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.
Review: I have been waiting for Colleen’s book ever since I got to know her during Faith’s story and by the time I got a hold of the book, I gobbled it up in one reading and now am excited for the next book. Kristan Higgins’s books are so fun to read and a quick story, yet the characters leave you feeling as if they are your neighbors or childhood classmates.
Waiting on You, like the rest of the series is like overdosing on chocolate without gaining weight and it make me hug and call my childhood best friends. Her books, especially Waiting on You just made me laugh, cry, and see why people say the words “ignorance is bliss” clearer. Sometimes knowing the truth isn’t as great as it seems, and I felt deeply for Colleen when it happened. It also made me feel bad for Lucas at the same time, as I felt she made him a scapegoat a bit for her fears.
I think it is awesome that so many children are named after her, and how she takes care of everyone, except for herself. And reading this story, made me think of those who still are afraid of commitment, like Colleen deserved her happily ever after. So when Lucas and her figure things out, I could see him taking over the mothering to her if they were real people.
Nicely done Kristan!
Favorite Quote: Her mother gave her a martyred look. “You know Colleen, just because I’m suffering through menopause, and just because your father left me for THAT WHORE doesn’t mean I don’t have certain urges.”