Title: Happily Letter After.
Author: Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Publishing date: October 20, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance. Adult Romance
Tags: Chance meeting. Single-parent trope.
Reviewer name: Preye.
My love story all started with a letter.
Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.
You see, once a year, my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.
So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.
While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father.
I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.
Like showing up on their doorstep
I am head over heels in love with this book! Sure, it’s a tad unrealistic, and the magical elements get more and more out there as the story progresses (but honestly, we should have seen that coming), but it’s still an absolute blast to read. I mean, come on, who wouldn’t be tempted to hack open that safe deposit box and see what’s inside?
And that reveal at the end? Holy cow, the authors knocked it out of the park with that one. I did not see it coming, and I have to give props to the main character for not keeping the secret to himself for too long. That’s more than I can say for a lot of MPs in other books.
As a sucker for single-parent romance novels, I have to say that execution can be hit or miss. Sometimes it feels like the love interest is only sticking around for the kid, which can really kill the mood and make the book less enjoyable.
But this book manages to avoid that pitfall, even if the storyline itself is a little far-fetched.
All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking to dive into the Keeland-Ward universe. It’s fun, it’s entertaining, and it’s a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. Trust me, you won’t regret it!