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!
Reading Order: Blue Heron series
#1 ~ The Best Man: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Perfect Match: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Waiting on You: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ In Your Dreams: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ Anything for You: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Goodreads
ARC Paperback of Anything for You (INTL)