Tuesday 26 September 2017

❤ Susan Mallery ❤ SECOND CHANCE GIRL ❤ #HappilyInc2 ❤

© Bianca Janeane

• 26 September 2017
• book #2 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
A touching modern fairy tale that won't let go of your heart, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold romances!

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?

Step aside Fool's Gold - here comes Happily Inc!!
This new sweet romance series is a bit of a Fool's Gold spin-off.
We already met Mathias's family in FG - he and his two artist brothers moved to Happily Inc to get away from their dad.

Mathias used to love making art with glass. Now he's halfway happy making beautiful plates and bowls. He stopped with the 'real' art a long time ago.
But he's been inspired to start again. He's been drawing picture after picture of his pretty neighbor Carol and her giraffe Millie.
Carol took over the Wild Animal Preserve on her father's huge landfill property.
And she's been crushing on Mathias ever since he came to town. But he's only interested in the sexiest of bridesmaids who flock to this wedding town every weekend.
What she doesn't know is that he is definitely very interested in her.

And we also have a little second love story going on in town.
Carol's sister - the Buttons Lady - and a Duke from England!!! Also very adorable!

What will happen with our two couples??
Will there 2 HEAs in Happily Inc this time??


This was such a sweet romance. Exactly what we're used to from Susan.
Plus it has lots of adorable animals and buttons and British Dukes and art and so much more! Soo funny and cute!

Of course it's not all insta-happy-endy. Mathias has those love problems. As in - he will never fall in love,  because ever since his twin brother turned out to NOT be his twin brother after all, he swore to himself to never again be vulnerable like that...
And Carol - she thinks she's not pretty enough. Not sexy enough. Interesting enough.
But she SO is for Mathias - but it'll take a while for those two to get their stuff sorted!!!

And Violet and Ulrich are just as adorable. But he has to go back to his estate and duke-stuff in England. Will Violet come with him?

Two great romances in one book! I loved it. I would've preferred 2 books for those 2 couples, but I still loved reading it!
I enjoyed every second of it! Millie the giraffe and Sophie the beagle totally stole the show!! ☺

Can't wait to read the next Happily Inc book!

SECOND CHANCE GIRL was such an adorable and funny and romantic love story! 2 Love Stories, really. Run to your nearest amazon for your own Mathias & Ulrich - these are MINE!

ARC received for an honest review

We get 2 for the price of one with Second Chance Girl.  We met Violet and Carol Lund in the first book of this new series, and now we get both of their HEAs!

I am new to the Susan Mallery worlds, however I am already pretty addicted to the people of Happily Inc. Those Mitchell brothers really are kinda something.

This is Mathias' story, and what a story it is.  It is fun, it is flirty, it is cute and adorable, but it has its fair share of darkness and sadness.

Carol Lund is soooo the right woman for Mathias - even if she doesn't think she is good enough for him.  Oy, she is so much more than she thinks she is.

The scene stealer in this story though is Millie - the giraffe!  I have never wanted to own a giraffe so much in my life!!

Add to this Carol's sister Violet and her surly Duke, Ulrich and you have more than enough to keep our romantic hearts aflutter.

It may just be me, but as I was reading I was hoping that this would just be a lead in to Violet's story and we would get a whole book about her and the Duke, alas it was not to be.

The more of this series I read, the more I really really dislike the Mitchell father.  He is an ar$e and every time he is on the page, the urge to throw my kindle across the room rises!

I really have become involved in the lives of the Happily Inc crew, and can't wait to see what comes next.


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Book #1


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.