I couldn’t stop laughing while reading The Theory of Happily Ever After.
At first I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to connect with the scientific yet quirky main character, Dr. Maggie Maguire. Needless to say, she grew on me.
Ironically, Maggie is an acclaimed author of a book that is about the science of happiness, while in reality she is struggling with a broken relationship, and feeling quite sorry for herself.
Thankfully her two best friends, Haley and Kathleen won’t let her wallow for long. Unbeknownst to her, they book her on a singles cruise. After boarding the ship, Maggie learns she’s has to give a speech on her scientific happiness theory to the shipmates. This is where the craziness starts.
To top things off, two men show an interest in her despite her mistrust, she is lying to her parents, her ex continues to add to her misery by adding to the pain he’s already inflicted, and her publisher has expectations Maggie isn’t sure she can satisfy.
The comedy is refreshing, and the story is super entertaining.
Book courtesy of Net Galley.