Happy for You (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Happy for You (Love & Family #3)
Author: Anyta Sunday
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: September 10th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 281 pages
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


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.

Gahhhhhhh. This entire series just flayed me. Anyta Sunday is the QUEEN of slow burn. I was in sweet agony on this one, but it was sooooo worth it.

Mort walked away from his de facto family a year ago. He just picked up and left one day, no word, no goodbye. So, when he shows up at the house a year later asking for forgiveness, he has to work for it from everyone. But when Felix overhears a conversation meant to be private, he understands why he left, but that doesn’t mean he can forgive.

But Mort may just need Felix’s forgiveness the most.

This was so much about finding family and forgiveness and love. It was brilliantly written and perfectly planned out. I don’t want to give away spoilers so I’m trying not to be specific, but I loved how Mort wanted to work on building a relationship again with EVERY family member and he put his time in.

Felix was just magical. I loved his POV and his perspective. He was brave and bright and so full of emotion. And honest.

If you haven’t started this series, do it now. You don’t have to read the books in order, but you HAVE to read the books!!

Love and Family series

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Galley copy of Happy for You (Love & Family #3) provided by Anyta Sunday in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday