29 March 2013

Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith

This Is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer E Smith
Release Date: 2nd April 2013

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 

I received a proof copy of this book from Headline Publishing thanks to Jess from Jess Hearts Books!

I completely fell in love with this book! It was such a sweet, cute contemporary with some complications that kept the story line going.

This was such an intriguing book because something like that could actually happen. You could email someone by accident and then start to build a relationship. So that's one of the reasons I fell in love with this book.

The other reason was the characters.

I loved Ellie. She was a down to earth, normal girl with a secret past. She was funny, kind, helpful, and I just absolutely loved her character.

Graham was also an amazing character. He was so normal for a movie star and I think that's why I loved him. He was funny, sweet, caring & protective, and he was just the perfect character.

The whole story behind why Ellie wants to avoid the spotlight was fantastic. I loved hearing about who she is and what her past was like. I also found myself thinking that her mum was kind of selfish for trying to stop Ellie being with Graham because of the media. So what if the truth came out? Is keeping your past a secret more important than your daughters happiness?

Graham and Ellie's relationship was fantastic and I love how there was a background to it with all the emails and it wasn't just: Girl meets Boy and falls in love, there was already a connection there.

I loved their emails and how they continued throughout the book and the emails at the start just built their relationship and I couldn't wait to see what would happen when they met.

The ending was so cute! This whole book was cute, and I absolutely loved it!

I gave this book:

I will definitely be buying a finished copy of this book to have on my bookcase because I absolutely loved it! If you're a fan of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, you won't be let down by this because it's just as amazing!


  1. I can't wait to read this one! You make it sound even better than I thought it would be! Thanks for the great review! :)