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REVIEW: Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgans @harlequinbooks

Book Description

April 24, 2012
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….

About the Author
Kristan Higgins is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been praised for their "genius level EQ, whippet-fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots with a deliciously tart edge" (USA TODAY). She lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband and two extremely advanced children, one shy little mutt and an occasionally affectionate cat.
Parker and her son live off of her trust fund supplied by her father, but when her father is conivcted for insider trading, the funds dry up.  She inherits a house from a distant aunt where at least she will have a roof over her head and her career as a children's author puts food on the table. All except the house is barely inhabitable.  Enter James, a lawyer, who has been asked to help her out and she would really rather do without his help, but he is really cute and really handy.  James really represents everything from her "previous" life - aka - the trust fund years, and she wants to move on.  Of course, he has feeling for her, even if they are reciprocated at first.  At times, I really wanted Parker to wake up and see how right he is for her.  but since he is one of a pair of lawyers she refers to as Thing One and Thing Two, you know there is some distance between them.  

Higgans is one of my favorite romance authors since she always includes a  strong female character  with a sweet, clean romantic angle.  This story also revisits two of my favorite characters from Catch of the Day, Maggie and Malone.  The humor and believable dialogue are really what makes this book sparkle for me.  Parker is so spunky, and even though she has been brought up with money, she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.  Parker is someone I wish I lived next door to!  If you enjoy Rachel Gibson, Jill Shalvis and Carly Phillips, this should be right up your ally.  


  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373776586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373776580


  1. I loved the Post and your Book sounds great, can't wait to read it.


  2. What caught my eye was the dog on the cover. I like that cover, they look so young!

  3. Kristan Higgins is on my TBR list of author new to me.


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