How to Be Loved

a Fixer-Upper romantic comedy novel

Family, friends and work may sound boring but add in travel, mystery men and adventure and suddenly the former doesn’t seem quite so dull. This story follows Quinn as she stretches her wings and learns not only are things not always as they seem. There are twists and turns that you don’t see coming and then there are those you are sure are coming but they don’t. There are many of life’s complexities written within this story and sometimes when the answer is in front of us we don’t see it. Quinn is a likeable character as are many of her friends. And London comes alive as Quinn learns her way around. Whereas I don’t really enjoy “chick lit”, this story was fun to read and totally kept my interest and kept me guessing on what was going to happen next. Though there is not hot graphic sex in this story there is plenty of love; love of friends, love of life and even a happily ever after love.

Quinn is a major disappoint to her family. She didn’t go to college to become a doctor, like her oldest sister, not did she marry a professional and become a stay at home mom, like her other sister. Quinn also didn’t follow her father into politics as he had hoped. Instead, Quinn became an Interior Designer. She loves her job. Supporting her are her close friends and her boss who gives her the opportunity to travel to London to design her brother’s historic house. While her friends are urging her to find love in London, Quinn just wants to do a great job. It doesn’t take Quinn long to find male interest though but what is she going to do? A fling? A long distance romance? Nothing?


Book Blurb for How to Be Loved

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


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2018 4.50