Friday, September 28, 2018

Book Review - NOT QUITE OVER YOU by Susan Mallery

Title:  Not Quite Over You (Happily Inc series)
Author:  Susan Mallery
Genre:  Romance, Small Town & Rural
Release Date:  October 23, 2018 

About the Book:
Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances, proves there’s nowhere better than Happily Inc to rekindle first love.

Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, she’s kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity—he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Inc’s wedding industry and win back her trust.

Despite her reputation, Silver’s not as tough as she seems. Losing Drew nearly destroyed her. Still, his kisses are as tempting as his offer to invest in her business. If she can’t quite get over him, maybe she should get under him and knock him out of her system once and for all.

But her best laid plans begin to unravel as Silver finds herself falling even harder than when they were high school sweethearts. Which means that she’ll have to come clean about the secret she’s been hiding from him for years—and risk losing him forever.

Buy Links: Amazon 
Available for Pre-Order - Release Date: October 23rd

My Review:

Why is it that every time I get to that last page of one of these books in the Happily Inc series, I am wiping away the tears that are streaming down my cheeks?  Always a happy ending, as in any good true romance novel, but Susan Mallery has a way of making these characters go straight to my heart.

Silver and Drew have a past. A past that included an unplanned teenage pregnancy, giving the baby up for adoption, and a separation that was intended to be what was best for each of them. But that past comes full circle for both of them and a realization that they never stopped loving each other.

Drew is such a good guy! I loved his character. And Silver is a strong, independent woman who has made a career for herself. When she decides she wants to expand her business and yet has a difficult time acquiring the funds to do so, Drew steps in as a minority partner with the funds she needs. Working together brings them closer, and as they work out suppressed fears and anxieties, a realization of how they truly feel toward one another comes out. I loved these two.

The relationship between Wynn and Jasper was part of this story as well and I'm hoping there will be more between them in an upcoming book. And possibly more in a much more future book between Hunter and Autumn. How about it Ms. Mallery? (smiling wishfully)

Disclosure: A complimentary copy was provided by NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of books about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.

Critics, too, have heaped praise on "the new queen of romantic fiction." (Walmart) Booklist says, "Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor, and superb storytelling," and RT Book Reviews puts her "in a class by herself!"

Although Susan majored in Accounting, she never worked as an accountant because she was published straight out of college with two books the same month, January of 1992. Sixteen prolific years and seventy-four books later, she hit the New York Times bestsellers list for the first time with Accidentally Yours in 2008. She made many appearances in the Top 10 before (finally) hitting #1 in 2015 with Thrill Me, the twentieth book in her most popular series, the Fool's Gold romances, and the fourth of five books released that year.

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Her heart for animals has led Susan to become an active supporter of the Seattle Humane Society. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they're an integral component to a happy life. Visit Susan online at


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