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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review: Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins

Somebody to Love
By Kristan Higgins

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.

Available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Viviana's Review:

Funny, witty, and sweet!! I was either laughing or giggling from the very beginning! Our heroine, Parker, is an author and let say that like many authors, she ‘hears’ and ‘sees’ them. The interaction between them is a hoot!  Also to hear what Parker actually thinks about her characters, just makes you wonder if there are other authors out there who have a similar distaste to their creations. Heheheehe

Yes, Parker comes from money, but what I loved about her was that she didn’t act or behave like a traditional heiress, nor did she react like one when her father loses. She held herself together and came up with a plan! Sure, she had her moment of tears, but she didn’t let them last, no pity party for her! She is definitely a great role model and the type of heroine I wish were written more often.

James is our hero, who also happens to be Parker’s father’s “Right Hand Man” and attorney. Always professional and polite, he represents Mr. Wells not only in professional circles but even in family functions, when Mr. Wells is too busy to attend himself or couldn’t be bothered to make an appearance.  He is also seen as “Just like my father” in Parker’s eyes and that’s not a good thing as she doesn’t have a great, well not even good relationship with her father. Needless to say, lots of tension between Parker and James.

Ahhhh James!! Good looking, smart (he’s a lawyer), and nice. What? Waiting for the bad boy qualities to come out? Well, besides the fact that he’s dated a few ladies and is very charming, there isn’t much of a “bad boy” in him! However, he’s good with his hands!!!   He’s a carpenter!! Jeez, head out of the gutter!!

I loved the bantering between James and Parker! He’s trying to help her out. She thinks he’s only doing it because her father paid him to.  He’s always had a major crush on her and she only remembers how he left her high and dry at a party. He’s being sincere and she thinks he has ulterior motives.  There’s also lots of miscommunication. However, all of this leads to them getting to know each other, understanding that just being straight forward is significantly better (and easier) and it does create some very funny moments!!

Loved the book and will be adding Kristan Higgins to my list of authors to catch up on!

Rating: 4.5 Stars - Loved It!!

Review originally posted at Reading Between the Wines Book Club

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