I’ve been meaning to read something by Kristan Higgins for quite a while. I even have two of her books on my Vox that I haven’t read yet. I got this one from NetGalley so that put a bit of time limit on when I could read it. I’m so glad I read this because now I want to read all of her books. I wasn’t sure about it when I started, but once I got into it, I couldn’t stop reading.
I like Parker for the most part. She has some traits I’m not fond of. She’s quick to judge and her inner dialogues with her book characters really annoyed me at first. I learned to ignore it, but I thought the idea was pretty silly. James, on the other hand, won me over immediately. He’s such a sweet guy. He has the ability to become a rich snob, but his background and his past keep him from taking that road. The supporting characters were awesome too. This is just one of those books where I either loved everyone in it, or loved to hate them. It was light so there wasn’t a ton of growth, but there was just enough.
I loved the romantic development. It helped that Parker and James had a little history. I’m huge fan of that in romance novels because it makes it seem less sudden. This isn’t one of those books where they meet and a week later they’re ready to get married or something. They’ve known each other for years. I appreciated that. Though it was pretty formulaic, for the most part, Higgins did throw in a few surprises.
In short, Somebody to Love is sweet and entertaining. It has solid characters and a believable romantic development. I highly recommend it to contemporary romance lovers.