Thursday, March 28, 2013

BookTrib Blog Tour: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

Sometimes the best man is the one you least expect… Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there….

Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief—and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

Love, love, love this book.  Kristan has  a way of drawing the reader in.  She writes in a way that make the reader not want to put the book down until it is finished.  This story is about Faith who was left at the alter and the Best Man who helped in that happening.  I love the interplay between he two main characters and how their romance blossoms over time.  They are sassy, passionate, funny and, most importantly, friends.  I laughed my way through this book's humor and funny scenes.  I was rooting Levi to win her heart and ride off into the sunset.  I would highly recommend this book.  Kristan Higgins rocks the house as an author.  I give it 4 stars.

1)  What are your favorite things to do when you’re not writing?
Well, I recently took up boxing, and I love it. The fact that my trainer is exceptionally cute probably has nothing to do with it. I also like to read (of course), watch movies, ride my bike and goof around with my kids.

2)  What inspired you to write your first book?
I think it was the desire to read funny, quirky stories about regular people…like me, my friends, my neighbors. I also wanted a job that I could do from home, because I didn’t want to give up being a stay-at-home mom. Said to myself, “Higgins, you’ve read hundreds and hundreds of romance novels…maybe you could write one, too!”

3)  If you could do it over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Sometimes I think of a way to make a certain line better once I’ve passed the book in, but as for something big, not really. This is not to say there’s nothing that could use improvement, mind you, but I generally don’t worry over a book once it’s passed in. I have to think about the next book, you know?

4)  What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Um…power-eating Wheat-Thins dipped in Nutella while watching a marathon of America’s Next Top Model. Don’t tell anyone!

5)  Do you have any new projects that you’re working on currently?
Yes, I’m finishing up THE PERFECT MATCH, which is the second book in the Blue Heron series and follows THE BEST MAN, and am working on the outline for a third. I also need to paint my hallway, but I’m thinking that will probably wait.


I live in a small Connecticut town with a beautiful library, a great agricultural fair, nice people and not much else. I have two lovely, entertaining children and a brave firefighter for a husband, who is, perhaps more importantly, a fantastic cook. Digger from Fools Rush In is inspired my very own Digger, our cheerful Lab mutt. We also have two cats and grieve for an occasional, short-lived beta fish.

I worked as a copywriter until I had kids and started writing fiction when my children graced my life with simultaneous afternoon naps. Writing, I surmised, was infinitely more satisfying than folding laundry, and so I started my first novel. Before long, I had finished Stalking Joe, whose title was later changed to Fools Rush In. Catch of the Day followed, winning the 2008 Romance Writers of America's RITA© award, which just thrilled me to my toes. Then came Just One of the Guys (August 08), Too Good To Be True (Feb 09), The Next Best Thing (Feb 10), and All I Ever Wanted, summer 2010. More books are in the pipeline.

I love to write books about relationships, since the search for love and security is one of the driving forces of life. And I try to focus on an aspect that’s common, if not universal, hence the “stalking” in Fools Rush In and the crush on the unattainable man in Catch of the Day. People ask if I’ve ever stalked a guy. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! They also ask if I’ve ever had a crush on a priest. Of course not! Jeez! Come on! It’s fiction! As far as being crazy about one of my brother's friends, which is the plot of Just One of the Guys, well, yes to that one. But I'm not naming names. Dating a fictional man, like Grace does in Too Good To Be True? Um...can I take the fifth on that one? Whether it's my own experience or not, I try to find something we can all relate to.

When I’m not writing, I like to be with my kids, goof around with my husband, read, watch baseball, ride my bike and bake. I suffer from chronic bedhead and an unhealthy (and completely understandable) obsession with Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees. Like Millie Barnes, I run, which provides the neighbors with some real entertainment.

We spend as much time as possible at our family home on Cape Cod, swimming in the Atlantic, shivering on the beach, swatting horseflies and watching fish evade my lure at Higgins Pond. It’s as close to heaven as it gets.


Blog Tour: THE BEST MAN By Kristan Higgins

Join KRISTAN HIGGINS as she makes her debut celebrating her newest release, THE BEST MAN which is the first in the Blue Heron series. We’ve got reviews, excerpts, interviews, guest posts and even a few giveaways—you won’t want to miss it!
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out how you can win a copy of her book.
March 1
ACTING BALANCED –   Click HERE for an excerpt, Q&A and review.
SONG BERRIES –  Click HERE for a review by SONG BERRIES.
March 2
PARAJUNKEE “CAUGHT IN A FAB ROMANCE”–   Click HERE for an excerpt and review.
READ IN A SINGLE SITTING– Click HERE for a review.
March 3
March 4
KELLY’S LUCKY YOU–  Click HERE for a review, excerpt, and giveaway.
THE ROYAL REVIEWS–  Click HERE for a review.
March 5
SMEXY BOOKS —  Click HERE for a review.
TO READ OR NOT TO READ–   Click HERE for a guest post by Kristan Higgins.
March 6
BEING ALISON —  Click HERE for an excerpt, review and Q&A.
CHICK LIT CLUB —   Click HERE for a review.
March 7
ROMANTIC CRUSH JUNKIES–  Click HERE for a guest post, review, and Q&A.
March 8
BABS BOOK BISTRO–  Click HERE for a guest post and review.
BOOKS BY THEIR COVER —  Click HERE for a review.
March 11
CMASH LOVES TO READ –  Click HERE for a guest post and giveaway.
MOMMY HAS TO WORK–   Click HERE for an excerpt and guest post.
March 12
LAST EXILE WORDS—  Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
March 13
BOOK HARBINGER–  Click HERE for a review and excerpt.
March 14
GONE WITH THE WORDS–  Click HERE for a guest post and review.
INSIDE A DOG BLOG— Click HERE for a review.
March 15
THE KARI ANALYSIS– Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
BEACH BUM READS– Click HERE for a review and guest post.
March 18
THE PEN AND MUSE–  Click HERE for a guest post and Q&A.
URBAN GIRL–  Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
March 19
PROUD BOOK NERD—  Click HERE for a review.
REVIEW STEW–  Click HERE for an excerpt and guest post.
March 20
BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE BY KATHY— Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
FRUGAL PLUS) –  Click HERE for a review.
March 21
TINA’S BOOK REVIEWS— Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
BLOGGIN BOUT BOOKS –  Click HERE for a review.
March 22
UNDER THE BOARDWALK REVIEWS–  Click HERE for an excerpt and review.
THE HIDING SPOT– Click HERE for a review.
March 25
HAPPILY BLENDED–  Click HERE for an excerpt and a review.
LOVE ROMANCE PASSION–   Click HERE for a review.
March 26
ALWAYS WITH A BOOK–  Click HERE for a review and guest post.
5 MINUTES FOR BOOKS–  Click HERE for a review.
March 27
BOOK OBSESSED— Click HERE for a review.
SHARON’S GARDEN OF BOOKS– Click HERE for a review.
March 28
MRS MOMMY BOOKNERD–  Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
MEGALOMANIAC MOMMY–  Click HERE for a review and excerpt.
March 29
MOMMY’S FAVORITE THINGS–  Click HERE for a review and guest blog.
ANGIE-VILLE—  Click HERE for a review and Q&A.
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