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Why not tonight / Susan Mallery.
Publication Information:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN, [2018]
Physical Description:
376 pages ; 17 cm.


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Susan Mallery welcomes you to Happily Inc, where true love isn't just for fairy tales...

Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top.

After a secret tore apart his family and made him question his sense of self, Ronan fled his hometown for Happily Inc, but the sunny small town can't fix his damaged heart. He won't give in to his attraction for beautiful, perpetually cheerful Natalie. She's untouched by darkness--or so he thinks.

Natalie knows that when a heart goes through the flame, it comes out stronger. Life may not be a fairy tale, but sometimes dreams do come true. Why not this one? Why not tonight?

Author Notes

Susan Mallery is a Romance author, and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction. She is a New York Times bestselling author who has written over 80 books, including: the Marcelli Sisters Trilogy, the Desert Rogues Series and the Fool's Gold Series. Mallery won the Romantic Times' award for best Silhouette Special Edition and the National Readers' Choice Award. In 2015 her titles, The Girls of Mischief Bay, Kiss Me, and Thrill Me were listed as NYT bestsellers. Susan's title's: Daughters of the Bride and Sisters Like Us made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. Her latest book is entitled When We Found Home.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Mallery's delightful third Happily Inc. contemporary (after Second Chance Girl), an artist tries to help a glassblower rediscover his passion for art and life. At the behest of her boss and in the midst of a dangerous storm, gallery office manager and mixed-media artist Natalie Kaleta makes the long drive up to introverted glassblower Ronan Mitchell's mountain home. When an accident traps her there for the duration of the storm, Ronan and Natalie end up tiptoeing around a strong mutual attraction. However, both of them have their own pasts to contend with, and neither feels ready for a serious relationship. Orphaned young and desperate for a family of her own, Natalie is considering having a baby and becoming a single mother. An abusive father and the revelation of a painful family secret have left Ronan scarred and set on self-isolation. Together, they decide to keep their relationship casual and fun, but soon they fall in love. Natalie is a charming, funny, and beautifully human heroine, and her chemistry with Ronan is genuine. A wedding destination hot spot in California is the perfect romantic setting for this tender story. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Willow Gallery office manager and artist Natalie Kaleta decides that checking up on reclusive glass artist Ronan Mitchell when he doesn't answer his texts is a bit like bearding the dragon in his lair. She ends up as an impromptu guest at his mountainside fortress after her ancient car is crushed in a mudslide, and their perceptions of each other change, sowing the seeds for a different kind of relationship. An outspoken heroine with a positive take on life, a hero who needs to accept and forgive the past, and an offbeat group of family and friends keep the action swift and the various connections on track in a multilayered story that nicely continues the series. VERDICT Soul-crushing revelations and old resentments are tempered by whimsy, sass, and belly laughs in a scrumptiously sexy, playful story from one of the genre's best. Touching, refreshing, and fun. Mallery (When We Found Home) lives in Seattle. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.