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Somebody to Love

(Gideon's Cove #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  11,910 ratings  ·  911 reviews
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
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Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great story, fabulous setting with fantastic characters....

Parker is a single mom, to a very adorable little boy, and is quite happy being single.... When she loses her trustfund, and life circumstances change, James comes in and helps her out....

Even though James and Parker have a past, at first neither of them necessarily want to make that their future....

I really like the chemistry between them... and I was definitely cheering for them the entire time.....

Even though the plot was somewhat
Somebody to Love is the third installment in Kristan Higgins's adult contemporary romance series: Gideon's Cove. It's also my least favorite Higgins novel to date. It's not bad. It's just that I was bored and found myself trying extra hard to invest myself in these characters. The Higgins magic was missing in this one (in my opinion), but it was still an enjoyable storyline that was easy to follow. I would never deter anyone from reading a book, especially a Kristan Higgins book, so check it out ...more
~~~ SPOILERS FOR 'The Next Best Thing' BOOK 2 IN THE SERIES~~~

What a fantastic and beautiful story! I loved it! This is the third book in the Gideon's Cove series and was the best. I remember Parker from The Next Best Thing, and remember really liking her. She was a strong and independent mother to Nick, her son with Ethan, the Mirabelli brother you might remember that ended up with Lucy, his brothers widow. Sounds much more taboo and complicated than it really was. Ethan and Parker had went sep
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely adore Kristan Higgins writing. Somebody To Love is my favorite of the Gideon's Cove series.

I fell in love with both Parker and James from the get go. Parker, a single mom to a sweet little boy Nicky, seemed content with life as it was for them. She did want her happily ever after but her son was her focus right now. But things were about to change for her. Parker soon realized that life was about working hard, being open to love, forgiveness and second chances.

James Cahill has to be
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
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this. Sometimes you just need to read a romance novel that is light & free with a few side laughs :)
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Feb 02, 2012 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
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
4.5 stars I stayed away from the Cove WAY TOO LONG! :))
Feb 14, 2012 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.
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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 int
Feb 06, 2012 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
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Sometimes a bit slow
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 ...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
Steph Su
Apr 01, 2012 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 27, 2012 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
May 16, 2013 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
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice enemies to friends to lovers/unrequited love story. Single mum and part-time children's author, Parker Welles and her 5 year tyke have hitherto lived a very comfortable life, their futures secured with loaded trust funds courtesy of her father's business acumen, until said acumen turned to insider trading and their fortune came crashing down on them. She is now suddenly responsible for securing the financial future for herself and her son and it definitely doesn't help that she's got a writ ...more
I may have given it five stars if I knew ahead of time that this story was connected to two other stories. This is a first for me: both THE NEXT BEST THING and CATCH OF THE DAY should be read before SOMEBODY TO LOVE. But TNBT and COTD can be read alone. Have I confused you yet?

My suggestion: read THE NEXT BEST THING first, then CATCH OF THE DAY and, lastly, SOMEBODY TO LOVE. The stories will make more sense.
It had many strong points, first of all well chosen characters and humor - as it is in all Higgins' novels.

I am afraid, though, that readers who haven't read first two part of the series can lost a bit of charm of this one. I have read them all and now, I want to read the first part again.

I give it three stars for joy (from reading this story as a standalone) plus one star for Gideon's Cove atmosphere ;-)
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.
Aug 18, 2012 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.
Jul 07, 2014 added it
Completely delightful! I'm a huge Kristan Higgins' fan and Somebody to Love may be one of my favorites. Kristan's books are all laugh out loud funny as well as full of heart and family and vivid, quirky characters. I recommend!

*This novel is a romance written for the general market.
First of all, thank you, Melissa for reading and reviewing Kristan Higgins' books. Usually after reading your reviews, I'll get the books and find myself in awe with them.
If I am not mistaken, you read the second book of the series, hence I got it as well but the third book intrigued me even more so I decided to read it first.
What I loved about this book, let's start with Z...

Z. Parker[h] referred James[H] as Thing 1.
Additional info, James was working for Parker's dad and Parker's dad went ever
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Lisa Filipe
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a Heart Gripping Romance
Recommended to Lisa 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
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
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Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 19 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal , People and ...more

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