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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Disappointmentville: Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 432; Kindle Edition - File Size: 597 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: April 24, 2012 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Somebody to Love" by Kristan Higgins

My Book Summary : Recently Parker's life went from "high-society" to "rubbing pennies together" when her father lost everything she had after getting mixed up in an insider-trading deal. Now except for a little money to her name all she has left is a house on a piece of land in a small town in Maine called Gideon's Cove. Therefore, this summer while her son is with his father and stepmother (Ethan & Lucy) on a three-week vacation, she'll be in Gideon's Cove fixing up the house in hopes that she can sell it.

However, as soon as she gets to her property she realizes that the house is no more than a shack that has barely made it through the years while being filled with junk and vermin. It's a bigger struggle then she thought but if she plans to make it on her own she has to restore and sell this place. So she will.

Thankfully, James, her father's lawyer and friend who is also extremely good looking even if he's five-years younger than her, has plans to help her restore the shack whether she wants his help or not. Over the time, they share together in Gideon's Cove they realize that each is not what they originally thought of the other. Yet is their mutual attraction enough to build a relationship that has many potholes already. Or is a summer fling just what they both need?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, this is a great story if you want to find out what and how the characters from "The Next Best Thing" & "Catch of the Day" are doing!! However, I found the plot to be dragged out and a little dull. I mean, I did love the characters main and secondary. Even though Parker is a little overly high strung, she and James played off each other really well.

In truth is the novel was okay and a little bit cute but I didn't fall in love with it as I did "Too Good To Be True" & "Until There Was You." Moreover, maybe that was my real problem with this novel was that I had to high of expectations for it because we were given updates of everyone for two of the author's past novels. I'm really not sure.

Even so, I recommend this novel to anyone who's a fan of Kristan Higgins. I just hope you like it better than I did. =0/

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Just One of the Guys | The Next Best Thing | All I Ever Wanted | Until There Was You

Author's Novel Extras : Somebody to Love's Map

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
Once upon a time, there was a family of chipmunks who found a lovely, clean place to live for the winter. They climbed inside and got all snuggly and fell asleep. Then, alas, someone started their home, which was actually the engine of a car, and they were pulverized in their sleep. But they went to animal heaven, so it wasn't a total wash.
The Holy Rollers sighed with deep satisfaction. "Save it," Parker muttered, putting aside the red notebook she always carried in case inspiration struck. Chipmunk puree would probably not sell, no matter how much her publisher wanted a new series. ~ within Chapter 6
Once back on the interstate, James's phone chirped. One missed call...Parker.
Well. That was kind of nice. Maybe she wanted him to pick something up for dinner, as it was now after six. Unlikely, but maybe. They'd been in this war of supreme pleasantness since the night he'd dared to mention St. Ethan.
He pulled over and listened to her message. Listened to it again. And a third time.
Well, holy crap. He'd better put the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately, he was still an hour and a half away.
James couldn't help laughing as he pulled back on the highway. Parker Harrington Welles, in a holding cell. He couldn't wait to see it. ~ within Chapter 16
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Kristan, then please check out her website.

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