Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this. Mainly because it has all the laughs I've come to expect from a Higgins contemporary romance. If Faith and Levi and then Hope and Tom were funny, Colleen... well, she's hilarious, both when she means to be as well as when she doesn't. Except laughs aside, there's the whole small town, close family vibe that it still has going for it. It’s one of my favorite things about this- family and town... and how they all live in each others' pockets (or something to that effect:)
On her and her family: the whole how they know everything about her allowing for some pretty great moments: as with the older mother plus hot flashes with all those instances of TMI equals the too-funny Hail Mary's; as with twin brother and the mystery of who he was with, but more with the closeness and the familiarity they show. As to the rest of the town, it’s a place where she‘s found her niche. Time and again this same thing becomes a thing because while she knows her place, he doesn't. And this he- her Spaniard, I loved him too, but mostly I loved him with her. Well, mostly at least.
They have history so that Waiting on You is a mix of them as they are now, them as they were before, and a little bit of the moments in between. There’s a lot of growing up made on both their parts, but there’s a lot of yearning done, too. And hello, but do you hear that thump? That’s me falling for some swoon-moments between them. Anyway… that shared past allows for some knowledge for one on how the other operates; and the thing is they don’t ‘operate,’ they just were... So that this? It’s the two of them finding each other in the position the other is, open but tentative about what they could become as they consider what’d been done as well as what the other could do.
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