Redesigning Happiness

Redesigning Happiness

by Nita Brooks


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It wasn t easy for Yvonne Cable to get over a heartbreaking relationship and revamp her life. But now she s one-half of the media s hottest power couple. And with their new home improvement reality show, there s no limit to how far they can go. But Yvonne is stunned when mogul Richard Barrington III makes an offer for their program. He s the man she thought left her for a more successful woman. And he s the father of her son. Richard wants to get to know their boy, and little by little, she s finding it hard to resist the caring man Richard has become. But when a scandalous leak puts everything Yvonne s worked for at risk, she ll have to discover what she truly wants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496721921
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,150,850
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A reading addict, self-professed connoisseur of home improvement shows, and a collector of teapots, Nita Brooks resides in South Carolina with her family. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter at @AuthorNitaB.

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Redesigning Happiness 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
divadewee 16 days ago
Really enjoyed the first half of this book. Yvonne appeared to be a strong woman who had been through some emotional trials and not only survived but forged ahead to put her life on track including being a successful businesswoman and single mom. But the second half was so disappointing. She agreed to marry Nathan when every indication was that she wasn't sure this was what she wanted. Richard returns and she comes unglued. She sent mixed signals to both men while she wavered back and forth. I did not like anything about her mom but her sister, Valerie, was a nice addition. However, the ending was just overdone. There were so many twists and turns and "surprise" revelations, Nathan's secret and Sandra's secret, that it got to the point that none of it was believable. It felt like the author decided to go out with a bang and just threw out all kinds of unreal situations. The ending was rushed and not well thought out. I really wanted to like this book but by the time I finished, I was just tired of it.
Anonymous 22 days ago
This was my first time reading a book by this author. The characters were well developed and you can feel their different emotions throughout the storyline.. Yvonne has a interior design business and recently was proposed to by her boyfriend Nathan at a national TV show so by Yvonne being blindsided b the proposal she said yes. Now they have become a reality celebrity couple, producers want to give them their own reality show featuring her interior designs and Nathan Home Improvement business. The only catch is that the tv network that wants to air the show is owned by someone from Yvonne’s past over six years ago Richard Barrington. Then Nathan has a step-sister Cassidy and there is something strange about their relationship with each other. I really enjoyed this book and it kept my attention from the beginning to the end. I recommend this book to read and I look forward to reading more books by this author. Cassandra H.
theislandreader 4 months ago
I'll be honest, I saw that the main character, Yvonne, was an interior designer and it piqued my interest almost immediately. My HGTV loving heart was happy. Yvonne Cable's life is on the upswing. Her career is booming, her son is healthy, and she's recently engaged to a great man, contractor Nathan Lange. These two met on a show and became a ratings hit and a home improvement dream. They're on the cusp of more fame when Yvonne's ex-boyfriend and her son's father, Richard, reappears in her life wanting to be a part of her son's life and potentially a key part to her new reality show dreams. Richard throws her life in slight upheaval. She's now only forced to deal with her feelings toward Richard but her feelings about Nathan and the true state of their relationship. Yvonne soon comes to the conclusion that what is deemed perfect isn't always best for you and happiness can be designed on your own terms. I liked the pace of the story and the secondary characters that were introduced. There were quite a few of them but they all held their own and added to the novel. The subplots added something extra when I needed it and kept me invested in this novel. While I liked this book, the overall romance portion of it wasn't a home run for me. I picked up on Nathan's truth pretty early on so I was waiting for that to come to light so we could really dig deep into Yvonne and Richard, though that never quite happened. Yes, Richard was the love of her life and the man she obviously wanted to spend time with but I didn't get the overwhelming love they claimed to have for each other over six years ago. Maybe if we had been shown more about their life before I would have been more invested? They lacked the passion I expected. In Redesigning Happiness, Yvonne ultimately figured out that her happiness wasn't dependent on anyone but herself and redesigned her life on her own terms. ** I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.**
MKF 4 months ago
Yvonne thinks she's got it all together and that well, she's got it all. She's got a great kid, a great job, and a new romance with Nathan. They're making must-see tv together and when he proposes, she's happy about that too. Then, Richard, the father of her son and the man who broke her heart turns up and wants to buy the show. She ever told Richard he was a dad and so there's some drama to work through. Who does Yvonne end up with? There's a bit more angst about relationships here than usual but it's a big thing for her. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. You know this is a second chance romance and an HEA but who will you root for?