Simply dazzling story about love. In ANYTHING FOR YOU Kristan Higgins reminds us that there are many kinds of love and all very special in their own unique way. Without a doubt Higgins has once again given her fans another gift. This time it’s a very special new friend Davey Dunn. Davey Dunn is a special needs young man and in ANYTHING FOR YOU we watch Davey grow under the ever watchful eye of his devoted sister Jessica. Their love is pure and without match. And herein lies the core of this special story.
Jessica doesn’t really think ahead for possibilities for her brother beyond taking care of his immediate needs and protection. It’s been her role since his birth. Jess and Davey were not blessed with responsible parents. Instead it was the two of them against the world – at least that’s how a young Jess saw it. It was her job to find ways to prevent Davey from getting hurt physically and emotionally. No cost was too high – and for Jessica it often came at a high personal cost – her reputation.
There was one constant in Jessica’s life although she was hard pressed to acknowledge that. Her on-again-off-again (dare we simplify it to) friendship with Conner O’Rourke. Conner and his twin sister Colleen have deep roots in their town and a great network of friends. Those friends extended their arms to Jessica and Davey but trust was a difficult concept for this young woman who had an unflattering view of herself.
ANYTHING FOR YOU will have you cheering and jeering throughout this most engaging story about strength, love, respect and trust. There is no way you won’t fall in love with Davey Dunn. It’s just impossible. And along the way you will learn something important. Davey is special but with the right amount of love and patience he will surprise you at every turn.
Some people have to work hard to find love. For Conner he found the girl of his dreams over a decade ago and for all these years he has battled with having a future with her. For Jessica her battles are internal but ever so real. She is so good at constructing barriers around her heart. For Davey each day presents challenges that with patience and lots of love he can find a measure of success. Each of these wonderful characters are what makes ANYTHING FOR YOU the best read in town. Anything by Kristan Higgins amazes and entertains. But without a doubt ANYTHING FOR YOU has raised the ante.
Before you get down on bended knee…
…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it's the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who's now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she's positive married life isn't for her.
But this time, Connor says it's all or nothing. If she doesn't want to marry him, he'll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he's never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn't quite as sure as she thinks…