In Your Dreams. Finished 10-10-17, rating 4/5, romance, 469 pages, pub. 2014
Emmaline Neal needs a date. Just a date—someone to help her get through her ex-fiancé’s wedding without losing her mind. But pickings are slim in Manningsport, New York, population 715. In fact, there’s really only one option: local heartthrob Jack Holland. Everyone loves Jack, and he won’t get the wrong idea…. After all, Jack Holland would never actually be interested in a woman like Em. Especially not with his beautiful ex-wife creeping around, angling to reunite ever since he rescued a group of teens and became a local hero.
But when the wedding festivities take an unexpectedly passionate turn, Em figures it was just one crazy night. Jack is too gorgeous, too popular, to ever end up with her. So why is she the one he can talk to about his deep, dark feelings? If Em is going to get her dream man, she’ll have to start by believing in him… from Goodreads
Oh, how I love this romance series. The Holland clan from wine country New York is a family we all wish we were somehow a part of, even if only through friendship. Two of the Holland sisters started the series and this time around it was brother Jack’s turn to find love. Gorgeous and always gracious, Jack was still damaged goods after his wife broke his heart. Emmaline had her heart stomped on by her first love who dumped her when he lost a ton of weight. They didn’t seem like a love connection, but love is rarely a straight line.
Emmaline’s ex-fiancé is getting married and Jack’s heroic rescue had left him emotionally devastated. The two pretend to be a couple, but nothing goes as it should.
Higgins always manages to create light-hearted and charming stories that tackle serious issues. This one is no different by highlighting the dark sight of obesity weight loss and the daily toll of PTSD. Looks like I only have one more book to read in this series and I almost don’t want to read it because then I’ll have to say goodbye to Manningsport.