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 love the family theme in this one. From the start, the author clearly establishes the bond between Mort and Felix's family. The pain his distance has caused is immediately conveyed.
But it's the writing that sets this one apart from other books. Every single look, every single touch, and every single emotion is felt by the reader. Every single one. It will rip your heart out along with them. The way the scenes are written, each one slowly carried out, will leave your heart pounding, melting, and hurting along the way. It's truly impressive with how damn emotional every scene is.
Happy For You is easily read as a standalone. This Anyta Sunday read is a stunningly sweet and tender second chance romance. Definitely check this one out when you're in the mood for your next intense book.