Book Review – Happily by Chauncey Rogers

happilyIf the shoe fits, wear it.
If it doesn’t,
make it.

Laure is a teenage street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and survive to tell the tale.

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg 4/5 Stars

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

So Happily is a fairytale retelling but not your standard one! And I really loved that about it! I don’t want to spoil the ending but I really liked how it all played out. Happy evenings and all 😉

I have to say, I was intrigued by the concept from the start, but early one I wasn’t totally sold. There were a couple of really small things niggling away at me. But the longer the book went on, the more I enjoyed it. Laure is a good main character, but Luc is who sold it for me. Their relationship with each other is just lovely, as is how Rogers plus off their differences against each other. Also I feel like the character with a true heart of gold is rare, especially if their not in a position of privilege. So it was really nice to see Luc’s morals and how they played within the story. Especially when he’s just being nice to people for no reason and Laure is struggling to get it. It’s just lovely.

As is typical of fairytales, there is coincidence and luck (good and bad!) ahoy, and the baddies, a bunch of bandits, are effectively threatening if a little 2D. But overall, I did really enjoy how it all played out. And I want to know what the king and prince do next, from a political standpoint lol!

5 thoughts on “Book Review – Happily by Chauncey Rogers

      1. Haha, all I will say is make sure you watch the blog tour. It started today (just a welcome post) and really starts tomorrow. Great posts, lots of behind-the-scene stuff, great things about Cinderella stories, and some other *cough* things *cough* too. 😉

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