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In Your Dreams: The Blue Heron    by Kristen Higgins order for
In Your Dreams
by Kristen Higgins
Order:  USA  Can
Harlequin, 2014 (2014)
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* * *   Reviewed by Martina Bexte

Higgins continues the Holland family series, this time telling nice guy Jack's story and showing us how this perpetual bachelor finally finds the woman of his dreams.

Emmaline Neal finds herself in a real pickle when ex-boyfriend Kevin invites her to his splashy west coast wedding. Truth be told, she'd rather gouge her eyes out than attend - the man had ripped out her heart after all, not to mention belittling her at every turn after his transformation. Nor has his bride-to-be ever said a kind word to Emmaline. Even so, she's determined to be the bigger person and decides to attend. That Jack Holland has agreed to be her date is about the only thing that makes the whole trip palatable.

Jack has his own issues at the moment and is more than happy to be Emmaline's weekend date. After saving a couple of teens from a cold and watery death, he'sready to get away from the town's constant adoration, not to mention bad memories of the incident. The fact that his ex-wife is back in town looking for a reconciliation that'll never happen is reason number two for heading clear across the country for a while.

But it soon becomes clear that Emmaline and Jack have a lot more in common that they would have ever thought and as the weekend heats up so does their passion.

Higgins once again charms your socks off with great characterizations in both her leads and secondary players. Sly humor is her specialty and it abounds in this story, especially when describing the almost over the top transformation of Kevin from cheery chubby guy to maniacally healthy ripped guy. Then there's Jack's former wife's almost stalker-like behavior as she tries, in a variety of questionable ways, to win back her husband.

As for Jack and Emmaline, it's always fun watching a relationship grow when the characters have no idea they're about to fall head over heels in love! Higgins never disappoints and In Your Dreams is another fine example of the author's deft hand at contemporary romance with a healthy dollop of comedy.

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