She majored in computers in college and dreamed of the day when she would have her own cutting-edge web design company. Instead she finds herself working for a company doing computer data-entry. She wants to move on to bigger and better things, but she's afraid she will be stuck doing computer data-entry for the rest of her life.
She feels she is being left behind when her friends begin to advance in their careers. Her friend and co-worker, Will, even becomes a rock star and leaves his computer data-entry job behind.
Imagine her surprise when she learns that the record producer working with Will's band, Delicate Blunder, is none other than her ex-boyfriend, Charlie, from her college days.
The last time she had seen Charlie was that day at the Mozart statue when she had told him she wouldn't go to L.A. with him. What she neglected to tell him was why she wouldn't go with him. Charlie had gotten angry and left her standing in front of the statue. Now when she had decided she wants Charlie back, he introduces her to his fiancee.
Merisa seems to have it all, including the perfect life that Ryan feels she can never have. Ryan takes an instant dislike to her. What Ryan doesn't understand is that Charlie seems to still have feelings for her, even though he's engaged to this other woman.
HAPPINESS SOLD SEPARATELY, written by Emily and Sarah (also known as Libby Street) is well written. It had me feeling many emotions as these characters lived out their daily lives and experienced many things. I highly recommend HAPPINESS SOLD SEPARATELY. I learned a lot from Ryan. This book teaches you to never be afraid to take chances and to go after the things in life that make you happy.