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Happy Trail

(Park Ranger #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,143 ratings  ·  287 reviews
A man of few words, Ranger Jay Daniels values the calm, quiet solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains. Never quite fitting in with either side of his family, he prefers the company of birds and tress to people.

Yeah, he'd most definitely prefer a bird--any bird, any bird at all, take a vulture for instance--to the human-tornado hybrid that just blew onto his peaceful stretc
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Published October 22nd 2019 by Smartypants Romance
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Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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6 stars for Happy Trail!

“Not saying the stereotypes about mountain folk are true, but around here, if you’re not white, you stand out. Easier to play off of people’s assumptions than go into too much personal history about my parents.”

I knew right here from this quote that this book was going to be something special. I’m glad I wasn’t wrong. How do I even begin to write a review for this masterpiece? I love that Daisy Prescott was not afraid to write a romance story about
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
**NOW LIVE!!**

I am honored, thrilled and grateful to be writing in Penny Reid's Smartypants Romance universe.

Spoiler: There will be Cletus cameos in this book.

This might be my favorite title ever. Love these characters so much!

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3.75 Stars

When it comes to men and freezing creeks, I tend to fall hard and fast.

Olive hasn’t always had the best taste in men. In fact, she’s been engaged numerous times without a single one actually sticking. When her latest boyfriend and Instagram influencer extraordinaire decides they should hike the Appalachian Trail and document it for his feed, she’s on board. Sure, her hiking experience is limited if non-existent, but no worries because her man and his team have all the details covered. Until shStars
DJ Sakata
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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My parents each have four siblings. Big families are like living inside a circus run by the monkeys…

Tye had a strong aversion to the South, based solely on watching the movie Deliverance when he was nine during a sleepover with his older cousins. He also hated all banjo and fiddle music. Made me wonder if his cousins were also musical sadists.

Is there some sort of chemical stored in testicles, that compels men to explain things to women?

He has
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) based on some other reviews I’ve been seeing so far, I’m in minority when I say I wasn’t the biggest fan of this story… but that’s ok, because we are all entitled to our own personal opinions and I’m happy so many of you loved it :) but in case there may be others who might feel similarly to me, let me share my thoughts and feelings in a bit of a random order, cause I want to write this review while the story is still fresh in my mind ;)
Caitlin Reads
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely a 5 star read for me! Happy Trail is the first in the Park Rangers series of the Smartypants Romance universe and it was fantastic! It was a perfect slowburn romance. I absolutely loved Olive Perry and Jay Daniels from the beginning of the book. Olive, aka Snowbird, is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail after an engagement gone wrong. Ranger Jay is a park ranger sent to get all of the hikers off the mountain in advance of an upcoming storm. Olive and Jay ended up stranded ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
After 5 failed engagements, Olive finally thought she hit the jackpot with Tye, the man her family thought was absolutely perfect for her. So when Tye, a famous social media influencer, suggests the two of them hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail (AT), Olive doesn’t think twice. Even though Olive isn’t the most active, she dives head first into their new adventure together.

What Olive doesn’t expect is a proposal from Tye, being recorded on Instagram live. And when Olive turns him down, h
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Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott takes us into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Instantly captivating, I was swept into this story from page one!

First we meet Jay Daniels. He's the Park Ranger at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Jay is reserved and keeps to himself. He'd rather be in the wild studying the birds as the local ornithologist than have to be surrounded by humans. Being half Japanese and half white, Jay struggles with who he is. He doesn't feel like h
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fave-romances
I began Happy Trail one evening, hoping to enjoy it in spare moments throughout the following week. I was unable to stop reading. The story of Olive and Jay grabbed me from the very first page, and Daisy’s beautiful and atmospheric writing style, added to the delicate confidence with which she handled some sensitive moments in the book, absolutely bowled me over. This is by far her best book to date, and an incredible addition to the Smartypants romance universe. Happy Trail put me in a state of ...more
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We are so incredibly excited to announce the wonderful and lovely Daisy Prescott Author's book for Smartypants Romance. 'Happy Trail' is the first book in the Park Ranger Series, a contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a standalone.

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As always Daisy Prescott did an amazing job writing a book that is very addicting & charming to read.
It is a perfect blend to be in Penny Reid universe with magical Daisey touch.
I enjoyed reading this very much. And that is saying something for a book about hicking, well not just regular hicking our heroine is doing Appalachian Trail... Kudos to all the people and especially women who actually do this... I love nature but I have to say camping is not my jam...still, I was not bored for one
P. Dangelico
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RTC. Loved it.
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Life isn’t about the destination. We all end up at the same place. Love is what gives our journey meaning.”

Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott is another precious gem from the SmartyPants Romance Universe. This story focuses on “The Runaway Fiancée,” Olive Perry, who is hiking the Appalachian Trail alone after a proposal gone wrong and surly park ranger Jay Daniels who is sent to clear hikers from the trail ahead of a winter storm. Sparks fly when the two get trapped in an abandoned moons
Duchess Nicole
I'm kind of into wilderness stories lately. Love those "lost in Alaska" type romances. This never really set up in the big city, although the second half had some civilization. Hero/heroine are from two very different worlds. Hero is mixed race and sensitive to racism. Heroine born into a very famous family, and sick of it. She's hiking the AT (something my husband and I have seriously talked about undertaking). Set in the world of Penny Ried's Winston brothers series, with a cameo from one of o ...more
Amber Boyd
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic journey to a happy ever after! I knew when I heard that Daisy was going to write in the Penny Reid world that it would be better than good. This story was everything I’d hoped for and didn’t know I needed!

There was something about Olive that spoke to me. She’s kinda trapped in her too perfect world of expectations, always pushing the boundaries of sorts but always somehow ending up with egg on her face. When she sets off on this hiking expedition on the Appalachian Trail with h
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 "Be true to yourself." Stars!

Well! This book just made my heart go pitter patter. I adored Jay and Olive's story. They were... I wouldn't say weird, though that would be a compliment; I like weird. Quirky would be a better word; and both in their own unique way. Jay was a sweetheart of a grupasauraus and Olive was almost completely unfiltered and hilarious. I loved the way they both had to overcome some societal expectations and restrictions to fully become themselves. Social expectatio
Heather andrews
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Olive tends to have diarrhea of the mouth, “not that this is a date. I don’t think it is—a date. Of course not, because this clearly isn’t romantic. You know what I mean.” I press my lips together to stop the flow of embarrassing verbiage." Jay is quite awkward as well, "...I also booked a room. For you. For … us.” I stumble over the words and the meaning lurking behind them." I liked this book, I fell in love with Jay and Olive.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first read the book blurb, I was concerned that the heroine would be a ditsy clueless city girl.
Olive is a city girl, but she's not ditsy or clueless.
She found herself hiking alone on the Appalachian Trail. She could have stopped at a nearby town.
Instead, being stubborn, Olive decides that she's going to finish walking/hiking the AT.
The parallel time- lines Olive/Jay had me confused a little. I then figured out that Olive's story started further back by a few weeks.
Jay is a park
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Needless to say this romance novel was cute. There wasn't anything in particular that stood out from this read besides the funny quirky banter between the leads in which case I found the most enjoyable. Otherwise it wasn't a terrible despite the instant love aspect to this novel and I would definitely be considering giving the author another go in the future.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dare I say it? Happy Trail is my absolute favorite Daisy Prescott book!. I am a flutter with how much I loved it and my heart is simply happy.

I laughed, cried, was all swoony with FEELINGS! Happy Trail is full of sweetness, friendship, self-growth, overall acceptance and love. So much love. Everyone needs to spend a little time with Jay and Olive. You won't regret it.
Darlene Avery
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happy Trail: Park Ranger Series Book 1 by Daisy Prescott is the perfect addition to the Smartypants Romance crew.

I absolutely love Jay and Olive.

I love the way Daisy immerses her readers into the world of the ranger and the die hard hikers. The world that mixes nature and nuture. A world that both of these characters have found themselves in.

Daisy gives her readers wit, humor, depth, and romance.

She lets the story unfold and gives us the chance to
Sharon L
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars, I loved it.

It has been almost three weeks since I read this book, and let me tell you this one is a keeper.

Olive's & Jay's story is one that stays with you, because in the short span of reading this book they became good friends of mine.

Their love story is one to root for. Truth be told, while I really like Jay, the one I love deeply is Olive. Because, while this book is their love story, it is also a story of self discovery and growth when it comes to Olive. It is done so well,
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“She beams at me and I feel like I’m the only man who’s ever fallen in love.”
“Love is the most powerful force of change. I never imagined falling in love would bring me full circle to who I’m meant to be.”

Daisy freaking Prescott is one my go-to favorite authors, so I was more than excited and thrilled to be able to read her first book with Smarty Pants Romance. Daisy Prescott + Green Valley is a match made in book heaven.

Ranger Jay Daniels is swoon-worthy, book boyfriend mater
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
On a scale of not caring to the Jonas Brothers super fangirl I became when I was eight, I'm definitely closer to the latter

So, when the PR team of Smarty Pants sent me this book I could not wait a minute to start reading it. First of all, you know how much I adore the Winston brothers, the town and all the people from there. And I have read Daisy before and loved her work.

This books is a breeze of fresh air. Funny, romantic and full of outdoors landscapes. It includes a smart, shy, a little awkward
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two people snowed in and forced to spend time together is one of my favvvvvvvorite situations to dump a literary couple in. I just eat up that scenario and sexy, quiet Ranger Jay and unlucky-at-love-but-working-on-finding-herself Olive worked for me. So hard.

Seriously, Olive is a hot mess when we first meet her. She's tagging along on her boyfriend's hike through the Appalachians and she's kind of flighty, for lack of a better way of looking at it. He's there for the social media lik
Danielle H
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not an outdoor girl. Zero percent. If there was a legitimate scale of negative percentage, that would be more likely the one my outdoorsiness would follow. Bugs, mud, sweat, outdoor facilities, no beds, and BIRDS equal a big ole nope from this girl.
That being said, I LOVED THIS BOOK and the idea of hiking the Appalachian Trail as a sassy female determined to prove she can do anything on her own. Olive is everything I never knew I needed. Between her love of butter, murder podcasts, and the
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
When you are a socialite, finding romance can be hard. For Olive – the stream of failed engagements follows her wherever she goes. Without a real goal in life, Olive finds herself headed to the Appalachian Mountains so her latest boyfriend can work on his Instagram counts. As an influencer – everything about the trip will be documented for the public. With sponsorships and new follows a name of the game, Olive finds herself along for the ride.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail starts growing on Olive
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmm… When I started reading this book, I felt like Daisy Prescott was introducing me to characters that I would struggle to like: The cynical hero with misanthropic tendencies. A flighty female (engaged six times!!!) with no job, just coasting along on her family’s money. Will they win me over? Or will I want to pitch the book across the room? I am happy to report there’s nothing to fear. HAPPY TRAIL proved to be a delightful read.

Let’s start with our heroine Olive Perry. She is far removed fro
Lisa Karafa
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is so much I loved about this book it is hard to decide where to begin.

Let's start with the setting. There are not many more iconic activities than undertaking the hiking of the Appalachian Trail. The thought of the trek is daunting to many and bucket list worthy for many more. Having spent quite a bit of time in the mountains of West Virginia recently, the locations in the book got me excited to learn more.

I loved the metamorphosis that our H and h went through in
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