October 24, 2020 By Two Book Pushers
Happily Ever After is Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland’s newest piece of art. They are one of my top duos in the reading community. They make writing together look easy! I know when I open one of their books that I will be sucked in immediately and with this book, I totally was. If you follow my reviews then you know I don’t read blurbs till before I write my review. I love going in without knowing a thing. I am a planner so this is my wild side. Lol.
Sadie writes a dating column for a magazine but for two months out of the year she answers letters writing in for Holiday Wishes soreceiving a letter to Santa wasn’t out of the norm except it’s June. And once she reads the sweet letter from a Birdie Maxwell she knows she needs to do something for the little girl. Well, that one thing turns into two, to three and one day, it turns into Sadie on Birdie’s doorstep. It is totally unexpected but in the best way. It brought her to a little girl who had her heart from the first Dear Santa. She felt a connection to her through the letters but it person, it was even more. And, the bonus? Birdie’s hot single dad. Woah.
Sebastian didn’t have time to date. He owns a restaurant and was raising a ten year old little spitfire, and their wild dog. He didn’t think he was ready to move on and take the plunge into dating. That was until he saw her. She was beautiful, a bit silly, and somehow connected with his daughter. Birdie was happy when Sadie was around and he found that he actually was too. Was he truly ready to find his forever girl?
I can’t really say more than that. I can say that I loved, loved, loved it. Every. Minute. Birdie is adorable, hilarious, and reminds me of my eleven-year-old. So funny and full of surprises. Sadie makes me laugh with her antics. Omg, this poor thing. The things she does is just so good. I am still dying over here. And Sebastian…damn. He is not only a hot single dad but he is so much more. Sweet, witty, and a bit of a mess and I love that. He owns it. Together, the three of them are so cute. You can just feel their connection through Vi and Penelope’s words. I could picture them in my head.
Overall, it’s an emotional, sexy, adorable, and funny read. I laughed so hard. I cried. I laughed some more. And I swooned. I can’t wait for their next book and of course their solo ones as well.
P.S. I loved The Duke too. Ruff.
Birdie ran to her father. “Daddy, Sadie saved Marmaduke’s life! He was choking on a ball, and she did the hymen remover.”
“I want to take you home. Not some bottle of wine.”
“Your daddy could cook?” Birdie looked at me with an impish grin. “Mine can’t.”
My shoulders shook from laughter. “Thanks for that, sweetheart.”
Happily Letter After is the newest, feel good, romance from Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Vi and Penelope are one of my favorite writing duos, and I have read everyone one of their collaborations and they just keep getting better and better. Single dad, Sebastian, his daughter, Birdie, and Sadie, the woman who fate brings into their lives. One letter started a beautiful love story. It started with Sadie and Birdie. They just clicked and Sadie wanted to know more and more and a few white lies led her to their door. Once she met Sebastian in person is was game over. She couldn’t stop the snowball of lies, which were hilarious and didn’t really hurt anyone! Sebastian hasn’t felt a pull from a woman since his wife and it’s scary for him. He’s not sure he can fall again, but he can’t seem to stay away from Sadie. He wants her in his bedroom, but he also wants to sit and talk to her, learn more about her. And the more he learns, the more he likes. It’s time to do what it takes to make himself happy. Birdie is doing great, she’s happy and healthy. He needs time for him. It’s his second chance at love and he doesn’t want to waste anymore time! I loved this story. All of the characters spoke to me and it really is a feel good love story. Low angst, lots of laughs and some steam. Even though you’re scared, you have to follow your heart!
Sadie: Hey. Are you free? I was wondering if you could eat me this morning?
Sebastian: Be here at eleven.