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Friday, October 23, 2020
“Touching and complex…Tucker unerringly hits all the high notes of romance—the spark, the emotional depth, the mental and physical struggles—while creating a couple who seem perfectly attuned even when they are in conflict.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania (population three thousand outside of tourist season).
And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.
Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time.
But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. There’s an immediate connection, and it’s more electric than the bond of two people who endured a traumatic event. It’s something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something she is afraid to trust.
Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine...before the spark fades?
I am a huge fan of K.A. Tucker and she delivers a breathtaking novel every time she publishes. Catherine's story pulled at the strings of my heart. One moment changed her life forever when she pulled over to help a man who was injured in a car accident. When she finds out the identity of who he is, she begs her best friend who is the cop on the scene to keep her identity unknown.
Brett Madden wants to know the identity of the person who saved him from the wreckage, so he could show his gratitude. When he discovers who it is, he shows up at her door. There is an immediate connection between the two, one that is indisputable. But will Catherine be able to be in a relationship with Brett, where the world would see her?
This story is a must-read.
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward never fail to amaze me with their writing. I normally wait until I have a free day to start any of the books that this duo releases. I’ve seen the early reviews about this book and I knew I just couldn’t wait. I put all plans aside, neglected my housework and dove right in. And boy am I glad I did. This duo has a way with words that will instantly hook you in from the very beginning. Hook, line and sinker. They definitely toyed with my emotions; I felt them all. Laughter, sadness, heartbreak, love. It’s as if I was Humpty Dumpty, I was put back together again.
Do you ever believe in fate? That things happen for a reason? That people will cross paths because fate had a part in it? Vi and Penelope have done a phenomenal job making me believe.
I absolutely LOVED Happily Letter After and there’s so much I want to say but hard to do without giving away parts of the book. The characters were written in a way where I could personally relate to every single one of them. Sadie hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to men. She is looking for that happy ever after that her parents once had. I love that she won’t settle for just anyone. I find it funny that she kills two birds with one stone with her dates, she gets a date and she gets a new article for her magazine. Her relationship with her father is one that I envy. I wish I can have that type of relationship with mine.
Sadie works at a magazine and receives a Dear Santa letter months prior to Christmas time. Sadie feels instantly connected to Birdie with that first letter. It’s as if that letter transported Sadie back to when she was Birdie’s age. Sadie feels that she should play Santa just this once and grant those wishes she has control over. But of course, once isn't enough and eventually it goes a little too far. Birdie, she is an adorable little thing. She has gone through the loss of her mother and having to adjust to a single father who works extremely hard. She’s tugged at my heart when she writes those Santa letters. Birdie isn’t only looking for wishes for her, but for her father. She isn’t being selfish. At first, I didn’t know how I felt about Sebastian. But this duo slowly made me understand him and fall for him. Sebastian is adjusting to life as a single father, while running a business. He does everything he can to make Birdie happy. Slowly but surely, the real Sebastian came out and swoon. I loved how Sadie not only understands what Birdie is going through, but also Sebastian because she has seen her own father go through the exact situation many years ago. Sadie and Sebastian have that undeniable chemistry that they can’t seem to ignore. They try so hard to fight it, but the passion becomes too strong to deny.
The secondary characters in this story are my favorites. Cairo, the owner of the tiny grocery store Sadie likes to frequent cracks me the heck up. He had me going with his jokes! Devin, Sadie’s best friend is such a hoot. Everyone needs a friend just like her. Markaduke, Birdie’s dog I’m just so happy he was put in there. He is one of the many reasons why Sadie came to meet the Maxwell’s in person.
While reading this book, there were many instances where I tried to predict where the story would go, like how they were connected. I had questions I wanted answers to. In the end, I felt that the characters were connected for a reason. There were a lot of twists and turns and surprises but it all came back full circle. Things happened to them for a reason. It definitely made me want more and not have the story end.
This is an incredible book about loss, healing, moving on and finding love. This one will definitely tugged at my heart and this story will stay with me for a long while. There is a reason why this book is currently ranked number one. Do yourself a favor and get your copy today!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
The quiet one. Yep, that was me. The brother that rarely said anything and instead, stood back and observed. That is, until too much tequila and very little thought had me swinging my junk around in the middle of a crowded college party. Hell, I even wore tassels in areas tassels should never be placed. Let’s just say, the hashtag #dicksaswinging will follow me around forever. You may have heard it a time or two already.
In my defense, things like that happened all the time because I lived in more of a zoo than an actual fraternity house. It just never happened to me. Suffice to say, I learned my lesson.
Seeing Ruby amidst all the chaos was certainly unexpected and it stopped everything around me. The room suddenly went quiet and everyone else disappeared. She stood out—the timid way she worried her hands and the way she looked around, almost as if she was ready to run away.
As I got to know her, I realized she was nothing like the girls I normally dated. She was quiet, innocent, and sweet. She was the complete opposite of me and if I was a better man, I would walk away. But I’m not and I can’t.
And to think, all it took was Just One Glance and everything changed.
REVIEW by KELLY:
Just one glance is all it took for Jay to fall.
He’s the quiet, unassuming one. He’s been in the background in the past four books but no one can forget “d*%ks-a-swinging”. Too much tequila plus a few tassels made that a memorable night for all. The frat house zoo strikes again. Now it’s his turn. She walks in and everything changes. Ruby isn’t like the other girls he’s dated. She’s quiet, innocent, and sweet and Jay’s smitten.
Ruby knows she needs a change. She isn’t living how she wants. She’s still hurting from the loss of her best friend, her mother and she’s stifled underneath the oppressing thumb of her father. Her good friend Darcy helps her take the steps she needs and that’s when she meets him. Jay. There’s something about him and it takes just once glance to know she wants more.
CA Harms just won’t quit sucking us into the Oh Tequila series. It’s fun, filled with laughs and plenty of heat. This entire series has been fantastic and each book has left me feeling happy. Just another fantastic book!