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Somebody to Love

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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...more
Mass Market Paperback, 425 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by HQN Books
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Fabulous read. What a fantastic surprise to start with. This book is actually a follow-up of 2 other books : Catch of the Day and The Next Best Thing. Series are my favorite thing because I get to revisit some characters I've come to love. While this book is not part of a series, it's definitely a sequel, of sort.
Somebody To Love was beautiful and funny. I loughed out loud, really, and I cried too (happy tears during the epilogue). The chemistry between Parker and James is outstanding and while...more
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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...more
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....more
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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)...more
Apr 05, 2012 willaful rated it 3 of 5 stars 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...more
"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
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
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
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.
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
Viviana Izzo
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...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...more
Toni Aleo
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.
Liz Flaherty
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.
May 01, 2013 Sheree rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sheree by: Karen
Regular everyday people deserve HEA's too and no one does it better than Kristan Higgins. I'd be seriously missing out if my friend Karen wasn't a Kristan Higgins nut fan. Karen and I shared a special time at the Australian Romance Readers Convention this year; laughs, tears and semi stalker-ish moments with the totally lovable Kristan. Now I admit my KH collection isn't as obsessive extensive as Karen's but it's growing nicely, along with my fan girl crush.

Now back to the book, it's about stepp...more
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I'm on a romance kick and I knew Kristan Higgins would deliver. Parker grew up privileged. No wait, filthy stinking rich. I can not relate. Her father loses all her money--and her son's--and all she is left with is an old shack in Maine that her aunt left her. Who also happened to be a hoarder. Ha ha! I smell a challenge!

I actually think that would be amazing. A beach house in Maine. A fixer upper. It is picturesque! What Parker didn't plan on was her father's attorney coming to help her fix th...more
Audiobook this time around (3 stars narration, 5 stars story)...I don't enjoy Justine Eyre nearly as much as I'd like to. I just can't get used to her cadence and inflections during her non-dialogue parts and her New England accent definitely needs work. I still LOVE this story, though. It is KH, after all. :)

It's been a long time since I've sat down, in the middle of the day, and just read. I didn't want to put this book down. I absolutely adore Kristan Higgins! She. Just. Gets. It. She gives...more
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Apr 25, 2012 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars 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...more
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...more
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Unbeknownst to me, I didn't realize that this book is "sort of" part of a "series". Catch of the Day introduced us to Maggie and Malone (AHHH Malone) and the we got introduced in the book The Next Best Thing which I have not read yet!! It is on my to-read list of course, but I moved right along to Somebody to Love. I realized after talking with my friend Quinn, that I actually didn't NEED to read the other two to read this book. But just to let yo...more
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...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...more
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Dear Patri­cia,

you always liked Kris­tan Hig­gins. Maybe because her char­ac­ters are all flawed, and dif­fer­ent from most other pro­tag­o­nists. Maybe because you sim­ply have a soft spot for an author who says she sim­ply wrote because she thought that she thought 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...more

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,...more
This book may have just caught me in the right mood, but I really liked it. It was fun to see Parker from The Next Best Thing get her own book. This book also serves as an epilogue for Catch of the Day (or whichever book starred Malone). It's also a plus to get away from the first person perspective and get a look at the action from the guy's perspective too. Kristan Higgins has a very distinctive style, setting and type of romance that she favors, so I have to be in the right mood to read her,...more
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.
Two-haiku review:

She loses riches
Must fix up old house to sell
Dad's lawyer helps her

Loved Holy Rollers
Heart broke for main characters
Such sad backstories

Originally read Dec. 2012
Re-read Nov. 2013
This was the first book that I have read by Kristin Higgins, but what can I say but I LOVED IT!!! I visited my local used book store last night and bought some other books by her.

Wendy S. Marcus
This is one of those books that I didn't want to end!!!
Why I read it: I picked up a copy from NetGalley and I'm a fan of this author.

What it's about: (blurb from Goodreads) 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 gorg...more
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