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: 2

At400 pages, this book is 100 pages too long. There are some fun things in this book but the heroine wallowed too much in the grief of being widowed. She was so blind to the hero's love that she was cruel to him. And selfish? Oh, man. Even at the end where she finally realized she wanted him, she had to tell him on her timetable. The hero was either a saint or a doormat, depending on how you want to see him. She walked all over him enough for me to vote for the later. What gripes me the most is that the author clearly knew this because a couple of secondary characters come right out and say it as when Parker tells the heroine that she's (the heroine likes hurting the hero and has been hurting him for years. Talk about dysfunctional, codependent relationships.

I just don't think I want to read any more from this author.