Published December 26th, 2017 by Harlequin Books
“Now That You Mention it” is my second Kristan Higgins novel and I thought it was a fantastic read.
After being hit by a truck, Nora Dr. Nora Stuart, a gastroenterologist at Boston City Hospital is certain she’s heading towards the light… “I’m dying…this time I’m really going to die”.
The evening had started off well for Nora. She’d even saved a life. But then the ER explodes with action as her doctor boyfriend spectacularly saves a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Nora can’t help but be awestruck as she watches his heroics in the ER. Afterward, she hopes they will go home together to talk about their day but instead finds herself offering to get pizza for him and the rest of the staff.
A few minutes later Nora steps off a curb and is hit by a “Bean town bug killers” van.
Nora is certain she’s dead. But what is that beeping noise?
She’s not dead, but right before she opens her eyes she hears a conversation that she was definitely NOT meant to hear.
Now everything hurts….especially her heart.
So she decides to pack up and head to the place she left fifteen years ago….Scupper Island. She rents a houseboat and decides she’s going to see how it feels to live on her own for the first time since before the BBE (The Big Bad Event). She decides she’s NOT going to live in fear any longer.
When she arrives home she realizes that while some things have changed, there are also many things that haven’t changed at all. Some people are happy to see her, but there are quite a few people who aren’t so thrilled that she’s back.
Will being back home actually help Nora? Or will it end up making things worse?
I thought this was an excellent novel. I became completely invested in the characters and couldn’t wait to see how things were going to turn out. I may have had to suspend my disbelief a couple of times, although it really didn’t bother me. It was an emotional read at times, but I thought it had a very good mix of humor and drama.
A terrific plot and an excellent cast of characters (both human and animal) made “Now That You Mention It” an awesome read. I’m really looking forward to reading more from Kristan Higgins.