SOMEBODY TO LOVE
Higgins has another winner with this delightful romance. The protagonists are a pleasure: a heroine who gets advice from the imaginary characters she has created and a hero who must forgive himself for a childhood mistake that changed his family’s lives forever.
While Parker Welles’ son is on vacation with his father and new step-mother, she is coming to terms with the fact that her father has lost all his money — as well as her and her son’s trust funds — and is now in prison. She still has a rundown house in Maine. As she gets it ready to sell, she unexpectedly gets help from her father’s lawyer, James Cahill. Though Parker has little respect for James — she calls him Thing One and believes he is just her father’s boot-licker — she finds there is a lot more to him. James has been in love with Parker for years and hopes that their time together will give him the chance to get her to see him in a better light. (HQN, May, 425 pp., $7.99)