When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. It started slow for me and I was annoyed with the fact that Grace was a pushover - a true doormat - to her family and her youngest sister, Natalie, who became engaged to Grace's ex-fiance. I loved Cal until the lying thing, then he went bersek and made a huge deal about someting so stupid! Of course there was conflict and drama, but it wasn't over the top and ultimately made for a more enjoyable read. But the way our two characters met, and then met again, was hilarious!
Someone...exactly unlike her renegade neighbor, Callahan O'Shea. (Please note that Cal is not an alpha, nor is he a reformed bad-boy.) I honestly enjoy the heros that Kristan Higgins writes into her stories. It must also be noted that this book is not as angsty as the Blue Heron series.
The only barrier to their relationship is the fact that Cal is an ex-con, having recently been released from prison, and Grace's family does not know how to deal with that. if he married my sister I would have to see him every christmas, mother and father's day, 4th of july... I love Grace for her self-depricating humour, her love of teaching, her unhealthy affection for her dog Angus, her selfless and unconditional love for family, her love affair with watching movies on the big screen, her right hook, and last but certainly not least, her imagination when it comes to creating fake boyfriends!
Someone...exactly unlike her renegade neighbor, Callahan O'Shea. After pages of squabbling and hilarious dialogue, Cal and Grace finally hit it off. Cal goes out of his way to do the most incredible, sweetest things possible to prove his love for Grace, including driving her to a movie theatre an hour away to surprise her with the movie Gone With The Wind. If he dumped me I might forgive him when I got over him, but that doesn't mean I want to see him all the time... Perhaps it's because I share her love for (I often refer to Rhett Butler as my most favourite hero of all time..while James Fraser comes awfully close, in truth, there is no one better).
Days later she wrecks Cal's truck that is parked near the end of her driveway. , why does she think she's so much better that him? Perhaps it's because I share her love for 4 "God's Nightgown! It's not often that I like the heroine more than I do the hero but I really felt a tremendous connection with the adorable civil war buff.
Feeling horrible, Grace takes a plate of her special brownies and a bottle of wine to Callahoun's house by way of an apology; however, she ends up smacking the poor guy again (by accident this time). and I would expect my family to understand that AND support me! , Grace's mom makes porn art, her sister stole her fiance and her grandma is a bitch! , I won't be reading this book again, the feminist in me got annoyed at Grace and her family.4 "God's Nightgown! It's not often that I like the heroine more than I do the hero but I really felt a tremendous connection with the adorable civil war buff. Best bit: It's a toss up between Higgins' sarcastic humour, heartfelt storylines, and the heroine (Grace).
Then late one evening Grace happens to see the dark shadow of a man testing the doors and windows of the empty house next door. When the intruder knocks on her front door minutes later, Grace opens the door and beats him upside the head with her field hockey stick. When Grace is questioned by the police the next day, she learns that the man is, in fact, her new neighbor, Callahoun O'Shea. Yeah yeah, I wish him to be happy and stuff, I can accept that, I just don't want to see it, do it away from me... Best bit: It's a toss up between Higgins' sarcastic humour, heartfelt storylines, and the heroine (Grace). In his spare time Wyatt rescues feral cats, speaks at medical conventions, and is simply too good to be true. The pain of being dumped by Andrew two weeks before her wedding is still fresh and the poor girl can't find a decent man to date. Wyatt turns out to be a pediatric surgeon who comes to Grace's rescue when her car tire blows out. Another imaginary boyfriend pops out of her mouth before she can take it back. For instance, in middle school she wanted to be accepted by the cool kids, so she invented an older, much cooler boyfriend who attended a different school. The same thing worked for her in high school when she invented a beautiful, French man who was in college and totally adored her. When her baby sister, Natalie, begins dating Grace's ex-fiance, Andrew, everyone takes pity on Grace and presto! For instance, in middle school she wanted to be accepted by the cool kids, so she invented an older, much cooler boyfriend who attended a different school. The same thing worked for her in high school when she invented a beautiful, Fren Grace Emerson is a history teacher at a stuffy prep school, devoted sister and daughter, and a Civil War buff (who participates in re-enacting the battles), but she also has a small problem: she invents imaginary boyfriends in time of crisis.