Book Review| How to Be Loved

38083996How to Be Loved: a Fixer-Upper romantic comedy novel

by Stacey Wiedower (Goodreads Author)
it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating details ·  Rating  ·  Review

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



Wow!  This book did not go the way I was thinking it would.  I really thought it was going to go in a different direction.  But heck I loved it.

In this book Quinn is going to London to overhaul her boss brother’s flat.  She is really good at her job, but doesn’t get the support from her family that she should.  While over in London she meets an up tight hunk and a laid back sex god.  As the story goes on she deals with deception and hurt.  It is amazing how she deals with all of the issues that come up and still be able to concentrate on her job and still be a bad ass interior designer.

There were many wonderful characters and plenty of fun banter to go around. Quinn is definitely a wonderful person, who is strong, determined and caring.  Her story has some twists and turns in it and she doesn’t follow the path that I thought she might.  I was really thinking that this book was going to end a different way and I really could see it going that way, but the end was nice.

The book flowed nicely and was very entertaining keeping me hooked till the end.  I loved how it is set in London with a British point of view mixed with Tennessee flair.  It made for a fun and interesting read.  I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a quirky fun read with a bit of romance.

*ARC provided by Gemma Halliday Publishing

5 star

Stacey WiedowerStacey Wiedower started her career as a reporter at a daily newspaper before following her passion to interior design school. She spent three years at a firm with bizarre similarities to “Designing Women,” and now she funnels all of those experiences into her work as a full-time writer. Along with magazine articles, website copy and a weekly feature called My New Home, she writes romantic comedies, and the zany characters she’s met poke their heads into her stories from time to time. Stacey lives in Tennessee with her husband, also a writer, and a son who’s inherited their overactive imaginations.






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