a wedding date before and is always willing to step up to the plate when asked. But being "perfect" comes with its own set of issues. What happens when a hero can't save everyone?

This book had laugh out loud moments, my favorite was when, during a chicken fight in the pool, Em wants to tattoo on her thighs "Jack Holland's head was here." Yes, I stopped reading and actually laughed. Out loud. The emotional layers carried me from Em's mortification over her childhood tic, to the inadequate way her "professional" parents dealt with it to her discomfort wearing a dress. Not sure the description of wearing a thong for the first time is quite as traumatic as described, but it did add comic relief. Perfect heroes can be boring and irritating, but Ms. Higgins added enough of his own psychoses to get me over the hump.

On the down side, we don't all get resolution to our past. Saying I'm sorry doesn't unpublish a mean comment from People Magazine for Em, and I wanted to see Jack grow a backbone with Hadley. Being a "too nice" person myself, I understand his conflict, but there comes a point when a stand needs to be made. If I would have changed anything about the book, it would be those too things. With that being said...

A funny, poignant, story that touched all my emotions, I enjoyed it from start to finish.
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Karla.Brandenburg | 19 other reviews | Aug 1, 2023 |
Kristan Higgins delivers all the feels. This is a Cinderella story of sorts, with a tough girl wrapped in a small package. Prince Charming is delightfully neurotic, which makes his "God's gift" status more palatable. I had trouble buying into the story in parts, but Kristan's writing always keeps you engaged while she draws well rounded characters that are your best friends before its over. Loved it.
Karla.Brandenburg | 28 other reviews | Aug 1, 2023 |



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