☆ Happy || ☆ PDF Read by í Chris Scully

  • Title: Happy
  • Author: Chris Scully
  • ISBN: 9781634771399
  • Page: 439
  • Format: ebook

  • Growing up Greek Canadian, Peter Georgiou always knew his duty was to his family, for whom twenty first century rules don t apply In his early thirties, Peter still lives at home, dates who his parents tell him to, and works at the family restaurant But watching his two best friends find happiness in each other s arms has made him worry over his destiny.When Louie PapadaGrowing up Greek Canadian, Peter Georgiou always knew his duty was to his family, for whom twenty first century rules don t apply In his early thirties, Peter still lives at home, dates who his parents tell him to, and works at the family restaurant But watching his two best friends find happiness in each other s arms has made him worry over his destiny.When Louie Papadakis returns home to nurse his broken heart and start a new life, he can t believe his sister is dating his high school crush, Peter There s a sadness behind Peter s eyes that draws him in, and a chemistry he wishes he could ignore After his closeted ex broke his heart, Louie is afraid to fall in love again, especially with a man who s keeping secrets.As Peter finds himself drawn to Louie in unexpected ways, old and new worlds collide Then a family crisis forces Peter s hand, and he must decide if he s willing to sacrifice his happiness for family duty.
    Chris Scully
    CHRIS SCULLY lives in Toronto, Canada She grew up spinning romantic stories in her head and always dreamed of one day being a writer even though life had other plans Her characters have accompanied her through career turns as a librarian and an IT professional, until finally, to escape the tedium of a corporate day job, she took a chance and began putting her daydreams down on paper.Tired of the same old boy meets girl stories, she found a home in M M romance and strives to give her characters the happy endings they deserve She divides her time between a mundane 9 5 cubicle job and a much interesting fantasy life When she s not working or writing which isn t often these days she loves puttering in the garden and traveling She is an avid reader and tries to bring pieces of other genres and styles to her stories While her head is crammed full of all the things she d like to try writing, her focus is always on the characters first She describes her characters as authentic, ordinary people the kind of guy you might meet on the street, or the one who might be your best friend.Although keeping up with social media is still a struggle given her schedule, she does love to hear from readers.Connect with Chris Website chrisscullyblog.wordpressFacebook facebook chrisullythor author show 6152322.ChrEmail cscully bell


    2 "dull, mildly sweet, dull, dull, du" stars.2016 - 3rd Most Fun Review to WriteI am not even going to start writing about why it was so dull. Makes me sleepy like watching the Waltons reruns:Jaidee: Goodnite WandaWanda: Goodnite JaideeJaidee: Goodnite TeresaTeresa: Goodnite JaideeJaidee: Goodnite Eve, Goodnite Julie E, Goodnite Larry, Goodnite SpenksAll but Eve answer: Goodnite Jaidee (Eve is softly snoring)Jaidee: Goodnite Dolors, Seemita, Florenica, Kalliope, Sabah, Samadrita and MaritaAll an [...]

    2.5 starsI love my previous experience with Chris Scully’s books – which was why when I saw this available as ARC, I requested it without exactly reading the blurb. Well, I guess it might happens sometimes that you find a book you dislike from author you love. Because this one is the example. It’s my least favorite all Scully’s titles I have read so far.My biggest problem with this is definitely the amount of drama. We have Peter contemplating his happiness, his attraction to Louie (who [...]

    Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Happy Stars. I was in a feral mood when I began this book. To be totally honest, I was getting on my own nerves, and this angry, volatile, and unsettling mood isn't my norm. Upon starting Happy, I was able to relax, and well, I felt- HAPPYOur narrators are Peter and Louie. Peter is a loyal, hard-working man who has never truly lived his own life. Greek, his family moved to Canada when he was a baby. They opened up a Greek rest [...]

    Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 5 starsI am going to start this review off by telling you all that I was a bit reluctant about this story when I realized that the main character was in his early thirties and still living at home. That continued when I started reading and realized that Peter doesn’t have a lot of money because he is working at the family diner and mom/dad hold those purse strings very tightly. And then when I realized that Peter used to be the star football player and guy every girl wan [...]

    Chris Scully is an author I have come to associate with comfort, a really sexy comfort. Her stories are so easy to slip into and fall in love with the characters, and Happy did just that for me.What would that be like? To do what you wanted? What made you happy?We meet Peter as he is struggling at a party, he is struggling with life decisions and struggling to not perv on his best friends as they make out under a window.  You see, Peter is not out to anyone in his social circle, his family or e [...]

    3.5 stars. In high school, Louie had a huge crush on Peter, who was a football jock with plenty of girlfriends. Fifteen years later, Peter works in his family’s restaurant, lives at home, and wonders what happened to the boy who going to leave his close-knit family and neighborhood to see the world and become his own man. As he sees his best friends Adam and Joe (characters from Inseparable and When Adam Kissed Me) blissfully in love, he wonders if he’ll ever get the chance to be truly happy [...]

    Happy is the story of Peter Georgiou, who is in his early 30s, living at home, working at his father's restaurant, with one broken engagement in his past and kinda-sorta dating someone who's too young for him at present. The question someone asked him -- "Are you happy?" -- is bouncing around in his head and, tellingly, at the beginning he never really answers it. But it's obvious that Peter is anything but happy.Chris Scully does an excellent job of entangling Peter in family duties and expecta [...]

    4.5 starsI liked this, read it in record time. The only thing missing for me were some additional scenes showing Peter and Louie together, building their life together. What's up with Peter's restaurant? Well, can't put my finger on it but somehow in the end I missed some fleshing out.

    Secrets and parental expectations. Those are the basis of Peter’s life as he navigates the traditional Greek-Canadian family landscape. He lives at home, works at the family restaurant with little recognition or respect, goes out with the girls his family wants him to and dies a little bit inside as he hides. He has a girlfriend, Demetra, who is approved by his parents but he’s not happy. Secrets. His two best friends are now a loving couple, leaving him out as the third wheel. Even to these [...]

    Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮
    HAPPY!!!! YAYPeter + LouieSet in Toronto 4,5 stars rounded up. This story put me in a good moodVIEW @Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words“Are you happy?”It was a simple question. Should have been a simple answer. So why was it still rattling around in Peter’s head an hour after Adam had asked it? And why did his insides squirm uncomfortably every time he thought about it? Of course he was happy. Wasn’t he?He rinsed his hands under the bathroom faucet and chanced a final glance in the mirro [...]

    This story, set in Toronto’s Greek community, is all about the drama. Peter and Louie both come from traditional Greek families and and Peter has spent his adult life trying to please his parents.I lowered the stars for this book because I didn’t really enjoy Peter’s closeted drama and his elaborate lies. It is difficult for me to love a main character when I struggle to even respect him. He lies to everyone about his sexuality, even his gay best friends. The desire to please his parents a [...]

    Bastante recomendable, me ha gustado el planteamiento que hace el autor acerca del ambiente familiar y de cómo la presión puede con Peter. Odié bastante a la madre la verdad, aunque me imagino que esa era la idea. Por desgracia no me ha convencido para nada la forma en que todo se resuelve, la historia arrastra la tensión casi insostenible entre Peter y sus padres y sus inseguridades para acabar arreglándolo todo en unas pocas páginas y la "explicación" de Peter a Louie es poco creible.

    4 'I enjoyed this. It was quick and easy to read, light and just what I needed' stars.

    Angela Goodrich
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.I have the utmost respect for families who follow to the Old World traditions of their heritage. But that doesn’t keep me from getting frustrated for characters whose lives are made more difficult by such traditions, whether it be a daughter wanting to marry a man of a different race, a son wanting to marry a woman outside of his religion, or a young man who is attracted to other men, faced with his parents’ constant har [...]

    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.The story starts with Peter contemplating if he is Happy. He clearly is not. He gave up his career to help his father run the family restaurant, which is firmly stuck in the 1980s and he lives in his parent's basement. While he dates girls and was once engaged, he clearly has a preference for men.When Peter meets his girlfriend's brother Louie there is instant attraction and Peter starts to feel happy for the first time in a [...]

    This was exactly what I needed after my last intense read. Not too heavy but with enough bite to keep me interested.I loved Peter and Louie. Together they had real chemistry. I could totally sympathise with Peter. I felt for him all along the way. Louie was a sweetie and I'm so happy he finally got his man. Demetra was a nice surprise, totally not what I was expecting. Overall a very enjoyable read.

    I know I've rated/reviewed this a while ago but it disappeared from my list. Grrrrr!

    I loved this story! It had everything that appeals to me in contemporary romance. I really liked both heroes and wanted to see them figure it out. Their situation was nicely realistic without being unworkable. I had to read the last couple of chapters with a box of tissues by my side. :)

    3.5 stars

    Maybe I just read it at the wrong time, but ‘Happy’ didn’t work for me as well as I’d thought it would.One of Toronto’s most famous neighbourhoods is Greektown, commonly referred to as the Danforth. Every year thousands of Torontonians flock to the area for the Taste of the Danforth festival, which celebrates Greek food and culture in the city. It’s one of my favourite events of the summer, so I was stoked to read a book set in the area. Unfortunately, the story just didn’t pan out [...]

    When I read the blurb I was intrigued by Peter and Louie, especially that Peter was dating Louie’s sister. My mind went racing with all sorts of possibilities. I dove right in and waited to be captured by one or the other, and waited, and waited. This story was sweet to a point, but so much drama caused by one individual and at himself, that at times, I found myself rolling my eyes and wanted to scream at him for his lack of common sense. I did like that it portrayed long standing Greek tradit [...]

    This is the first Chris Scully book I’ve read. I wasn’t familiar with some characters in it that I later found out were MC’s in his other books. That said, if you’re like me and this is the first Scully book for you, you won’t be lost at all. I want to start off by saying I really enjoyed Chris’ writing style. The plot was great, the characters were likable –for the most part, we will get there in a moment- and the ensemble was terrifically written. I often feel secondary character [...]

    I have been waiting for Peter's story after meeting him in Inseparable When Adam Kissed Me! Peter is not happy. He's 32 and he feels like his life is standing still. Then, Louie re-enters his life. They went to the same high school, but they weren't in the grade together because Louie is two years younger. Louie had a crush on him back then and those feelings come back after he sees him again. Unfortunately, Peter's dating Louie's sister. It was nice to see Adam and Joe again and I loved what ha [...]

    Peter considers himself bi-sexual, and though he’s never really “hidden” the fact, he hasn’t really pursued the part of him attracted to men, for fear of retribution from his family. So he decided to take the “easier” route and date women – mostly.In order to please his family – again – he agrees to “date” another Greek woman his family approves of, though neither of them are interested in the other. They agree to a sham relationship to appease both their families and it se [...]

    Secretly Reading
    I waffled between a 3 and 4 star for this. I really liked both characters and their slow burn relationship. What pissed me off to no end is that we don't get the sex after the big emotional denouement. Yes, we get some in the epilogue but I wanted it after the big emotional scene--not a fade to black! As I type these I'm getting upset again so gonna take back that 4th star because they're my stars and I'm gonna do it!

    This dealt with a surprising amount of issues for a novella with a title Happy, but I liked it overall. And it was nice to see Adam and Joe from Inseparable.

    I really enjoyed this one! Left me with a smile on my face.

    Agus York

    Wendy Moore
    A quick read. I liked Peter and Louie. It just felt like it was missing parts. I wanted more I guess. It just skimmed over major issues IMO.

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      Published :2019-02-07T12:55:56+00:00