Anything for You - Blue Heron, Bk 5 Author:Kristan Higgins Before you get down on bended knee… — …you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at Blue Heron Vine... more »yard -- it's the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who's now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she's positive married life isn't for her.
But this time, Connor says it's all or nothing. If she doesn't want to marry him, he'll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he's never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn't quite as sure as she thinks…« less
HIggins is probably my favorite contemporary romance writer. Her characters are complex and realistic, her romances are sweet and heart wrenching and leave me in tears. There's a happily ever after, but it feels like one for the real world instead of merely fantasy. This one deals with the impact of alcoholism and disability on a family. Not usually the "stuff of dreams" but Higgins pulls it off and makes it real.