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Something Like Happy

By: Eva Woods
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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A deeply moving, wildly uplifting tale of two strangers with nothing to lose and an unlikely friendship that will grab hold of your heart and never let go.

Annie's heart can't be broken - or so she thinks. After a series of tragic events tore a hole through the perfect life she'd built, there's nothing left to break. Jaded and alone, she's been sleepwalking through life, with a boring job, an irritating roommate, and a serious binge-watching addiction. But she's okay with that - if you've lost everything, you've got nothing to lose, right?

Polly is everything Annie doesn't need in her life - or so she thinks. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if having a terminal illness has taught Polly anything, it's that time is short. Too short to waste a single day, which is precisely why she wants Annie to join her on a mission.

One hundred days. One hundred happy things. Annie's convinced it's impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. Now Annie's doing things, and saying things, and feeling things she hasn't felt in a very long while - if ever. Polly's convinced dancing in fountains and riding on roller coasters could heal Annie's shattered heart. But how can she possibly find happiness when letting people in means opening herself to more heartache?

©2017 Claire McGowan (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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"A special book that will make you laugh through your tears with its heartfelt take on happiness and friendship." (Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake)

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Everyone needs a reminder

We all need to take a breath sometimes and remember that it is up to us to be happy. I loved the characters in the story and the message. Always appreciate a great Scottish accent as well. Read this book even if you are jaded about stories that seem sappy. It will do you good and may even put a smile on your face, just like the Dr. ordered.

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Revetting....I love it. Great read.

The story line started slow and very intriguing but the title is well suited. The relationship between the main characters went on a journey together to make their days a bit more pleasant and ended up finding “something like happy”.

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A bit cliche but a feel good nonetheless

This story reads like a rom-com. Very expected and cliched but the characters are well rounded enough to care about. Not a waste of time and very well performed by the narrator (aside from the Greek guy).

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Outstanding!

Excellent book! Both story and narrator were top notch. On more than one occasion I did not want to get out of my car because I wanted to keep listening. It's the kind of book I didn't want to see end. It was an excellent read/listen.

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snazzytrinkets

loved it! what an inspiring book. leaves you with good closure and yet wishing for more.

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Great listen. Very inspiring.

This was a great listen. Thanks to a friend who shared. Great reminder of why we should live each day as though it is our last and stop sweating the little things that make us unhappy.

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This book was just what I needed!

A fun story with a powerful message- that joy is possible even in the heartaches that life brings.