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.**
From the moment I saw you again, I knew you could undo me. I knew I should stay away from you, but I couldn’t. I can’t. The only thing I can do is make you mine.
Can you get a sweet and sexy romance with Melanie Harlow’s signature brand of light-hearted humor while dealing with a very heavy mental health issue? In the case of this book, that’s a resounding hell yes. As a matter of fact, I’m in awe of the author for actually pulling it off as well as she did. She wrote fantastic, multi-layered characters without taking away anything from their issue but still managing to write a feel good sort of romance. That’s no small feat if you ask me.
I feel like I’ve been impersonating some version of myself for so long, I don’t even know who I am anymore.
Skylar Nixon is down on her luck. After a reality TV stint where she was encouraged to play up the bad girl for views, she’s back to her home town to lick her wounds. A failed actress, she can now add hated reality TV show character to her resume. To say that the small town she grew up in welcomes her back is a mild understatement. After all, she did badmouth the town and it’s residents, even if it was clever editing by shady producers. Now here she is, no career, no prospects in sight, and no one but her family and two sisters to turn to for support. But then a blast from her past changes everything….
You make me want to take chance I never thought I’d take again.”
Sebastian Pryce was the shy, awkward kid growing up that had no friends. He may have gone to the same high school with Skylar, but there’s no way she remembers him. After all, she was the popular beauty queen and he was the awkward loner. But while he may not be the same boy he was back in high school, his issue are no less easier. And the beautiful blonde tempts him beyond all reason.
The romance between Skylar and Sebastian was this wonderful mix of emotional and quirky. I absolutely loved Skylar’s internal monologue. She was the lighthearted opposite to Sebastian’s quiet brooding. She was the perfect dying to his yang. It’s not often you read about MCs that so perfectly balance each other.
Deep inside me, something began to tighten.
Oh god. Oh no.
Please, please don’t let Sebastian Pryce own the one cock that can reach The Spot.
Some Sort of Happy had this fantastic balance of sexy to sweet, emotional to humorous. It’s everything I love about the author’s writing and yet it was also something more. I was positively enthralled in both characters and their romance. And fans of Frenched get a nice little surprised in this book as well, which was the cherry on top. If you’re looking for something a little different but still with Melanie’s signature writing style, this book is IT. Simply put, I loved it and I can’t wait to get more Skylar and Sebastian with the next book.