Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins

In Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins, we meet Parker Welles who is a single mom to Nicky and an author of popular children’s books. She donates the profits from her book to charity because she is very well supported by her Dad’s fortune and lives comfortably in the mansion in which she was raised. Despite her financial security, Parker is down to earth and unaffected by the trappings of her family’s wealth. Everything changes dramatically when Parker’s father loses the family fortune and his assets are seized. Parker has to promptly vacate the mansion and is at a loss for what to do next to provide a home for her son Nicky. Fortunately, her Dad informs her that her Aunt Julia had left her a home in Maine which is not subject to the seizure of assets so she heads there with the intention of putting it on the market and taking the profits to purchase a place in the town near the mansion so Nicky can stay in his school. She only has the summer to pull it off.

When she arrives at the house, she sees this is not going to be as easy as planned - the house is more of a dilapidated shack. Parker quickly realizes that she is going to have to do ALOT of work if she is going to be able to sell this house before the summer is over. Parker’s Dad has sent his “second in command” to help Parker - James is attractive, intelligent and fortunately knows his way around a toolbox. But Parker isn’t thrilled to see him - they have a history and she resents this help from her father. As she warms up to his being there, however, sparks between to fly between James and Parker and the summer gets a lot more interesting.

My Thoughts
This is the second book by Kristan Higgins (review of My One and Only) which I have read and once again I am impressed by the female protagonists she writes. Parker is complex - she appears very composed and secure but slowly her vulnerability and the events that have shaped her are revealed and you realize that her composure is somewhat of a facade. Of course, the crumbling of this facade needs to happen for her romance with James to take root so as you see more of who Parker really is you also follow the twists and turns of her dance with James. This is definitely a fun, quick read that I recommend for your summer beach bag!

I have one copy of this book to give away - please leave a comment below with a way to contact you.  I will select the winner via Random.org  on Monday April 30th.  US only, please

I received an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley


  1. Her books are perfect for the beach or poolside. I look forward to reading this but don't enter me in the giveaway. Glad to see you enjoyed it :)

  2. Sounds like a good light read when you need a little distraction. Thanks for the review!

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  3. That does sound like a fun book for the beach!

  4. Sounds like a light hearted read. Don't count me in though as I am overseas.

  5. I haven't read any of her books, but I've heard her name a lot lately for some reason. I would love to win a copy to try out. Thanks! Lifeisshort.readfast @ gmail.com

  6. Sounds like a fun read.Lomazowr@gmail.com