From USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author Stacey Wiedower comes a story about bucket lists, reality TV, and love despite all modern obstacles…
Interior designer Quinn Cunningham has spent her life competing with her sisters, struggling with her weight, and breaking up with one jerk after another. She’s currently at war with her mother, who wants nothing more than for Quinn to land a man and fall in line with her wealthy Southern family’s traditional path of marriage, kids, spin class, and social climbing. But all Quinn really wants is to build a thriving career and make her own way.
When she lands an assignment to design a London townhouse for her boss’s brother, Quinn is ecstatic to get out of her hometown of Memphis and embark on an exciting adventure outside the bounds of her mother’s stifling social scene. As she learns the ropes in a new city and tackles the restoration of a stately old home, she meets a quirky fellow designer who pulls her easily—almost too easily—into her inner circle, along with not just one, but two hot British men with secrets she’s dying to unravel. The question is, will transatlantic romance unravel her, or will love finally find a place alongside Quinn’s ambition?
The Fixer-Upper novels:
How to Look Happy
How to Be Loved
What critics are saying about Stacey Wiedower:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the story with all of its twists and turns, and I really connected with the author’s writing. I can’t wait to read her other novels and I highly recommend you get a copy of all of them for yourself too!”
—Living Life with Joy, 5 out of 5 stars!
“(30 First Dates) was so poignant and funny and true to life. It doesn’t happen often that a book inspires me outside of the pages. I liked this book so much that I decided to make my own bucket list.”
—The Bad Mommy Diaries, 5 out of 5 stars!
“I absolutely loved this book! Highly recommended!” —Chicklit Club (Summary via Goodreads)
I love reading a story where there are little mentions that the reader can relate too. In How To Be Loved by Stacey Wiedower, she mentions little things like television shows and characters, that I can wholeheartedly relate. She mentions Chandler Bing and his character on Friends in relating his relationship woes to the main character Quinn. Quinn and Chandler both find the littliest thing wrong with a member of the opposite sex and have the relationship doomed before the first date has even officially started. And then later in the story Wiedower references another great show, How I Met Your Mother and how the character relates to Ted.
I also love that Quinn is an interior designer living in Memphis Tennessee but work has her traveling to London to redecorate her bosses brother’s home. I love everything about London….from the way they speak, to them drinking a cuppa tea, hanging at the pub…. And with Quinn being an interior designer you get a glimpse into the artistic aspect London has to offer.
The story is very captivating from the very beginning and the reader has no problem getting to know Quinn’s family and her 2 best friends in Memphis, Savy and Jules and when she jets off to London and meets Miranda and her crew in the pub, you are instantly a member of that circle as well.
The independence of Quinn and the way she handles herself with all the different situations that arise are page turning addicting. Even when she is having problems with her London crew, she handles it to the best of her ability and you love and admire her even more. Her vulnerability is what will have you tearing the pages as you turn them quickly to see how she happens the situation when the pot really begins to boil……
I loved the beginning, the end and the middle….I hated the end not for the way it ended but the sheer fact that the story had to end at all….
Review by Missi S.