Title: Happy’s Ever After
Series: Cade Creek, Book #1
Author: Stormy Glenn
Length: Novella (158 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (January 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Happy O’Brian spent the better part of his life isolated from the rest of the world. He was told he was evil down to his soul. It was physically beat into him on a daily basis. He lived with it, believing that his ultra conservative religious grandparents were right until the day his mother was attacked. Seeking help changed Happy’s life in ways he could never imagine and showed him a world he didn’t know existed.
Answering a disturbance call, Deputy Marc Walker meets a man who shocks him with his gentleness. When he discovers Happy’s true nature, Marc wants to know everything about the man. He wants to show him the world.
When the past rears its head, and their lives are put in danger, Happy tries to do the right thing and distance himself from his handsome deputy. But Marc has other plans for his gentle giant and he’s not going to let a little thing like getting shot or having escaped prisoners gunning for them interfere with those plans. Happy will get his happy ever after.
Note: Some graphic depiction of extreme violence against the hero when he was a minor.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/happys-ever-after
Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. Also this is a spin-off of the Blaecleah Brothers series and takes place in the same town with characters from that series showing up.
First a warning to readers. The first part of the story can be hard to take. The publishers note listed above is not for the faint of heart. But once you make it through Happy’s younger years it becomes absolutely amazing to read.
Happy and his mother have a very hard life. Happy’s mother was a young fifteen year old girl who was taken advantage of and became pregnant with Happy. Her parents were super religious and punished both their daughter and her son. I’m talking real Hell and Brimstone kind of shit. Mother and son finally get out of the hellish situation when Happy is seventeen. His grandfather takes things too far and Happy saves both himself and his mother.
Due to a beating Happy took at a young age he is a bit slower than normal, but far from stupid. Once things are explained or shown to him he understand perfectly well. He is also the sweetest most loving man. He loves his mother with all his heart. Since their escape from their grandfather and with help from locals he has been able to take of his mother and himself. While working at a local business he is bullied by a couple of guys and the police are called in to the disturbance.
Here is where Happy meets his future.
Marc is a deputy who responds to the disturbance. He is immediately attracted to the bigger than life Happy. He quickly learns that Happy is a gentle giant and wants to get to know him better. Marc does not look down on Happy for his slowness or not understanding of everything. He is patient and understanding, and has no problem explaining things. He also knows that Happy is a package deal with his mother and has no problem with that. Marc will do anything for Happy and that is what Happy deserves in a true partner.
Marc and Happy are beautiful together and I loved them.
This book roped me in from the start and gave me all I wanted. It had loving partners, excitement, action, and hot sexy moments. This will definitely be added to my re-read collection of books.
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