Ask single mother Lindsay Fuller what she thinks of Happiness and she'll tell you it doesn't exist. It's an illusion, a sleight of the hand, like magic.
To be fair to her she does have a pretty strong case. After falling pregnant and being abandoned by her college boyfriend she had no choice but to drop out and return home. For the last nine years she's been raising her son Trey; with some help her brother Brian, her father and best friend Maggie. And if all that wasn't hard enough she's facing impending unemployment and the threat of eviction.
But there are something's in her life she can count on, or rather someone... Russ. Her pen pal, friend, confidant of the last 10 years. Not through Russ' lack of trying they communicate through chat rooms, emails and texts only. Reluctant to potentially ruin what they have Lindsay refuses Russ' attempts to take their relationship further.
I'm too scared. Scared of heartbreak, of course, but scared of ruining one of the most meaningful relationships I've ever been lucky enough to hold on to.
Fear of the past repeating itself holds her back from moving forward, until one day fate has other plans for her. I won't spoil how they meet... even though it was a little predictable, they do and Russ has a proposition for her. He wants 30 days.. 30 days to take care of her, to show her how good they can be. As much as Lindsay resists she finds herself swept up in the fairy tale she thought she'd never have, Russ is charming and every part as wonderful as she dared to imagine.
Although I sympathise with Lindsay, her actions at the end just *sigh* annoyed me and whilst I enjoyed the last 50% much better than the first; As I said it was a little predictable. But hey, every story has to start somewhere and I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of Lindsay and Russ'.
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