I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Anything For You by Kristan Higgins
Series: Blue Heron #5
Published by HQN on December 29, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Before you get down on bended knee…
…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it's the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who's now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she's positive married life isn't for her.
But this time, Connor says it's all or nothing. If she doesn't want to marry him, he'll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he's never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn't quite as sure as she thinks…
What I Thought…
• I’ve been waiting for Connor’s story for a long time, and I couldn’t be more happy how it worked out. He’s been in love with Jessica for a long time and seeing Jessica finally come around was amazing.
• Anything For You tackled some tough things. I don’t want to get spoilery so I’ll leave some of them out, but the biggest one is that Jessica’s youngest brother is mentally disabled and Jessica feels that she can’t have a life because she needs to take care of him. It’s a tough spot to be in, but her love for her brother shines bright and clear.
• It took me a bit to come around to liking Jessica, I didn’t like the way she treated Connor, and that frustrated me at times, but eventually she won me over. Connor is just the right person to help her find balance in her life.
• Jessica’s brother Davey added so much to the story, I loved all the scenes with him in it, even if he wasn’t behaving good.
• Of course I loved that other characters from previous books made an appearance, and how their stories intertwined with Connor and Jessica’s, through professional and family/friendship ways.
• My only complaint about the book was how the first quarter or so of the book was the past and was broken into chunks of what happened at this time etc. I know that we needed to know the past but I guess I would have preferred it worked in in a different manner.
Overall an excellent addition to the Blue Heron series and a must read for contemporary romance fans!