The main characters have a long complex history which we get the to see through some awesome flashbacks. It makes the love story far more realistic if you get to see how it has developed in the past rather than if they have only know each other for a couple of weeks. Harper and Nick's relationship unfolds in the present and the past. My One and Only is a little different from Kristan Higgins previous books, it has a little more edge. Her characters usually have charmed family lives and are pretty upbeat but in this one not so much, both Harper and Nick have unsettled family lives and as a result Harper is very cynical but understandably so, Nick is a bit more positive and the characters play well off of each other.
The secondary characters really make Kristan Higgins books that much more awesome. From Harper's hilarious stepmother to her dopey almost fiance, the characters really stand out. I was worried about how Nick and Harper were going to work things out because they both had such different lives and big commitments so I was happy to see the little epilogue at the end which assured me it all works out for them.
I will without a doubt be getting all of Kristan Higgins future books and recommend all her previous ones as they are excellent contemporary romance novels.
That's all for now.