Happily Ever His: A fake relationship/in love with the wrong sister romantic comedy (Singletree Book 1)
Tess Manchester is the girl next door. At least if you live in the middle of nowhere, Maryland. But her sister is a movie star, and when her famous sister brings Tess's ultimate movie star crush home as her date to their grandmother's 90th birthday party, things get tense.
Despite the fact that movie star Ryan McDonnell is dating her sister, he spends an awful lot of time with Tess, and as the weekend unfolds, there turns out to be a lot going on. His relationship with her sister is fake--but is his interest in her real?
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.50 out of 10
Plot: The energetic, fast-paced love story feels organic and fresh, though faintly reminiscent of the nostalgic romantic comedy movies, most notably “America’s Sweetheart”.
Prose/Style: The novel flows smoothly and is well edited. The writing is wonderfully descriptive without being too overembellished.
Originality: The faux relationship trope has been around for quite a while, but this novel gives it an update filled with quirky characters.
Character Development: All of the characters here are fully developed in their own right, richly detailed and executed. The small details threaded throughout offer more dimension, bringing the characters to life.
Date Submitted: August 08, 2020