Author Interview + Giveaway: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Happy Release Day to Kristan Higgins – Anything for You is live! I have Kristan here today on Booklovers For Life to talk about her newest release. Also make sure to check below to enter to win a paperback ARC of Anything for You!

Author Interview: Kristan Higgins, author of ANYTHING FOR YOU

What makes Connor and Jessica different from your previous main characters?

Ooh, great question! Jessica is my first bad-girl heroine. She comes from a rough and gritty background, she slept around in high school (though not for the reasons you might think) and she’s not looking for marriage and kids. She’s fierce and independent and utterly selfless when it comes to her brother.

Connor…he’s a bit of a dichotomy in that he seems grumpy and tough on the outside, but he’s helpless where Jess is concerned. He’s been in love with her all his life, but he can’t seem to get their relationship where he wants it. And I love that he’s a twin, because his sister has a window into his head, and vice versa. Their relationship was a blast to write.

Who was your favorite character to write about in Anything for You and why?

I loved writing Connor—the big softy side of him, when he’s cooking or with his little sister, Savannah. I also loved giving Pru another side; she’s been in the Blue Heron books before, but in this story, she’s Jessica’s best friend. It was nice to show another side of her. And I loved writing Marcy, the pain-in-the-butt coworker. We all know someone exactly like her!

Was there anything that surprised you while you were writing Anything for You?

I was surprised by how much I loved Jess. She’d always been in the series as a secondary character, and her seeds were already planted. But once I started writing the book and saw how good she was, how brave and how much she carried, I kind of fell in love with her, just like Connor did.

Did you have to do any research for Anything for You?

Yep! I had to research the world of cooking; I love to eat, but not to cook. I researched the cause and effects of Davey’s special needs and what he would and wouldn’t be able to handle and why. In general, there’s almost never something I state in a book that I haven’t fact-checked. It’s one of my favorite parts of writing…all the things I get to learn.

What did you love most about writing Anything for You?

How much Connor and Jess love each other. They’re both such decent people, and their history goes way back. Their story is written in the stars, so to speak; they just have to figure out how to get there. It’s not easy, but it sure is worth it.

Thank you so much for the interview, Kristan!

Thank you so much for having me!

Connect with Kristan: Website • Facebook • Twitter

Anything for You by Kristan Higgans

Anything for You by Kristan Higgans
Series: Blue Heron #5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: December 29th 2015
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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…

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Reading Order: Blue Heron series

  Anything for You by Kristan Higgans

#1 ~ The Best Man: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ The Perfect Match: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Waiting on You: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#4 ~ In Your Dreams: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#5 ~ Anything for You: EbookHardcover • Paperback • Goodreads

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Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, Publishers WeeklyUSA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages and received numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus and Romantic Times. She is a four-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction.

Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, National Public Radio, Library Journal, iBooks and Amazon have named Kristan’s books to their best books of the year numerous times. The author is a popular speaker at schools, writers conferences, bookstores and book festivals.

Before she was a writer, Kristan worked in advertising and public relations. She waited tables and nannied while in high school and college, cleaned houses as a young mother, and is the proud descendant of a laundress and a butcher.

The author loves animals, children (even teenagers), the New York Yankees and dessert.

Along with her heroic and tolerant firefighter husband and two snarky and entertaining children, Kristan lives in her hometown in Connecticut.

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13 thoughts on “Author Interview + Giveaway: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

  1. I’m excited to read this book! I’ve loved Jess since The Best Man and am glad she’s got her own HEA—and that it’s Connor. It’s great reading insights from Kristan about these two wonderful characters…and Pru’s role, which is, huh, unexpected but not surprising.

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