Instead of Happy by Jamey Moody

Instead of Happy
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Published: 3/4/22

There is so much wrong with the world right now. Books are an escape for most of us, a way to relax and shut off our very busy brains. One of the many things I appreciate about Jamey Moody is that she writes her books with this in mind. She doesn’t write books filled with a lot of angst and you always know that the characters will get their happily ever after. Sometimes, that’s exactly what’s needed when the world is filled with so much uncertainty.

This is the fourth book in Jamey’s Lovers Landing Series. The story begins with main characters Courtney and Jennifer moving in together after Courtney moved to Houston. The characters met and fell in love before the story at their mother’s resort. Jennifer has two sons, Preston, who is 11 going on 35 and Mason, age 9. When my partner and I got together, my two sons were 4 and 6, and she stepped right in and became their other mother. The relationship Courtney developed with Jennifer’s sons reminded me so much of those early days. This isn’t just a love story between Courtney and Jennifer, it’s also a love story between the two women and their sons.

Jennifer and Courtney are a solid couple. Despite their age difference, they fit into each other’s lives seamlessly. They don’t suffer from the misunderstandings that come from not communicating. Both of the women realize how lucky they are to have found that person that makes everything better and they do the work to make sure the nurture their relationship. The conflict in the book comes from another teacher and the way she treats Courtney. It only serves to bring Jennifer and Courtney closer.

Jamey Moody is one of the best writers of feel good lesbian romances. She creates characters that are relatable and likable. They make their way into your heart and you just want them to have their happily ever after. In a world where things are out of control and every day seems to bring a new level of uncertainty, escape with Jennifer and Courtney and give yourself a few hours to relax and embrace love.

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    I enjoyed your review very much. I felt the same way about Jamey’s book. As a matter of fact, I think many young authors could learn from her about writing about love. It’s not all physical. Jamey packs an emotional punch! I’ve reviewed on Amazon and Goodreads.

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