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Somebody to Love (Gideon's Cove #3)

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins is back with a hilarious and heartwarming new story about a rich girl who discovers that a little hard work may be just the thing she needs...

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
Mass Market Paperback, 425 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by HQN Books
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Duchess Nicole
Not a review, just a few favorite quotes for myself to remember :D Possibly spoiler-ish...

"I'll be at home", he said. "And I'll be thinking of you the whole time."

"I do want something with you," she said. "But to be honest, I have no idea how to do this. Whatever it is, it's going to be glacier-slow, okay?"
"I like glaciers."
She smiled, and there it was again, that aching pressure in
Mar 04, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it
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When I spotted Somebody to Love in Netgalley, I immediately requested it, having enjoyed Until There Was You last year. I wasn't really planning to read this soon, but then I started and got to know Parker (and the Holy Rollers!) and I just couldn't stop. Somebody to Love introduces Parker Harrington Welles, a children's book writer who relies on the trust fund she had and building her world around her one and only son. She is essentially rich, but she didn't really
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I fell in love all over again

This novel not only revolved around love. It also revolved around friendship, parenthood, forgiveness and second chances.

Parker may not be the perfect writer but she definitely tries hard to be a perfect mother. Her character has been through many patches in life. (view spoiler)
***** My review: 5 breathtaking stars *****

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I've never read a book by Kristan Higgins that I didn't like. I simply LOVE this one. SOMEBODY TO LOVE made me get all teary eyed at the end and by the time I read the epilogue I had a few tears running down my cheeks. I'm such a sucker for a great romance. This is definitely one.

This book is pretty long. It's about 425 pages or so. It's every bit worth the read. Ms. Higgins does a fabulous job letting you get to know the characters and how they intera
Mar 21, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mary by: Rie_dominique
It's a sweet cliche love story. But I love it so much.

I think it's the 2nd Higgins book written from 2 POVs, both the hero and the heroin. But since Parker's POV toward James tended to be negative, I think James POV was necessary here. And it worked, he's so adorable, you'll love his voice.

Parker situation was a bit complicated. She's a single mother of 5 yrs old boy, and still well connected to the father, Ethan Mirabelli, who was crazy in love and recently married to Parker's bestfriend, Lucy.
Aug 11, 2015 Jenice rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
"The course of true love never did run smooth". Okay, so Kristin Higgins isn't Shakespeare, but if you are looking for a fun, sweet, g-rated romance (difficult to find in the romance genre, trust me on this) she is your girl. You will fall in love with her hero's and heroine's while watching them fall in love. Their friends are people you want to have as friends. Their families are a bit kooky, who doesn't have a few kooky family members (maybe you are the kooky family member)? And you always ge ...more
Steph Su
Feb 16, 2014 Steph Su rated it really liked it
Shelves: want-to-own
Normally I think Kristan Higgins’ romances are cute, featuring an adorable love interest, but with a highly irritating female protagonist who engages in embarrassing behavior and/or doesn’t know when to shut it. Which is probably why I enjoyed SOMEBODY LIKE YOU as much as I did: there’s no cringe-worthy word vomit! Parker is a sensible, unspoiled, caring, actually desirable female! James is… Thing One. (Okay, no, but seriously, I’m always a little wary of a dual-narrative romance, but James is g ...more
Apr 05, 2012 willaful rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of light contemporary romance
3.5 stars. The first of Higgins' books with recurring characters is follow-up to two others, one of which is my highest rated book by her (Catch of the Day) and one of which I couldn't finish (The Next Best Thing.) Somebody to Love doesn't hit either of these extremes. It's very readable and has its share of humor and romance, but compared to some of Higgins' other work, it was a little lacking.

Parker (who had a child with the hero of The Next Best Thing) is hit with a bombshell: her father has
Aug 18, 2012 Searock rated it liked it
Bought the paperback to read at work.
It was enjoyable enough to keep reading to the end, but never became a special snowflake.
It had all the right pieces. It all fit together. It was well written.
But for some reason, I felt as though I could see the author sitting at the keyboard writing it the whole time I was reading.
Sophie ♥
Couldn't finish this one... But yay I'm going back to Judith McNaught's historicals for a REAL dose of intense romance :D
Jul 02, 2013 Keertana rated it liked it
Somebody to Love veers away from the typical Kristan Higgins path - which is both a good and a bad thing. On one hand, it's refreshing to have a protagonist who is a single mom by choice, not by circumstance; who isn't actively pining and seeking her Mr. Right; whose is perfectly happy with her life the way it is. And yet, Parker, the heroine of our tale, is rich. Very rich. In fact, she writes best-selling stories for children and gives all the proceeds to charity because she doesn't need the m ...more
This book is incredibly sweet and romantic. There are achingly sweet moments of tender love all throughout this book. I laughed and I cried. It was quite a great ride. The best thing about this book: James Cahill. I just love a hero who is quite literally ruined for anyone but the heroine. The way he loved Parker was just perfect, and the way that Kristan Higgins described him was utterly delish! I loved how perfect he was. I know some readers have problems with ultra perfect heroes out there, a ...more
I found this at a rummage sale for 50 cents. I had read a few of Kristan Higgins and thought I'd try another. Anyway, Parker Welles is visited by her father and learns she is essentially broke and her father has loss the family's entire fortune, including her and her son's. Her only option now was to go to Maine and renovate a house she inherited. James Cahill, her father's lawyer, joins her to help.

This was written in third person. Unlike the other books I've read of hers that was done in first
Meh. Lacking in humor and an over abundance of angst. Not a great KH, bound to read plunker every once in a while. Still, not awful or anything.
Viviana Izzo
Sep 21, 2012 Viviana Izzo rated it really liked it
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
This was really 3.5 stars for me and for most of the book it was a solid 3. I will try and put to epaper my thoughts about this book. This is probably going to come off more as a rant than a review. I didn't warm to Parker until the last 1/8 of the book and at points of the book I wanted to throw the book against the wall because of her. I thought she was extremely narrow- minded and cold. I fell in love with James from the first and knew that there was a lot more to him that we knew. I couldn't ...more
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Apr 25, 2012 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a Heart Gripping Romance
Recommended to A Tasty Read Book Reviews by: 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
Toni Aleo
Jun 25, 2012 Toni Aleo rated it it was amazing
Oh boy did I want to cry so bad during this book! Kristin Higgins did it again and man, did it pull at my heart strings. Thankfully, I was at work and couldnt cry because if I wasnt, I'd probably being crying like a child. lol. Beautiful, beautiful story. I fell for James on the first page and Parker was strong and the perfect heroine. Her son, perfect and it was great to see pass characters come back. Great book. Go read it.
Aug 20, 2014 Shawna rated it it was amazing
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5 stars – Contemporary Romance

Loved it! This is my favorite KH read! Parker and James were great characters, and I enjoyed the dual POVs. The romance in this was more prevalent than in some of her other books, and the epilogue was fantastic and sigh-worthy.

I’m just sad that I’ve finished her backlist and have to wait until September for her next book release.
Apr 30, 2012 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Holy smokes, that was so good! Shoot, I'm at a loss for the appropriate flowery words. It was so funny, so sweet, so everything. Gah, I loved it. It was so nice to see Maggie and Malone and Ethan and Lucy again. Parker and Thing One were perfection. Did I say I loved it? I really did.
Liz Flaherty
Nov 21, 2011 Liz Flaherty rated it it was amazing
Since this isn't out yet, I haven't read it, but am writing this review because I know ahead of time to give it five stars. Once I read Kristan's first one, the others fell like delicious wonderful dominoes into my hot little Kindle.
Review originally posted at http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blo...

I actually reviewed this book for a dear friend quite a few months ago as a guest on her blog and stupidly forgot to post the review here as well, so here goes....

One of the reasons I love reading romance novels is for the chance to escape, to experience a little fantasy, it takes my mind away from everyday chores and a demanding family life. Something Kristan Higgins does really well (and it certainly works for me) is she conne
3.5 stars

From Goodreads' description of the book:

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.

Parker Welles is an unmarried mom, raising a 5 years old boy with the help of his father, Ethan, who's married to Lucy (heroes in The Next Best Thing). Parker is a successful auth
Apr 16, 2012 Chachic rated it liked it
Shelves: galley
Originally posted here.

Somebody to Love is Kristan Higgins' latest, which I got to read in advance thanks to NetGalley. I heard from a friend that it would be better to read Catch of the Day before this one because the couple in that book reappears here. I agree, much better to find out how Maggie and Malone got together first. The main characters in The Next Best Thing also show up in Somebody to Love, they're good friends of Parker so you might want to pick that up as well if you're particular
Christi Snow
Apr 24, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:

In typical Kristan Higgins fashion, this book was breaking my heart in the midst of giggling and laughing out loud. I adored both of these characters. They both have such deep issues despite the fact that their relationship has been such a surface one for six years. I think that's why the heartbreak is such a prevalent feeling when it comes to their interactions. As the reader, you know what all is happening in each of their lives and it hurts to watch them dealing with each other on s
Feb 12, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
I was a little confused at the beginning of this book, I kept having this weird feeling of deja vu and then wondering if I was missing something. And then it dawned on me that I knew some of the characters from previous books. The book starts off with the main character Parker explaining how she is bringing her son to stay with the father who she isn't married to. That would be Ethan and Lucy from the Next Best Thing. Also, later in the book we run into Maggie and Malone from Catch of the Day. S ...more
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Read this review on my blog! --> Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins

I now proclaim myself a complete and total Kristan Higgins fangirl. And this is only the second book of hers that I’ve read! But I’m positive that any of her books will move me, because, oh boy, did Somebody to Love move me, just like Until There Was You .

What was really interesting and different in Somebody to Love was that the guy was the one who yearned and pined over the girl. James fell in love with Parker the moment he
Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins is a HQN publication. This book was released in 2012. I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss for an honest review.
This is a follow up the novel "The Next Best Thing". This book can be read as a stand alone, however.

Parker is a single mom to five year old Nicky. She writes children's books for charity. She's a little burned out on the series and is ready to try something else. She has never had to worry about money. But, when her fathe
I've always liked Kristan Higgins. Maybe because her characters are all flawed, and different from most other protagonists. Maybe because I simply have a soft spot for an author who says she simply wrote because she thought that she couldn’t do that much worse than others. I’m not sure.

With this novel I am not really sure what I liked and what I didn’t. I certainly loved the setting and the way everything ended. I loved the heroine, Parker, and how much she loved her son. Plus, this woman talked
Jan 17, 2013 Staci rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads

2012 belonged to Jill Shalvis, but 2013 will be the year of Kristan Higgins my friends!!!! Holy moly, have I been living under a rock?? I'm so glad that I checked out two of Kristan's books over the holidays and that I decided to sit down early Sunday morning with this one. I read ALL morning long and if you were able to see my face I'm sure everyone would have been laughing at my expressions!! One minute I'm smiling like a dork, the next I'm crying, and before you know it I'm laughing, sighing,
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Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her books have been honored with dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books and Romantic Times.
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