My Mini Thoughts

Nothing is going right for Page.  She thought her boyfriend was going to propose until he dumped her.  She thought she was happy in New York City until there was nothing left for her there, including her art gallery job.  Thank goodness for her brother who offers her a place to stay in Washington DC while she figures out her next steps.  Page has a lot to figure out which makes her a relatable character.  Just a girl trying to figure out what she really wants out of life.

A few things are for certain, Page loves dogs, art and her brother.  While wandering the city one day, Page stumbles upon a dog park where she sits and watches.  While there, she meets the most delightful people that unknowingly help her along her journey.  Page also meets a man she calls BR because he looks like he came from a Banana Republic Catalog, and he has two dogs.  Is it love at first sight for both of them? Or just Page? 

It’s hard not to cheer for Page while reading.  I think we have all been Page, or like her, at some point in our lives.  Reading this book was the break I needed between thrillers.  It’s an easy/quick read, and you just hope there is a happy ever after at the end.

Thank you to author Stewart Lewis for reaching out to me to review the book and Lake Union Publishing.

Grab your copy July 28th!

Book Rating: 3.5

Wine Pairing: Rosé All Day 2017

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Thirtysomething Page was content with her life in New York City—until it went to the dogs. Unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend of four years and fired from her art gallery job in the same week, she flees to Washington, DC, and moves in with her big brother. She hopes the new setting and familial comfort will help her finally find her bearings. What Page finds instead is an unlikely refuge: a park for the neighborhood’s poshest pooches, and a quirky pack of companionable dog-run regulars who become fast friends.

Both four-legged and two-, these new allies offer Page a world of possibilities. The woman who hit rock bottom now has dreams: of having her own business, getting her own place, and even wilder ones about the ruggedly handsome owner of a vineyard and two equally fetching Bernese mountain dogs.

Unleashed from all that once held her back, Page finds everything might be falling into place. But just when she thinks her life is headed in the right direction, the road takes a sharp turn to show her just how unpredictable second chances can be. Will Page get her happily ever after? Is there even such a thing?

Witty, smartly funny, and modernly romantic, Happily Whatever After shows us all that sometimes imperfect can still be good enough.