Book Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by L.H. Cosway

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Happy-Go-Lucky by L.H. Cosway, book review by She Reads Romance Books

by L.H. Cosway

Category: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Chick Lit
Tags: Office Romance, Opposites Attract

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Rating: ★★★

Thank you L.H. Cosway for the advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.

Cosway’s Happy-Go-Lucky is a quirky, chick lit story about two colleagues at an investigative firm who succumb to their love connection while solving a mystery crime.

If you like your heroines sweet and your heroes stoic then Maisie and Cameron’s story is for you.

Maisie, or Happy-Go-Lucky as her parents call her, is a researcher at an investigative firm who ends up sleeping with the hunk investigator of the office, Cameron.

Though their one night together launches this opposites attract, office romance, they agree to keep their relationship professional when they begin working together which they soon learn is easier said than done.

Maisie is the type of heroine I adore – the girl whom everyone overlooks EXCEPT the quiet, hot man whom all her coworkers drool over. She initially comes across as a slight pushover but I love her transformation as she grows closer to Cameron.

Cameron is the type of hero I eat up – someone who doesn’t show much emotion at first since he’s quiet, stoic and serious yet it’s when his tight control slips that we see his true feelings come out.

He’s not overbearing or arrogant because that type wouldn’t jive with Maisie’s character. Instead he’s someone you want to crack open and keep all to yourself.

If anything, I honestly wanted more of him as he seemed to be less of a focus as the story went on.

A Bit Different from the Book Blurb

I would overall categorize this book as chick lit because I saw more of Maisie’s overall transformation and because the story focused more on the mystery the two were investigating versus their budding romance.

This was a bit different than what I was expecting given the book blurb and past Cosway books where the relationship development is front and center.

I would have liked to have seen more focus on their angst with the struggle to stay apart instead of how they worked to solve the mystery but that’s just me and my taste since I’m not much of a mystery/romantic suspense fan.

Even once they finally got together the story just moves right back to the mystery. A whole week goes by without a mention of them seeing each other again personally which just seemed odd given the build up to that moment.

Cosway is a favorite author of mine because she excels at creating unique stories, characters and settings (circus performers, illusionists, parkour athletes, etc.) and she does the same in Happy-Go-Lucky in creating a unique mystery to solve.

I honestly don’t know how she came up with this who done it which had a lot of pieces woven together at the end.

If you’re a big fan of mysteries or love opposites attract romances and office romances, then you’ll enjoy this book.

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