September 22, 2015

Review - Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow

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Synopsis
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?
**SOME SORT OF HAPPY is a full-length, dual POV novel, complete with a happy ending.**

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Author Bio:
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not reading good books, she gets her kicks from TV series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Downtown Abbey (although she wishes it were more HBO and less PBS). Melanie is the author of the FRENCHED contemporary romance series (FRENCHED, YANKED, FORKED) and the sexy historical series SPEAK EASY (SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOW), set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
 
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My Review

Skylar has just arrived back in town after a failed attempt at a reality dating show. Her life is falling apart and she feels like a failure. I immediately felt for Skylar, she felt real to me. Her life hasn’t gone according to plan and she feels like a failure when she compares her life to where she wanted things to be. This is a feeling I think most people can relate to and I immediately related to her.

Sebastian is also back in town and has his own baggage. Sebastian struggles with severe OCD and it has greatly affected his life. He struggles with so many mental issues, but my absolute favorite part is his openness and honesty with Skylar. They haven’t seen each other since high school. Then she was the popular beauty queen and he was the weird outsider. Now they are adults and have found some common ground, they both feel like failures. 

Despite the serious issues and heaviness of the story it still had Melanie’s signature style. Once I got into the story it read fast and I really enjoyed watching things unfold. These two were absolutely perfect each other, on so many levels. Yes they complimented each other, but Skylar just knew how to handle Sebastian. I really enjoyed these two and can’t wait to see what happens next. 

Some Sort of Happy has Melanie’s usual recipe of fun and sexy, but it’s really so much more too. I loved how Melanie delivered the story with fun and lightness without glossing over the mental health issue. If you are a fan of Melanie’s sweet, funny reads I highly recommend Some Sort of Happy.
 

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