Audiobook: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

the best man

  • Title:  The Best Man
  • Series:  Blue Heron, #1
  • Author:   Kristan Higgins
  • Narrator:  Amy Rubinate
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance
  • Published:  February 2013 – Tantor Media
  • Source:  purchased from Audible

Synopsis:  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.  (publisher)

My take:  Kristan Higgins is an auto-buy author for me. I pre-ordered The Best Man months ago and finally got around to listening to the audiobook.  When I buy a Kindle book there’s a good chance the audiobook edition will be offered at a reduced price at Audible. That was the case for The Best Man.

Kristan Higgins had me alternately laughing and sighing the more I got into the book. I loved listening to Amy Rubinate’s narration. She voiced the characters perfectly and her timing was a good match for Higgins’ story.

I loved Faith and Levi. They’ve known each other since early school days and then Levi was the best friend of Faith’s  fiancé. He’s also the reason Faith was left at the altar but not for the reason you’d think.

Both Faith and Levi had been wounded by the loss of a loved one when they were young. Despite that, or maybe because of that, they seemed a good match – first as verbal sparring partners and then as romantic partners. Their path to a ‘happily ever after’ was a bit twisty but I knew Higgins would wrap it up perfectly – and she did.

The Best Man is the first in the Blue Heron series and I can’t wait for the second, The Perfect Match. Good thing I don’t have to wait too long. It’s set to publish at the end of October.

18 thoughts on “Audiobook: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

  1. I have loved Kristan Higgins’s books ever since you first recommended her to me. I’ve read every one and she is my go-to author for a sweet romance with a lot of humor too. I enjoyed this latest installment, and I think Levi is my favorite character from her books. I’m looking forward to the next in the series. I recently discovered that Kristan is doing an on-line book talk on Booktalk Nation. It will be interesting to tune in. Thanks for another great review, Mary!


    • You really should try her books, Stacy. This would be a good one since it’s the first in a new series. It was a fun audiobook too.


  2. My go to author for laughs and love. What a good idea, I might get this one on audio too. My friend and guest reviewer Karen thought The Perfect Match was absolutely wonderful 🙂


    • “Laughs and love” – me too, Sheree! I think you’d love the audio. So glad Karen recommends The Perfect Match. I’ll probably listen to it as well – especially if Audible offers it as a whisper-sync special price if you buy the book (I’ve already pre-ordered the book).


  3. I listened to a sample of this on audible and really liked the narrator’s voice – she is new to me but I will check her out in the future. I really like Kristan Higgins and am looking forward to reading the first two books in this series.


  4. Kristan Higgins is on my auto-buy too! Though I have willingly been going through her books slowly. I am happy to hear you enjoyed this one – and isn’t it great how it’s a series? Her novels usually have so many characters, so have no problem imagining them in a series of books!


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