★★★★★ I hardly ever read the blurb of books that have been recommended to me, as I don't like having crazy expectations. Though once I started reading this book and realized its a "second chance" kinda book.. I started to have doubts. I am not a big fan of these, as most of the time you miss out on that "first love" feeling.. however Higgins maneuvered the story around that problem beautifully! I felt all that first love chemistry which is one of the main reasons I read romance. Colleen and Connor have been some of my favourite characters so I am happy that one of them has a story (hoping Connor's will be coming up soon!)
Colleen is a spunky, funny woman. I love her. She's so easy going and fun. Lucas is that quite presence that always seems to balance out that loud crazy one. I think they were a wonderful match for each other. Without trying to spoil anything for anyone who reads this. There was an incident later in the story that got me a bit angry with the author.. not sure she could come back from what she'd had happen to the characters..(for me, anyway) - and it still lingers a bit in my mind.. but she did make it work better than I expected. I am still learning how this author works.. Only my 3rd book by her, however I am beginning to see that she just might be one of those authors that I can say... she'll fix this, I can trust her.
Here's the Blurb:
Does being nobody's fool mean that you're nobody's love?
Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love... just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart... an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.
But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they've got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.