Tuesday 22 August 2017

❤ Susan Mallery ❤ YOU SAY IT FIRST ❤ #HappilyInc1 ❤

© Bianca Janeane

• 22 August 2017
• Book #1 in the Happily, Inc. series
Fool's Gold Spin-Off / standalone!

• check out Susan's ► Character List ◄ to meet all of Happily Inc's residents and future book characters!
5 Stars
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale

Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perksmainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won't let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he's all in.

Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can't turn the floundering business around, she'll have no choice but cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family's bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn't belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he's rightwhere she really belongs is in his arms.

Step aside Fool's Gold - here comes Happily Inc!!
This is a brand new sweet romance series that's a bit of a Fool's Gold spin-off.
We already met Nick's family in FG and now he and his two artist brothers moved to Happily Inc to get away from their dad.
Nick is waiting for a call from Dubai - he's in the running to build a huge piece for a hotel lobby over there. That would take him away from home for two years.
But for now he's here. And he's working as an underpaid carpenter for Pallas.
She recently inherited the wedding company where she worked while going to college for a degree in finance.
Because that's what she's supposed to do with her life: work for the family bank in town.
But for now - or at least until the end of wedding season - she's working hard to keep WEDDINGS IN A BOX alive.
And if watching the sexy carpenter working shirtless is the price she has to pay for that - all the better.
Nick is equally attracted, but he doesn't do love. His parents taught him that.

What will happen with Pallas & Nick??
Will there be HEA in Happily Inc??

Eeeeep .... a new Susan Mallery series!
I LOVED Fool's Gold. And this is looking just as good.
We already know the 3 brothers and Pallas introduces us to all her besties - there's LOTS of room for lots of interesting books in this new town - I love it!!!!!

This was such a sweet romance. Exactly what you've been used to from Susan.
Plus it has lots of weddings! So romantic and funny and adorable!

Of course it's not all insta-happy-endy. We have some serious 'afraid-to-love' problems to overcome - but of course we'll get there in the end! ☺

The perfect book to read while lounging on your couch with a glass of wine and some snacks.

Oh and I should also mention, if you thought Fool's Gold was crazy with their resident elephant! Happily Inc has zebras, water buffalo, a GIRAFFE ... and so much more!!! ☺☺☺
(We find out more about all that in book #2!)

I enjoyed every second of this book!
Can't wait to read the second one!

YOU SAY IT FIRST was such an adorable and funny and romantic love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Nick - this one is MINE! ☺

ARC received for an honest review

This is my first ever Susan Mallery read - yes, I can hear your gasps of shock!  Heck, B has been trying to get me to read her for years!

Welcome to the town of Happily Inc and it's motley crew of residents!  There is a lot of background and introductions in this first book in this series, but it is well worth it!

  There are a LOT of weddings in this book, however I loved that they are not the run of the mill I Dos.

And there are plenty non-run-of-the-mill characters too.  I adore Pallas and all her insecurities.  Add Nick to the equation, and things start to get a little steamy!

Add in the fact that both our lovelies have commitment issues, well you just know that they are going to take us on a ride to find their HEA.

There are great secondary characters, whom I am looking forward to getting to know better as the series continues.

Light, fun , sweet and adorable, You Say It First is a great way to spend a few hours.


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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived.