Also by this author: The Next Best Thing, The Best Man
Published by HQN
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Read in: November 2006
Source: Personal Collection
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Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life . . .
Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable puppy suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check! All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set.
But perfection isn't as easy as it looks -- especially when Sam Nickerson, the town sheriff, is so distracting. Sure, he needs a friend after being dumped by Millie's fortune-hunting sister, but does she really need to enjoy his company that much? He is definitely not part of her master plan. But maybe it's time for Millie to start a new list . . . - via GoodReads
I can’t tell you how many times Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins made me cringe. Indulge me a minute and think back to high school. Remember that one guy who was perfect in almost every way? That gorgeous speciman who was not only a football/basketball/baseball/fill-in-the-blank star, but who was also super down to earth and nice? Yeah, that guy. I knew there had to be one because it seems like every high shcool has one. Well Millie Barnes is coming up the big three oh and has made it her mission to capture that guy: Joe Carpenter. She is a woman with a plan and no one is going to stop her.
I finished this book almost three months ago and have read several books between then and now I can still recall the characters, the setting, and almost all of the plot with clarity. It’s no secret that I’m a Higgins fangirl, but this is what a good author does for you. They write a story you won’t forget. This particular book featured a love sneaks up on you kind of storyline and it really worked for me. Plus the characters were really great.
Fools Rush In is a sweet romance that had me smiling all the way through. There were a few times I startled those around me by laughing out loud. I know that when I pick up a Higgins romance, I’m going to spend some time among people I’ll love in a beautiful place and get to witness the growth of a strong relationship.