Monday, October 2, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour for Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery

     

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances Susan Mallery, comes the second standalone title in the Happily, Inc. Series—SECOND CHANCE GIRL! You’re invited to visit Happily, Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale. Where people live… wait for it… happily ever after.

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SECOND CHANCE GIRL Synopsis:


From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Susan Mallery, read the second irresistible installment in the Happily Inc series!


Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes.


Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart?


Don’t miss You Say It First, the first book in the Happily Inc series.

   

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Excerpt

The Sweet Dreams Inn off of Eternal Drive was the stuff of nightmares—at least for Ulrich. His plan had been to leave Happily Inc after he concluded his business with Violet Lund—thief and swindler—return to Los Angeles and catch a flight back to England. Only nothing had gone according to plan.
His meeting with the surprisingly attractive and very animated woman had left him feeling both awkward and confused. She had been able to produce a bill of sale for the buttons his grandmother had sent, and buttons were not what had been stolen from the house. Was she not the thief and if not her, then who?
Ulrich had driven to LA only to reschedule his flight and return to Happily Inc. The Sweet Dreams Inn had been the first hotel he’d seen, so he’d pulled in. Too late he’d discovered it was a themed hotel with each of the rooms representing something ridiculous. For reasons not completely clear to him, he’d agreed to a couple of nights in the Drive-In room, which was how he found himself with a mattress fit into a red, 1959 Cadillac convertible, a television the size of a movie screen and a sitting room decorated like a concession stand. Even he had to admit the car was beautiful—with big fins and white-walled tires. Still, it wasn’t where one expected to sleep. Regardless of the strange surroundings, the Wi-Fi was excellent and the kitchen delivered meals to his room.
Ulrich had spent nearly a day researching Violet Lund and antique buttons only to come to the conclusion that it was more than possible that she had been telling the truth. There was money to be made in the world of buttons. Even more troubling, it seemed Miss Violet Lund was nothing more than a very honest shopkeeper.
She had no criminal record, no trouble with the IRS, not even a ticket. He’d used several online sites to investigate her and she’d come back annoyingly normal and law abiding. How could he have been so wrong?
He was never wrong—he made it a point to be sure of things. He’d only been seriously fooled once in his life and that had been by his ex-wife Penelope. In that case, the deception had been deliberate—at least on her part. Thinking about that didn’t help him at all, and he mentally turned his back on his former wife. The bigger question was what to do about Violet. He’d slept on the information, then had woken up in the morning with no clear idea of what to do next.
After showering, he ordered breakfast and knew he had to come up with a plan—only he had no idea what it would be. He opened another file on his computer and reviewed the list of missing items provided to him by his housekeeper and his own investigation.
The trouble had started three months ago when Ulrich had ordered a complete inventory of the house, including the attics. The project had taken over a month and they’d discovered some truly wonderful pieces. But many things had also been missing.
The public rooms were closely monitored and protected, and the guests who stayed in the hotel wing didn’t have access to the private residence without an escort. The previous inventory had been conducted by his father, nearly five years before. Ulrich had no way of knowing what had been taken when. Or so he’d thought.


Review: 5 STARS!!

What an amazing second book in this new series by Susan Mallery!!!

Carol is a sweet woman. She is a gamekeeper of animals and how she just works with them is so careful and precise. Her conversation's with the animal's is like she is talking to her best friend. How the book starts and her conversation with a gazelle was hilarious. When she meets Matthias, she has no expectations. She knows that they are two very different people and live two very different lives, but she accepts the friendship and only dreams of more.

Matthias just broke my heart. His family are worthless people and Matthias has boarded up his heart for good, until he meets Carol. She is different than most women, and when he starts to realize that, he fights it, because he is scared to open himself up again for hurt. I loved that Matthias was artistic. He was able to express everything he was feeling through his artwork. Carol may have been his opposite, but she was absolutely perfect for him and vice versa.

I loved the fact that this was a slow burn romance. Now don't get me wrong, I love the instant attraction and chemistry, but there is something about a slow burn romance that I just love. Susan Mallery did a really great job grabbing the emotions of these two characters and putting them into words. I loved this book and I cannot wait for the next one!!

-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog 
 

  
Susan Mallery’s SECOND CHANCE GIRL – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
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September 19th
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September 20th
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September 22nd
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September 23rd
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September 24th
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September 25th
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September 26th
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September 27th
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September 28th
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September 30th
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Two Book Pushers – Review
October 1st
Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt
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The Book Maven – Review
October 2nd
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October 3rd
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October 4th
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt
October 5th
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October 6th
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
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Shelf_Life – Review & Excerpt
   

AND don’t miss the first standalone title in the Happily, Inc. Series, YOU SAY IT FIRST! Grab your copy today!

 

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About Susan Mallery: 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her online at SusanMallery.com.    

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