Second Chance Girl
A touching modern fairy tale that won't let go of your heart, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold romances!
Mathias Mitchell's easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., Californiathe wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his "no promises,...more
My main problem is that I didn't like Carol. Don't get me wrong, she's a smart and wonderful character. I loved her devotion to the animals and Millie in particular. I straight up hated her inner monologue, especially when it came to Mathias. She was constantly thinking she was plain and boring and not special and that got old reaaaaallllly fast. Mathias had promise, but I mostly found him ...more
I am thoroughly enthralled with Happily, Inc. I am loving each of these stories and cant wait for the next one to come out. Susan Mallory really knows how to write a romance, how to bring two people together who truly belong there and how to give us, not one but two, happily-ever-afters and what a pleasant surprise that was.
Mathias intrigued me in You Say It First and he really showed himself in Second Chance Girl. We now really understand his reasons for no promise, no pain outlook on life. He ...more
Part of the story was Sophie, a cute and mischievous beagle, foisted on Mathias by his mother even though he strongly objected at first. Mathias grew to like her, but the connection seemed tepid at best. I was ...more
Step aside Fool's Gold - here comes Happily Inc!!
This new sweet romance series is a bit of a Fool's Gold spin-off.
We already met Mathias's family in FG - he and his two artist brothers moved to Happily Inc to get away from their dad.
Mathias used to love making art with glass. Now he's halfway happy making beautiful plates and bowls. He stopped with the 'real' art a long time ago.
But he's been inspired to start again. He's been drawing picture after picture of his pretty neighbor Carol and her ...more
I'm just loving this new series by Mallery. I've been enjoying the Mitchell brothers and their mess of a family life. You've got to be a very brave girlfriend to join this crew.
For this second book we are dealing with Mathias Mitchell. I really liked him in the prior book and my feeling didn't change with his book. I was a little shocked but not really when Mathias confessed to us readers (in his thoughts) why he ...more
Im calling because my future sister-in-law wants me to help plan her wedding. I dont know what shes thinking, but I would be a disaster and I need you to help me....more
Shouldnt you call Violet? Shes the one with the style sense.
I dont want Violet.
He spoke without thinking and then was stuck with the truth hanging out thereflapping in the breeze. He wanted Carol, he had for a long time. Things being what they were, he wasnt going to do anything about the wanting, but helping him with the wedding wasnt
This was a nice, quick read! The characters are kind, funny, and sweet; while the plot is cute and light-hearted. I thought the author did a good job on this sequel, and I look forward to reading the following books in this series!
I loved, loved, loved this book. OMG, such an unlikely couple, but they were so awesome together.
Matthias is the resident man-whore. He's all about hooking up with all the bridesmaids in this book. In fact, the first scene where he interacts with Carol in the book he reeks of a bridesmaid's perfume. It's definitely not the typical start to a Susan Mallery book, but dang, it's good. Because from there Matthias and Carol move into friendship that oh so slowly and sweetly evolves into ...more
Mathias is a laid back charmer who typically beds bridesmaids because theyll be leaving town with little risk of emotional investment, ...more
Mathias was a sweetheart, even if he did kind of blow it with Carol by falling asleep on her right before the "big" moment. Oops. Carol had a big heart as well. Yet, I really wanted her to get over her self doubt thinking she was not ...more
Interesting plot points, character growth (although the characters are somewhat annoying) the requisite sexual longings culminating into the ultimate climax and the inevitable HEA.
There were parts that I loved. Second Chance Girl is actually a two for the ...more
Carol holds a special place in my heart; she thinks shes far too plain and practical to attract the likes of Mathias Mitchell, playboy extraordinaire. Little does she realize he has issues of his own. Their love story will soften even the hardest heart!
When Millie, the giraffe, causes ...more
So Susan Mallery's books normally get around 3-3,5 stars from me, and I always go into these books expecting only some happy times and a great romantic story. I know they aren't going to shatter my mind and I'm okay with that.
But this didn't hold up to that standard for me.
It didn't really have the build-up of a relationship that one finds in most of her other books, it didn't have the kind of sensible problems that the others have too.
I think the idea of two sisters finding love in ...more
Second Chance Girl is the second in Susan Mallerys new Happily Inc series. I <3 this book so much. It serves as a gentle reminder that we are all the special one. Though the world may try to convince us otherwise, it is our own opinion that truly matters most. Besides, this is the book in which Millie gets her herd. I am waiting for Ronan to figure out that there is more to family than blood; maybe the next book?
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
I also loved the addition of lonely Millie the giraffe and catastrophe on four legs, Sophie the beagle. (Note to self: beagles are too much work.)
The father of the hero is an absolute dick and I hope gets his comeuppance soon. Maybe a bad review?
Set in a small town that caters to destination weddings, Second Chance Girl is an endearing addition to Susan Mallery's Happily Inc. series. In this second outing, the Lund sisters, Carol and Violet, embark on romances that have their own set of obstacles to overcome on their way to happily ever after.
Carol is a gamekeeper on the town's animal preserve and although she knows it will not go anywhere, she is crushing on her man-whore neighbor Mathias Mitchell, who favors one-night stands ...more
I cant help but love this book! Susan Mallery has done an amazing job with this novel! She has absolutely knocked this one out of the park!! I really enjoyed her last book and this one is just as great!
The continuance of the Happily, Inc storyline is something that I hope will continue! When the stories are something that you can escape to without feeling like you wont get the finality of a love story that you need when reading romance ...more
Welcome back to Happily Inc., the adorable little town saved by a massive PR stunt. While the legend of the brides and the wagon train is pretty much pure bunk, it turned this small town on the edge of the California desert into a destination wedding extravaganza. Happily Inc loves its brides, and they love it right back.
The terrific first book in the series, You Say It First, focused on one of the creators of those destination weddings, Pallas Saunders and ...more
2017; HQN/HarperCollins Canada
The second novel features Carol, the gamekeeper, and artist Mathias Mitchell. The chemistry between the two characters wasn't as strong and felt forced and rushed a bit at times. The best parts were with the giraffes. It is fun fluffy light read, but nothing special.
***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS and NETGALLEY***
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