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If you’ve read Every Time We Say Goodbye, you’ve already met Tucker and Libby. They are two of the survivors of the horrific accident that happened on prom night seventeen years ago. They’re also best friends who, on the night of their joint thirty-fourth birthday party, start finding their way to being more. Their story is The Happiness Pact.
I loved writing this book. Tucker is gorgeous—he’s also a klutz. Libby is so ordinary that she fears wearing brown will make her disappear altogether. They made my heart ache, but even before they started down the path of “more,” I loved their relationship.
And I think more is the wrong word. Because there is nothing more or better than friendship. And there’s nothing deeper than the friendship between two people who love each other. While it’s wonderful and desirable to have friends who aren’t lovers, who would want a lover who wasn’t also a friend? I think that’s why, when writers talk about tropes and which ones are our favorites, I jump right onto the friends-to-lovers train.
I hope it’s one of your favorites, too, and while we’re talking about them, what others do you like? I have a serious love for reunion and redemption stories, too. And then there’s the geeky girl in love with the musician. Oh, right, that one was me. I still love him, too, and he’s still my best friend.
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Title: The Happiness Pact by Liz Flaherty
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
The fine line between BFF and happily-ever-after…
Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads. Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.
So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs. But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?
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Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at the mere mention of “why don’t we go…” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.
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