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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I read this right after I read Catch of the Day. What a difference. While Catch of the Day has its faults, it's a very breezy, fun book that I finished in two days. The Next Best Thing is nothing like that. It's mired in its angst. The heroine is a basket case. The heroine, a widow for over five years, can't get over her husband's death. You'd think this was written a year after his death, not nearly six years out.

The story needed tighter editing. It could have been shortened by about 50 pages or so. There were also so many supporting characters to keep track of. The character development is flat. Not one of my favorite Kristan Higgins stories.