Somebody to Love (Gideon's Cove Series #3)

Somebody to Love (Gideon's Cove Series #3)

by Kristan Higgins
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Somebody to Love (Gideon's Cove Series #3) by Kristan Higgins



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….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459226999
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Series: Gideon's Cove Series , #3
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 21,969
File size: 629 KB

About the Author

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA TODAY bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She has received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The New York Journal of Books and Kirkus. 

Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two atypically affectionate children, a neurotic rescue mutt and an occasionally friendly cat. 

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Somebody to Love 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 190 reviews.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
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 such a superficial level. Parker has grown up as a child of wealth and privilege. At the age of ten, her father cheated on her mother with the babysitter. Parker was the one who caught them and her life and her relationship with her father was irrevocably changed...and it was not for the better. Parker's father is a powerful Wall Street mogul and, as such, has his own little entourage. There are two men in particular who always accompany him. Parker calls them Thing One and Thing Two. Thing One just happens to be James. It was as much of a surprise to him as anyone when he was hired by Harry and taken under his wing. They are friends and have a close relationship to the point where Harry claims James as the son he never had...not exactly music to Parker's ears. She wants a close relationship with her father again, but only sees him becoming close to James. When Harry's life falls apart, he finds himself going to jail and stripped of all his wealth, including Parker and her son's trustfunds which she had entrusted to him. James has always felt a special connection to Parker although she obviously doesn't reciprocate his feelings. But when her life falls apart, he steps up to help. One of the things that Kristan Higgins does so well with her writing is create wonderful characters. Her characters are real, deep, sarcastic, and self-depricating. They are also so lovable. I think that Parker is one of my favorites that Kristan has ever created. She's a children's author and pitched a completely sarcastic series that actually got picked up. So she ended up writing an incredibly successful kids series about some saccharin sweet 8 year olds that she literally hates. The book starts with her finishing the series with the final book, but the characters are still alive in her head...and they talk to her...and she talks back to them. OMG, it is so hilarious!!! Between that and the ideas that she has for new series'....I kept reading those aloud to my husband....so freaking funny!! This book is just wonderful. Honestly, I challenge you to pick up ANY Kristan Higgins book and not completely fall in love. She has a completely different writing voice. It is entertaining and funny and poignant. I ADORE HER BOOKS. I just wish that she could write faster!!! Another fabulous, fabulous book. I think that this is my favorite of hers yet!!!
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
I read this one this afternoon and I must say I was hooked from the very beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristan Higgins is an amazing writer. This is the second book I have read by her, and loved both of them. Cannot wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why do people have to use the whole book as a review?? Just say if its good or not!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read a Kristan Higgins books I didn't love!! Her sense of humor is exactly what I want in a book.
WhatsOntheBookshelf More than 1 year ago
A great feel good book! This book reminded me of the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. It's one of those sweet romances with little quirks just around every page that keeps you going. It's the first Kristan Higgins book I've read, but it won't be the last. If you're looking for a feel good book, this is certainly one you can reach for. Parker was very easy to relate to. Her response to the shack she inherited was exactly how I'd picture my response. She hadn't wanted to care about it, that much was obvious, but then she really got into fixing it up and the house grew on her. As did James. Seeing her begin to fit into the town and adjust to the reality she now faced was entertaining. I loved watching her with James and seeing the transformation in her feelings from disgust to love. James starts out as your typical stuck up lawyer, but then we get to see other sides of him. The side that cared about her and her father, the side that protected and the hot carpenter. HAHA...I had to throw that in there. The combination of all of him is what drew me in. He wasn't a character that I immediately fell in love with, but you get there. Definitely a book you should check out and an author to keep at the top of your list.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
This book is second in not one but two series and what makes it interesting is it can stand alone and is still enjoyable. You never feel like you are missing some vital information from the other books. First it is the second after The Next Best Thing (Ethan/Lucy) where the best friends of Parker Welles are the main characters and then she ends up in Gideon’s Cove which was first introduced in Catch of the Day (Maggie/Malone). The characters of Parker and James are very interesting and it does not take long for you to get involved in their story. Parker is portrayed as having grown up rich and spoiled but honestly I did not see it. Yes she was rich (until her father lost it all) but she has friends who are not rich, she is a single mom who works (writing children’s books) and is not afraid to do what she needs to do for her son. James is a lawyer and you can tell right off that there is more to him. He is a good guy who has gotten a bad rap for being Parker’s fathers “yes man”. There is a past they are both trying to move beyond. And a future together if they manage not to mess up the present. I really enjoyed this book. I had never read anything from Higgins before but I will most certainly pick up more of her books. Higgins uses some British terms (bugger, crikey, loo, etc) and it seems a bit odd sometimes since the rest of the book she doesn’t and it is set in Maine, USA. The other bizarre thing is her talking to the angel characters in the children books she has written and them talking back to her (in her mind of course). But it does not take long to get passed that and just enjoy the story and the many background characters Higgins has included. And the Epilogue is so sweet it will bring a tear to any single mothers eye. . REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kimberly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing, great characters, a book that's a keeper.
PrincessThuy1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. The title fit perfectly with the main characters and their pursuit to finding "somebody to love." Not just finding somebody for them to love but also finding that somebody to love them as well. Parker and James were so lovable that I fell in love with them. James basically fell in love at first sight with Parker and that scene when he first laid eyes on her made me swoon. The way Ms. Higgins described what was going on in his mind was just so perfect. But unfortunately for James, Parker takes an instant dislike to him when she finds out he is her father's lawyer and right hand man. Although she finds him attractive she feels kind of envious of the attention James gets from her father. It's kind of the classic rich girl being neglected by her father and she's constantly trying to get his approval and attention but her father lavishes all his attention on James instead. So this creates an obstacle that they have to overcome in order to realize they're meant for each other. Both have issues with their families and both want love and acceptance from their parents but neither getting it. It was sad to see that these two lovable people have no one to love them back until they get together and when they do finally find love with on another it was just so sweet. Like I said before, this was my absolute favorite book by Ms. Higgins so far. And Malone and Maggie from Catch of the Day make an appearance because the story takes place in Gideon's Cove. That was nice to catch up with those characters. I highly recommend reading this book. And as an FYI if you want to read Ethan's and Lucy's story it's in The Next Best Thing. These three books are kind of connected but you don't have to read them in order to know what's going on. But I think chronologically the Next Best Thing is first then Catch of the Day and then Somebody to Love. I actually haven't read The Next Best Thing but it's next on my Higgins reading list :)
Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
Laine's Review: 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 you know it would be nice to go ahead a read them....mostly to understand where the events are taking you!!  Parker Welles has it all. The family fortune. Amazing son. Amazing family....well sort of. Until her father surprises her with losing all of the fortune!! Except for a little piece of land with a cottage on it in Gideon's Cove in Maine. So with the help of her son and for some odd reason her father's lawyer James Cahill with help flipping it upside down for her to sell. And she doesn't want any man in her life to screw it up.  Until James Cahill helps her...in more ways than she realizes!! Another great read from Kristan Higgins! I swear it's like a fight between Jill Shalvis and Kristan Higgins. (Love their man wars though on Facebook)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristan Higgins again writes a wonderful story about a single mother learning a lot about herself through her trials and I love the fact that the book is so funny and tearful. Parker Welles looses her money but not her fight and she fights for a better life for her son by working hard to flip a house with the help of her father's hated personal attorney.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first Kristan Higgins book I read and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed her writing style and will look into purchasing more books from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author! She is great at adding humor to a love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and characters.
AndeNC More than 1 year ago
Great story. Loved the characters.
gpg88 More than 1 year ago
This is my second favorite Kristan Higgins book, my first being the book that leads into this one, The Next Best Thing. I love reading this author's books. They are just a fun, enjoyable, easy read. I really liked the characters of these two books and James. I enjoyed Parker and James' story. Definitely worth reading.
LovestoreadTL More than 1 year ago
I love all of Kristan Higgins' books. This one is one of the best yet!!!
ShellyMN More than 1 year ago
Somebody to Love was another Great Higgins book! It was great to catch up on past characters and read the story of James a.k.a. "Thing One" and Parker. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! And as James likes to say, "Always lovely to see you"....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. It takes you back to Gideons Cove, Maine and revisits some old favorties. I loved the book and highly recommend.
coffeemama More than 1 year ago
nice beach read
anonymous11CA More than 1 year ago
Another must read by Kristan Higgins.
GHott More than 1 year ago
The man is a menace. He is absolutely adorable but he know it – and he sees Parker as is quick and easy path to the top – at least she thinks so. Really, what could be better than the boss’s daughter, right? If only Parker didn’t remember that one time. The only time she’s let down her defenses since she found out she was pregnant with her now five year old son. The only time she’s ever… well, no, Parker does not want to remember that evening. But HE is her father’s minion. His attorney, to be precise. His minion attorney who somehow manages to attend all of the family functions and is always at daddy’s side. The minion attorney that Daddy spends much more time with than his daughter. The minion attorney that Daddy wishes was his son. Could there be a better reason to detest him? Yet, here the minion is, with Parker, trying to help her make this itsy bitsy shack into a home since her father’s been sent to prison and his assets seized. If only Parker can remember he’s the minion attorney and not the sexy carpenter.
debc195 More than 1 year ago
Quick and easy summer read. I recommend this book. Nice love story!
Momof3boysKA More than 1 year ago
I loved going back to Gideon's cove in this book. It was great to see Maggie and Malone and the rest of the gang from Catch of the Day. I also loved seeing Lucy and Ethan from The Next Best Thing ( I loved both of those books) The chemistry between Parker and James was great. I'll be counting down the days until the next Kristan Higgins book comes out!
Karen2 More than 1 year ago
Somebody to love is a easy read! I loved the 2 main characters and would love to see them in another book. If you are looking for a easy book but gets you hooked, read this. You cant put it down because you have to know what happens. Kristan Higgins never disappoints.