Published by HQN on April 24, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
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.
What I thought…
- One of my favorite things is when a favorite author comes out with a new book and it turns out to be their best yet. I seriously fell in love with this book!
- While her books are always funny the focus is always on the more serious parts of the story. The first half of Somebody to Love is a lot more funny than serious. I almost felt like I was reading a completely different author (in a good way) but then about halfway through the book the tone changed to more serious with a little funny thrown in.
- One of the best things about Kristan Higgins’ books is that even though I am nothing like the main characters I can still connect with them. Parker is no exception. My only complaint about her is that she took the fact that her father lost everything pretty well. There was no anger, freaking out, yelling, screaming and the like. I love Parker’s humor, especially in relation to the Holy Rollers.
- James is sweet, but not sickeningly so. His back story is heartbreaking as well as seeing him struggle. He makes me want to be Parker, falling in love with him bit by bit.
- Nicky is a cute kid that does typical cute kid kinds of things (as well as some not so cute things).
- You get to revisit some of the character’s from her previous novel which is nice, but you certainly don’t have to read the other books to enjoy this one.
- Best epilogue ever.
Overall I really, really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I wanted!