Chasing Happy is my first book by Rylie Roberts, so I didn't know what to expect. WOW!! What a great surprise. Ms Roberts has delivered a well-written book. The characters in this story were phenomenal. Ms Roberts did an outstanding job, these characters are perfect for this story, not only the main characters, but the whole cast of characters were awesome. She rates an A+ for characters. Reed and Lara's story is loaded with drama, humor, sizzle and while both characters had issues growing up, the story isn't angsty and depressing. I enjoyed Chasing Happy way more than I expected to and look forward to reading more from Rylie Roberts in the future. Chasing Happy is book 1 of A Texas Ever After Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.