I love Kristan Higgins! I like all of her books, but I will say that I've particularly enjoyed the last few, with the exception of Just One Of The Guys - which was my favorite, until this one.
As usual, all the characters are distinct and very quirky. And KH manages, in her inimitable way, to combine heart-wrenching emotion with comedy that at times nearly borders on slapstick, but always retains a relatable humanity. (The early restaurant scene with the San Francisco boyfriend is a jaw-dropping, comic masterpiece.)
The touching love story between Faith Holland and Levi Cooper -- the girl who got abandoned at the altar and the best man who convinced the groom to "come out" at his wedding, thus abandoning her -- forces these two characters to look beyond the surface of each other and see the hurt, lonely soul underneath. A ribbon of past history exists between them, some events which they acknowledge (if only to themselves), and some they don't even know about. KH does a wonderful job of excavating the emotional minefields in each of their pasts, and tells their individual and shared stories in a masterful way.
A book you're nearly guaranteed to laugh and cry over, and an exceedingly satisfying romance. The book comes out on 2/26, so by the time the contest is over, it won't be too much of an "advance copy" - but this way, if you win, you'll be tempted to buy a copy for your favorite co-romance-fan, since you'll love it so much.
Kristan Higgins has generously donated five copies of the book to give away. Leave a comment by Noon, Sun Feb 24th (EST) to win one. Sometimes I get notified of comments, and sometimes I don't, so either "like" my facebook page so I can contact you easily if you win, or be sure to check back on this post on Monday, Feb 25th to see if you've won (or both!).
Good luck - it's really a great book!