Monday, 28 May 2018

{ The Theory Of Happily Ever After, By Kristin Billerbeck }


Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m done. And that just ruined my view on contemporary books.

The Theory Of Happily Ever After, by Kristin Billerbeck.



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On Thursday, I got an email from Revell, saying...

"You must post your review on The Theory Of Happily Ever After before the 28th, Monday, Or you'll be kicked out of the program"

[Welllllll....it didn't exactly say that..... XD] 

Me: "WHAT!! I HAVEN"T EVEN STARTED IT YET!"
So i got down to reading it. 

From the back:

"According to Dr. Maggie Maguire, happiness is serious science, as serious as Maggie takes herself. But science can't always account for life's anomalies--for instance, why her fiancé dumped her for a silk-scarf acrobat and how the breakup sent Maggie spiraling into an extended ice cream-fueled chick flick binge.

Concerned that she might never pull herself out of this nosedive, Maggie's friends book her as a speaker on a "New Year, New You" cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. Maggie wonders if she's qualified to teach others about happiness when she can't muster up any for herself. But when a handsome stranger on board insists that smart women can't ever be happy, Maggie sets out to prove him wrong. Along the way she may discover that happiness has far less to do with the head than with the heart.

Filled with memorable characters, snappy dialogue, and touching romance, Kristin Billerbeck's The Theory of Happily Ever After shows that the search for happiness may be futile--because sometimes happiness is already out there searching for you."
My Rating:
2.5 stars.

Things I disliked:  [Oh, boy. There's a lot.] 

Not necessary comments, such as: booty, a 'sexy dress', underwear, bikini's.
Mentions of boyfriends, guys falling at Haley's feet and she just brushes them off, Jake and Maggie broke up, many mentions of their breakup, 
Maggie was at a bar but only drinks sparkling water, Maggie jokes about drinking and alcohol.
Maggie says “don’t they know it’s five o’clock somewhere?” And “this crowd needs some beer goggles” many mentions of drinking and people getting drunk. 
Mentions of social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Uses of, 'oh my goodness', 'heck', many uses of ‘sexy’, one ‘holy cow’
Maggie kept her some things from her parents. 
So many mentions of bands and singers, such as Taylor Swift, Barry Manilow, (and his song, “Mandy”), Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Brittney Spears, And a few other songs. 
Maggie and her two friends go “speed-dating” as an event on the cruise ship. 
Mentions of brands such as, Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture, mention that “Maggie couldn’t ever get used to the idea of having ‘Juicy’ plastered across her bum”, 
Many mentions of Hallmark. Mention of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ (TV show), Beauty and the Beast, 
Maggie kisses Sam on the cruise.

Things I Liked:
It started off very humorous! I wasn't sure what to think of it, but i found it a lot like Erynn Mangum's books and often found myself comparing them.  And Maggie and her love of Hallmark!
Maggie had a very interesting job and she was an author too! Its so nice to see a different job rather than the usual. I’ll admit it. I thought Maggie was kind of a disgusting couch potato sometimes. Ik Ik, I bet I’m like that at times but it was just so gross. She ate ice cream 24/7. She didn't want to wear a swimsuit bc her ice cream would show. etc. It just didn't seem necessary. 
Though, I was very disappointed to see this in the Christian Fiction world. Little faith content in the first 3/4 but the last quarter was so much better. 
At about 50 % through I really lost my interest so I basically just scanned through the rest and read some parts. I didn’t like Maggie kissing Sam on the cruise, I found that pretty dumb. A lot of mentions of people getting drunk and drinking. Maggie makes some very unwise choices that I didn’t like and I really lost my likeness of her!! I just wanted to tell her to smarten up! And mentions of When Calls The Heart—-Whoop whoop!!! I really liked the ending which bumped it up 1/2 star, which brings my rating to 2.5 stars. It just really wasn’t my cup of tea!

**I received a free copy of this in exchange for an honest review from Revell**{WHAT AN HONOR TO SAY THAT!!! ;D } 

Cya on Thursday with a fun tag!!
~Victoria

4 comments:

  1. That's too bad that you didn't enjoy this book a whole lot. Thanks for the honest review though! =)

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    1. Yeah! It just really wasn’t for me :/ NP! I’m glad I didn’t cover up the bad stuff.

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  2. that book dosent look great! -leah

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