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Love and Happiness
by Ben Burgess Jr.
Fiction – Urban
240 Pages
Reviewed on 06/05/2015

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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

In Love and Happiness by Ben Burgess Jr., can love conquer all or does the infidelity of a spouse kill the love in a relationship? From the outside, Karen has everything that anyone could desire. She has a handsome husband who loves her very much, she has beautiful daughters, and a really nice house seems just like icing on the cake. No one knows that she is actually cheating on her husband, and not with one man, but with two. She feels neglected, unloved and unappreciated. This is why she fell into an extramarital affair with Tyrell and Raheem.

She fears that these affairs will tear her family apart and break her marriage, so to avoid that she breaks off with those two men. Chris thought his life was perfect. He was madly in love with his wife, but then why did she cheat on him? When he finds out that Karen is cheating on him, he breaks down. But when a threat tries to tear their family apart, both of them are trying to figure out if they should stay together. Can Chris forgive her infidelity? Can Karen believe in her husband’s love?

I have to tell you, I was not expecting Love and Happiness to be like this. I thought the novel would be filled with too much emotion and angst. Yes, there was a lot of emotion and angst, but it was just the right amount of it. It does not ruin the impact of the story, and what a beautiful story it is! Even though you will hate Karen so much, you will not be able to stop yourself feeling for her when you read more. And Chris is a really good man; he is generous and very kind. The novel is the perfect example of the importance of communication in marriage. I really enjoyed the novel! Good work!

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