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Some Sort of Happy Audiobook

Some Sort of Happy: Happy Crazy Love, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

I almost didn't believe it was him. In high school, Sebastian Pryce had been an aloof outsider who kept to himself. But now, 10 years later, he's back and unusually attractive. With muscles in all the right places and hands that know exactly what they're doing, Sebastian is everything I didn't know I needed. And while he isn't exactly friendly, he has a magnetism that draws me in.

He pulls away, afraid he'll break me. Until the night I demand more - and he gives it. (Hard and deep. Twice.) Are we just two lost, lonely people seeking solace? Or could a disgraced reality TV star and a flawed, frustrating man actually find some sort of happy together?

©2015 Melanie Harlow (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Some Sort of Happy is all kinds of amazing, sexy, and romantic." (Lauren Blakely, author of The Sapphire Affair)

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    "Fantastic narration!"

    Absolutely loved Sebastian and Skylar's story! Sebastian is one of a kind - sexy, sweet, quirky but adorable! You'll love it!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    KathyD SF Bay Area, CA 02-24-16
    KathyD SF Bay Area, CA 02-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Expertly read, great story"

    Melanie Harlow weaves the seriousness of coping with OCD expertly into this wonderful, steamy hot romance between former reality star you-love-to-hate small town girl Sky and man who has crushed on her from afar since High School, Sebastian. I adore the deep family bonds Sky has with her sisters -there is nothing they don't share and it's hilarious! The readers did a fabulous job, particularly with Sebastian's difficult internal voices and mind chatter as he struggles to overcome his disorder. Sky is in a state of limbo in her life, trying to find her way, but has a great strength that makes her admirable. Harlow fan for life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jessmarie 03-25-16
    Jessmarie 03-25-16
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    "Disappointed"

    Ok, so the storyline started out good. I loved Sebastian and always like when authors write about real issues so many people go through everyday. OCD is real and can really affect the lives of not only the people suffering from it but also those around them. However, throughout the entire book, I kept waiting for the big climax (no pun intended) but it never came. When the word "Epilogue" came, I just starred at my phone in confusion. "Wait, that was it? Seriously?" So, would I recommend this book? Not really unless you're just looking for a quick and easy read (well, listen) to fill your time. As for me, I don't think I'll move on to the next book in this series.

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    C. Countryman 03-24-16
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    "Realistic portrayal of mental illness"

    As someone who has been married to a man with OCD for ten years, I have to give the author a lot of credit for either researching OCD very thoroughly, or for living with it or being close to someone who has it. I went into this book not knowing it portrayed a character with OCD, and was shaken a few times by how accurate it is ... the struggles, the drastic mood swings, the intrusive thoughts, the rituals, the way a loving partner gently pushes back and says, "No, you don't need to do/say/count that again." The characterization of the man with OCD was a pleasure to read, and I found myself wishing my husband was as open about his struggles as Sebastian was. Kudos to the author for jumping in with both feet and making a flawed human being likable and worth getting to know. This turned into much more than a fluffy, sexy read, which was a surprise.

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    BluBumbleB 05-18-16
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    "PERFECTION"

    This book made me immediately go purchase the other two books in the series before I'd even finished it. I loved nearly every aspect of the story, and I was surprised by that because it took me a minute--maybe about 30 minutes to really get into it--honestly. After that, I was hooked on every word, thought, and action of these incredible characters. I love a good romance, and over the top characters and situations, but, I absolutely ADORE a story where the author creates characters that are flawed, unsure of themselves and how to navigate love, life, whatever, and still find a way to find acceptance, love & happiness. This is that book, 100%, and I highly recommend it.

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    "I Need a Bandaid"
    What made the experience of listening to Some Sort of Happy the most enjoyable?

    The author's ability to get so deep into the mind of Sebastian that I felt like an ant on his wall at home made this book unforgettable. I would have to say enjoyable was the wrong word because my heart continuously broke for him and his struggle, but I also cheered for him and reveled in his big and small victories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Some Sort of Happy?

    I love her new employer's reaction when Skylar approaches her, admitting her reason for being shunned by her town.


    What about Nelson Hobbs and Lucy Malone ’s performance did you like?

    I loved Nelson Hobbs performance because I felt so connected to Sebastian due to Melanie's writing. His delivery was perfect. I felt much the same about Lucy Malone talent. Both of them drew me in deep and made it hard to let go of this story long after it was over.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many moments that moved me in this book, but I would have to say that most of them surrounded Sebastian and his struggle to get out of his head and overcome the fear that was keeping him paralyzed. I would have to say the first time he talked to her on purpose in the coffee shop. It was endearing and gave me great hope for a beautiful story. I wasn't disappointed either.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 02-24-16
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    "It was a hard listen."
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    I liked the book but it was so sad I was happy when it was over. Hell it had me up and down as much as he was. Worth a listen

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 07-12-17
    Carrie 07-12-17
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    What would have made Some Sort of Happy better?

    I am only 6 minutes into the book and already I can't stand the protagonist's "woe is me" attitude. If I wanted to listen to someone whine incessantly I would talk to my children. Narrator made it worse with her overly-nasal voice. I never return books, but this one is going back.


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    "I liked it a lot!"

    This book was a great find. The ocd male and the say/do it before thinking about it female. Lucy was a good narrator as well. I'd recommend it.

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    Sunshine 03-13-17
    Sunshine 03-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "tough listen"

    I tuned out at his thoughts of choking & stabbing other people. This was a hard listen for me as this deals with mental illness I also didn't care for female narrator. Not worth my credit. I did not finish; returning.

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