Before you get down on bended knee…
…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it's the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who's now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she's positive married life isn't for her.
But this time, Connor says it's all or nothing. If she doesn't want to marry him, he'll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he's never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn't quite as sure as she thinks…
4 stars - Would Recommend to a friend
Review copy provided by publisher via Net galley
Connor O'Rourke has been a fixture of in the Blue Heron series as the fun friend/co-owner of the local hangout. In Anything for You, we see the evolution of his relationship with other series regular, Jessica Dunn. We discover that Connor is much more sensitive than we expected and that Jessica has a lot more going on in her life than she has previously let on.
It was wonderful to finally get to know Jessica and learn everything behind the facade she has been putting on for so long. This is definitely a "relationship" book as we get to see Connor and Jess from their very first interaction to 20 years later when they are trying to figure out how to either be together or be without each other.
Ms. Higgins does a fantastic job of delving into the emotional issues that both Connor and Jess are dealing with and getting to the crux of things. She makes you root for both of them from the beginning and go on the roller coaster that is their relationship with them. The supporting cast is fantastic as always. They, especially the siblings, play a big role in the story. All of the supporting cast lend humor to various situations. I really hope we come back to Blue Heron winery soon!