Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on April 14th 2015
Genres: Dating & Sex, Film, Love & Romance, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Young Adult
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Ellie O'Neill and Graham Larkin fell hard for each other when a misspelled email address unexpectedly brought them together. Now, over a year has passed since they said goodbye with the promise to stay in touch, and their daily emails have dwindled to nothing. Ellie is a freshman in college and has told herself to move on, and Graham has kept himself busy starring in more movies, as well as a few tabloid columns. But fate brought these two together once before--and it isn't done with them yet. In this sequel novella to This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith revisits two beloved characters to tell the story of one magical night in Manhattan. When Ellie and Graham come face to face once more, can they get past the months of silence and the hurt feelings to find their happily-ever-after again? Word Count: ~18,000
Ellie O’Neil and Graham Larkin parted ways without making any promises to one another. Now it’s over a year later and they haven’t spoken to each other since the fall after that pivotal summer. Ellie got into Harvard, and the movie that threw them together is about to premiere in New York—but Ellie doesn’t know that when she agrees to a weekend trip with her roommate and a few other friends to the Big Apple. Suddenly, she comes face-to-face with the boy she used to know, and it seems like not a day has gone by. Told over the course of a mere two hour (give or take), this couple searches to see if they haven’t lost the happily ever after.
The first book I read by Jennifer E. Smith was This is What Happy Looks Like, so imagine my jubilation when I learned that a novella sequel would be available for download April 14. To spoil the ending of a very short story—I downloaded it immediately.
Even though the couple had lost contact, like any great love story, all it took was one glance for them to get swept away in the magic of New York City and each other. My eyes flew over the pages almost faster than I could handle, earnestly devouring the new story as old love resurfaced.
This is a wonderful contemporary read, and I finished it almost too quickly. I couldn’t help falling for Graham Larkin all over again and getting swept away by the magic of rekindled love. It’s safe to say, I’m an huge fan of anything that Jennifer E. Smith writes!