Well, now, it goes without saying that we all love Jack Holland.
Book #4 in the Blue Heron series. Jack is the go to guy in Manningsport, NY for single women in need of a stand in date. Emmaline Neal needs a date for her ex-fiancé's wedding in California. Jack agrees and ends up being introduced as her fiancé. Jack accepts the challenge with glee. One slight problem, Jack is suffering PTSD after pulling 4 teens from a submerged car just 3 weeks before. One teen, Josh, is in a coma and Jack feels that he did not do enough to save him. Add Jack's ex-wife, Hadley, to the mix and you just know that it is going to be an emotional rollercoaster ride.
I like that previous couples are revisited and you get to catch up on their lives. Jack's sister Faith is expecting her first child with Emmaline's boss, Levi. Honor and Tom pop in and out as do Colleen and Lucas.
This is a wonderful book that makes you laugh one moment and cry the next. It makes you want to strangle some deserving people and hug others. I love this series and look forward to more!
This book made me both laugh out loud and brought tears to my eyes! There were a lot of serious issues raised (PTSD, obesity, suicide, isolation) but enough hilarious commentary (throw pillows, thongs, health food) to keep it from being a downer. It was great to read about a heroine who doesn't fit the "perfect" mold and likes herself.
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The fourth in the Blue Heron series centering around the only son in the family of girls raised in upstate New York on a vineyard. Jack Holland has recently seen all of his sisters find love and he will finally find true happiness in this book! At the same time Emmaline Neal is still getting settled in the small police department in Manningsport and is trying to make this town her real home.
After reading the previous books in the series, it was fun to see the male perspective of this family. As Kristan Higgins always does, the book is told from both Emmaline and Jack's perspectives, but I absolutely loved seeing the inner workings of the family from the male perspective - it felt fresh and new. I also completely adored Emmaline - she was quirky but headstrong and their trip to her ex's wedding was just priceless; I sped through those pages and would love to read those scenes again!