In a word, This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith is adorable. I normally don’t read romance books like this, but the title hooked me, and I am so glad I picked this up at the library.
The book starts with an email sent to the wrong address. Without even knowing each other’s names and living on opposite coasts, Ellie and Graham start a relationship through email where they talk about everything from Graham’s pet pig to what happiness looks like. When Graham’s movie is set to film in Ellie’s small Maine hometown, he finds her and tries to take their relationship offline. But Ellie has secrets from her past that she doesn’t want coming into Graham’s movie star spotlight. Despite coming from different worlds, they start to fall in love and try to figure out a way to make a real relationship work.
This book perfectly captures summer and what happy feels like, as the title suggests. It is an uplifting read about star-crossed lovers, and will leave you wanting a summer romance in coastal Maine.