From Weddings Out of the Box, to buttons and giraffes … from beautiful hand-blown glass creations, to woodworking and origami, Happily, Inc. has it all. It’s romance at its best and Susan Mallory knows just how to bring out the best and worst in each of her characters. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures
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—YOU SAY IT FIRST! 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.
I am thoroughly enthralled with Happily, Inc. I am loving each of these stories and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Susan Mallory really knows how to write a romance, how to bring two people together who truly belong there and how to give us, not one but two, happily-ever-after’s and what a pleasant surprise that was.
Mathias intrigued me in You Say It First and he really showed himself in Second Chance Girl. We now really understand his reasons for “no promise, no pain” outlook on life. He was betrayed by those that have been closest to him … his father, his “twin”, his mother. How can he ever look to have a successful relationship when everyone around him does nothing but let him down? He can’t take the chance on the one woman who totally intrigues him, shows him what friendship is about. Seeing her with Millie gets him every time. He has come to depend on her in ways that he never thought possible. He also cannot stop thinking or dreaming about her. She needs help and he knows that he’s the one to help her. Now, to get into her bed.
Carol knows that she’s nothing special. She’s the Gamekeeper, loves her animals and is infatuated with Mathias. She knows she has nothing to give him and is totally bewildered as to why he is trying so hard to help her get a herd for Millie. She doesn’t know that he watches her every morning or that he’s been working on a piece that shows his love for her and her love for Millie. As she is drawn into his world, she has no choice but to face her true feelings for him and understand why he feels like he does. But, one look at the masterpiece that he created and she knows what she has to do.
And, as while all of this is happening, we get drawn into the secondary story of Ulrich and Violet and the across-the-pond love story. An uncalled-for accusation, a wandering giraffe, a stay at the Sweet Dreams Inn and true love is born. You can also say that Violet and Ulrich were given a second chance at love as well.
From Weddings Out of the Box, to buttons and giraffes … from beautiful hand-blown glass creations, to woodworking and origami, Happily, Inc. has it all. This may all sound a little sappy but, the way the stories are written, it isn’t. It’s romance at its best and Susan Mallory knows just how to bring out the best and worst in each of her characters. She writes woman who are strong on the outside but vulnerable on the inside. Male characters who have every reason to hate the cards dealt to them but learn how to go on with or without those they love the most. She’s not afraid to write men who are susceptible to hurt and show it.
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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.
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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.