Book Review: Of Happiness

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Of Happiness

Author: Olivia Luck
Series: In Pursuit, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Olivia Luck
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Format: ebook
Pages: 326
Source: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
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“Now that I have you, I’m never letting you go.”

Edith Neff relocated to Chicago to capture her own piece of happiness. Now bombarded with more change than she knows how to manage, Eddie struggles to pick of the pieces of her torn heart and decimated friendship.

Standing in the middle of a sidewalk while her (ex?) boyfriend Harris Grant pleads for forgiveness, Eddie’s at a loss what to do next. So when her estranged father provides a lifeline – she has no option than to take his offer.

But Harris won’t let Eddie go without a fight. He’ll use whatever tactics necessary to win back his girl. While Eddie and Harris find their way back together, darkness lurks, unwilling to relent on destroying their relationship. Permanently.

Note: Of Happiness is the sequel to In Pursuit. Content intended for readers 18+.

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“Quick! Pull out your lip gloss,” Sean instructs as he drops into the open seat next to me.

“What?” I laugh.

He tugs my purse out of my lap and begins rifling through with frantic fingers. When he finds the berry-colored stick, he instructs me to part my lips.

“What’s going on?” I mutter through my frozen facial expression. My eyes dart to Luke, who wrings his hands in his seat next to my dad.

“Ponytail doesn’t have enough volume,” Sean says to himself as stretches behind me to tighten the elastic on my hair. Then he reaches forward and musses the fine strands around my face, giving a more messy appearance than I’m used to. “I guess your outfit will do.” I look down at my cuffed boyfriend jeans, gray muted leopard tank, and navy blue cardigan. The anxiety I had sort of forgotten about reestablishes itself firmly as a boulder in my gut.

“Luke,” I say gravely. “Tell me.”

“He insisted,” he says softly.  “I’m sorry, I should have asked you first—”

An inexplicable shiver rolls through my shoulders. The low murmur of my friends and the other patrons at Rusty’s falls away.  

Harris.

He’s the only person who elicits this type of bodily response. I remain rigid and unmoving except for my sweaty palms which I place on my thighs.

“Luke, my man! How are you?” A strong hand slaps Luke’s shoulder.

“Matt, hey.” His worried expression eases into a cheerful one when he shakes hands with a man wearing a large, black boot cast. Next to Matt is the beautiful, caramel-haired woman, Jane, who was with Harris in his convertible.

And then it’s him.

Harris’ masculine scent surrounds me. He braces his arms on the back of my chair, overwhelming me with his physical presence. I’m swirling in a sea of Harris, unable to resist his pull. He dips closer and then his lips brush oh so gently against my flushed cheek. The intimate contact sends my heart into overdrive.

“Hello, Edith,” he murmurs against my skin before pulling away.

I nearly swoon against the wood chair. Damn. 

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Of Happiness picks up right where In Pursuit left off, with many readers wonder what will happen next for Eddie & Harris? Will they get their happy ever after? Would Eddie even take him back? And when will someone put Claire in her place?! There were so many questions running through my head when I started Of Happiness and Olivia managed to answer every single one of them! When it sadly came to an end there wasn’t a single part of me that felt certain plot twists were left unresolved, yep, she’s THAT good!

This was an epic conclusion to Harris and Eddie. Ms. Luck truly takes you through the roller-costar of emotions throughout this book. We experience Eddie trying to mend her broken heart and put all the pieces back together, but we also get to see how determined Harris is to get her back and he’ll let nothing get in the way of the woman he loves. But of course, Claire is still in the picture, so we know that Harris and Eddie’s road to happiness won’t be an easy one. But how much can Eddie take? How much is too much? You really need to pick up this book to find out ;).

4.5 stars


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Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails: olivialuckauthor@gmail.com
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