Blog Tour ~ Acting Happy by Rylie Roberts ~ (Review, Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)
Title: Acting Happy
Series: Texas Desires #2
Author: Rylie Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2016 Cover Design: Reese Dante
Kenzie Stanton’s constantly matchmaking mother won’t take a hint. At twenty-eight years old, she’d learned rainbows and fairy-tales don’t exist. She swears if she ever gets back on her feet, and out of the hot water her ex landed her in, she’ll embrace a new life that’s relationship-free. When a tall, handsome man with sexy eyes and a smoking-hot body shows up in her family’s store, she has no trouble ignoring him. Until his kindness and genuine nature truly test her resolve.
The tabloids describe Ty Bateman as a cynical, take-charge, run-over-them-before-they-run-over-you kind of guy. In truth, the life of extreme celebrity has turned him into a tainted, jaded man—being virtually imprisoned behind the windowless walls of his home to avoid the clicking cameras of invasive paparazzi and the overzealous media will tend to do that to a person. When the time comes for his yearly weekend with his childhood friends, he decides to buy a secluded mountain cabin and take an extended vacation from his overwhelming reality. Rejuvenating his soul and making decisions about his future are his top priorities until he spots a blonde beauty in short-shorts carrying groceries out of the only store in town.
Kenzie and Ty are both hiding out in the mountains…but for very different reason. Reality can only wait so long before it comes knocking on their doors. Even if Ty can break through Kenzie’s barriers, he’s not entirely sure his hurt beauty can withstand the mental brutality of his world. For these two damaged souls, is the possibility of failure too much to try for a life of more than acting happy?
"Acting Happy (Texas Desires #2) by Rylie Roberts is a fun, sweet, heart catching read." ~Melissa (Goodreads Review)
"Do you love heart happy read? Something that is fun, flirty, and just makes you giggle like a schoolgirl with her first crush? If you answered yes, then you absolutely must read Rylie Roberts' newest release..." ~Emily (Goodreads Review)
"I finished in two days. I can't wait for the third book! This group of friends are amazing." ~Sandra (Goodreads Review)
"I loved this whole story and enjoyed how there were funny scenes, some suspense, and most of all, lots and lots of super hotness!!!!! ~Geri (Goodreads Review)
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
This book is the second in the Texas Desires series and while it can be read as a standalone, I really suggest you give book 1, Chasing Happy, a chance. It's really good! You can read my review here.
Ty Bateman, one of Hollywood's most sought after actors and leading man is nearly burned out, so he decides to take a 4-week vacation to decide what it is that he wants to do with his life. The last thing he expected was to find a woman he can't stop thinking about.
The last thing Kenzie Stanton expected when she came back home to hide from her previous life, was to find herself pursued by the gorgeous, charming Ty, who demolishes all the walls she's carefully put around her heart after a horrible relationship.
When real life comes knocking on their door, will whatever they've been building enough to survive it?
This was a great story and a very good continuation to the series. I loved seeing Reed and Lara and their group of friends. But above all, I loved getting to know Kenzie and Ty and see how well they worked together and on their issues to make a great foundation for a life together.
The book was fun, sweet, well-written and had some angst interspersed into it for good measure. It flowed well and left me wanting to read more of these fantastic group of friends! Very recommendable!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!