happily and madlyWith a prophesy like that, I can’t help but feel as though I’m wishing for a story that involves a girl who vehemently fights every possibility of falling in love in order to prove that the destiny is bogus because if she doesn’t fall happily and madly in love, naturally she wouldn’t die before she turns eighteen either. Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass is definitely not the sort of book that I would read–I don’t care for suspense at all and the whole death thing turns me off–but the prophesy bit definitely could intrigue me enough if the story was different.

I would much prefer it if the story had been set in a fantasy realm.

Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny:
1. She will fall happily and madly in love.
2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen.
The summer before that fateful birthday, Maris is in the wealthy beach town of Cross Cove with her estranged father and his new family–and the infamous Duvals. Since the youngest member of the Duval family, Edison, is back from college and back in the arms of Maris’s new stepsister, her summer looks to be a long string of lazy days on the Duval’s lush beach.
But Edison is hiding something. And the more Maris learns about him, the more she’s given signs that she should stay as far away from him as possible. As wrong as it is, Maris is drawn to him. Around Edison, she feels truly alive and she’s not willing to give that up. Even if it means a collision course with destiny.

What are your thoughts on Happily and Madly? Does the prophesy intrigue you at all? How about the suspense and thriller-esque nature of the novel? Do you think you’ll be adding this one to your TBR or nah? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! And happy reading!

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