Book Title: Choosing Happy (Madison Square Series)
Author: Samatha Harris
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2016
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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.
Madison has always done what was expected of her. She was never given choices, someone made her decisions for her and she would go along with it. After her husband leaves her for a girl not even half of his age, Madison chooses to make some changes. She just wants to be happy.
Sean has had a rough go at life, but chose to not let it keep him down. He keeps his life as care-free as possible, and enjoys his simple life. Sean thinks he is happy.
When Sean sees Madison, he knows there is something special there. With a little help from Madison’s friend, Sean is able to make Madison break out of her controlled life and try something different. Together, Sean and Madison choose happy.
Samantha Harris writes a romantic story of a couple who are very different, and not just because of age. Honestly, the age issue is really only an issue in the minds of a few characters. What would typically come up as an issue between two people with a 15 years age difference is not mentioned – maybe because the characters are just meant to be together. This works well as a standalone. It would be a great book to take by the pool with a nice fruity drink.
“So beautiful, tell me about yourself,” I said, hoping to steer the conversation down a lighter path.
I laughed. “Why not?”
“Don’t you think I’m a little old for you?”
I smiled. “I don’t discriminate when it comes to beautiful women.”
She laughed. “I’m sure you don’t.”
“So, tell me something.”
“Look, Sean, you’re sweet, but…”
I clutched my chest and doubled over feigning pain. “Sweet? Sweet is the kiss of death,” I said.
“No guy wants to be sweet. Hot, sure. Sexy, definitely. Ruggedly handsome, well that’s a given, but sweet is just female code for I’m never gonna sleep with you.”
“That’s not what I meant,” she said.
I raised an eyebrow and leaned in closer. “Oh, so you do want to sleep with me?”
“What? No!” She leaned away from me, so flustered that her cheeks turned fourteen different shades of red. She covered her face with her hands and I laughed, taking a hold of her wrists to pull her hands away. Her blush and that shyness was sexy as hell. She seemed so reserved and quiet, but every once in a while, especially when provoked, this witty, sassy side came out and it made me want more.
“It’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” I said. “A lot of women want to sleep with me.”
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.