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North of Happy by Adi Alsaid (23)

  • Kindle: 940 KB
  • Print: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (April 25, 2017)
  • ASIN: B01M0HQ7BV



A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, Carlos Portillo is happy to follow the well-worn path to a future of comfort and ease in Mexico City that’s been planned for him since birth. But when his older brother Felix—who defied their parents to live a life of adventure—is tragically killed, Carlos is determined to live out his own dreams for the both of them.

He escapes to San Juan Island off the coast of Washington state and gets a job with a celebrity chef he’s admired from afar for years. But while things are coming together for him in the kitchen, a forbidden romance with his boss’s daughter could end his career before it even begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos learns that reality doesn’t come with a road map to an easy life — but does finding your true path mean following your head? Or your heart?


Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He's now back in Mexico City, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. His books include Let's Get Lost, Never Always Sometimes, and North of Happy. Visit Adi online at www.SomewhereOverTheSun.com, or on Twitter: @AdiAlsaid.


My review for Let's Get Lost
My review for Come On In


REVIEW:
I want more about Carlos.
Leave me hanging as he finally gets a text back. Geez, Louise.
It was a good story though. One of family, friendships and relationships in general.
It is also a story about a young man who is really just trying to find his way in life.
I really enjoyed it. Especially when Carlos worked at the restaurant. Those scenes in the book felt real somehow. 
I thought the recipes, or lack-there-of, at the start of each chapter was a nice touch as well. You had to decipher the recipe within the metaphor of the story I guess. 
I never did get them. Still clueless there but I'm good with that.
Yeah, you won't have a clue what I'm saying till you read the book so just go do it.


4/5




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  1. You have me intrigued with your hints about the recipes. I want to check the book out for that reason alone!

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