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 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…
Fine Printings' Review
Another hit by Kristan Higgins. Her books always get to me, and this one was no exception. I will buck up and confess that tears certainly were spilled, happy ones. Though there was not as much humor in this story as say, Just One of the Guys and All I've Ever Wanted (admittedly my favorites) but it was warm, wholesome and fulfilling, a Higgins hallmark.
Also if you are a fan of Higgins (as any romance enthusiast should be), the story centers around Parker Welles. Best friend of Lucy and Ethan's ex from The Next Best Thing. Talk about a blast from the past! Not only do we get to play catch up and see how their romance progressed but as luck would have it, the readers' also get to meet up with all the players from Gideon's Cove. Of course that includes Maggie and Malone from Catch of the Day! Talk about awesome. The first novel where we get to see characters from not just one previous book, but two!
Now, to make this perfect, I just have one question for Kristan Higgins ... where can we find our very own James Cahill???? Rowr!
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