Book Review: Waiting For You by Heather Huffman

waitingforyoucoverTitle: Waiting for You

Author: Heather Huffman

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

For years, Karise McAlister has been running: from her family, from herself, and from her dreams. Now she’s made it, with a successful career and a promising engagement. But when she meets the compelling and creative Aidan Donnelly, his down-to-earth charm provides the wakeup call Karise badly needs. Moving across country to start over, Karise devotes herself to her work, convinced she needs to be independent. But with handsome Aidan just down the road and a mischievous group of friends determined to set her up, Karise must face her concerns about life and romance head-on.

In Waiting for You, Karise McAlister has a succesful career as an architect waiting ahead for her, as well as being engaged to a man she loves. Or thinks she loves. Because when she meets Aiden Donnelly at an art exhibition, her life gets turned upside down. She feels instantly attracted to the stranger, and beings to ponder about her life, and what she really wants. She makes the bold decision to move across the country to start over. Convinced she needs to be independent, she devotes herself to her work – remodeling a house. But with Aidan living just down the road of her new job, and the two of them spending more and more time together, Karise needs to decide what she really wants, and if she’s really to make that happen.

Karise is quite an adorable character. It’s rare to read about characters that are just so adorable, but she definitely manages to pull it off. She’s lots more too – clever, witty, determined, brave. Aiden is an interesting character as well. Here’s a love interest who is not an alpha male – and I thank the Gods for that. Alpha males are boring, cliché, and not real. Aiden is the real thing: a sweet, considerate guy, with a past that catches up with him every once in a while, and with a charming, humorous personality.

The story itself may not sound original, but it definitely has some fresh elements. Like Aiden owning tons and tons of animals. Which was hilarious, by the way. Also, the writing was top-notch, and the story moved fluently from one scene into the next. The characters were endaring, and the plot engaging. Recommended to all fans of contemporary romance.

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