by Kristan Higgins
My first Higgins and now that I’ve read them all, my least favorite. Mainly because Parker, the heroine, keeps referring to her “Lady Parts” (yuck and cringe) and persists in calling the very nice hero, James, as “Thing One” I found this mean and offensive, especially under the circumstances. Also, I admit I usually don’t really like it when the female is older than the male. Still, it was good enough to start me on a Kristan Higgins marathon! I didn’t realize that this was the third book in the loosely connected Gideon’s Cove three book series when I read it for the first time. Parker, whose father has lost all of the family money, including her own trust fund goes to the small Maine town to sell her only possession of any potential value: a decrepit house.
The oven was green, its door hanging open as if in a scream—Parker could totally relate.
To her dismay, she is accompanied by her father’s lawyer whom she has always looked down upon, yet who has been in love with her for years. Intriguing characters, unusual situations, Unstereotypical unpredictable heroes (hate the Alphas) unmatched humor, both situational and slapstick. It was great to see Maggie again and the other citizens of Gideon’s Cove.**3 out of 5 stars**
reread 2017 ??