Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out...
Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.
Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.
So many readers have raved about Higgins books and I do happen to own a few but I have never read any of them. I decided to dive in with this one because I wanted a gripping and real feeling romance. I figured this book would have that because it was about a couple who were once together and their road trip and how they might rekindle old love. I just loved the sound of that so I jumped right in.
The moment I started this one I did like the two main characters because they were very different and yet people that you could imagine in real life. Harper was a successful woman who was a little sour on love but she was strong and I thought she would make a great leading lady. Then Nick was soulful and charming in his own way while still guarding his heart. I wanted him to wow me.
Sadly these two originally sounded perfect for this but as I started to read this book I started to see that these two were not what I was expecting. I at first liked Harper for be independent but I felt over the course of the book that it really ruined who she could potentially be. Her character was hindered so much by her need to not fall in love but to have a man just stand by her side and give her the image she wanted out of life. I really thought Nick would bring her around but I felt her character was pretty sour the entire time and she never really grew or changed. I also have to say that while Nick was more charming on the page than Harper I also wasn’t completely taken with him.
Not only were the characters enough to grate on my nerves but the storyline just was all over the place. There were a few flashback scenes that I really highly enjoyed but the rest of the book couldn’t seem to follow through on that old love. I felt that the book jumped back and forth so much because Harper could not let herself love Nick and she was so stubborn about this and there was just so much miscommunication in this book. They could never really grow their love. It was sad to watch and I had to force myself through many repeat plot points just to read a few good flashback scenes.
Overall, I guess this one didn’t work for me because everything just seemed to fall apart on the page for me. I guess this is also a little personal for me. I made a rule for myself a long time ago to stop going back to an old boyfriend who I broke up with several times to only come back to time and time again to say it would be different this time, that it would work this time. I never have believed in jumping back into a failing relationship time and time again and since then I don’t look back on trying to get back with old boyfriends. I guess this book just bothered me even more because I don’t really believe in getting back together. If it didn’t work the first time in my eyes then it never will.