Title: Somebody to Love
Pub Date: April 24, 2012
Author: Kristan Higgins
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’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…
Ever since I started reading Higgins's contemporary romance about 2 years ago, I have never miss any of her new book. I always like her story - very realistic, honest, and heart warming. And she always made me cry in some of the very touching and heart warming moments.
Somebody to love is about forgiving and second chance. Both Parker and James have a very disturbed childhood that have affected both their life greatly. Ever since her parents divorced when she was 10 years old, Parker had lost the love from her beloved father. When her father was getting very close to James, Parker was not happy about it. And she was thinking James wanted to get close to her because she's her father's only daughter. Due to an accident that happened when he was 12 years old, James was being denied by his parents and his brothers since then. He thought that having his own family was something far away for him. Nonetheless he could not help himself for being attracted and falling in love to Parker.
Parker's a writer for children books. I enjoy reading how she talked with her imaginary character from the children books series. However my heart was getting heavy each time she pushed James away from her. It's not that she's not attracted to him, but she just could not trust him. While James had always been honest to Parker. I think his father had been too harsh to him. My favorite part is when James went to seek forgiveness from his parents. Whatever the outcome, I'm sure he had done his best and he should not feel guilty anymore. The ending can't be more perfect.
I enjoy reading this book very much. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars.
Note: I receive the digital ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.