The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

eBook - 2013
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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 Manning sport, 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 fianč, 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.
Publisher: [United States] : HQN Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781460320976
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Mar 30, 2018

Disappointing. Brilliant premise very badly executed.

I've been binge-reading Kristan Higgins and was very much looking forward to Honor Holland's story. I'm glad I read the book because I now have a sense of how important characters evolved.

Honor is so many career women who delay their personal lives to establish their careers. One day they wake up and realize their eggs are dangerously close to their sell-by date. And, they discover that their friend with benefits is nothing more than a reliable and safe hook-up.

When you live in a small town and know all the available men, this can present a very real problem. Fortunately for Honor, a brilliant and hunky British community college professor desperately needs a wife to get a green card. And, he is devoted to the son of his late fiance. They boy's grandparents aren't thrilled that they have custody. The boy's father is AWOL. The boy is a mess.

Should be a great story, eh? The author's heart obviously wasn't in this book. It read like she had a quota of pages to fill and completed the arduous task with whatever plot twists she could conjure up at the moment. The one that annoyed me the most was suede boots on a snowy day which gave Tom and excuse to be the hero and carry Honor to her car.

Spoiler alert: She positively butchered the sweet relationship between John Holland and Mrs. Johnson. The old house which burns to the ground is the home of the newlyweds in a sequel. Not a peep about Honor and Tom's wedding.

Jun 10, 2015

Very good book. I want to read more by this author.

lbarkema Jun 19, 2014

Kristan Higgins is still one of my favorite authors and I will always be anticipating the release of her next novel, but her latest ones have been falling a bit short for me. They are still good stories and writing, but they are a bit longer than is needed and parts of it are slower. The Perfect Match was indeed too long, and therefore why I thought the first half of the book was slow and didn't really connect with the love story/relationship until the second half. I wasn't overly fond of Tom to be honest, but I did enjoy Honor as a heroine. Once the couple finally were interacting more, I felt better about the story and were really rooting for them, but it took a long time (too long) to get there. I also didn't get any of those laugh out loud moments in this book, which I always anticipate with Higgins.

Apr 29, 2014

Would you please search the library shelves for The Perfect Match and The Lady and the Laird. I can't find either book here at my home

Dec 16, 2013

Love Kristan Higgins. Very touching.


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