Tuesday, October 25, 2011

(167)Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins

Until There Was You

Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Pages: 416

Admit it.  You had a slight crush on the "Bad Boy" in your High School.  Every school had a "Bad Boy".  You know, the guy who always wore a leather jacket and drove either a motorcycle or an equally dangerous "Bad Ass" kind of car.  Kristan Higgins' new character, Posey, also had a crush on the town Bad Boy, Liam Murphy. Until Prom Night when he broke her heart.

Posey Osterhagen was always that awkward girl that got made fun of in high school.  She was so thin the kids called her Anne Frank It seemed that she had been redeemed a bit when beauty, Emma Tate, got one of the most popular boys in school to take her to Prom.  Granted Rick was not Liam Murphy, Posey's true crush, but he was still cute and popular, and Posey was thrilled to go to Prom with him.  Until she overheard Liam making fun of her to Rick at Prom.  Right after which Rick dumped her.  At Prom.  Posey was literally traumatized for life.

Flash forward fifteen years and Liam Murphy has come back to town with his fifteen year old daughter, Nicole.  He is desperate to protect Nicole from boys just like him, but he wants Nicole to grow up in the town that once was home.  Posey still lives in that small New Hampshire town.  She has made a name for herself with her Architectural Salvage company and helping out at her parents German restaurant when needed.  She is shocked to hear that Liam Murphy is back in town.  And even more shocked when he asked her to the movies.  Could he really like her or is he just using her to spy on his daughter?  Will  Posey be able to forgive past sins and fall in love with the town's oldest Bad Boy?

Kristan Higgins is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  Her books are technically considered Romance, but they are so much more than that.  They are funny, intelligent, heartwarming, and unique.  Her cast of characters are always well rounded and so unique that they really bring the story to life.  In Until There Was You, it is Posey's cousin Gretchen and Brother in Law, Jon, that just have me cracking up repeatedly through this book.  OH - and there is the fact that Posey uses "Beiber" as if it were a curse word!  And to many of us it truly is a curse word. LOL.

Until There Was You is a fun and whimsical story about a young woman who just wants to fit in and find someone to love.  The story of Posey and Liam will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone at the same time.  Look past the moniker of "Romance novel" and you will find a great book that you will not regret reading!


Brandie said...

I think this is next up for me. I need a cute romance!

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