Tuesday, October 3, 2017

[Review + Excerpt Tour] 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—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.Order your copy today!


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.


Get your copy of SECOND CHANCE GIRL here!


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


Carol couldn’t remember how the standing date with her friends had begun. Perhaps it had existed before she and Violet had moved to Happily Inc and they’d simply been invited to join in. Regardless, it was one of her favorite times—enjoying a couple of hours with the women in her life.
The hosting duties rotated and whoever served as host chose either lunch or dinner and provided the entrée and drinks. Everyone else brought something and a good time was had by all.
If the weather cooperated, Carol always picked lunch when it was her turn. Her friends joined her out by the largest grove of trees on the faux savanna. Her father and uncle set out a big table and chairs for them. Carol had a camp stove where she heated the chicken she’d cooked that morning and would warm the tortillas. The other ingredients for the taco bar were ready in plastic containers and she’d made a sparkling pink non-alcoholic punch to add a festive touch.
“Hi!” Silver Tesdal called as she walked along the path. The tall, leggy platinum blonde carried a shopping bag in one hand. “I always feel as if I need a passport when I come here. I love it!”
They hugged, then Silver set down her bag. “I have the strangest dessert ever, but I think it’s a real find. We’ll have to see.”
Carol eyed the plain white bag. “Now I’m curious.”
“As you should be.”
Before Carol could ask more, the other women arrived. Her sister Violet, Natalie Kaleta from the gallery, Pallas Saunders who owned Weddings Out of the Box, and Wynne Beauchene, owner of the town’s graphic design and print store.
Violet, who knew about the tacos, had brought chips, dip and guacamole. The other women contributed a green salad and cookies. Carol reached for the champagne glasses she’d carted along, then nodded at Pallas who was doing her best not to grin too broadly.
“Show them,” Carol told her friend.
Pallas laughed, then held out her left hand. A diamond solitaire sparkled on her ring finger.
Violet, Silver and Wynn shrieked, then lunged for their friend and started a group hug. Carol was waved in and they all hung on in celebration.
“How long?” Violet demanded when they’d released each other. “When did he propose?”
“Saturday at the Under the Sea wedding.”
Silver looked from the pink, bubbly drink to Carol. “You knew.”
Carol raised a shoulder. “I helped Nick pick out the ring. He had it narrowed down to three and texted me pictures from the jewelry store.” She’d been surprised Nick would ask her opinion but then had guessed he’d asked Mathias to name a woman who could be trusted not to spill the secret.
She smiled at Pallas. “So if you don’t like it, it’s my fault.”
Pallas clutched her left hand to her chest. “What’s not to like? It’s beautiful.”

Carol passed out the drinks and they all toasted their friend, then sat down to lunch. She quickly heated tortillas for everyone and they served themselves from the taco bar and salad, then took their seats.



4 Stars from Renee!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first:
You Say It First (Happily Inc. #1)

This is Carol and Mathias’s story. Mathias has experienced the worst betrayal from family. Once he moves to Happily Inc., California he covers all that hurt with easy smiles. He has his choice of one nights with all the bridesmaids in the town. But even with all the temptation he is drawn to his neighbor. Carol thinks she is no one special and has nothing to offer anyone. When her alpha neighbor offers help she wonders what he is going to get out of helping her. But it takes her time to trust him and when she finally does he breaks that trust. Can he get a second chance with her so he can prove that he is the man she thought he was or will she make sure to stay away as she does not need more heartbreak? 

I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I recommend this book. 


#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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Susan Mallery’s SECOND CHANCE GIRL – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

September 18th
The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt

September 19th
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt

September 20th
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
It's all About the Romance – Review & Excerpt
Rachel Loren's Love of Reading – Review & Excerpt
Stephanie's Book Reports – Review & Excerpt

September 21st
Adventures in Writing – Excerpt
Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt
Reading Reality – Review

September 22nd
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Jen's Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review

September 23rd
Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt
OMGReads – Review & Excerpt

September 24th
E-Romance News – Excerpt
K.T. Castle – Excerpt
Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Nicole's Book Musings – Review & Excerpt

September 25th
For the love of romance – Review & Excerpt
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader – Review & Excerpt
Smokin Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

September 26th
Always a happy ever after – Review & Excerpt
Bookishly Yours – Excerpt
Lattes & Paperbacks – Review & Excerpt

September 27th
Pervy Ladies Books – Review & Excerpt
Reads & Reviews – Review
Thoughts of a Blonde – Excerpt

September 28th
I'm A Book Shark – Review & Excerpt
Tales From A Bookworm – Review & Excerpt

September 29th
Gataleitora – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Excerpt
Remarkablylisa – Review & Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

September 30th
Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review
Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review

October 1st
Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt
Shannon's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Maven – Review

October 2nd
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
From the TBR PIle – Review & Excerpt
Living In Our Own Story – Review & Excerpt
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

October 3rd
I love My Bookgasms blog – Review & Excerpt
Readaholic – Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt

October 4th
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

October 5th
Mean Girls Luv Books – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

October 6th
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt
Shelf_Life – Review & Excerpt


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