[Book Talk] If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

if-you-only-knewBook Details:

Format: Ebook
Source: Borrowed
Read: October 2016

Synopsis:

Sisterhood in all its drama, hilarity and tears is at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins’s thoroughly captivating new novel, featuring the wit and romance that readers have come to expect from the much-loved creator of the Blue Heron series…

Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily-ever-after business, yet somehow she’s still involved in her ex-husband’s life. In fact, Owen’s new wife may—inexplicably—be Jenny’s new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn’t helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she’ll be able to bask in her sister Rachel’s picture-perfect family life…and hopefully make one of her own.

Her timing couldn’t be more perfect, since Rachel will need her younger sister. Her idyllic marriage has just fallen to pieces in spectacular fashion after she discovers her husband sexting with one of his colleagues. Second chances aren’t in Rachel’s nature, but the desire for an intact family has her rethinking her stance on adultery, much to Jenny’s surprise. Rachel points to their parents’ “perfect” marriage as a shining example, but to protect her sister Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a secret about their family she’s been keeping since childhood.

During this summer of secrets and lies, temptation and revelation, Jenny and Rachel will rely on each other to find the humor in their personal catastrophes, the joy in their triumphs…and the strength to keep hanging on.

My Thoughts

I’ve now read a handful of Kristan Higgins books and I am in love! I was in the search of a new ebook to start before bed and I picked up this one from the library. The first night I read a little bit and was really enjoying it, and then the next night, I went to bed and thought I would do what I usually do – read about 10% of my book and then fall asleep, finding my ereader buried in the bed in the morning – but I could not fall asleep! This book was too freaking good! My usual 9:00 bedtime turned into past midnight!

So yeah, I kind of loved this book. It was great because it wasn’t just a light romance book, but there was the relationship between two sisters, between them and their mother, and yeah, there was romance. I definitely favoured one sister over the other and I was ready to throttle both of them (and Leo … and their mom) at many points throughout the story, but I still loved this so much. The dual narrative was perfect, too.

Like I said after my first Kristan Higgins read, she is now on my auto-buy and auto-read list. She’s just so good! I see she has a book coming out in January and I already know that it will be amazing – a great start to the year!

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