Review: Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins

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Review: Somebody To Love by Kristan HigginsSomebody to Love by Kristan Higgins
Series: Gideon's Cove #3
Published by HQN
Pub Date: April 24th 2012
Pages: 425
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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5 Stars

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins is back with a hilarious and heartwarming new story about a rich girl who discovers that a little hard work may be just the thing she needs...

After her father loses the family fortune in an insider-trading scheme, single mom Parker Welles is faced with some hard decisions. First order of business: go to Gideon's Cove, Maine, to sell the only thing she now owns—a decrepit house in need of some serious flipping. When her father's wingman, James Cahill, asks to go with her, she's not thrilled...even if he is fairly gorgeous and knows his way around a toolbox.

Having to fend for herself financially for the first time in her life, Parker signs on as a florist's assistant and starts to find out who she really is. Maybe James isn't the glib lawyer she always thought he was. And maybe the house isn't the only thing that needs a little TLC.

I now proclaim myself a complete and total Kristan Higgins fangirl. And this is only the second book of hers that I’ve read! But I’m positive that any of her books will move me, because, oh boy, did Somebody to Love move me, just like Until There Was You.

What was really interesting and different in Somebody to Love was that the guy was the one who yearned and pined over the girl. James fell in love with Parker the moment he first set eyes on her. In her he saw the capacity for love that was not shown to him in his life. The only problem being that she instantly disliked him for being her father’s lackey. So he definitely had his work cut out for him if he was to win her heart.

I honestly fell in love with James. I wanted to squeeze him and…well, do other things to him too, but the point is that he needed some genuine love and affection. He’s been beating himself up his whole life for what happened when he was a kid and I must admit I shed my share of tears for him toward the end of this book. I just wanted him to be happy!! All of his scenes with Nicky, Parker’s son, tugged at my heart strings! Most of them caused me to shed some of those tears I mentioned.

And if James loves Parker, then Parker has to be a good person, right? Because he’s an amazing person. Well, she was, and I wasn’t expecting it. I thought she’d be spoiled and snotty, which she could pretend to be when need be, but she was kind and caring and funny.

There are characters in this story that are from previous books, and I kind of wish I would have read them before reading this one, but oh well. I definitely plan to read The Next Best Thing, which is the book where we first meet Parker, because I need to find out how Parker ended up having a son with Ethan, considering he’s married to her best friend now. And I also plan to read Catch of the Day and see Maggie and Malone’s story.

If you have yet to read Kristan Higgins books, don’t make the same mistake I made and wait forever to get to them. Her books will make you cry, swoon, laugh and will always leave you smiling. My heart was very happy upon finishing Somebody to Love.

 

About Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins writes down-to-earth romantic comedies…real life, true love and lots of laughs.

Kristan fell in love with romance at the age of 13, when she stole her grandmother’s copy of Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Much of her adolescence was spent mentally rewriting the end of Gone With the Wind. After a career in public relations and advertising, she started writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous afternoon naps. She is the author of seven romantic comedies and absolutely loves her job. Mom of two great kids, wife of a heroic firefighter and owner of a very cute mutt, Kristan lives in Connecticut.

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10 Responses to “Review: Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins”

  1. Erin W.

    I haven’t heard of this book before . . . but it definitely sounds like a good read to me. Nice review!

  2. John Jacobson

    I’ve seen this around and it looks cute.  Higgins seems to have a formula to her stories, but people really connect with them anyway.

  3. forloveandbooks

    I have this one waiting for me, I’ve been hoping to read it today actually. (I got distracted and didn’t do much reading last month!) But I love that the characters are from previous books, and that James is the one doing the pining!!! Thanks for exciting me for this one :) 

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  4. Angie

    I’m glad you loved this one. Maggie and Malone are real favorites of mine, so I hope you do get around to reading CATCH OF THE DAY. 

  5. elena

    You had me at BOTH characters being such good people! It’s not often you read that and I love that they’re both great. :D I’ve never tried a Kristan Higgins book but I will now! 

  6. Dixie

    I loved this book too and kristen’s books are on my read-as-soon-as-it-comes -out list. I’ve read all her books and this is definitely in the top three.

  7. SaraO @ TheLibrarianReads

    You’ll love the other books too! Catch of the Day wasn’t a favorite of mine actually…I liked the characters better in Somebody to love than in their first book. But Higgins is an official favorite author of mine as well. I know I’m going to enjoy the book before I start!

  8. capillya

    HOLLA fellow Kristan Higgins fangirl! She’s so great at romance and story! And I love all the dogs in her books, too. It’s definitely not a Higgins book without a great heroine, hero and a cute (and sometimes obnoxious) dog.

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