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So Much for My Happy Endingby Kyra Davis, 2006. Yes, I'm late to the game but that's how I am sometimes. If you like fictional, romantic, comedy, with a little bit of crazy this may be for you.

April's life is not exactly how she planned it. She is not the fabulous art dealer, working downtown, that she always thought she would be. Instead she's a manager in a major department store, only because it pays the bills and is relatively easy for her.

She has met the man of her dreams. Fallen in love and decides to marry him far too quickly, without really knowing him. Life quickly turns into a nightmare, when April's perfect husband starts showing his "other" side.

I have to be honest, I was not impressed with the main character. Her likeability only went up during the last few chapters. Maybe I was just projecting what I wouldn't put up with and getting mad at the character for not having more backbone sooner.

The husband was a hot mess from the beginning and would never have been given a chance to become my husband because of the huge red flags, flying out of his butt. The supporting characters were the saving grace of this novel. They were funny, witty and real.

One of the reasons that I finished this book was because I'm stubborn and I hate not finishing something that I've started.

The other reason is because I really enjoyed Kyra Davis's next three novels that I listened to first, via audio book. (The Sophie Katz novels: "Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress", "Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss" & "Obsession Deceit And Really Dark Chocolate".) I love audio books, if you didn't know that already. I've listened to them all dozens, upon dozens of times, each. So please don't let my review of So Much For My Happy Ending deter you from giving her other novels a chance.

I give So Much for My Happy Endingby Kyra Davis a 3/5.
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  • Still plugging away at my short story and another submission to a magazine. I'm also struggling to get decent freelance gigs. It's amazing how nervy some of these potential employees can be. For example, you'll put in 25 hours on a project and some of them want to pay you $20. It's ridiculous. Getting work at decent pay is hard in the freelance world, especially when you're new. Anyway, that's enough whinging about that for today. I think I need to make myself take a week off, or some days off for the next 2 weeks until the new year. Who knows? I'll play it by ear. Although I'm going to get some professional help to revamp my resume, yet again.

Are any of you burnt out, or just in a hurry for 2012 to be over with?

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Till next time,

Nadia

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In My Father's House, 2011, by the late E. Lynn Harris. Every time I re-read one of E. Lynn Harris's books I sigh with regret that this great storyteller is gone from this world. He was and will always be one of my favourite authors. His genre, gay men's fiction isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I don't care. (I really don't like to categorize his work that way but that's how most book retailers do it.) Beauty in words is all that matters to me. I also don't care because not only was he a great writer but to me gay relationships are just relationships like all other human beings have. Love, companionship, loyalty, respect. Things that most of us want and/or need.

In My Father's House has some graphic sex scenes that I could have done without but that goes with any other author. Yes, sex happens but I don't need the details. That's just me, nuff said about that.

In My Father's House follows the life of main character Bentley Dean as he breaks away from a privileged life in Michigan, to struggling and building his own identity and life in hot & steamy Miami, Florida.

Bentley Dean's life was planned out for him. From whom he should marry. To where he would attend school. To Bentley eventually working in some capacity in the family business. As he and his family learn, life doesn't always work out according to plan.

Bentley's father does not approve of his only son being gay & choosing to live his truth. So Bentley leaves to start fresh. Breaking off ties and going into the unknown. Discovering who he is and what he needs to do to make a new and different life for himself.

I give In My Father's House A Novel 4.5/5.

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Anyone else a fan of E. Lynn Harris's work?

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Till next time,

Nadia