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Somebody to Love Audiobook

Somebody to Love

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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.

©2012 Kristan Higgins (P)2012 Tantor

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    debidoll Las Vegas, NV 09-09-17
    debidoll Las Vegas, NV 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Lovely story"

    Lovely touching story. Looking forward to more reads from Kristen Higgins. Performance was top notch and made the experience wonderful.

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    LisaJ 05-18-17
    LisaJ 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a good story"

    I have read this one several times and lived it. I love getting to see the Gideon's Cove gang, and Parker and James' story is so good... and the narrator just nails it. Especially Lavinia's voice. I laughed so many times at what that old gal did.... thank you for many enjoyable hours.

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    Sharon 03-21-17
    Sharon 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't judge a book by its narrator"

    This is my favorite Higgins book. If you've never read a Higgins novel, this is a great one to start with, but ugh the narrator is the worst. Please don't judge this book by the reader it's miles better.

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    jodiod Bay area ca 06-21-16
    jodiod Bay area ca 06-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Jodiod

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    "Always perfect."

    Kristan Higgins is the queen of romantic comedy. Truly a genius. Loved every character and their quirks. Better with each reread.

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    Deborah JANESVILLE, WI, United States 12-10-13
    Deborah JANESVILLE, WI, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Favorite from this author"

    I really liked the Best Man. But this story was very endearing and a good story/romance. I enjoyed it/liked it better. Thanks!

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    KS 12-04-13
    KS 12-04-13
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    "Terrible narration"
    What would have made Somebody to Love better?

    I can't honestly rate the story because the narration was so annoying I quit listening after less than an hour. I returned this one!


    What was most disappointing about Kristan Higgins’s story?

    Narration


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    Darcy 10-17-13
    Darcy 10-17-13

    Audio addict!!

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    "Hated the holy rollers!"
    What disappointed you about Somebody to Love?

    The main character was too clingy/co-dependent on 'baby-daddy' and smothering the kid.


    What was most disappointing about Kristan Higgins’s story?

    Female character continued interaction with her fictional characters...drove me nuts.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappontment


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    Pixie Mom 09-25-13
    Pixie Mom 09-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Delightful story,wonderfully imperfect characters!"

    I love the way Kristin Higgins writes, especially her character development. In Somebody to Love, James Cahill is 5 years younger than Parker, but so wonderfully troubled and competent that you have to fall in love with him. Parker has father issues (justified in her case) and is struggling to make ends meet when she's left destitute with a 5 year old son and a decrepit cottage in Maine after her father is imprisoned for insider trading. James comes to her rescue and slowly shows Parker that he's not just one of her father's minions - the fact that she calls him "Thing 1" tickled me at first, then irritated me after he did so much to help her. Still the fact that you get involved with these fictional characters is a great tribute to Ms. Higgins' writing skills. Use your credit and you won't regret it!

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    Barbara 04-24-13
    Barbara 04-24-13

    A busy mum who doesnt find much time to read, however the beauty of ebooks is that i can listen while i drive or walk or am on my treadmill to name a few :) awesome!!

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    "holy rollers overdone"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    yes....no mention of holy rollers whatsoever....it brought down the tone of the whole book...if we have an inner self talking to us we usually dont have such derision for our thoughts....after all its our self conscious thoughts and inner common sense speaking..in her case it was the characters of a book she created that made her a popular author, much to her disgust.VERY damn annoying having the main character talk to them throughout the book...and they talked back!!! She would have sounded so much better without sounding so insane....and what made it worse was that they were characters from a book the main character wrote that was a so called popular seller?? Dont know how the hell why...or even why they made the main character an author...she is a privileged woman reduced to having to fend for herself when her nomadic estranged father traded all her inheritance away and subsequently was sent to jail for his crimes.....hmm it could have had some merit as an interesting plot if it wasnt for the constant rants of insanity...and the loopy dad..


    What was most disappointing about Kristan Higgins’s story?

    see above, stupid holy rollers..(angels on skates) weird...


    What three words best describe Justine Eyre’s performance?

    lovely thanks....a highlight to the story


    Could you see Somebody to Love being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no no no...an hell no...


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    A. Ahearn 01-28-14
    A. Ahearn 01-28-14
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about Somebody to Love?

    I like the love story, will they or wont they.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James becuase he seems to have a big heart helping Parker with her house when he should be out looking for a job.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    This book is narrated by Justine Eyre, I thought the preformance was fair however her accents were not very strong. She might do better in a accent free story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were a few laughs.


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