Thursday, April 25, 2013

BOOKANISTAS: This Is What Happy Looks Like

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 

I was a huge fan of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, but I had one tiny little problem with was too short! I wanted more, more, more! So I was very excited when I got my copy of this book in the mail and saw how long it was. I knew I would get drawn in to the love story between Ellie and Graham, and I was so glad I got to linger there for a long time. 

The title of this book really does tell you everything you need to know. This book just makes you HAPPY. It's a very sweet romance that develops over the course of email communication. There's the added issue of Graham being famous and Ellie needing desperately to stay out of the public eye, and, just like in THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, there's also some great family dynamic/issues going on, too. There's a lot going on in this story, and it really kept me tearing through the pages. I had such a warm and fuzzy feeling the entire time I was reading it, I never wanted to put it down. 

Fans of contemporary romance with a little depth, you're going to love this one. 

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to today...

Katy Upperman  ponders LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS by Laura Buzo
Kimberly Sabatini wonders at WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney
Elana Johson  falls for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
Tracy Banghart  loves LACRIMOSA by Christine Fonseca
Corrine Jackson adores the ARCADIA BELL series by Jenn Bennett
Rebecca Behrens delves into CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein
Lenore Appelhans raves about THE RULES by Stacey Kade
Stasia Ward Kehoe wraps up National Poetry Month with THE POETRY TEACHER’S BOOK OF LISTS by Sylvia Vardell
Christine Fonseca  celebrates UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Shannon Messenger  discusses some recent reads


  1. I just finished this one the other day and I LOVED it. Perhaps even more that STATISTICAL. Graham and Ellie were too cute, and I love the way Jennifer E. Smith writes romantic leads who genuinely like and respect one another. Now I want to go to Maine and eat lobster and be as happy as this book made me feel!

  2. It sounds super sweet, and I definitely wouldn't mind picking it up. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. This would be a great book to read during those long and dark winter nights.

    I might pick this book up if I get the chance. I haven't read something contemporary in nearly over a year!

  4. This sounds amazing, sweet, and--well--happy! Just the kind of book I want to read right now. :)

  5. I can't wait to read this one!

  6. I loved, loved, loved this book....until the end. I know it had to end that way, but I wanted more. It was the same feeling I had with the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

  7. I really enjoyed this one too. It was so cute, and like you say (and the title says too), it's the kind of book that just makes you happy. :-)