Happiness In Jersey
by Jacinta Howard
The only thing in Jersey Kincaid’s world that she has time for are keeping her grades up so that she doesn’t lose her scholarship to South Texas University, playing the bass in her band, The Prototype, and satisfying her coffee addiction. Oh, and the occasional random hook-up she indulges in to pass the time.
Love? Eh, not so much. Save that crap for a Katherine Heigl or Natalie Portman movie.
Jersey’s seen enough in life (courtesy of her Pops) to realize that undying romance is nothing more than a myth used to sell books and movie tickets. As she knows too well, the only thing inevitable in life is death— love is definitely not promised.
That’s why when Jersey meets Isaiah “Zay” Broussard with his soulful gray eyes, quick wit and easy charm, she’s determined to remain aloof. She doesn't have time to get sidetracked by fleeting fantasies, even if she does feel an unexplainable connection to Zay she’s never experienced before.
But when his interest in her only seems to intensify, despite her attempts to brush him off, she gets to see a side of him and herself she didn’t expect…
Review By Gia:
Don't let the title Happiness In Jersey fool you, this book has nothing to do with the state of New Jersey. Jersey is one of the characters.
Jersey is a strong girl who has been dealt a lot of not so good stuff. She is attending college on a partial scholarship and working at a coffee shop. She plays base in a band called Prototype. She doesn't believe in love and believes that death is the only inevitable thing in life. Jersey is definitely an interesting character.
The guys in Prototype are all good friends. Devin is her best friend, they grew up together. I kept waiting for Devin to profess his love for Jersey. Zay shows up and it looks like things might change for Jersey Zay is a complicated guy. He's a musician too. He has a tough past too. He believes in love. Zay is interested and attracted to Jersey. Of course Jersey not believing in love pushes Zay away a lot. Zay know what he wants and doesn't back off easily.
I loved reading Zay and Jersey's story. There is a lot of emotional ups and downs in the book. Happiness In Jersey was a great journey into Jersey's life.
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!
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About the Author:
Jacinta Howard is a writer and avid music lover who resides in the Atlanta area with daughter and husband. A longtime entertainment and lifestyle journalist, she finds her happy place deep in the pages of a great novel, on the beach listening to good music and hanging with her family.