Audiobook Review: The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

Posted January 2, 2014 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Perfect Match by Kristan HigginsSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Blackstone

Format: Audiobook

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
Genre: Contemporary, Romance

What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? 

Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there… or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done.

Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.

In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn't easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love….

More Information:
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc., Harlequin HQN
Series: Blue Heron #2

Also by this author: Catch of the Day

My Thoughts on


Listened for Review (Audio Jukebox)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Perfect Match is one of those books that I should have liked more than I did. I think it is because I didn’t read Book 1 in the series.

Overall Thoughts: Everyone loves this book! In fact, it has all the elements that make contemporary romance shine: fun, good story, interesting characters, and a great setting. I think my problem was strictly with Honor and my inability to relate to her at all. Unfortunately in contemporary romance I need to connect and relate to the leading lady in order for the story to work for me. In fact, I didn’t like her till the very end and I really wanted too. As a fellow work-a-holic, I thought we would have this connection but she was a little too offish for me. That being said, the rest of the story was fun, interesting, and a little bit different. I will definitely give Kristan Higgans another whirl in the future.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Amy Rubinate / Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins

I really enjoyed Amy Rubinate’s narration. She had really good pacing and did an excellent job with accents too. I always am impressed when a narrator can do several accents in one story! Especially when the flip is between the two main characters


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Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
3 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

  1. I really liked the first book (The Best Man) and thought Amy Rubinate did a great job with the narration. What I’ve found with series is that even though reviewers will say subsequent books can stand alone there are nuances missed in characters when the books aren’t read in order. I hope you get a chance to read the first book. Higgins is one of my favorite authors in this genre. She makes me laugh a lot.

  2. Sounds like a great narrator to be able to pull off two accents when they are the two main characters – I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for her in the future. Too bad you couldn’t connect with the MC that’s really important for me too. I might just have to check out #1. Great review!