Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HQN books
Number of pages: 384
My copy: ebook review copy from Netgalley
Posey Osterhagen can’t complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she’s surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriendâ€”sort of. Still, something’s missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-lookingâ€¦something like Liam Murphy.
When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he’s back, sending Posey’s traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideasâ€¦.
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I’ve never read any Kristan Higgins, but I’ve read about her in the reviews of my other book blogger friends. It’s been a while since I last read a chick lit book, so when I heard that Higgins’ latest book is available in Netgalley and that it was very entertaining, I decided to get it for some light reading.
Cordelia Osterhagen, also known as Posey, is pretty happy with her life. She has a business that she loves, saving old things such as used bar equipment and selling them again to decorate other people’s houses. Her family is kooky but fun and she even has a sort-of boyfriend. Never mind that this sort-of boyfriend is owner of her parents’ restaurant rival. Then she finds out that Liam Murphy is back in town, and it rocks her world. See, Liam is the guy who broke her heart sixteen years ago, and she felt that she never really got over it. Now that he is back, Posey is determined to not be affected by his charms, but it’s proving to be very, very difficult.
They were right — this was a fun and light novel. I loved the entire quirky town of Bellsford. It reminded me of those Southern towns I’ve read in other chick lit books I liked. I also love Posey’s family and friends, especially his gay brother and his partner. :) I also loved Posey’s business and her colleagues and her pets! Everything about the novel is so positively charming that it wasn’t hard not to fall in love with it.
The build up for the romance is my favorite in this novel. Posey and Liam both have their own issues, but the scenes they had together and their banter are so entertaining to read that I can’t help but smile. I especially liked how Posey gets to her realization about Liam and how she stands up for herself even if it means she could get her heart broken by the same guy again. It was also fun to be inside Liam’s head so we know he is not just your ordinary bad guy. Also, thank you for the fade to black scenes. :)
Until There Was You is really a fun and light novel, but not so much that it doesn’t have an impact. I am definitely stocking more Kristan Higgins’ novels in case I am in the mood for something to cheer me up in between serious reads. :)
Chachic’s Book Nook
You’ve finally given Kristan Higgins a try! Next up – Julie James and Jennifer Crusie :P This is one of the better Higgins novels that I’ve read because we get the guy’s point of view.
I was actually looking for some Julie James last week in Fully Booked but they only had A Lot Like Love. I’m not really sure if that’s a good one to start with since I remember sort of lukewarm reactions to it.
Oh and I will eventually get some Jennifer Crusie. Especially since I pushed my chick lit novel to next year. Must read more by then. :)
Yay! You liked it. I also liked having Liam’s POV and the fade to black scenes. :) Those are hard to find. I’m definitely going to be reading some more Higgins in the future.
Liam’s POV made his reactions to Posey more reasonable instead of just being a typical bad boy. :)