Monday, April 23, 2012

A Book to LOVE

Somebody to Love
Kristan Higgins
Released April 24th, 2012
425 Pages
HQN Books
Source: NetGalley

I am going to put it out there up front and tell you that I AM A HUGE KRISTAN HIGGINS FAN, but I am using an unbiased opinion on this review.  It just so happens that I completely Fell In Love with Somebody To Love. 

I will disclose now that I think the ending of this book will go right up there with Just One of the Guys as one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE endings!! that we have that out of the way, let's move on to the review.  Not only was this book SO MUCH FUN because we get Parker, from The Next Best Thing, as our heroine, and who didn't LOVE her in that great read!  This time we get Parker, Ethan, Lucy and the crew, and we get our friends over in Gideons Cove, where we first met Maddie and Malone from, Catch of the Day.  I couldn't have had more fun seeing old friends again, and getting to know new ones...particularly our Hero, James Frances Xavier Cahill...I know....what a name!!

As in all of Kristan's books, we get a cast of CHARACTERS....they are funny, and loving, and kinda nutty, but the book just wouldn't be the same without them, and this book is NO DIFFERENT!!  I enjoyed every minute of Somebody to Love.  I loved the budding relationship between Parker and James, the hysterical commentary from the Holy Rollers and Spike..I mean, so funny!  And Beauty....OMG....had me bawling only 31% through the book....but that is to be expected when reading a Higgins Novel.

I completely adored Somebody to Love.  Kristan brings out the guns blazing on this one!  It was like attending a reunion with so many old coming home!  It was such a delight!  I would recommend Somebody to Love to EVERYONE, as I do with all of Kristan's books, but also because I just plain LOVED IT!!  Parker and James are a pair, it just takes them a little longer to figure it out!!

Please stop back tomorrow where Kristan will be stopping by to answer a few questions about her new release and some very special characters.


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….

Kristan is also donating parts of the proceeds of the FIRST WEEK of sales to Save the Children, so if you were planning on purchasing this book, Please do it now!!


Jaye Shields said...

Is there going to be a giveaway for this book? If not, I'm buying it. I've never read Kristen Higgins (That I can remember) so this sounds like a great book to start out with. To be honest, all contemporaries blend together for me, so when I read them, I rarely remember who they were. Paranormal authors are so easy to remember because each author has their unique world that they've built, you know? But I am so excited to lay in the sun and read some contemporaries this summer! And the sun is out and in full-force here in sunny California. The other day it was 95 degrees, so I am ready to work on my tan and catch up on my reading!

Quilt Lady said...

I love Kristen's books! I can't wait to read this one.