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About Susan Mallery
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. 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 popular series, the Fool's Gold romances, and the fourth of five books released that year.
Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, a ragdoll cat, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. 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 www.SusanMallery.com.
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Fall in love with Mischief Bay in these four heartwarming tales of friendship and sisterhood from No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery!
The Girls of Mischief Bay
Three friends, Nicole Lord, Shannon Rigg and Pam Eiland are struggling. Nicole wants to be a good wife, but she is overwhelmed when her husband quits his job. Shannon became a VP at her firm, but only by sacrificing her personal life. Now she wonders whether she made the right choice. Pam adores her husband, but she feels restless now that the kids are grown. Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, these women will discover that life is richer with friends at your side.
The Friends We Keep
After five years as a stay-at-home mum, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. Unfortunately, when her plans are derailed, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own. Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Nicole Lord is tempted by a new guy who challenges her to believe maybe the second time's the charm. Gabby, Hayley and Nicole will rely on good food, good wine and especially each other to navigate life's toughest changes.
A Million Little Things
Zoe Saldivar is more than just single - she's alone. Her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated when she befriends Jen's widowed mum, Pam. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think "alone" doesn't sound so bad, after all.
From the New York Times bestselling author of California Girls comes an all-new original Blackberry Island novel told with Susan Mallery's trademark humour and charm. Sisters by Choice is a heartfelt tale of love, family and the friendships that see us through.
Cousins by chance, sisters by choice...
After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can't grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long.
Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She's a wife, a mum. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself - a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn't be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams.
Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather's goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever?
Don't miss the Blackberry Island series by Susan Mallery! Order your copy of Barefoot Season, Three Sisters and Evening Stars today!
From No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery—a story of friends who become family, giving each other courage to start over…
When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.
Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband’s ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley’s brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He’s the first man to see past Bree’s barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out — somehow, she’s stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she’s ever wanted?
At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.
One woman discovers the beauty in chaos in this poignant and heartwarming story about the threads that hold family together from No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery.
With her divorce settlement about to run out and a mortgage she can’t afford, Robyn Caldwell needs a plan for her future. She nurtured her family and neglected herself. But how’s she supposed to think when her daughter has become the most demanding bride ever, her son won’t even consider college, her best friend is on the brink of marital disaster and her ex is making a monumentally bad decision that could bring everything crashing down on Robyn’s head? So when her great-aunt Lillian invites her to Santa Barbara for the summer, Robyn hops on the first plane.
But it’s hard to run away when you’re the heart of the family. One by one, everyone she left behind follows her across the country. Somehow, their baggage doesn’t feel as heavy in the sun-drenched, mishmash mansion. The more time Robyn spends with free-spirited Lillian, the more she sees the appeal in taking chances — on dreams, on love, on family. Life is meant to be lived on purpose. All she has to do is muster the courage to take a chance on herself.
In Only Mine, her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag in Fin Anderssen. Finn will do anything to keep his twin brothers—the perfect contestants—off the show and despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider.
In Only Yours, Montana Hendrix has found her calling—working with therapy dogs—and she's finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right... or maybe Dr. Right? Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can't have. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool's Gold?
In Only His, wedding bells are ringing in Fool's Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love...and she'll never forget the way he broke her heart. Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada's business only ground rules. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken.
In Only Us, pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. There's just one problem—he's her boss. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever.
Don't miss these three fan-favourite tales from the Hometown Heartbreakers series by No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
Rugged police officer Craig Haynes comes from a long line of heartbreakers. But he's hoping to change that...especially when it comes to Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Two parts sweetness, one part-sin, the pint-sized redhead proves to be a miracle-worker with his three rambunctious boys. Except Jill isn't looking to open her wary heart to anyone. Will the Haynes family turn out to be what's she been looking for all along?
Holly and Mistletoe
When firefighter Jordan Haynes rescues Holly Garrett's mischievous cat, Mistletoe, from her burning apartment, he winds up in the hospital. Holly, a shy, innocent 28-year-old, feels so bad about Jordan's injuries that she stops by his hospital bed and begins visiting him at home, as well. Soon she's not only preparing his evening meals but also giving him sponge baths, and she definitely isn't prepared for the sexy glances Jordan throws her way or the feelings that he awakens in her.
Jordan knows that Holly is awkward and inexperienced, but there's something so bewitching about her, and he just can't let her be alone for Christmas. No, he can play the needy patient for as long as it takes to convince Holly to keep him company through the holidays - if not longer.
Husband by the Hour
Hannah Pace needed a pretend husband - fast! She lied to her long-lost mother about being married, and now she had to produce the groom. So she hired hometown bad boy Nick Archer. Though he wasn't every mother's dream, he sure was Hannah's hottest fantasy....
Trouble was, Nick relished the part a bit too much. Dizzying kisses, heated glances, tender touches. Minute by minute, Nick's paid performance was feeling all too real. And soon Hannah wanted him to be a husband for life...
Having Her Boss's Baby
When Noelle Stevenson saw the positive results of her pregnancy test, she didn't know what to do. The baby's father was gone, killed serving his country in Iraq. And Noelle was barely making ends meet. So when her take-charge boss, Devlin Hunter, offered to marry her — in a purely temporary business arrangement — how could she possibly refuse? Dev wanted to do the right thing for a woman in need. But he didn't anticipate that his beautiful bride, wed in a marriage of convenience, would stir his hardened heart.
Jack Hanson knew what he wanted, and it wasn't a media empire. After his father died suddenly, Jack was forced to leave his law practice to take over his father's company and pull it back from the brink of catastrophe. The one bright spot in the whole mess was his new hire— an old business-school friend, Samantha Edwards. Samantha was just as smart, fun and vibrant as she'd been in school, but now…she was a hell of a lot sexier.
Shelter in a Soldier's Arms
Single mum Ashley Churchill had always been able to provide for her little girl. Until her luck turned, and the only protection she could find was in her stony and taciturn boss, security specialist Jeff Ritter. Jeff warned he was only offering to share his home, not his life, and that suited Ashley just fine.
And yet, Jeff's broad shoulders were oh-so tempting to lean on, and in his arms, Ashley found a whole new kind of shelter — a home. But no matter how close they became, Jeff always barricaded a part of himself away. And Ashley wondered if he could ever allow himself to come in from the storm and find his own shelter…with her.
She'd resolved to "act more sophisticated" and "get out more."
But the rumpled bedding, the coffee brewed by other hands and The Note reminded Rachel Harper that she'd done something completely out of character. She'd brought a man home from a bar. And apparently made a baby. She'd been nervous to tell Carter Brockett the news.
Oh, she felt strangely safe with him despite his dangerous looks. Worse, she liked him. But what must he think of the naive schoolteacher who'd lost control and gotten herself knocked up? After all, the man had a legion of exes who'd been unable to snare a commitment, and here she had a forever-binding one! Then she remembered. He'd lost control, too....
Sparks fly when the sister of the bride meets the brother of the groom in this brand-new Fool's Gold love story...
Abby Hendrix would do anything to help with her beloved sister's wedding, even play tour guide to the off-puttingly brilliant - and unexpectedly gorgeous - brother of the groom. She's a small-town schoolteacher; he's a gifted surgeon. Nothing intimidating about that! She'll just ask him to help her plan a top secret surprise for the wedding. No pressure.
Joaquin Kincaid has always been book-smart and people-awkward, and Abby's sweet and social nature triggers an unexpected yearning inside him. His whole life, he's been an outsider, while she's so popular she's able to convince an entire town to go along with her wild ideas. For the first time ever, he's met a woman who accepts him as he is, quirks and all, and he feels himself falling in love. Could Abby love him, too? Or, when she discovers the real reason he came to Fool's Gold, will he lose her forever?
Secret desires bloom and love awakens in Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling Fool's Gold series.
To Jack McGarry, Larissa Owens is just another one of the guys–he discovers her secret feelings for him. Will it be friendship or true love for this former football hero? When Sam Ridge–who's had notoriously bad breaks with women–meets Dellina Hopkins, he thinks his luck is about to change. But this time, will Dellina be the one to run? Even in four–inch heels, high–powered PR woman Taryn Crawford never backs down. Unless, of course, brooding Angel Whittaker can convince her that surrender feels even better than victory…
Collected here for the first time, the fifth volume of Fool's Gold romances brings you back to the enchanting California town where passion flourishes.
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume Five
When We Met
Before We Kiss
Until We Touch
Don't miss these three classic tales from the Hometown Heartbreakers series from No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
The Best Bride
Elizabeth Abbot is new to town, and she's finally getting a fresh start. She's endured enough heartbreak and she is determined to provide a happy life for her daughter. That's exactly why she should stay away from Travis Haynes, the sheriff of Glenwood, with his trademark Stetson and sexy smile. Will her shattered past forever hold her hostage, even from a love that could make her whole?
Marriage on Demand
Rebecca Chambers is in a bind. A tragic fire has left her home for orphaned children destroyed. Now with nowhere to go she turns to the wealthy and very tempting Austin Lucas for help. Gentle Rebecca has captured Austin's attention - and his desire. Has the small-town saint led the sinner to salvation? Or can Austin really be trusted with Rebecca's heart?
Father in Training
Single mum Sandy Walker has no interest in tangling with notorious bachelor Kyle Haynes - not when she has three children to raise. Unfortunately, the impossibly sexy deputy enthrals her kids and makes Sandy's blood run hot. For sixteen years, Kyle has been harbouring a crush on Sandy. Yet she insists he isn't father material. But Sandy doesn't realise he's been in training ever since he met her - and he'll do whatever it takes to prove it.