Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

Now That You Mention It

One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fiftee...

Details Now That You Mention It

TitleNow That You Mention It
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
PublisherHarlequin Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult

Reviews Now That You Mention It

  • Melissa
    Just when I thought there was no way Kristan Higgins could steal my heart yet AGAIN—or hold me captive with her snarky humor, smart writing and endearing characters—she goes and does it. I know, what was I thinking? How can I consider myself an optimist at heart when I’m always waiting to be left disappointed? Through Nora, Kristan Higgins conveys a meaningful message that resonates within the pages of a stellar read, a true standout, an ut...
  • Kendall
    This was my second novel by Kristin Higgins and I loved it! Kristin Higgins has a definite sharp humor in her novel and the characterization is on point my friends!I started this book on Sunday and didn't get out of pj's all day! So, I've heard Higgins novels are known for romance but this one I don't think it's really a "romance" per say. This book was honestly a breath of fresh air.. and just what the doctor ordered for Kendall ;)I adored Nora....
  • Brandie
    This book deserves all the stars. It's rare that I come across a book that is so good that I literally can't put it down. I started it yesterday, stayed up late, got up early to read more, read while I worked out - I didn't want to stop! It was absolutely fantastic - one of KH's best yet. Loved loved loved every minute!!
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsI loved Nora! I was completely sucked into her story; unraveling the past, and hoping for a satisfying future for her! I felt bad for all that she went through. God, high school can be so hard! The kids were awful to her, yet Nora rose above it and became an accomplished woman. Leaving Scupper Island, where she grew to become a doctor in Boston, she hasn’t returned for fifteen years, and who could blame her? After an accident leaves No...
  • Sarah Joint
    If you're in the mood to sink into a cute and slightly quirky read that is mostly lighthearted fun, this is the book for you. I'm generally NOT a fan of romance, and while the book certainly has romantic moments, they're not overdone or even the backbone of the story itself. Yes, there's some romance. There's also a lot more. Family issues, dealing with your past, guilt, secrets, grief, and new beginnings. While most of it is very light, there is...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I'm a huge, HUGE Kristan Higgins fan, and I think she does that middle ground between women's fiction and romance like no other. Now That You Mention It was another wonderful, nuanced, lovely book in that style, and a great offering for long-time Higgins devotees and newcomers alike. I connected with Now That You Mention It immediately. First of all, it gives MAJOR props to my alma mater, Tufts University (what, what!) and takes place in a little...
  • Karen
    4.6 STARS Honestly, I don't know how she does it, but Kristan Higgins always puts together such wonderful stories. I was on the fence at the ending of this one... I felt a little cut off at the knees... I was just not ready for it to be over yet. I would have liked to have a better resolution there at the end. There were too many stones left un-turned. I can't go into detail, but in short, I think this book could have been a hundred pages longer....
  • Kathryn
    4.5 stars. Review to follow
  • Zoe
    Positively loved it!Was so much more than I expected. A contemporary romance novel with a lot of grit and loads of heart!Full review to follow shortly as part of the blog tour!
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    Oh man this book was everything for me. I LOVED it. Nora was a fabulous character that was super easy to root for. After an accident she goes back her hometown on Scupper Island and i loved this community. Lots of quirky characters really made the story have a humor to it but also a lot of heart. There were so many things covered in this story and all handled beautifully. I can't wait for more Higgins books in the future.I like Saturday Night Liv...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via Edelweiss. It does not impact my review. I have been a fan of Kristan Higgins for years now and have read all of her books – most of them multiple times. Whenever I need a pick-me-up her books do the trick. I don’t read a lot of straight up Romance books so she has become my go-to when that’s what I’m in the mood for. Her last few books, though, have moved out of the Romance category and more into Wome...
  • Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
    Sigh. Reading a Higgins book for me is like slipping on my reading socks on a cold fall morning, listening the rain patter on the roof while having a cup of coffee.So in essence reading a Kristan Higgins book is usually, almost always, 99% perfection. Her new book is a treasure. She takes us back to the water, with a dog and a quiet guy. Her retrospect on family, life and love always sets my heart racing, always makes me laugh so hard my stomach ...
  • Jennifer
    4.5/5 starsThis is my first book by author Kristan Higgins. But it won't be my last. Now That You Mention It was an amazing book. I really loved it!Now That You Mention it is a standalone novel. I would categorize it more as Women's Fiction or Chick Lit vs Contemporary Romance (although there is romance in the story).The narrator is 35 year old Nora Stuart (first person POV). Nora lives in Boston and is a gastroenterologist. Her hometown is Scupp...
  • İlkim
    I loved it! Again, it was an amazing journey like her other stories. I started and couldn’t put it down until I finished. Whenever I read one of her boks, I find myself lost in the story. It was a very sweet one actually, I liked the characters a lot. Nora was an amazing strong woman, and her mother too… Everything turned up so good, I feel myself satisfied with the result. I was looking for a story like this for a while. She’s an amazing w...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    I had an entire day planned in catching up on stuff that needed doing today. Then I started NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT at breakfast with my morning cup of tea….and I stayed in my jammies and did nothing but read the book the entire day!!! I should know better by now not to start a new Kristan Higgins book when I have a boatload of stuff to do. I simply could do nothing else but read it once I started, right through to the end!Nora Stuart could be ...
  • Jasprit
    I’ve really been struggling lately with the beginning of books, I don’t know if it’s just that they’re unable to keep my attention, or they’re just lacking that big event to reel me in from the beginning. Thank goodness this was not the case with Now That You Mention It, it was refreshingly unique as I found myself flying through the pages from the very beginning, Higgins was really able to capture my attention with Nora’s life and we...
  • meltem
    Review to come
  • MichellemyBelle
    ***ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.***Wow! Is Kristin Higgins flexing her proverbial biceps with this one. Well go ahead Ms. Higgins flex them and kiss them while you are at it. You pulled it off! I am always nervous and anxious when I hear a favorite author is 'changing the formula' a bit. Fixing what isn't broken makes me all itchy and antsy! However witnessing a favorite author subtly growing and branching out is prett...
  • Joy Matteson
    Seriously, I don't know how Higgins keeps getting better with age, like fine wine. I flew through this one in a few days. Now that Higgins has broken out of her Harlequin shell (I mean that in the best possible terms), she writes freely with more complex characters--maybe I don't read much romance, but I can't remember the last time I read one where the hero has a hearing disability. It's touching, genuine, and hilarious. A sure bet in my book.
  • eatbookseatworlds
    I really, REALLY enjoyed this read. Higgans has this unique writing voice that blends humor so well into pretty much every part of the story; the protagonist's voice, the plot, the character's there everywhere. But it's not all funny fun and games; there were several scenes that had me near tears, and others that had my heart pounding in terror. Higgans writes a real page-turner.Nora is a kick-ass character, with a hidden reservoir ...
  • Justareader
    It's been a while since I read such a well writen book. Kristan Higgins' smart humor and sharp characterization always do it for me. I loughed out loud so much with this one my kids even complained (some people like a nice private place to read but I love to do it on my living room couch with the kids around). In this book I met another bunch of interesting characters. Some I loved, some I did not, some I already knew (well not really, but I knew...
  • Tamara
    Review to come soon.Quick thoughts:Kristan Higgins is great at making characters that you can care about and also making them fun and relatable. So, if you are a huge Harry Potter fan- you are going to LOVE this main character.Themes: Making peace with the past, becoming empowered and the relationships of sisters and moms are strong in this story.
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    This is a good mix of coming home again and romance. The romance takes a back seat to Nora Stuart's adjustment to coming home to Scupper Island after being hit by a car. She has not been back in years and was a very unhappy resident as a child and teenager. I loved the mix of women in the story. Nora's mother is far from being a cuddly person, her niece is going through problems of her own, one new friend does not know the friend ship rules, and ...
  • Jenea Whittington
    Now That You Mention It is my first book from Higgins, and I was so happy with this one. From the characters to the setting, it kept me wanting to know how much more this poor woman could take. It centers around Nora, she’s on a good career path, she gastroenterologist at a great hospital and she has this an amazing boyfriend. What more could she ask for? Here is where “life” decides to take a much different turn for her. The “amazing boy...
  • Kathy Martin
    This is Nora Stuart's story. It begins with an accident when she is hit by Beantown Bug Killers van while jaywalking and overhears her boyfriend hitting on another doctor while she comes back to consciousness. This is just the final straw that sends her back home to Scupper Island to heal. Nora left Scupper Island as soon as she could for college and hasn't returned since. During the time she was away she attended Tufts, medical school, and has b...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    Kristan Higgins writes books that captivate your attention and heart which are also full of humor, engaging characters and crafty writing; even better she is consistent in providing decent fiction. Higgins uses her characters to teach us lessons in a heartfelt manner and this book was no different as it provided meaning that will stick around in your thoughts for months.This story felt darker than her previous ones; stretching the range of her ta...
  • Jessica (RomancingtheBookworm)
    To Pine Trees, and Rocky Shores, and Not Being Afraid You all know that I love a Maine Romance - that was the whole point of last year’s “thesis-that-wasn’t”. So when I saw that Kristan Higgins’ newest novel (out December 26th) was available to request on NetGalley I said “HECK YEAH” and clicked that button. Now That You Mention It , is one of Higgins’ less overtly romantic novels - oh there’s still a darling love story for hero...
  • Jacquie
    I was granted an early copy of Now That You Mention It thanks to the lovely people at Harlequin and Netgalley.Nora Stuart has it all, a handsome boyfriend, exciting career (okay, maybe not exciting, but it is rewarding), a lovely apartment, and plenty of friends.So why is she waiting for the other shoe to drop?When Nora is hit by a passing motorist and then awakens to her beloved flirting with a nurse over her seriously injured body, she is under...