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Review: A Happy Catastrophe

Title: A Happy Catastrophe

Author: Maddie Dawson

Release Date: May 26, 2020

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are some things that maybe need a little attention. Marnie’s ebullient; he’s brooding. She thrives on change; he prefers stability. She sees marriage and parenthood in their future, but he can’t see beyond the shadow of an earlier tragedy.Then an eight-year-old surprise from Patrick’s past shows up on their doorstep, cartwheeling into their lives and spinning things in all directions. While it’s not exactly the change she envisioned, it looks like instant family to Marnie. But Patrick, afraid of being hurt again, retreats further into himself. Suddenly, two very different pieces of a beautiful puzzle find it harder and harder to fit. How can Marnie trust in the magic of the universe when it seems to be doing its best to knock her off her feet?But some love stories are worth waiting for. And what’s love without a little chaos anyway?

My Review: It was lovely to be able to sink into this sequel after having loved the first book! It was like seeing old friends that had been away. Both Patrick and Marnie are such strong characters and after loving them so much in Matchmaking for Beginners I couldn't wait to see where their story would go. This was a pretty intense story, focusing a lot on Patrick's development. It was clear before I started the story that he had a lot of growing to do and he does develop well throughout the book but his pessimistic attitude began to wear thin before the end, I think things could have swung around a little quicker. Overall though it was a great story. I highly recommend reading Matchmaking for Beginners first though!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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