The Best Man (Blue Heron #1) - Kristan Higgins, Amy Rubinate Rose Quartz

★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Amy Rubinate is another narrator I haven't heard before, but I quite liked her. I do think she did a better job on the second half of the story, but maybe that is influenced by my liking the later half better. When a character’s voice is supposed to hold a note of humor or derision, she handles it nicely.

In the first half of this book I thought the heroine was a bit too hung-up on what the hero did in the past. I kept thinking, “Geez, lady. Give the guy a big hug and a thank you instead of such a hard time.” But then, when a little more of their history is revealed...ah!

Nevertheless, this story actually got pretty funny in the second half of the book, so much so I had to kick up the rating a notch. I laughed out loud several times and was reminded how this author can bring it home.