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4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book coming of age Contemporary Cop/Crime DA Exploration Gay Heat Index Homophobia Hopelessly Crying Hurt/Abuse m/m May/December May/December Mid level steam/heat New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Purchased Siren-Bookstrand Virgin

Happy’s Ever After (Cade Creek 1) by Stormy Glenn

happy ever afterBlurb

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 that 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.

Review

Happy has been raised in isolation with his grandparents and his mother for the first 20 some years of his life because his crazy grandparents thought his birth an abomination. They’ve also been abusing him until the day when his mother and he nearly get killed and he can finally escape.

Marc is a new deputy in Cade Creek and when he meets the sweet, shy and gorgeous Happy he just knows he needs to get close to and be important to him.

Their relationship is hard because Happy doesn’t have a lot of “worldly” knowledge and his belief is that sex is the devil’s work doesn’t help either. But Marc is patient and sincere in his love for Happy so they manage to work through their issues.

When Happy’s evil grandfather makes another visit everyone’s in danger again, but they manage to apprehend him and have their HEA.

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Stormy Glenn always gives us very steamy and sometimes sappy romances with unique and sometimes “broken” characters.

I love Happy’s simplicity and though there were times I was a bit uncomfortable with the way their relationship moved forward – I think in the end it was mostly sweet and full of good feelings.

I really enjoyed this first book in the series and look forward to more!

4 of 5 stars

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