Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Origins: From Little Bird Publicity/NetGalley for Review
Order Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done.
Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.
In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn't easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love.
Review: ‘The Perfect Match’ is a wonderfully romantic book featuring two very compelling characters, Honor Holland and Tom Barlow. When Honor went to her long-time friend with benefits to try to propose marriage, she was turned down flat and tried to turn it into a joke so he couldn’t see how upset she was. Then, when a few weeks later she finds out he’s engaged to her now ex-best friend, there is an epic throw down which had me cracking up as I read it. So Honor retreats more into herself and when her grandmother tries to fix her up with a guy who needs a green card to stay for his not-quite stepson, she figures why not since she has no other prospects. Of course, nothing goes as planned which leads to some very funny and also very heartbreaking moments. Toward the end and hopeful for the HEA, I cried like a baby (and had to stay up late to finish the book!). ‘The Perfect Match’ is one of the best Kristan Higgins books I’ve read so far!
Blue Heron Series: The Best Man (1), The Perfect Match (2), Waiting on You (3)