After a trip to her family doctor, thirty-five year old Honor is told that her biological clock is ticking. With no serious relationship, she decides it’s time to propose to the love of her life, Brogan, who is her longtime best friend and sometimes sex buddy. Unfortunately, Brogan does not return her feelings and rejects her proposal. Weeks later, Brogan is shockingly engaged to her best friend. Feeling betrayed and heartbroken, in comes Tom Barlow, a very handsome British professor teaching at the local college. With an expiring visa and an unofficial step-son who he wants to stay in the states for, Honor agrees to a marriage of convenience.
I love Tom and Honor. Their first meeting started off a little disastrous but once they got comfortable, it was so fun to read. I had several laugh out loud moments of Tom’s British humor as well as the thoughts going on in Honor’s head. I also felt a connection between these two which wasn’t instant love but a nice slow build of their feelings for each other. I also really appreciated that they were open minded to their situation and very willing to compromise for the other.
Honor’s family all have fun personalities which had me cracking up or giggling. Especially Pru, Honor’s sister, who found funny or off-the-wall ways to spice up her marriage. I loved seeing Faith and Levi (from The Best Man ) and how much in love they still are. Honor’s parents and grandparents also have their little quirks that had me smiling. And then I have to mention Jack, Honor’s brother who is handsome and so amusing. I cannot wait to read the book about him. I have a feeling this man will sweep me off my feet! Lastly, I really appreciated the emphasis of family in this book and how much love they have for each other. What I really found touching was that all these people willingly accepted Tom and his step-son, Charlie, by including them in family gatherings and traditions.
I truly enjoyed The Perfect Match and in Kristan Higgins fashion…it was funny, heartwarming, touching, sentimental, and delightful to read. The epilogue will also give readers a satisfying and warm ending. This author is an auto-buy for me as I can always rely on her to provide me with a fun but very moving escape from my real life. Too bad I have read all of them and now, I have to patiently wait for another to be released. I’m looking forward to revisiting the characters of Blue Heron or any other book by Kirstan Higgins. =)
* ARC provided by Harlequin via Netgalley