Wednesday 21 May 2014

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Title: Of Happiness
Series: Pursuit #2
Author: Olivia Luck
Release Date: May 12, 2014

"Now that I have you, I'm never letting you go.”

Edith Neff relocated to Chicago to capture her own piece of happiness. Now bombarded with more change than she knows how to manage, Eddie struggles to pick of the pieces of her torn heart and decimated friendship.

Standing in the middle of a sidewalk while her (ex?) boyfriend Harris Grant pleads for forgiveness, Eddie's at a loss what to do next. So when her estranged father provides a lifeline - she has no option than to take his offer.

But Harris won't let Eddie go without a fight. He'll use whatever tactics necessary to win back his girl. While Eddie and Harris find their way back together, darkness lurks, unwilling to relent on destroying their relationship. Permanently.

Note: Of Happiness is the sequel to In Pursuit. Content intended for readers 18+



☆☆☆☆☆ 4.5 In Pursuit of Happiness Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

Of Happiness is the conclusion of the Pursuit series. The million dollar question that readers want to know is: Will Harris and Edith get their HEA? In their pursuit of happiness, Harris and Edith relationship are put to an ultimate test of trust and love. Will family secrets destroy them or will Harris and Edith alone destroy their own chance of happiness?

Harris Grant has lived a life full of guilt, sadness and family obligation but meeting Edith Neff changed that. For the first time in his life, Harris felt alive and begins to open up his heart. New life, purpose, happiness and love begins to seep into his pores all because of Edith. She changed and ruined him for any other woman. In Of Happiness, Harris must grovel and earn back the love of his life. In his pursuit, who will he put first: his sister, Claire or the love of his life, Edith.

Olivia Luck did a great job in wrapping up the Harris and Edith conclusion. Ms. Luck dives into the many twist and turns of this rollercoaster relationship. I know readers hated Claire but a part of me wanted her to get redemption given the fact that suffered a traumatic event that altered and changed her. Claire needed help and a part of me wanted to see her redeem herself since the Grant family already suffered enough. Overall, I enjoyed reading this series. It had all the elements I love in a book. It had angst, suspense, romance, love, family, friendship and of course steam. Thank you Ms. Luck for introducing us to handsome, hunky, hot Harris. ←-- Olivia, do you see what you started.. I told you I became alliteration obsessed. <3


~ Review by Michelle

This is the continuation of In Pursuit. Eddie and Harris tries to work on the relationship that they lost. Forgiveness is what Harris needs to do in order to get Eddie back. Breaking someone's heart and asking for forgiveness isn't easy. He will have to work extra hard to get that trust back from her. 

Eddie was always scared of being left behind. She is happy that her father is willing trying his to make up for all the years he was not there for her. I love it when her father is doing everything he can in his power to get his daughter back. I totally loved it when her father was there for her when she needed her father the most. She is still trying to work things out with Harris. 
Harris does not want to lose Eddie he tries to do everything he can to make sure she stays for a long long time. Almost everything that Harris does just makes me fall in love with him even more. I loved it so much when he had a surprise for Eddie, and it turned out to be one of the best surprises ever for her. 

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Eddie helping Harris with grieving was so sweet. Making Harris open up for her was just an eye opener for him. Realizing that his deceased brother would want him to live his life to the fullest and not hold back his strong feelings for Eddie. 
And as for Eddie, she knows that her mom would be so proud of her, being independent and does not take anything from anyone. And for forgiving her dad for something that could've been prevented for so many years, took a lot to be a compelling person to handle. 

I love reading a fast paced, unputdownable book that I could not stop turning from the beginning to the end. The passion in this book was heartwarming and heartfelt. Shows you how a once weak person could fight to become an indestructible one. Being a powerfully built human being is just a defense mechanism for Harris and I enjoyed the journey he took with Eddie to bring down the walls they both built, due to their past experiences. Awesome job, Olivia Luck. I am looking forward to reading more of your work.

~ Review by Kathleen

The book started with Edith trying to mend her broken heart, with the help of her estranged father. Even though she was trying to pick up the pieces of what's left of her heart, she was hoping to fix what was wrong with her and Harris. What she didn't know was Harris also wanted her back and he will stop at nothing to get her back. He knows he messed up and he will right all the wrongs, as long as Edith gives him another chance.

On the way to re-building their relationship, Harris's psychotic sister Claire once again tries to drive a wedge between Harris and Edith. Claire tried with all her diabolical plans and this time with the help of Edith equally psycho ex-boyfriend Jared. Both will do anything and everything to break those two apart, no matter what the cost. Claire wants Edith out of her and Harris's life and Jared wants Edith back.

Will their love survive? Read and find out.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked Edith and Harris, they were a very cute couple. I love the strong woman that Edith was, who always knew what she wanted. The same goes with Harris, he was a very strong man that knew what he wanted. He was sweet, understanding, protective, handsome and very much in love with Edith.

I also really enjoyed Edith friends Luke and Sean, they were very sweet and caring to both Edith and Harris.

I can't wait to read what Olivia has in store for us next. ;)

~ Review by Neilliza



Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.
Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.
Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.
Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.


☆☆☆☆☆ 4.5 In Pursuit Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

Outstanding Olivia!! ←--- see the alliteration Ms. Olivia Luck <3 I absolutely adored this book and I think Olivia did a fabulous job on her debut book. In Pursuit was a captivating and consuming dramatic romantic tale of Edith Neff and Harris Grant in their pursuit of second chances at life and love. I devoured this book in one sitting and wanted to know more exquisite Edith and handsome Harris. Ms. Luck will consume you on a tale of two individuals trying to balance a relationship when family obligations and past collides.

Edith Neff is an interior designer who moves to Chicago, leaving behind her old life in D.C. With a fresh new start, she moves in with Claire Grant, a high school friend of her best friend Sarah. Claire makes her presence known when she meets Eddie and tries to befriend her. Claire’s personality borders on hot and cold and possessive. What Eddie didn’t expect was that one of the perks of living in a posh apartment with Claire, was Claire’s sexy older brooding brother, Harris.

Harris Grant is the overprotective brother who tries to help Claire get perspective on her life. Harris holds a deep sadness and guilt that carries with him and so he builds a wall around his heart. His guilt resonantes so deep that he puts his obligation and responsibility to his sister first.

When Edith and Harris finally admits their growing attraction to each other, walls are slowly being torned down. Edith found her happiness in Harris. He makes her feel alive, loved, and cherished which she didn’t have growing up. As for Harris, Edith humbles him. Years of sadness and loneliness begins to evaporate when he is with Eddie. He begins to feel. Little by little, Eddie tries to break down the walls but hits a roadblock when Claire tries to interfere in their relationship. So will Harris give up in his pursuit of Edith? Or is Edith better off pursuing and finding her happiness elsewhere?

In Pursuit was a consuming dramatic tale that will have you yelling at your kindle. Literally, as I approached the last page I found myself shaking my head and saying WHY HARRIS, WHY? Ms. Luck will captivate you with the dramatic unfolding of Harris, Edith, and Claire’s lives. I look forward to reading Of Happiness and see what secrets will be unraveled and if Edith and Harris will get their pursuit of happiness.

~ Review by Michelle

If you like reading a book with angst, sexual tension, a push and pull type of romance then this is the book for you. Harris and Olivia could barely contain how they feel for each other, this was brimming with so much emotion. 

Eddie/Edith moves to another city, to try and make a living for herself. She left her home town, her father, which she has a not so healthy relationship with. When she moves to the Windy City of Chicago, she ends up in a high society building. Due to her troubled past, she is unwilling to be intimate with anyone. I love that she is very independent. But scared of letting someone in because her ex-boyfriend almost raped her. 

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Harris the broody, hot sex on a stick, who is cold one minute and then hot the next minute, swoon worthy. He is a tortured, broken soul who has been since he lost his brother and he blames himself for it. With that, he is afraid of anything happening to his sister, so he tries to do anything his sister asks of him. He is very mysterious and likes to keep it to himself. He may have had slept with lots of women, but did not commit to anyone, he just became this one cold hearted person after he lost his brother. 

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The attraction between Eddie and Harris was instant. They are both hiding something that could ruin what they are trying to have together. He is dominant and will get whatever he wants. He is also kind hearted once you really get to know him. The sexual tension was excruciating. Eddie's past ex-boyfriend Jared is the reason why she fights to the intimacy. But she is willing to do anything for Harris and that is what I love about her, breaking the down the walls just to be with him. She blocks out the thing that scares her the most to be able to go deeper into the relationship that she wants with him. Harris on the other hand, is confused, he is angry at himself because it seems like he just can't seem to move forward with the relationship with Eddie because of his sister Claire getting jealous when the attention isn't only on her. I just wanted to get in the book and pull the crap out of Claire's hair. 

This book is about taking chances in falling in love, willing to take a risk, even knowing for a fact that it will turn out badly in the end. Losing someone and trying to move forward. Willing to let someone in and just changing for the better. My opinion, if he can't fight for you, he is not right for you. And if a person truly cares for you, will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is. WARNING, this book has a cliffhanger and I cannot wait to read the next book. Awesome job Olivia Luck and I will be coming back for more.
~ Review by Kathleen

Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family. Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails: And if you’re on social media, you can find her there too.



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