Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@MelanieHarlow2)

This was such a heartfelt and beautiful read. Melanie Harlow did a fantastic job of tackling some difficult issues. This book will stay with me for a while to come!
Some Sort of Happy (Happy Crazy Love, #1)
Title: Some Sort of Happy
Author: Melanie Harlow
Series: Happy Crazy Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 22nd 2015

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Skylar Nixon is a twenty-seven year old failed actress with no Plan B. After a humiliating stint on a reality TV show crushes what’s left of her childhood dream, she finds herself back in her hometown with no money saved, no college degree, and no confidence she’s anything but a joke—a small town starlet who couldn’t hack it in the big city.

When she runs into former classmate Sebastian Pryce, she can’t believe the hot body and chiseled jaw belong to the shy, troubled loner she knew ten years before. He’s not exactly friendly at first, and she’s heard the rumors about his tragic past, but something in his sad eyes intrigues her. She only wants to get to know him better.

Until the night she wants more—and takes it. (Hard and deep. Twice.)

Are they just two lonely people seeking solace? Or can a disgraced beauty queen and flawed, frustrated man find some sort of happy ever after?

It's been a while since I've read a book by Melanie Harlow, and I picked up Some Sort of Happy on sale and decided to give the Happy Crazy Love series a try. I'll tell you now, this book had the feels, as I watched Skylar and Sebastian struggle. Skylar was on a to show which painted her as a bad person, which in turn made her personal life difficult. Sebastian went through a tough time as a child which he carried with him growing up and still affected him today.

Skylar was a beautiful, beauty queen type of girl who wanted to be an actress, but she had brains as well. It was good to see her have a passion for decorating and even an interest in the wine industry. She was a sweet and genuine girl who was lost for a while. Sebastian was sure he would never fall for another girl after what he went through, but Skylar touched him like no one else did. I liked that they had crossed paths in school, and that even though they were from different worlds, Skylar remembered him.

I loved what the author did with this story, tackling the difficult issue of OCD. I could not imagine how difficult it would be to live with it day to day. The way that Skylar and Sebastian slowly fell for one another, revealing their darkest secrets and tried to help each other through, was just beautiful. Even while each of them struggled they did their best to help each other through.

Usually editing issues don't bother me, but there were so many in this one, that should've been easy to pick up. Sometimes I had to read a sentence a few times because a word was wrong and it didn't make sense. But regardless, it was still a beautiful and heartfelt read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

This was such a big moment for Sebastian... I loved it! To go out of his comfortzone for Skylar was beautiful and it made my heart swell for him!

Then I felt it—his forehead dropping gently onto the back of my head, and resting there. Something squeezed my heart, but I refused to give in. Then I felt the hand on my hip, heard him whisper my name, and I knew I was lost.

Kindle Page 198
Originally inspired by YA Bound
Melanie HarlowMelanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are inspired by a sense of place, an appreciation for the past, and unexpected pleasures in life—especially the romantic kind. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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