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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

ARC Review! Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow



I almost didn’t believe it was him.

In high school, Sebastian Pryce had been an aloof outsider who kept to himself. But now, ten years, later he’s back and unusually attractive. With muscle in all the right places and hands that know exactly what they’re doing, Sebastian is everything I didn’t know I needed. And while he isn’t exactly friendly, he has a magnetism that draws me in.

He pulls away, afraid he’ll break me.

Until the night I demanded more—and he gave it. (Hard and deep. Twice.)

Were we just two lost, lonely people seeking solace?

Or could a disgraced reality TV star and a flawed, frustrating man actually find some sort of happy together?

** SOME SORT OF HAPPY is a full-length standalone romance. **

ARC Provided by Author

What can I say? Yet again, Melanie Harlow has outdone herself. Each book is better than the one before, each hero more amazing, each heroine more enjoyable.

I admit, at the beginning, I wasn't sure if I was going to like Sebastian...he's a different type of romantic lead and the things he is dealing with in his life make his a lot less accessible that romantic heroes usually are..but then you get to know him. You learn about his kindness, about how much he cares, about how afraid he is to let someone close to him.

You get to know him as Skylar gets to know him...and you fall for him as well. Sebastian's OCD is so well-written you feel like you understand a little what it must be like in his head as he struggles. This helps with being able to connect with him, you feel like you are getting to understand him and the way he thinks, so the things he deals with feel less intimidating to relate to and understand.

You admire Skylar as it takes a lot of strength to be able to deal with what is a part of who he is that will cause struggles that he can't control no matter how much he wants to control them. And, he does. He struggles with the idea that he should not be with Skylar and he pushes her away. Repeatedly. He lets her in, and then pulls back. If he wasn't written well, you would give up on Sebastian. Instead, I found myself cheering each little step forward and sad for each one he took back.

I love that, at the beginning of the book, each are in a low place. They are each partly to blame for the situation they each find themselves in, but at the same time they are each at that low point partly due to circumstances they controlled badly and allowed to take over their lives. They are both working their way back to being the people they know they can be...and there is a draw to one another that is built of that understanding.

The scene in the restaurant where they both think they are getting attention because of something they have each done and acknowledge it is wonderful. There is such a common ground it is impossible for them not to fall for one another.

I loved it. A well written and wonderful effort by an author I will continue to read anything she writes.




 

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