Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Release Blitz/Review and Giveaway: Choosing Happy by Samatha Harris

Choosing Happy 

Samatha Harris

(Madison Square, #2)

Published by: Limitless Publishing

Publication date: September 20th 2016

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Madison Buchanan’s life has imploded…

Her husband left her for his nineteen-year-old intern, leaving her alone and faced with starting over in her forties. With the help of her feisty best friend, Madison reinvents herself, armed with a new look and open to new possibilities.

Sean Taylor is gorgeous, fun, and young—very young…

He hasn’t had the best of luck. Sean’s track record with women is less than stellar, but when he walks into The Den one day, he just can’t help but be captivated by a dark haired beauty with the sad eyes and killer legs. She’s a little older, but he doesn’t discriminate. More than anything, he wants to be the one to make her smile.

Sean personifies the only thing that has eluded Madison all of her life—joy…

It was meant to be a fling, something fun, with no strings and zero drama, but Sean wants something more, and Madison is just not ready. She’s lived by the rules her family, her friends, even her boss have laid out for her, but her new life is not what she expected. Being with Sean opens feelings she never thought she’d experience.

The the demands of her family and her job throw her boring, simple life into chaos, and Sean is no exception…

Madison is left with a choice. Give in to the expectations of the world around her—or choose to follow her heart and be happy.

But choosing happy is so much harder than it seems.

Choosing Happy is the second book in the Madison Square series, but it can be read as a standalone.. I would suggest reading book 1 Somewhere in Between because it will help set a better background on Sean and give you insight on the other characters because they are mentioned in this book as well. I would give this book a 4 stars and highly recommend to others.

Madison was brought up to be a certain way, act a certain way and only date certain men, when she finds herself in a divorce and trying to finally find a life for herself.. she doesn't expect to find love again so she is set to focus on her career....

Sean has a great life, but he feels he is missing a piece.. all his friends are married or getting married having babies.. and he is the perpetual bachelor....

What happens when sparks fly when these two meet? Can Sean break down Madison's walls of insecurities or will he find himself hurt.... Can Madison let go of her fears and finally choose to be happy?

Get to one clicking to find out what happens! I am truly hoping there will be a next book in this series and for it to be Liam's book!

Choosing Happy by Samatha Harris will send you on an emotional roller coaster, and before I forget…there is a bonus chapter that you can download after you finish he book. DO IT!! I warn you now, the extra chapter gives you a glimpse of Sean as a child and when things started to go wrong, and it is hard to read. Can I slap his father now?

Madison has been left by her husband for someone a lot younger than she is. Down and out, she meets Sean at the bar and decides to have a fling, but he brings something out in her that no one else has ever managed before.

For Sean, the older woman is so much more than she believes, and he wants her for more than one night. They both have baggage, but he wants to make her happy. The problem is, she listens to everyone and everything else, allowing them to control her life. Sean wants more for her and from her. Will they find a way to make it work? Will Sean show her that being happy, “choosing happy”, is better than the way she has been living? You have to read to find out!

Let me start off by saying that I liked book two of the Madison Square series more than the first book, but I liked that one too. LOL. The story is well written, and I liked how Samatha wrote the relationship between an older woman and younger man. I’ve seen other authors attempt and it is not always successful. The story itself and some of the topics it delved into made me feel slightly uncomfortable, but that is because of the feels and emotions it makes you go through. The writing is good and the story pulls you in. And did I mention the bonus chapter? Read it. Sean is a good guy that wants to make Madison happy. Madison is a woman that really doesn’t know how to live for herself. It is a story worth reading. 4.5 stars.

Choosing Happy is a refreshing read about Madison Buchanan - a now forty something divorcee. A not so classic tale of when a husband cheats with his still in college assistant. As if Madison's life isn't complicated enough with her divorce final and adapting to her new normal, she's also forced to deal with a mother who wants one thing - complete control to create a picture perfect family. 

Insert the fun loving best friend, Margot, and a slice of eye candy, Sean. Madison's world is about to be tipped even further on it's axis because she did not see happiness coming in the form of someone her younger brother's age. 

Follow her on a journey to discover herself and the courage to stand tall. Will she finally choose her own happiness or continue to live for everyone else?

One click this four star read today!

Book 1 in the series:

Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.

Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.

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