What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn’t easier said than done.
Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.
In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn’t easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love .
I have never met a Kristan Higgins book I didn’t like and The Perfect Match was no exception. What’s not to love? Higgins always includes a darling dog (even if this one’s nickname is “Ratty”), an irresistible hunk of man and a very lovable heroine in her stories. This is the perfect formula for me! Readers will fall in love with the Holland family (if they haven’t already done so in the first book of the Blue Heron series). Honor is a very responsible middle child from a very loving family. The Hollands own Blue Heron Vineyards and Honor is happy to work there, live on the property and be the “rock” for her family with her little dog Spike. That is until her aging eggs start talking to her (possibly my favorite part of the book!) and she yearns for a family of her own. Tom Barlow is in need of a green card in order to stay in the States to work and remain a part of his almost-stepson’s life. He had his heart broken by the mother of said boy and is reluctant to fall in love again. Some hilarity ensues, but there is also tragedy and heartbreak–a perfect balance to the story. Tom is just right amount of hero, allowing Honor to shine as the heroine in her own right. She is definitely no weak damsel in distress. Cheers, Higgins, you’ve done it again! Can’t wait for the next one.