Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Happiness Pact by Liz Flaherty

Posted December 6, 2017 by meezcarrie in contemporary, giveaway, Liz Flaherty, romance / 35 Comments

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about the book

The fine line between BFF and happily-ever-after…

Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads.

Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.

So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs.

But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?

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GENRE: Clean Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017
PAGES: 384

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“She’d never fallen in love with her best friend before.”

As someone who did fall in love with my best friend, I always have a soft spot for the friends-who-fall-in-love trope in romance novels. Liz Flaherty’s The Happiness Pact does this trope really well.

Tucker and Libby have been friends since they were born twenty-seven minutes apart. They’ve walked with each other through great tragedies and have a great sense of humor together. Their camaraderie is easy, their care for each other smile-inducing. Tucker is the kind of guy you just want to envelop you in a big hug because a) he seems very huggable and b) he has that kind of compassionate personality that you want to wrap up in. I could very much relate to Libby’s depression/anxiety disorder, and her personality is so warm and friendly.

The two of them make a great team, and their adventures together make for some great scenes. Especially because, in spite of Tucker’s attempts at planning, they rarely go as planned. But that made this aspect of the plot even more interesting. AND we got to meet some other great people along the way.

Speaking of other people – I’m very intrigued by this missing ‘Cass’ character. Can I go ahead and put in my order for a story about her? Pretty please 😀

Bottom Line: The Happiness Pact by Liz Flaherty is romantic and swoony and sassy and sweet. Tucker and Libby may not think they have any chemistry, but they do! I loved their shared moments, their shared memories, and their shared kisses 😀 A great read with a great message!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at the mere mention of “why don’t we go…” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.


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5 winners will receive a signed copy of EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE and a Christmas stocking

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35 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Happiness Pact by Liz Flaherty

  1. Perrianne Askew

    This sounds like a fun read. The cover model has perfect hair. Thank you for the interview & giveaway opportunity.

  2. Hannah Corner

    I love reading about best friends that grow up to become partners in life. Can’t wait to read this story! Thank you!

  3. Kay Garrett

    Liz Flaherty is a new author to me. However, after reading about her book The Happiness Pact and your review, I know she won’t stay that way. I’d love to read this book. The cover is adorable and I definitely one that would draw me in for a closer look at the book.

    • Liz Flaherty

      What a nice thing to say! I hope you do read and enjoy The Happiness Pact. I loved writing it, although it did drag me through an emotional wringer. 🙂

  4. Penny Mooney

    Hi, Liz, You are one of my favorite authors. It was so nice learning more about you. Thank you for all the wonderful books you have written. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New year.

  5. danielle hammelef

    This romance trope friends to more is my life story too! I enjoy reading boos like this best for that reason and this one sounds so good. I just want to curl up and read it now.

    • Liz Flaherty

      It’s mine, too. I was dating a friend of my husband’s when we met and he–my husband–didn’t even like me! That changed some, thank goodness. 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

  6. Winnie Thomas

    This book sounds so intriguing. I love friends to more books. I don’t think I’ve ever read any books by Liz Flaherty, but I need to change that soon!

    Thanks for the review and giveaway, Carrie and Liz!

  7. Sonnetta Jones

    I am intrigued by the storyline. I love best friends stories. It reminds me of a couple at my church. They were born a couple days apart and always believed that their parents were in the hospital around the same time. They knew each other for years before getting married.

    • Liz Flaherty

      It sounds a whole lot like your friends’ story! Libby even introduces Tucker to a friend from church. It doesn’t work out, of course. 🙂

  8. Evangeline

    Liz is a new author to me, and I would be delighted to win a copy of her book. I love the cover and the synopsis sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway. ?

  9. Janet Estridge

    Thanks for giving me the chance to win your book. I would read this book, based on the cover alone.

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