Book Review – Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow

Goodreads Summary

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 some sort of happyhands 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?

Rating 

4 stars

Review 

Some Sort of Happy is the story of Skylar and Sebastian.  Skylar is from a small town in Michigan and moved to New York to become an actress.  She was a contestant on a reality show called Save A Horse (similar to The Bachelor) and she was cast as the “bad girl”.  When she returned home, she had a hard time adjusting to life back in a small town.   She had been “Cherry Queen” and was stripped of her title and lost her job due to her stint on the show.  She goes down to the beach and literally falls on her face – and into Sebastian.

Skylar and Sebastian knew each other in high school.  Sebastian had a hard time making friends and Skylar was nice to him.  Sebastian has some severe OCD and anxiety issues.

The first 10% of this book was hard for me to stomach.  In fact, I stopped reading it and went back to it.  I’m glad I did though, because I ended up enjoying this book a great deal.  Sebastian had to learn to overcome his demons, which he did on his own.  Skylar was a really cool chick after the 10% mark (when she got over herself).  She found herself a good job and was feeling good about things.

Overall, this was a good read.  I will read the next two books in the series for sure.

Happy reading.

Sheri

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