#BRMondays – Happily Never After by Emma Robinson

Published July 10th, 2018
Print Length: 290 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit, Womens Fiction

four-half-star
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My Review

Happily Never After was a refreshing change that I welcomed with open arms from the usual romances I’m used to reading. You know the ones, those scorching hot, fast-paced and instant-lust ones *sigh* I love them.

Completely opposite to what I just described, we have this book by Emma Robinson. Slow build romance where you don’t really have a sure shot as to whom the female MC will choose until the end of the story.

More character development focused on telling you the story of this people without rushing. Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and read away because it’s really transporting you into the world of Rory, the single mom that doesn’t want to have a man, with the single teenage girl to take care off.

Rory is a teacher and she just bought an old house with the idea of renovating it herself. Bad idea? She doesn’t know how to renovate the house on her own but she’s set on her ways. She’s also the mother of a sixteen years old that just got her first boyfriend and it’s becoming different in front of her very eyes. Introducing John Prince, a builder that’s at the store Rory was in and helped her find the things she needs.

During the book, you don’t know if Rory is going to pick John, Nathan or someone else as her happily ever after. I loved the mystery about the romantic elements and how the author builds it up until the end.

I don’t know how to express that the dialogue in this book took me a couple of chapters to get used to. I’ll admit it feels more fluent when I’m reading but I’m not used to it, so until I did it was a little bothersome. *sigh* Now I’m just being picky, it was using (‘) instead of (“) what caused this.

Recommending this book will be a for sure answer for me. It’ was fun, entertaining, realistic, relatable, adorable, sweet, intriguing and I just plain adored it.

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book provided by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Emma Robinson writes the blog Motherhood for Slackers which takes a humorous and sometimes touching, look at motherhood through poetry and prose. She is the author of three novels: The Undercover Mother (March 2018), Happily Never After (July 2018) and One Way Ticket to Paris (Oct 2018). Her fourth novel will be out July 2019.

Emma is married to Daniel and they have two children who are much funnier than their parents and a small black dog of indeterminate parentage.

Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex.

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