Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Somebody to Love by Kristian Higgins

Somebody to Love by Kristian Higgins
Published: April 24th 2012 
Publisher: HQN Books

Synopsis: 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.

Kristina Higgins did it again. I’ve read almost all of her book, and I adore every single one of them; Somebody to Love is another addition to that pile. It was a fun, quick, sweet romance book that everyone should check out. 

If you read Higgins’s The Next Best Thing, you would want to read Somebody to Love; I read The Next Best Thing last year and loved it. Anyway, I’m bringing up The Next Best Thing because the main character in Somebody to Love is Parker, and she was a side character in The Next Best Thing. Do you remember her? Lucy’s best friends? Ethan’s son mother? The children’s book writer? Ring a bell? I hope so. 

Parker has always been happy with her life, as a single mother raising her son and writing children’s books. Until, her father lost all of Parkers money, leaving her with none. Now Parker has to put her career on hold and leave her son with his father to go to the coast of Maine, to reinvent her aunt’s house, and sell it by the end of the summer. And she’s not very happy to get help from JamesCahill, her father’s attorney and the guy she have history with. 

I really enjoyed this book. I liked Parker in The Next Best Thing, but I like her more in this book when I get to know her more. She’s a carefree, funny character. Her relationship with her father is nonexistent, and it was very sad. I liked James; he was sweet, charming. The romance between James and Parker was great. I was also very happy to see Lucy and Ethan in this book. 

Overall, Somebody to Love is about family, love, and discovering who you really are. It’s a great adult contemporary everyone would enjoy.

Note: I would recommend you to read The Next Best Thing before reading this one. Somebody to Love would ruin the ending of The Next Best Thing for you (if you’re planning to read it). 

Rating: 4/5 (Recommend it)

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