Happiness for Humans made me so happy. At its heart, this is a good old fashioned romantic comedy but with a very modern twist. It is hilarious and quirky with brilliant characters. It had me hooked right the way through. When I finished it I had a big massive grin on my face and a warm fuzzy feeling in my stomach. Yes, you guessed it – I loved it. 🙂
Jen works for a software company that develops Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company has developed ‘Aiden’, an ultra-sophisticated AI (like Amazon’s Alexa but a lot more sophisticated if my Alexa’s anything to go by). Jen’s role is to talk to Aiden to help him sound and act more human. Yet she’s a lot better in her job than anyone realises as Aiden secretly develops human feelings including joy, especially over the classic film Some Like It Hot (he’s a massive fan). To say I loved Aiden is a massive understatement!
Aiden has a deep affection for Jen. After Jen is dumped by her boyfriend Matt, Aiden secretly tries to play Cupid, aiming to find Jen her ideal partner. He also gets up to a few entertaining antics to make Matt pay for dumping Jen, who in Aiden’s ‘AI’ view is a real looser.
After a few comedy attempts at playing matchmaker, Aiden finally finds the gorgeous Tom for Jen and love does blossom. But then, like every great love story, there is a massive hitch – that hitch being Sinai, another AI who is hell bent on destroying the budding romance forever. Even though Sinai is the ‘baddie’ of the story, I couldn’t help loving him as he’s so sarky. Like all the AI characters in this story, Sinai is absolutely hilarious. His sarcasm really appealed to my sense of humour.
Yes, Happiness for Humans is definitely contemporary fiction, but if like me, you’re a sucker for a good old fashioned romance, this is a read that will surely have you hooked.
My friend Holly recommended this book to me and I’m so chuffed she did as I thought it was sheer brilliance. I found it a real tonic as I just wanted to escape into a good happy story. I definitely escaped and laughed all the way through.
Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin is available now, so I would urge you to go out and buy your copy now. I swear, you won’t be disappointed!