Saturday, June 12, 2010

Review: Fools Rush In by Kristan Higginsr

First line: I'm a stalker.

From the back cover: Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life ... Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable puppy suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check. All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set.

But perfection isn't as easy as it looks - especially when Sam Nickerson, a local policeman, is so distracting. Sure, he needs a friend after being dumped by Millie's fortune-hunting sister, but does she really need to enjoy his company that much? He is definitely not part of her mast plan. But maybe it's time for Millie to start a new list...

My thoughts: Yet another cute, funny, quick story by Kristan Higgins. This book has it all - characters who feel real and have you empathizing with them right away, a plot full of ups and downs, and great writing. Telling the story in the first person only adds to it - you feel like you are walking in Millie's shoes! In this debut novel, Kristan Higgins manages to pull at your heart strings on one page only to have you laughing out loud on the next. From the very first line, "I'm a stalker," I was hooked. The central theme of the book, that sometimes getting what we wish isn't all it's cracked up to be, is easy to relate to in everyday life. I will certainly be looking for more books by this author!

 (I borrowed this book from the library.)

1 comment

  1. Great work so far! I'm working on the Embracing Community Challenge right now.
    Do you have a link to your book reviews? Maybe I am just missing it.


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