Too Good to Be TruePosted: February 26, 2016
Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins
History teacher Grace keeps busy dancing with seniors at a retirement home, updating her small Victorian house, participating in Civil War reenactments with her father, and running after her small dog, Angus. It sounds exhausting, but helps keep her mind off her ex-fiancé Andrew, at least until he starts dating her sister Natalie. Then Grace invents an imaginary boyfriend, leading to some very funny scenes when her family wants to meet him. When Callahan moves in next door, she thinks he’s breaking in and calls the police. While they dislike each other at first, there’s a definite spark, especially after Grace’s father hires Callahan to replace her windows. Maybe it’s time for Grace to break up with that imaginary boyfriend. But if she starts dating Callahan, she’ll need to invite him to a showing of her mother’s embarrassing glass art. I enjoyed this funny contemporary romance and will check out more books by the author. Jennifer Crusie is a good readalike, although her sex scenes are much steamier than Higgins.