Series: Love and Family #3
Author: Anyta Sunday
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Length: 282 pages
Reviewed by Racheal
Mort wants his de facto family back. . . .
He knows he doesn’t deserve them. Not yet, anyway. Not without making up for leaving them in their time of need.
But it’s not easy to make amends. Mort must show how much he wants the Rochester family back in his life. When his best friend’s younger brother, Felix, has his license suspended, Mort jumps at the chance to play chauffeur and to win back the family he desperately wants to call his own.
Repairing his broken relationships—with all five Rochester siblings—becomes Mort’s personal mission. Especially with Felix. Felix, who used to follow him everywhere. Felix, who idolized him. Felix, whom Mort has not stopped thinking about . . .
Felix is just trying to keep it together. . . .
With a perma-smile as his armor, he’s determined to make his family happy. Determined to be a positive role model to his three younger sisters, while their mum struggles with depression after her kidney transplant.
Unfortunately, no amount of smiling can save his license when he gets pulled over for the umpteenth time, and he still needs to get his sisters to school, soccer, and dance classes.
The solution to his problem emerges in the return of their prodigal neighbor, Mort. Mort, who left their lives without a word. Mort, who was in love with Felix’s older brother.
Mort, who is the last guy Felix wants charging back into their lives. . . .
Mort and Felix. Two guys bound by a rocky past—
—a past they must come to terms with to find true happiness in the here and now.
I have never personally experienced the dramatics of what happens in this story because unfortunately, I was born an only child. However, that never stopped me from witnessing the many crushes I was privy to with a lot of my friends that had siblings. The best ones were always the older brother’s best friends. They would love to fantasize about the what if’s but in reality, unless a miracle happened or years passed the chances of them dating were slim. But what would happen if said best friend to an older brother was just as close to the family as he was to the best friend? Then when at a crucial time in his best fiends’ family— he leaves and never comes when he is really needed before he takes off? This is where Author Anyta Sunday’s journey takes us with the release of Happy For You.
It’s been years since Mort left the only family he truly had. He is now back and staying at the house that his cold-hearted father owned and left to him. The man who never cared about his son. Mort misses his family but knows it won’t be like it was before. He needs to bite the bullet and try his hardest to get back in the good graces of his former best friend before he can redeem himself to the rest of them.
Funny thing about best friends that pine over their straight best friend, they possibly may miss the one brother that has loved them the whole time.
Now that years have passed, and the blinders are off Mort finally sees the truth but knows he needs to prove to the right brother that he truly does love him and that he is definitely not second choice.
This was definitely an inspirational story from start to finish. When two guys are both afraid of making their feelings for each other known to those they love because of their own insecurities of everything that could go wrong and everything that could be lost. These two will realize that love is just more than the physical act but putting each other's needs before their own and taking the world on together.
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