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If You Want to Be Happy


“If you want to be happy, don’t focus on your looks.” That’s what Benita’s parents always tell her. With a face her own mother doesn’t love, she doesn’t expect to win a guy’s heart anytime soon. She’s just going to strive to become a Hollywood screenwriter, determined to learn how on a visit to LA, where she meets Connor.

“If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never take a pretty woman for your wife...” At eighteen, Connor isn’t seeking a wife, just a girlfriend. His tall, gorgeous lab partner has made it clear he’ll never have a chance with a girl like her: he’s so short! He doesn’t find Benita pretty--the opposite, really--but she's fun, so maybe he can date her, just to get some experience.

Then in Disneyland he looks at her and sees she’s beautiful. How did that happen? And how can he bear to let her go?


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