If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

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Blurb: 

Sisterhood in all its drama, hilarity and tears is at the heart ofNew 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.

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Mare's Review

In July I drove 8 hours to NYC so that I could go to the RWA signing.
I was so excited!
I couldn’t wait to get some signed books and meet some of the authors that attended.
I waited in line so that I could get a Kristan Higgins signed book and meet her and tell her HOW MUCH I LOVED

Just One Of The Guys.

So I meet Queen Higgins and I gush and tell her how much I loved JOOTG. How I cried and laughed and cried and laughed. And she responded with…

“If you loved JOOTG wait till you read If You Only Knew.”

I guess Queen Higgins knows what she’s talkin about!

I stopped reading HET books 2 years ago. And then KH will come out with a new book and I stop everything and sit for 2-3 hours until it is devoured. Because she truly is the only author who has ever made me laugh through my tears.

If You Only Knew is not really a Romance and its not really Women’s Fiction and its not really a Drama. It is not a book I can stuff into a genre.

If You Only Knew is heartwrenching, wicked funny, full of anger and piss and vinegar and tears. It is real life and a great glimpse into sisterhood, marriage, parenting, cheating and divorce.

I won’t tell you the script. I can just tell you that as soon as I was done I rec’d it to Silvana and said GO READ THIS BOOK. You WILL DEVOUR IT. And you know what! She did.

So, Ms Higgins. Thank you. It was an honor to meet you, shake your hand and get a book signed.  Thanks for being wicked cool and for writing some of the best romances that I could ever hope to devour. Thanks for making your heroines wicked awesome and independent and real in a book world of whiney virgins.  Thanks for making  me remember why I fell in love with reading M/F books.

And I cant wait for Conner’s book. I WANT THAT ONE SO BAD!!!!!!!!

Mare~

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One response to “If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

  1. Nice review! It’s nice to see you can still be turned to M/F books of substance. ♥

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