Book Review of The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5

I liked this book, but I didn't love it as much as some of her others (Just One of the Guys, for example...) I thought it was a bit slow to start- I kept putting it down for the first half of the book. The whole story probably could have been 75-100 pages shorter, and I might have liked it more. I felt it got bogged down a bit because the author kept harping on about how sad the main character was (having been widowed 5 years earlier), and I found myself saying, "I GET it, now let's move on!" The book ends with the trademark Higgins "warm & fuzzy" HEA though, so I was able to forgive some of it's overall flaws... I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.