Saturday, July 19, 2014

Book Review: Too Good To Be True by Kristan Higgins

Too Good To Be True
by Kristan Higgins

Series: MIRA
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Mira Books; Library ed edition (February 4, 2011)
Amazon Buy Link

Ratings: ★ ★ ★   

My thoughts:

Oh well, this is my first book from Ms. Higgins. I picked this up because I was intrigued by the synopsis, main character's ex-fiance is dating her younger sister. I've been friends with girls (three girlfriends) who got cheated by the best friends. One actually went all the way, married her best friend's (ex) boyfriend. And this book, not just a best friend, but sister? Cool. 

Anyway, the story is more like a 'family drama' which honestly didn't sink in until the last 50 pages of the book. I liked Grace's family, especially 'the sister'. I dunno, I couldn't hate her. Maybe because Grace's situation is milder than my real life experiences with the cheating bestfriends. There was no lying and cheating for me (sister), even Grace couldn't hate her baby sister. The only major problem I had with this book were the boyfriends, old and new. I hated the old for the obvious reason, and although the new boyfriend got points in my hotness meter, we just didn't click. Overall, it was just an okay book.  

To read positive reviews for this book, click HERE.

About the book:

How far would you go to get over a guy?

When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancĂ© starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.

Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?

About the author:

Kristan divides her time between home in Connecticut and summers on Cape Cod. She is the mother of two lovely kids, the wife of a brave firefighter, and a devoted Ben & Jerry's fan. Previously a copywriter, Kristan began writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous much more satisfying than folding laundry. She holds a BA in English, which enables her to identify dangling participles and quote many great novels. She loves to connect with readers on her website and her Facebook page


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