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Happy Singles Day

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,475 ratings  ·  400 reviews

Single and proud of it! Oh, oops...

As a Certified Professional Organizer, everything in Paige Parker's world is as it should be. Perfect apartment, perfect office, perfect life. And now, the perfect vacation planned to honor Singles Day. After all, what's better than celebrating her pride in being single? Because who needs a man anyway? They have zero taste in quality

Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 19th 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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This is a romance that is way to cute and fun. I loved the characters in this book, and I loved getting to know all the characters including the dogs/puppies in this book. This book was a fun read and a great way to get lost in a book. I grow up in the outer banks of NC. I love books that is set in North Carolina, and this book did not let me down. I cannot say how much I really enjoy reading this book. If you are looking for a fun and cute romance then you should check this book out. The beginn ...more
Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Slow burn, sweet, heartfelt, feel good romance with the same sweet taste of cheerful, hopeful, chic lit Hallmark movies!

Two heartbroken people’s paths are crossed in a dilapidated inn. Paige Parker is career oriented, married with a job kind of Chicago girl, nursing her feelings after bad breakup from fiancée. And her assistant forces her to take a break to relax in a cozy inn. Paige gets impressed with ads and finally agrees to pay triple to get away from the city during Valentine’s Day.

Dec 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2021-releases, arcs
This book was….not it for me. It’s marketed as an opposite attraction and I see the opposite thing. I just couldn’t see the attraction because it was none-existent. Their relationship was very underdeveloped in my opinion and I found myself not really invested in whether they got together or not, which made the last chapter very unrealistic for me.

Everything about the characters was also very surface level, they didn’t feel real enough for me to sympathize with them or feel connected to them, we
nick (the infinite limits of love)
DNF at 17%

It's 2021. Let's stop writing horribly misogynistic romance heroes. Thanks.


Kelly (and the Book Boar)
You want to know a real effed up side effect of 2020? I wanted this book because it featured a professional organizer. And even worse, I was severely disappointed there was more organizing discussed and instead it got glossed over. I mean, I was for realsies waiting for my 1980s movie montage moment . . . .

Because I am down to only one closet in my own house left to purge.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Happy Singles Day is the story of all work and no play Paige who sort of gets strong-ar
Larry H
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ann Marie Walker's Happy Singles Day is a feel-good rom-com about two people who say they’re fine being single. (Yeah, sure.)

Paige knows how to take control of chaos. As a certified professional organizer, she helps her clients get their clutter under control and find peace with the more-organized version of themselves.

Ironically, the only thing Paige doesn’t have control over is her love life. Well, she does have control, in that she isn’t interested in having one. She’s combatted lonelines
Feb 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Woman's Fiction : ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Okay so I had to push my way though there at the begining. I was just not identifying with our heroine AND our hero left much to be desired but I stuck it through and it turned out fine.

My biggest problem here was what my issue always is with a romantic type book that has a child in it; (why!? are they here) I get that kid is not only there to further the plot and make the hero seem more lovable and human but when the child isn't written like a real kid it just all but r
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was ok
arc kindly provided by Sourcebooks, via NetGalley

I wanted to love this book. The premise, the cover... I was expecting to like this. But this book was just not for me.

This book is an opposites attracts romance between the main characters Paige and Lucas. Paige is presented as a badass business woman. She has her own company, working as a personal organizer, and she's the typical sort of married-to-the-job, take-no-bullshit, big city woman. And she's also kind of nursing her broken heart after s
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get out! I have Goosebumps and I probably should send Ann Marie Walker an email full of emojis because she gave me such an incredible book that I love so much and devoured in hours.This book tells the story of a single girl Paige who works hard (don't we all) and has the perfect and funny assistant who books herself a single vacation because uhmm she is awesome and we all need that. She books herself into this inn that hasn't been functional for a while with a partly grumpy hottie. If one of you ...more
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
May 31, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: may-2021
It read more like womens fiction than a spicy sweet romance i was expected. A very average book.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming, amusing, and delectably charming!

Happy Singles Day is a lighthearted, absorbing tale set on the idyllic Aurelia Island that takes you into the lives of Paige Parker, a workaholic who after having her heart shattered by a cheating ex has spent far too many hours working and not enough hours enjoying life, and Lucas Croft, an innkeeper and widowed father of a five-year-old who is still struggling with the unexpected loss of his wife and his all-consuming grief that is preventing him
susana ♡
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
arc kindly provided by the publisher via netgalley

I’m torn between 3 and 4 stars, but I think it’s closer to 4! I’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw the cover and read the blurb, so when I got the arc I started immediately.

This book has most of all the things I love in a romance book: The cutest kid ever, a second chance at love, two people finding love when they want to be as far as relationships as possible, puppies, and a storm that makes them both to stay indoors. So, yeah, I rea
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Thank you to Sourcebooks and Netgalley for a gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

This book doesn't come out for a while but it looks too cute not to start ASAP! It's a quick read filled with chemistry. Based on the build up, I thought it would be open door but it's not - it's not a bad thing but if you were looking for an open door steamy romance, this one is not for you. Instead, it's a fun opposites attract, forced proximity romance. It's about two characters getting over their p
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2021, romance
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Mar 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Happy Singles Day was all kinds of cute. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this book turned into a movie just because of how cute the romance actually was. I also had no idea that this is an actual day that people can celebrate? Lol.

In it, you will meet Paige and Lucas. Both have their hearts broken and don't really know how to deal with it. Paige lives in Chicago and is basically married to her job. Which isn't a bad thing but the girl needed a break. A girlcation if you please. So she decid
Happy Singles Day
By Ann Marie Walker

Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker is such a charming and adorable read I enjoyed so much. The story is totally romantic, lighthearted with two amazing characters with amazing chemistry and a swooners delight.

Set in beautiful Aurelia Island where these two main characters meet and fall in love. They both needed each other and I just love the way they meet and how their romance grows. Paige Parker is a workaholic and a certified professional organizer whose
M.  [storme reads a lot]
This book was a wish granted. I was so excited. I had seen a lot of people talking about it on Instagram as well. I am sad to say I was not one of the many who loved this book. It was very cute, but I did gush the way I do with some romances. It was just an average romance I quickly forgot about, making way for other books on my pile and leaving this one as a single memory I will soon forget.

Lucas is a widower and Paige is afraid to love again. They both have issues, but they are drawn to each o
Ceylan (CeyGo)
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, sourcebooks
A hunky widow ... a type A business woman ... a cute daughter ... puppies named after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What I liked :
✔️ cute little romance
✔️ the puppies
✔️ no silly misunderstandings

Thank you to @sourcebookscasa for sharing this copy of Happy Singles Day with me !
Samantha (WLABB)
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After her relationship imploded, Paige immersed herself in her work-life for years, but with Valentine's Day around the corner, she was looking for an escape. As a way to celebrate Singles Day, she booked a room at B&B on the Outer Banks. The B&B wasn't quite what she expected, but ended up being exactly what she needed.

I love when a book surprises me! I expected a rom-com, which this was, but I never anticipated it would result in an avalanche of emotions. My heart was tugged, pushed, pulled,
Ashton Reads
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was absolutely adorable! I really enjoyed the humor and the constant banter between Lucas and Paige. I'm usually not a huge fan of kids in romances, but Maddie was such a ray of sunshine and really added to the story (and don't even get me started on the cuteness that was the puppies). The story and characters kept me engaged from the very beginning, and I love how Paige's quirkiness helped bring Lucas out of his shell, and how they both showed each other that it was okay to trust and love ...more
Janet | purrfectpages
Paige Parker is a Certified Professional Organizer, making complete control of all aspects of life her job, literally. But there’s one thing she’s yet to get a handle on- organizing her own love life. Overworked and strung out, Paige decides to take a vacation for one to relax, recharge, and honor the little known holiday, Singles Day.

Only after arriving at her getaway destination she quickly realizes that she’s been duped. It’s too cold to sightsee and the place she is staying is not exactly a
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it

Thank you so much @sourcebookscasa for the free finished copy of HAPPY SINGLES DAY to review. Readers can grab a copy on 1/19/21. ❤️

“Single and proud of it! Oh, oops...”

Sometimes you just need a super cute read to put you in a good mood and this was that book for me! I just found HAPPY SINGLES DAY to be so fun and enjoyable. While much of it is light and sweet, it is also a book that deals with heavy topics such as loss and devastation. Each character carries their own difficult past an
Steph Meyer
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Okay, this one was so cute. What a perfect, light romance to read. I adored Paige and the values that she stood by. I loved the setting and the side characters of the book too. Maddie was such a loveable character and really added to the book. The puppies were such a sweet addition as well. Who doesn't love reading about puppies.

The only thing that surprised me was how closed door this was even though there seemed to be so much leading up to it and many references in the book that would make yo
Cathi - LovesBooksMore
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a Chicago girl myself, it made me smile to see love after after.
So many parallels in our lives. Paige Parker is a successful 'Chaos Coordinator' - which means not only is she super organized, but she doesn't have time for a vacation...or love. When her assistant
insists on a vacation to the quiet Outer Banks, she agrees. Only after realizing it is the day after Valentine's Day- which is SAD- Singles Appreciation Day. Paige doesn't expect the Copper Lantern Inn to be run down, out of season and
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 Sweet Stars

What an adorable, easy read! Romance lovers will adore this sweet and heartwarming story. The Outer Banks, a handsome grumpy hero and a successful heroine. What's not to like? Full disclosure: there are no graphic scenes here, only some sexy talk and and a handsome hero.

Paige is a successful business owner who has no time for romance in her life. And Lucas is the owner of a North Carolina bed-and-breakfast who...has no room in his life for romance! The owner of The Copper Lantern
LianaReads blog
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Happy singles day was a quick romance story that many will enjoy. I liked the characters and the settings and many times i felt like day dreaming the place because i love a coast small town.
Probably the most enthusiastic fact that i loved in this book was the real feeling of an adult woman that is in her thirties and doesn't have or want to change just because she meets a nice guy that fits more to her personality.
And i love Lucas so much, a wounded hero that is trying his best to be better an
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Happy Singles Day was down right adorable. After being burned by her ex, Paige is done changing her life for what men want. A downright workaholic, and owner of a successful business, Paige finally decides to go on a vacation to a cozy B & B on an island in North Carolina. Hot B & B owner Lucas is still devastated over the loss of a past love and has no time or need for romance. He only has time for his young daughter. When Paige arrives unknown to Lucas the two do not get off on the right foot ...more
Heather  Lou Reads
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in return for a honest review.**

This book was such a adorable, heartwarming read. It made me tear up, smile and laugh many times. I loved that Lucas was such a family man and taught Paige how to not sweat the small things. While Paige taught Lucas how to open up about his past grief and be excited about loving someone again

This book had just the right amount of balance. It talks about some hard hitting topi
Andree V.M.
Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Thank you so much to Sourcebooks Casablanca, NetGalley and Ann Marie Walker for the copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is a book all Romance fans should read and I will keep recommending it for a long time.
First, I have to say the whole concept of "You should not change your plans for a guy" is something we need to start teaching kids. While love means compromise and being in love is not a weakness, we should all know it also means we're going to love the other person exactly
Kerry - Readkerryread
Paige is the ultimate workaholic, so when a quiz prompts her to find her ultimate vacation she decides to respond. It leads her to a quaint little island to a Bed and Breakfast that promises a beautiful ocean view, and a chance to recharge.

Paige decides it will be great to get away, and Singles Day, the day after Valentines Day, is a good time to do it. Little did she know the island would be getting a Nor'Easter and the grumpy B&B owner would be less than ready for her arrival, even if he does
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Ann Marie Walker is the author of eight novels, ranging from romantic suspense to romantic comedy. She's a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and '80s rom-coms. Her superpower is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends, and she thinks all coffee cups should be the size of a bowl. You can find her at, where she would be happy to talk to you about alpha males, l ...more

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