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The Good One: Part One (The Happy Endings Resort Series Book 41)

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Olivia had a sister who protected her until one day she was gone forever. Can Olivia find happiness and safety with Danny or will she let the past destroy her?

Olivia and her sister, Molly, grew up in a small resort town called Happy Endings, but their life together was far from happy.

When the unthinkable happens, Olivia must learn how to live without the person she

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Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published April 9th 2018 by Soul Sister Press, LLC
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Coco.V
May 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Paula  Phillips
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Growing up, Olivia and her sister Molly didn't have the best life. They grew up in a trailer park with their mother who was an alcoholic and abuser. Molly was her savior and always took the brunt of the abuse. The novel then jumps to Olivia at college and meeting her boyfriend, Danny. The pair eventually married, and it looks like Olivia has finally met the man of her dreams and has someone to care for her. That is until Olivia falls pregnant and her memories of her past and her mother's life st ...more
Amy Coury
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is an amazing book that has been beautifully written by Jennifer Sivec. This book handles Mental Illness wonderfully!!! I absolutely loved it!
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I was given copy by th author in exchange for an honest rview.

I'm not sure how to write this review without giving it all away. This was an powerful and intense read. Olivia has suffered the worst kind of childhood and the one person she depended on is now dead. She is broken and trying to make it through life the best way she knows how. When she meets Danny her life turns around, he tries his best to learn everything about her. But when the past catches up to them will it be too much for him to
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Lisa
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free complimentary book and voluntarily reviewed it.

This book is a tribute how important the survivor spirit is in all our lives!

Olivia and her older sister, Molly, grew up in an abusive home. Olivia, because of her sister, grows up to lead a normal life. She is going to college when she meets a young man, Danny, who she is instantly attracted to. They move in together until they finish college and can get married.

Danny has some idea of her background, and, his love brings immeasura
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Stephenee
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was an amazing read!! The author really pours her heart and soul into her books and it shows. The reader can feel her emotions coming through the pages and can relate to the characters even if they are not familiar with depression, abuse, anxiety, drug use or sudden deaths of those close to them. This book takes the reader through a gamut of emotions and never gives them a chance to catch their breath. The reader will laugh, cry, yell, curse, ugly snot cry, and they may even throw thei ...more
Energy
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book will be hard to review without giving away spoilers, but I am going to attempt to do it justice. Olivia is a young woman who is broken from years of abuse at the hands of her mother. The only person she had in this world, her sister Molly is dead and her father abandoned them long before that. But she tries to forge her way through life until she meets Danny, and from the moment they meet, there is an undeniable connection. But she just can't share her past with him, it's too much. She ...more
Kaye
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Man, I'll get it out eventually. Maybe. If you're looking for a fast paced, adrenaline fueled, heart pounding, pulse racing read, congratulations my friends you've found it. With twists, turns and unpredictable surprises I was totally immersed and frozen on the edge of my seat. The realism of the characters and scenes totally floored me. I was drawn in from the start. This is one read that will cut to the core. Make no mistake this is a true to life read. You hang on every emotion and pray ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this book but it was emotionally tough. The Good One By Jennifer Sivec takes you into the lives of two sisters struggling to survive abuse and neglect from the very people who are suppose to love them and care for them. This story is about survival and trying to live your life even if the odds of happiness is stacked against you.

This story takes you to dark places and gives you a glimpse of what it must feel like to struggle with mental illness. It’s touches on how it affects not on
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Alison
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fast read. The author switches effortlessly backwards and forwards in time never losing her reader, to flesh out the story.
As the story unfolds, the horrors in Olivia's past are exposed until the truth according to her mother is revealed. Due to memories that have been suppressed for many years these revelations push Olivia onto a balance board of emotions trying "marry" her memories with her mother's (and father's) revelations and lead her into a downward spiral.
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Becky Wise
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book will suck you in. I for one couldn't put it down. It's gripping and soul consuming. But then again if you ever read a Jennifer Sivec book you know what you are in for. You are pulled into Olivia's world and you only hope you both can survive it. You hope as The Good One goes on and more and more of Olivia's life is unraveled that she has the strength. That her family and friends have the strength to pull her through all the memories and the pain. You feel for Olivia and want to help he ...more
Angela's Book Addiction
I read this in preparation for reading an ARC of part two. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I don't see why the story was broken up into two parts. Both parts are short enough that they could have been released together as a single, full-length novel.

Although the story was entertaining, I did have some difficulty connecting to the characters. The subject matter was serious and emotional enough that I expected to feel much more than I did. I'm not sure why this was the case. Maybe I was having an off
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Patty Vowell
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC copy and am choosing to leave a review for it. "The Good One" (part one) had me on the edge of my seat and completely consumed from start to finish and left me with my jaw hanging wide open. It definitely takes an amazing author to write about some of the best and worst life situations that can occur and combine them all to make a beautiful work of fiction. I am very excited and eager for part two!!
Cindi Englehart
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book!! From start to finish it keeps you on the end of your seat. I could not put it down. So many emotions for Olivia, I felt like I was there with her. The trials and triumphs that Olivia goes through are real life struggles. You feel for how she manages so many situations. At the end you realize not everything she believed is true... or is it?? We will all have to find out what really happened in book 2. I cannot wait to see where Jennifer Sivec takes this story.
T. Rosado
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, novella

4 Stars

This is a novella-length story that moves at a fast pace and covers a lot of ground in that time, yet it never felt lacking in its purpose. Lighter on the romance, it is more about Olivia's emotional and psychological journey. Although Danny and her children are integral to the journey and Olivia's healing from a traumatic past. Overall, I was engaged and intrigued by Olivia's story and curious as to what will happen in Part Two.
Betty Hutchinson
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-and-read
Really enjoyed this book. Great story of living with mental illness, the demons of one's past, family secrets. This is a story that tackles subject matter that has been taboo for too long. Love the twists that kept me turning the pages. Although it ends differently than I was expecting, I am indeed looking to read Part Two of this story immediately. Well done, Jennifer Sivec!
Tammy
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How to properly review this book …. I have no clue, beside giving it a 5 plus stars rating.
First I legit laughed my a$$ off from page one to the very end,one of the funniest romance books I've ever read. Luke and Laura are soooooo perfect for each other I adored them. They have some crazy ups and downs to get thru but in the end so worth it.
Keni
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book... It grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go! Every time you think you have it figured out there's another twist. You get a view of real life situations they Olivias eyes. Her struggles are sometimes hard to take on but man does she have strength and the strength of her man. As always a great read by Jennifer Sivec, can't wait for more!
Jenn
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding!

An amazing story with an unforeseen plot twist. I loved everything about this book. The characters were easy to love and hate and I felt connected with all of them in some way

Crystal Wegrzynowicz
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Great story and great writing! I’m so glad I read this book!
Barbara Jones
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was heartbroken!. But i loved this read. So much sorrow and joy at once. Cant wait to read on to see what happens next. Then to start the Whole Happy Endings Resort series to learn about everyone!
Jeff
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A tragic and compelling story. Hard to put down.
Lynn Hill
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It was very intense and tough to read at times but you just can’t put it down. I sure hope part 2 comes out really soon! Great book Jennifer, thank you!
Laura Thompson
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love!

I absolutely loved this book! I’m a slow reader so to say I read this in a day means a lot! I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read part two!
Karen Schwandt Hoy
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller coaster! ❤️🙂🤬😂😭💔 It was heart wrenching. I loved it and I hated it. I need more!!!
Tiffany
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent novel
Edie
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You won't put it down!

Jennifer Sivec's characters are often damaged and scarred but not completely broken. Olivia is no exception. The Good One hooked me on the first page and the last page left me wishing for more. Painful memories of a past that have left Olivia wondering if she can ever be truly happy and desperately missing the one person that was always there to protect her as a child, a need to keep family secrets, and a chance at a life she never thought she could have all combine to bri
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Rosann Panico
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Jul 14, 2019
Debra Ingman
rated it it was amazing
Jun 24, 2019
Jennifer Sivec
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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She is attracted to and writes stories with characters that are complicated, flawed and completely imperfect. Her books are often a reflection of life, encompassing difficult subjects such as cancer, addiction, abandonment, and abuse. She writes with a raw, complex, yet hopeful approach often weaving tragic stories with honesty and grace
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