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"Natalie is a charming, funny, and beautifully human heroine, and her chemistry with Ronan is genuine. A wedding destination hot spot in California is the perfect romantic setting for this tender story."- Publisher Weekly on Why Not Tonight
"[S]exy, connected, emotional, and fun." -Kirkus Reviews on Why Not Tonight
"[A] truly unforgettable read! Mallery is one of a kind!"- RT Book Reviews on Second Chance Girl, Top Pick!
Readers looking for sister relationships, wedding details, and steamy scenes will enjoy Mallery's latest." -Kirkus Reviews on Daughters of the Bride
"This insightful, laughter-laced story fairly crackles with sexual tension and has a lot to say about friendship, love, and relationships. Heartwarming and memorable." -Library Journal on Best of My Lov --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07L6KQM8N
- Publisher : HQN Books; Original edition (October 22, 2019)
- Publication date : October 22, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 790 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 465 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,367 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Besides the padded pages, the story was so-so. Jasper thinks he has issues, but Renee has issues about so many things it detracts from the story. Oh, almost forgot about the "psychic" - I know there are romance books that include psychic/supernatural characters (and I read some of them), but that is not what I was expecting in a Susan Mallery book.
I hope this book isn't a prediction of the type of books we will be seeing from Susan Mallery from here on out. I won't be pre-ordering her books anymore without reading reviews.
Here are some issues I had with the book. First, the ending seemed awfully abrupt. Second, although Renee expects Jasper to apologize for every gaffe or mistake (which he willingly and easily does), she holds herself to a different standard, where she doesn't apologize for anything, except at the abrupt HEA ending. And her problem growing up with her mother, that affects her to this day, I thought was awfully trivial, especially for an adult. While I'm glad I read the book, these issues lowered my rating to 4 stars.
Unrelated to my rating, but the bonus story is actually a previously published novella, A Very Merry Princess, published two years ago. This novella, which I had already read, is still for sale as a free-standing book. I was disappointed that what I thought was a new Happily Inc. story was not a new story.
I hadn't already read that eBook but others have and that's just not fair to the readers.
Now having said that, I have to point out that this seems to be the thing these days with books published by Harlequin...not my favorite publisher to begin with. I have read a few other novels lately, that they published, in which there were short stories at the end which were already a few years old. Ripoff!
Harlequin also rips you off page-wise because they are misleading. No story ever starts on page 1...try page 9 or page 7. I don't like it when blank pages and title pages "start" the book with "page 1." A story should start on page one WITH the actual story! So if you're looking at Amazon and reading about a book you want to buy, realize if it's by Harlequin that it won't actually have the number of pages they claim it does.
And if they add a short story at the end, or especially if that story is a "read ahead for a sneak preview of such and such upcoming novel" they will count that as pages in the book and they shouldn't. Other publishers do that as well.
Oh, and realize that "HQ" is the trademark for Harlequin now. Maybe they think they're hiding that way. Most of their books are horribly skinny to begin with.
And I agree with the person who said she hoped this novel (meaning the story) wasn't the way Susan Mallery's books were going to go from now on. Ugh, please, no.
Great characters, who grew throughout the novel, and the HEA was a tad more believable. Finally there was one person of color, Odell, in a Mallery novel. Diversity is slowly coming to Happily Inc.