Meant to be Yours by Susan Mallery
Published: October 22, 2019 – HQN
Digital galley courtesy of HQN and NetGalley
Description: 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? (publisher)
My take: Meant to be Yours is book 5 in the Happily Inc series. It’s the first one I’ve read and I wasn’t lost so don’t be afraid to jump in here. This is a story of two people who know they are not candidates for marriage but they want to take a chance on a relationship. This trope can go either way in my experience but I have to say I liked how Susan Mallery brought her characters along. Renee works at a wedding event business and Jasper is a famous author. He also deals with PTSD from his time in the military. Renee has her own demons from a former relationship that went bad. So these two have to go through some challenges to get to a possible happy ending. I enjoyed the wedding event theme and the rescued dog and cats that end up rescuing their humans. All in all, an enjoyable read. Recommended to fans of the series and Susan Mallery.
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.
MEANT TO BE YOURS
Author: Susan Mallery
Publication Date: 10/22/19
Publisher: HQN Books
9 thoughts on “Meant to be Yours by Susan Mallery”
I liked some aspects of this book too, although the wedding parts didn’t engage me too much. I like ordinary weddings!!
Thanks for sharing; I might have to give this one a try.
I don’t think I’ve ever read this author but would try this book – it sounds sweet.
I can almost taste the wedding cake. This sounds like a fun, romantic story! Terrific review, Mary!
Sounds good, and the cover is beautiful!
Sounds like a fun light read even though it deals with serious topics.
PTSD seems to be featuring in a lot of books recently. Conditions if done well can make for wonderful reading within a novel but if done badly it really annoys me. This sounds like a most read book for fans of this author, my mother-in-law being one of them.
Meant to be Yours sounds like a good one. I enjoy flawed characters and books that feature animals too. Great review.
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