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Welcome friends to my very first stop on a Blog Tour! Thank you so very much to Harlequin Trade Publishing for allowing me this opportunity!! I have had so much fun reading Meant To Be Yours by Susan Mallery, and I am beyond anxious to share my review with you. Without further ado, here we go!!
MEANT TO BE YOURS
Author: Susan Mallery
Publication Date: 10/22/19
Publisher: HQN Books
Author Bio: SUSAN MALLERY is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women’s lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations,” and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live.
Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She’s passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the two ragdoll cats and adorable poodle who think of her as mom.
In Happily Inc, love means never having to say “I do”…
Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing—a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too.
After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships. So a flirtation—and more—with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up…until his flame becomes his muse.
Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?
My Review – Meant To Be Your by Susan Mallery
Right off the bat I was sucked into this compelling, funny at times, and heartwarming story. Susan obviously knows what she’s doing by including a dog within the first 15 pages. As a proud Dog Mom of my adorable rescued Bichon Frise, Baxter, I felt an immediate connection to the main character Jasper, a veteran and author. As the story progresses you meet more endearing, comical, and dynamic characters. I absolutely love Renee, the wedding planner. She is super spunky, but vulnerable and strong. Something about a strong female character that is just so satisfying. One of my favorite book tropes ever is witty banter, and I definitely enjoyed the banter in this book. I find a romance to be extremely enjoyable when there are realistic relationships, ups and downs, and banter. There is no way a relationship is perfect all the time, so I was very relieved when the relationships in Meant To Be Yours were refreshingly real.
The atmosphere of the adorable town, Happily Inc, is so magical and quaint that it makes you long for it to be real so you can go visit. The shops, and the bar that everyone gathers at on Monday nights for games remind me of places I’ve visited before. This is one of those books that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions, but leave you craving more to the point where you blink and realize you’re halfway through the book already! I got total Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts vibes reading this, which is one of my absolute favorite romance series… yes sometimes I am a mush! I will definitely be reading the rest of the Happily Inc books, as Susan Mallery’s writing style is something that I have fallen in love with. Such a flowy, engaging form of story telling. Definitely a feel good pick me up kind of book!
Thank you for checking out my stop on the Harlequin Trade Publishing Romance & Women’s Literature Blog Tour for Meant To Be Yours by Susan Mallery! Don’t forget to go get your copy today, and enjoy the read!! 🙂