Book Review: Happy Again

Happy Again (This Is What Happy Looks Like #1.5) by Jennifer E. Smith

Goodreads Summary:

Ellie O’Neill and Graham Larkin fell hard for each other when a misspelled email address unexpectedly brought them together. Now, over a year has passed since they said goodbye with the promise to stay in touch, and their daily emails have dwindled to nothing. Ellie is a freshman in college and has told herself to move on, and Graham has kept himself busy starring in more movies, as well as a few tabloid columns. But fate brought these two together once before—and it isn’t done with them yet.
In this sequel novella to This Is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith revisits two beloved characters to tell the story of one magical night in Manhattan. When Ellie and Graham come face to face once more, can they get past the months of silence and the hurt feelings to find their happily-ever-after again?

My Review:
This novella was pretty good. I bought it while I was still reading This Is What Happy Looks Like because I was so in love with the characters and their adorable romance. Unfortunately, what I loved best about the book was Graham’s voice, and the novella doesn’t have that. It’s written entirely in Ellie’s point of view. And rather than continuing their romance where we left off, the story begins with them having lost touch with each other.

Why do authors have to make things fall apart only to come back together in sequels? And this wasn’t even a full sequel. I enjoyed reading it because it was more of the characters I love, but I was disappointed that there wasn’t more HAPPY in this book, given the title.

I really wanted a full sequel instead of just a novella. And I wanted more than just a snippet of happiness. This “book” just left me wanting more.


My Rating: 3 Stars
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