Harper James is feeling antsy about turning thirty-four.
That's the same age her mother was when she left Harper and
her dad. Harper never saw her again. She's had one failed
marriage, but still has hope that she and Dennis Costello
can make it. They've been steady for two and a half years
now, and get along pretty well. So Harper devises a plan to
get Dennis to marry her. She gives him a checklist of things
she wants changed about him and even purchases her own
engagement ring. But when she makes the proposal, Dennis is
not on board. He thinks things are fine just the way they
are. Harper's sister, Willa, surprises her with her own
engagement announcement and soon approaching marriage. It's
a really big surprise, because Willa is marrying Harper's
ex-husband's half-brother, Chris. That means Harper will
have to see Nick Lowery again, the first time in twelve
years. Since Willa has only known/dated Chris for a month,
Harper tries to talk her out of rushing into marriage.
Harper has appointed herself as everyone's chief marriage
consultant; since her job is that of a divorce lawyer. She
sees plenty of mistakes and sees it as her job now to fix
them before they happen.
All the families arrive in Montana at this destination
wedding, a very long way from New York, Boston, and Martha's
Vineyard where everyone lives. The wedding comes off without
a hitch, but when Harper sees Nick again, there is a hitchÂť
in her heart. It seems there is one in Nick's too. These
resurrected feelings cause Harper to call an end to her
relationship with Dennis. Dennis seems pretty cool about the
whole thing; it gets him off the hook.
When the local airport is shut down and Harper's plane is
delayed on her return to the east coast, Nick offers to
drive her to the nearest large city to get a flight. Their
travels across county bring back some old memories and
renewed feelings. Little side trips let them prolong their
time together and Harper begins to believe they might be
able to make it work again. Harper knows Nick is still in
love with her, but is his love enough to save them? Can
Harper make a real commitment? Is she capable of giving
real, lasting love? These questions have to be answered
before Harper can do this with Nick again.
You'll love this delightful romance novel from Kristan
Higgins about trust and forgiveness. You'll laugh and cry
and will never be sure just where the story is going next.
Higgins has masterfully used the element for flashbacks to
tell the complete story of Nick and Harper's relationship.
MY ONE AND ONLY is just as enjoyable as her other novels and
a must read!
Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her
life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous
architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been
the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever
might be waitingâ€”just around the bend.